July 30, 2012

Photo Gallery Wall

I HATE the white walls. Whoever thought that the best color for walls was white had to be on crack! Not only is it boring, I tell you it is actually a magnet for dirt and grimy little fingers. And even though our new house has some really excellent architectural features they are unfortunately all white. Ugh! But I trying to make due with the awful white, and this is what I came up with for our very blank wall leading up the stairs.

July 29, 2012

Fabric Covered Photo Mat Tutorial

So in my last post you got a little tease of the big photo gallery wall I have been working on. Well for two of the pictures I ended up covering the mat in the frame with fabric. I have the dreaded white walls in my house and the white mat was just way to bland for me. So I thought I would share my method for covering photo mats with fabric. Just 10 simple steps and you can have a one of a kind photo mat.

July 27, 2012


Beautiful Rug
I found this beautiful run on Pintrest quite a while ago. For the life of me I can not find my original pin, and unfortunately all the pins I find now are mostly spam and do not link to the original post I read. I will continue to search for it.
Anyways, I had the oh so brilliant idea to make this rug for my living room. And as with many of my "brilliant" ideas, it came to a stand still after I had made a whooping 18 flowers. I just do not have the patience to work on large projects like this. I have way to great a need for instant results. And when I started to think about how I was going to connect them all (my plan was to get the anti-slip stuff and sew them onto it) and then how to keep it clean, that was the end of my brilliant plan.

July 23, 2012

Summer 2012 Collection

So I've recently started to think out my fall line... excititing right?! Well while I was writing out all of my ideas I realized I posted my summer line in the shop, but never shared it here on the blog. (You see where I said writing down my thoughts... I'm hoping this will help prevent things like forgetting to share the line on the blog... duh!) So here it is... HootyCutie Designs Summer 2012 Collection.

July 18, 2012

Word Art

Well the family and I have been sick once again. Second time in a little over a month. I always get it first. I don't have any idea how this keeps happening considering J and I stay home most days. And not feeling well means that I have not felt like doing much sewing. But I have really be getting into Photoshop lately. I am also finally starting to decorate the house (we've only been here for 6 months). So tonight I worked on some word art for my gallery wall that I am working on.

What do you think? I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. It's kind of like our family story in words and phrases. I can't wait to see what it looks like printed out. I am going to get it on matboard and hang it un-framed. I will keep you up-to-date on my progress with the gallery wall. I am still working on collecting frames at this time.

I also made this word art for J's room:

They were really fun to create... although a little time consuming. I'm sure there are quicker/easier ways to make them, but I had a good time. I really love crazy fonts, so it rocked being able to use so many different ones.

July 16, 2012

Recent Custom Orders

So apparently I put the pictures in this post back in early June and then forgot about it... oops :) Well better late than never (that is like my personal mantra these days!). Here are some of the not-so-recent custom orders. 

July 5, 2012

4th of July 2012

What a great holiday. Time to spend with family and celebrate this wonderful country we live in. We had a great day. We spend most of the morning just hanging out (which for us is an ideal deal... boring I know). Then we all got cleaned up and dressed and headed out to dinner and then to the fireworks show.