This was really hard! You guys sure didn't make it easy for me. Thank you for your stories!
And the winner is - Angela Stevens!
I'm not able to message you on Facebook, so please get in touch with me so that I can get your flower to your friend!
Here's what she wrote:
"I think my bestie Brenda Waddell should win this generous giveaway , not only is she a dedicated, loving spouse, mother and grandmother . Shes an amazing true friend and an all around wonderful person shes always putting the needs and wants of others before her own!"
To those of you that didn't win - I have a little surprise for you! Send me a message and I'll give you a special secret coupon code only for you for 50% off your order at bloempjes! I really appreciate each and every one of you that commented - your sweet words help me keep going with my silly flower hobby!
Friday, February 10, 2012
So, now that I've finally cleaned up my craft room, I thought I would share some pictures! :) This little room goes by many names in this house. My husband calls it 'The Lady Loft' but I think 'The Magic Room' is much better. This is also our guest room where my family stays when they visit. I love my little refuge from the world. I instantly feel calmer when I walk in here. (Click on any of the pictures for a close-up view)
I recently cleaned out the closet and it feels even more organized in here. The cubby hole organizer is my favorite. I think it's meant for shoes or letters - there's not a lot that will fit in those little holes. I took some burlap and stenciled a lovely damask pattern on it and attached it to the back panel. Then I filled it with all sorts of fun and beautiful things. The hydrangea bouquet is from my wedding. And the little flecks of rainbow are from crystals hanging in my window.
The top of the closet holds all my boxes for sold Etsy orders. Some of my flower displays are up here too.
Under that is where I keep my flower fabric for bloempjes, miscellaneous paper products, rubber stamps and my die cutter.
Another favorite thing in the room is the installation above the bed. I first saw this idea on the Under the Sycamore blog (if you haven't checked Ashley's blog out yet, I highly recommend it!) and I really wanted to copy it. I took the color inspiration from the bed duvet cover - blues, turquoise and lime green. Just love these colors together. The puff balls were purchased on Etsy and I made a few myself. The lanterns are from Martha Stewart. I thought adding some antique skeleton keys would make it even more magical.
The birdcage is a new purchase. I've filled it with dried hydrangeas. The glitter frame I made myself. I have yet to decide what to put inside. My Martha Stewart punch collection lives here. I can never have too many.
My vintage blue typewriter. It doesn't really work anymore but I love it.
And finally there's the doily ball. A labor of love. You can read my post on how I made it here.
If you have any questions about the magic room, I'd be happy to answer them! A lot of the decor came from Etsy or I made it myself.
Posted by Valerie at 9:54 AM
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
For those of you who follow me on Facebook, you might have seen a little post about a giveaway happening right now! This one is a little different in that you will be trying to win it for someone else.
Think of a baby/girl/lady in your life who would be really deserving of a bloempjes hair flower. Post your story on the bloempjes fan page - I will pick the most deserving and compelling story! Share this and invite your friends to enter! :) All you have to do is write a little response either here on my blog or on the fan page on why they deserve it and your friend will be entered! ♥
Winner will choose a flower from the store for their friend up to $12 in value.
Giveaway ends on Friday, Feb 10! :) Winner will be announced at 9pm. Open to anyone, everywhere!
:) Good luck!
Posted by Valerie at 8:01 AM