Wednesday, June 8, 2011

life's a beach and then you DIY!

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Keepin it custom....

I've talked about my friend Lila before, right?  Well, she's an AMAZING photographer who happens to be my neighbor.  She has 2 beautiful little girls and a very handsome husby.  She's fab!   FAB!  Oh, and a big supporter of all things B.Cheniful :)  LOVE.

So when she came to me about a custom yarn wreath for her MIL, Fancy Nancy (ha!), I jumped all over it!  With only a slight hesitation.....It's what I was talking about the other day--when you're doing custom pieces for your friends you want them to be perfect.  Especially when said friend is also quite creative herself.

Lila asked for a beach-themed yarn wreath with little beachy muppets (felties, whatevies) to go in FN's new beach house.  We decided on sand dollars and star fish muppets and a beachy-blue yarn.  Now it was up to me.....

First things first....oooohhhhh, I just promised new muppets.....must find a pattern!  So naturally I went to Pinterest (you can follow me there!) and looked around.  Nada.  At least not quite what I was looking for.  So I took to the WWW.  (dude, when was the last time you referred to the internet as the World Wide Web???)  And.......I found them!!!!

I used this pattern to make the starfish.
I used this guy for the sand dollar, found here.  
OMG, I don't ever want to make another one of these!

Here's what I came up with:
my little muppets!
About that sand dollar--he's hiding behind the star fish for a reason ;)

Henyways, after sending a couple pictures to Lila of my progress and making sure I was on the right track (I was!) I came up with the final product:

Lila snapped these photos for me at the beach house, cause she's sweet like that!  I mentioned she was a fab photographer, right?  Indeed.

And that concludes another yarn wreath post, life's a beach, and then you DIY.  :)

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!!

Big (beachy) Smile,

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Blaise said... Best Blogger Tips

This is beautiful! When are we going to make custom xmas ornaments together???

LambAround said... Best Blogger Tips

Good morning, my bloggy friend! I just wanted to give you a heads up about the blog post I have scheduled to appear at lunchtime today. I think you're going to like it ;)

B.Cheniful said... Best Blogger Tips

Girl, I LOVE IT! Thank you so much!!!! :)

pencechristmastreefarm said... Best Blogger Tips

Very creative))) You're very talented! Thanks for sharing.

Sarah@everydayeasy said... Best Blogger Tips

very cool!!!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

We featured this product today on our blog! Tweet about it and brag, you deserve it! My favorite is the yellow felt star. Very cute idea.

Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so pretty!! Great job!

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Heather at Dragonfly Designs said... Best Blogger Tips

Fabulous idea ~ love the sand dollar! I'd love for you to link up at Thanks for sharing!

LrSchwtz said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so pretty! I love the colors, they really compliment each other. Please stop by and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

Jenni said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this! You did a great job and the colors are beautiful!

Karen said... Best Blogger Tips

Super cute! I love it:) I am a new follower. You have a lovely blog!!

Jerri said... Best Blogger Tips

What a cute wreath for summer!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh how I love your wreath and anything beachy!! I would love for you to link up Thursday to "It's a Party"!

Alexa said... Best Blogger Tips

That color combo is fab!

Desiree @ The 36th Avenue said... Best Blogger Tips

Sooo cute! I'd love for you to share this at my link party. Love the colors!

Suburbsmama said... Best Blogger Tips

It is beautiful! I love it so much, I featured it on my blog today. Come grab a button.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said... Best Blogger Tips

Super cute!!! And thanks so much for linking. I'll sure feature this sweet wreath in an upcoming Coastal Mix post.

Screaming Sardine said... Best Blogger Tips

What a pretty wreath! I love the color and all the beachy doodads you put on it. Very nice. :)

Tracy Screaming Sardine

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said... Best Blogger Tips

You are featured at Creative Juice today! Thanks for linking up your summer wreath...

{nifty thrifty things} said... Best Blogger Tips

That wreath turned out beautiful!!
Thank you so much for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!!
I hope to see you again tomorrow!
Vanessa said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey B. Cheniful, I had to stop by and tell you how much I loved this wreath. I think you did a fabulous job on it for sure. There is no way your neighbor won't love it.

Thanks so much for linking up to my party :)
I loved this so much, I featured you girl!
Come grab a button girl, and display it proudly!

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