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Doily Hearts

Pinterest has been my new addiction and as soon as I saw this doily heart tutorial I knew I HAD to make one.

First was to find all of my supplies on Amazon. I really don’t know what I’d do without Amazon. Living in Hoboken with a baby its not so easy to just go to Michaels, and with all our wonderful stores in town, a craft store is not one of them. Yes, this project, did call for red and white bakers string, yes I should have just ran down the block to Carlos Bakery (aka Cake Boss) and used it as an excuse for some cake…. too bad I just thought of this while writing up this blog post… sigh.

So anyways, after about a week of waiting all my equipment came in… heart doilies, bakers string, um, thats about it for this project, but I AM going to be making a backdrop with some more so got some rope, cloths pins, and mini hot glue gun with sticks…. I didn’t really need to order that last one, but realized I lost mine in the move, so got it while I was thinking of it 😉

So I got all the doilies and string cut up and sewing needle out (didn’t have to buy this- yay for hotel freebies), and realized my needle eye was WAY too small for the string. So I improvised and tied normal string to the end of the bakers string. This actually worked, yay!

First I embroidered the inner heart. It was actually pretty tricky not ripping up the thin paper. About half way through this first part I started to day dream about all the things that I could be doing with my time instead of embroidering a paper heart. So yea, don’t see many of paper embroidering projects in my future.

After that was done, I repeated on the outer heart. This one was much easier because the holes were bigger, so I might cheat on future hearts and just do the outsides 😉

I do have to say that the finished product came out very pretty! I’m going to use these for some Valentines day shoots, but decided to not let all my paper heart embroider work go to too much waste and decided to turn it into a .png heart and a photoshop brush. I’m thinking I might just use these to cheat and not have to do this project again, haha!

You can find the Brush/.png set here: Click Here


Dear Hannah {Fashion / Business}

Hoboken is such a fun town, especially for a photographer. Our mile square city is rich with history and beauty. We have street lined with brownstones and the cobble stone alley that runs across town. Sintatra’s hometown, birthplace of baseball, and a view of the NYC skyline that is absolutely breathtaking, Hoboken has a lot going on. We also have such a unique selection of shops. I had the pleasure this past November to do a Holiday lookbook shoot for Dear Hannah, a local clothing store (and one of my fav’s in town – yay!). I was really excited about the shoot, Hannah (the store’s owner), always has such fun pieces and I couldn’t wait to see what she would pull together.

She did not disappoint and I was wow’d with each outfit!

Random side note- I discovered Hannah is from Newport beach too (for those that don’t know I just moved back to Hoboken from Newport this summer!). It’s no wonder I am so in love with her style!

We had great weather (just a tad chilly, but that’s normal for NJ in November). What was most important was that it was not raining, so we got to take some fun Hoboken alley pictures. I just love her styles against all the brick and cobble stone!

Check out Dear Hannah on Facebook!


First Real Post

Hi Everyone!

I’m just using this space to welcome you to my new website! I’m very excited about it, its going to be a lot of fun!  Here I’ll share with you what’s going on in my photography and editing world. I’m also planning on sharing some yummy recipes and having some even more fun giveaways!  

I’m also working on adding a store so you can more easily purchase templates, brushes, actions and of course editing packages!

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