Monday, July 27, 2009

Just for Mom!

Running Molly O Designs leaves me very little time to do things for myself. While my customers are sporting the hottest/latest/greatest designs, it is difficult to find time to make something for myself.

So I decided to take a few minutes this morning to make myself a present. Afterall, don't all of us moms deserve to give ourselves a present every once in awhile? I say, absolutely!

One of my favorite classes right now is our Molly O Stamped Jewelry class. I love it because once you get the hang of stamping, you can stamp out one of these beauties in a few minutes. And let me tell you that this skill comes in very handy when you are about to run out the door for a friend's birthday party :)

So here is what I came up with for myself. I wanted something a little different from the basic circle charms. Using a rounded square sterling silver charm, I stamped all three of my monkie's nicknames. Then on the skinny sterling rectangle I added on their birthstones with swarovski crystals.

I love how it turned out and I feel very chic with it on. Who knew just a necklace could make you feel sassy and chic! As I like to say, Sassy Made Simple!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

My Peeps

Let me start this post by professing that I have zero ability or talent when it comes to art. I mean it, I can't draw, paint, sculpt, make playdough figures, none of it. My son often breaks down in tears when he asks me to draw something and it looks like a 2 y.o. did it.

So, when I started out on this little project I was pretty sure the end result was going to be something from night of the living dead. But, if I do say so myself (patting myself on the back in surprise) they are pretty darn cute. Or at least my kids want to play with them and aren't having nightmares from looking at them.

First, is a little necklace for my 3 y.o. She is a tomboy one minute and pretty princess they next. But she loves this necklace!

I know it isn't perfect, but hey it was my first attempt and if you squint your eyes and stand back 20 feet you'll never notice.

So then I decided that we needed an entire posse. And what is a posse of peeps without a little diversity. Since our family knows a little something about that, I started to mix a variety of tones for skin and hair.

Notice the necklace doll has a loop to string a satin necklace or ribbon through. The rest I left as little dolls because my kids couldn't wait to play with them.

And of course, we had to throw in a few boys. And if one just happens to look a little like my sweet husband it is probably just a coincidence.

Or maybe not.................hehe

Next up is making a little house for them all to live in. And don't worry, I will be posting all the instructions on how to make these sweet little peeps as soon as I can figure out how to paint and take pictures at the same time.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I love mom photographers!

Nothing makes me smile more (besides my kids and hubby) then pictures of kids wearing a Molly O creation! Those emails just make my day, especially when the photographer is the mom of said cutie patootie.

Check out these fun pictures that were sent my way.

Don't you just want to squeeze her?! She is too cute for words.

And then she goes and does this. I LOVE it when my kids pick dandelions for me. They are still at the age where they think they are really flowers.

I bet Mom April loved her flowers as much as I loved getting the photos!

Keep your eyes open for our Molly O class on making this sweet peasant top. We will be offering short and long sleeve versions. This is a GREAT beginner sewing class. Even if you have never touched a sewing machine, I promise you can make this top.

Stay tuned.......

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Back in the Blogging Saddle

I feel like I fell off the blogging horse. Business is booming at Molly O Designs and it is taking me a little while to get into my marketing groove. So much to do, so little time. But I have a plan, and I swear I am going to stick to it.

I promise not to leave you hanging again. My "goal" is to write my blog posts at the beginning of the week and have them ready to roll each morning. Sounds easy enough. So, I start to brainstorm topics so that I could stay ontop of this task. Hmmmm.....{birds chirping}. Yeah, I got nothing.

Then I remembered all the cool stuff that has been arriving at our studio! Fun. Anyone want to run their fingers through 10,000 crystals?! I'm telling you, it is fabulous. I was a little tempted to scatter them and pretend to be a Victoria Secret Angel on their famous runway, but quickly realized that they fact that I don't weigh 98 lbs. would probably cause all the crystals to crush into tiny pieces of dust.

See how quicly I get off topic?! O-kay, look at some of our new crystal colors. Perfect for your Bling Flip Flops!

This is called Silk. I love this color. Believe it or not it looks fabulous on brown and black flip flops.

And this is Black Diamond. It has a steel grey tone when you put them on black flip flops. It is gorgeous and unique.

It is not too late to book a Bling Flip Flop party! The warm weather is here to stay for a while. Get a pedicure and make a pair of these sassy shoes for summer.