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The Wedding Biz

Hello all! Its been quite some time since I last made an entry, probably because I have been soooo busy with my new wedding line!
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I opened enamor weddings back in February, and I haven’t looked back since then!

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It has been refreshing to my creativity doing something different. Not to mention, its awesome getting to see the use of my finished products on one of the most important days in people’s lives.

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The Cake Cuties custom toppers have been the most fun to make. I get pictures of the couple, a link to a dress, a photo of a fuzzy friend, and colors to work with. Each couple is so unique!

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The most fun I have had was with a couple who wanted something non-traditional for their topper, because their cake would be covered in sunflowers, with matching teal and yellow cupcakes. They wanted the toppers to look like their engagement photo instead of wedding attire. The picture Ritasha sent me was a playful photo of her riding a bike in a colorful flower print dress and her fiance in an orange polo with tan shorts. Her dress was so fun to paint! I loved the fact that it was so colorful. They had a beautiful Indian ceremony, that I’m glad I got to be a part of (in a way!).

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Besides the painting process, my favorite part is seeing the toppers in action and hearing all the wonderful comments from the couple and people who attended the wedding. Puts a big smile on my face!

Cake Toppers for Muzzi Wedding

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enamor weddings

Happy 2011 everyone! I’m so excited to see what this year brings!

My vision for this year is expanding my enamor wares to include exclusive wedding items. I had so much fun planning and making things for my own wedding that took place this past September, I wanted to give other couples the opportunity to experience that handmade touch for their own big day.

Mr and Mrs Hackworth!

I’m a die-hard crafty person at heart, so my big day just wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t have a big part in planning and making a lot of the details. I made my ring pillow, bouquet (plus boutonnieres and corsages for thirteen people), card box and lots of decorations at the reception. Luckily, I have a crafty mom too, which helped! My mom practiced for months with fondant, frosting and stencils to make my fabulous wedding cake.

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Being able to make things for my wedding were kind of way to escape from all the stress of planning, but also inspiring. It’s almost hard to explain the feeling of seeing a vision in your head and being able to produce something with your hands which is exactly how you envisioned. I get that feeling with my regular crafts too, but there was something different with the wedding crafts- even though my wedding was over, I still had the desire to make more.

Bridal Handbag

I have been painting and crafting with my original Etsy store, enamor, since 2006. The past couple years for enamor have been fantastic, despite the lull in the economy. I have met so many wonderful and talent people! I’m excited about the expansion of my business into the realm of handmade weddings and the new places and people to come in the future.

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Etsy features articles on handmade weddings on their blog, the Storque , called Handmade Life. Each article features a couple who incorporated handmade elements into their wedding. Know what’s another good feeling? Finding out you’re not the only person out there doing something that’s out of the ordinary!

New sign and business cards

The enamor weddings line will feature handpainted (of course!) bridal handbags, ring pillows, card boxes and wedding cake toppers. The new Etsy shop will open at the end of January, but that doesn’t mean I’m not making things! I’ve been having a blast painting mini bride and groom cake toppers.

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I am super thrilled to be traveling to St. Louis, MO in March to be part of Off White- An Indie Wedding Show. Its like an indie craft show, but for weddings! Off White was created by Brea McAnally, who is a professional photographer. Brea hosted Off White for the first time last year for the off-beat couples who wanted a more personal, creative, and handmade touch to their wedding.

This year promises to be bigger and better than last year with over fifty vendors, a fashion show, and not to mention, wedding must haves you won’t find anywhere else! I have been busy planning and crafting for this most exciting opportunity to showcase my new wedding wares. If you will be in or around the St Louis area on March 20th, and are planning a wedding, I would highly recommend planning on attending. You can even buy advance tickets online! For more information about Off White, check out the website.

While I’m busy crafting away, stay tuned- a crafty giveaway just in time for Valentine’s Day is in the works!

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New For Spring

Spring is about new beginnings, so I thought I would post about a few!

Handmade Detroit has a new swanky website. User friendly and jam-packed with tips, links, and local shows. Check it out!
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Gazelle’s House of Handmades now has an online shop, just in case you want to shop in your PJs. This is my favorite room at Gazelle’s- The Pink Room!
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I have lots of new items in my Etsy Shop. I have spring fever when it comes to crafting lately.
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What are your new things for spring?

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Last Day to Enter!

The deadline to enter the Tiny Turtle Photo Contest is today! I will accept email submissions and Flickr submissions up to midnight tonight (12:00am EST). I will post the winners tomorrow here and by email.

You can email me your pictures enamor_etsy@yahoo.com or you can tag your photo on Flickr with tinyturtlephotocontest

I also have listed a couple new painting in my shop

In the Meadow
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Whale Migration
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New Stuff

Hey all. Just a friendly reminder that there will be loads of new listings this week- like these cute shoes featuring my new Tall Trees design!

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I’ve also updated my banner and avatar to match my new business cards.

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Make sure and check my

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Renegade Chicago!!

Hip To Piece Squares and enamor are officially vendors of Renegade Chicago!!!

I have SO MUCH to do!

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Etsy Front Page

Holy Crap, Batman!
My Melted Art necklace was featured on the front page of Etsy this afternoon!

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I’m currently working on painting a chair which will be auctioned off for the Red Cross. When I’m done, I’ll post some pics.

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