Thursday, October 30, 2014
Edie actually let me make her a costume this year... Usually, She needs to look pretty or cool so it has been store bought for her! So much fun to make this costume and really not hard at all. The "tricky" part was the iron on transfer Starbucks logo. Lila helped me with that which we got the logo from the internet and printed it from our printer at home onto transfer paper found at JoAnn. It is fleece and could be no sew if you wanted to do it even more simply by using fabric glue. The batting was glued and the lid and batting were also glued onto a simple white headband also found at JoAnn. I took a marker and drew the back of the sleeve and Starbucks gave us the lid and stir.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
A few years back, I made this owl for the barn door at my sale out of recycled materials. One of my customers from that sale had always admired it and shared with me at the Country Living Fair a few weeks back that she loved the owl and bought it from me. Here it is hanging at it's new home. Thank you for sharing Jennifer. It looks wonderful!
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Yesterday, Judith and I played in the barn in preparation for the Country Living Fair! This will be the best year ever; we are coming back refreshed and very excited! The Homegirl Shop will be participating in the COLUMBUS Country Living Fair; September 12-14, 10AM-5PM. Buy a ticket and come visit us! Also, this year we will not be in our usual space, we have moved locations, so be on the look out!
Friday, June 20, 2014
-Grape Vine Wreaths
-Ribbon with Wire
-Burlap Ribbon with wire
-Large Stick with Antennas (that can easily be found in your backyard!)
Lay out your grape vine wreaths. I put the larger size on the top and the smaller size on the bottom, to better imitate butterfly wings. Using wire, connect four wreaths together. Take a trek in your back yard to find a perfect stick with antennas! I wrapped the body of mine in wired burlap ribbon. Using wired ribbon, I tied the stick to the wreaths, connecting in two locations, top section and bottom section. When your butterfly is complete, you can embellish with your favorite faux flowers! A friend of mine made burlap felt flowers, so I snuck two of those on my butterfly as well! Feel free to get creative!
All supplies can be found at your local craft store. There are many different Grape Vine Wreath sizes; I ended up making 3 different butterflies. One large, one medium, and one small. They worked perfectly as visual displays for my Barn Sale!
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Thank you to all who came out to our sale! Especially those that came early to stand in our longest line ever! I really appreciate your support and I was so happy to have such wonder vendors who also contributed their talents and goodies! It was so gratifying to me to have a small introduction to my line there and I am so greatful that you allow me to do what I love everyday! What an AMAZING three days of sunshine weather and phenomenal sales! Hope you are happy with your Homegirl finds!
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Only ONE DAY AWAY from the Homegirl BARN SALE. We have some of the best stuff we have ever had! Just wanted to share some sneak peek photos from inside the barn. The opening night is THIS Thursday evening June 5th from 6pm-8pm; Friday June 6th and Saturday June 7th 10am-2pm. The sale location is 2357 Hudson-Aurora Rd. Hudson, Ohio 44236. Hope to see you there! Bring friends! And come early to grab a good spot in line!
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Besserina just dropped off some great pieces at the Barn last week! Love her style and design! The sale is June 5th 6pm-8pm, June 6-7 10am-2pm. 2357 Hudson-Aurora Road, Hudson, Ohio 44236. Get there early on opening night to get a great place in line!! Here is a sneak peek of her product:
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
I would like to offer a bit of insight into the evolution of the Homegirl product line to those of you who have followed and supported me all these years on this amazing journey I have been blessed to be on with my business. Coming from a professional background in corporate retail, I was very specific in creating the Homegirl brand in hopes that it would be a home decor and gift-able product line, that would be offered via other independent or larger retailers, that would want to carry the feel good, colorful products that are in opposition to the safe, "beigeness" of the home decor product offerings that are available at mass. I have been knocking on this door for many years now, and have exhausted, examined and explored many different options to grow, change and expand, and feel good about the path that I am on and it has landed me at where I am today. I use the goodness of what I have created to "pass it on" knowing that growing only means I can give more back which has always been a cornerstone of my business and personal philosophy. AS ALWAYS, THANK YOU for allowing me to do what I love. I could not be more full of excitement and energy for the PROGRESS and POSSIBILITIES to come!