DIY and Printable: Fabric Painting with Words

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Tune into KSL’s Studio 5 today to watch a fun and easy project for all ages. The ’90s are back in full swing. Remember the hand-painted tees you could buy at mall kiosks back in ...

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    1. Clara says:

      I’m not sure what happened, but the last few posts’ pictures are stretched really long, I thought you might like to know.

      • Melissa says:

        That’s strange. I wonder if it’s something with the browser. The images look fine on my end. I’ll have to look on another platform to see if there’s an issue elsewhere. Thanks for the heads up!

    2. marissa says:

      LOVE this!

    Maternity: Yellow Bridesmaid Dress

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    Speaking of Eric and Margaret’s wedding, the girls were asked to wear yellow. Before searching online for maternity options, I knew I needed to make my dress. Afterall, chances are really slim that I’d be ...

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    1. melanie says:

      You look gorgeous lady :) I can’t help but to remember that less than a year ago one of my bridesmaid was in your situation, and it was a yellow dress too! (if you’re curious you can see pics of her over here: http://www.melaniesaucier.com/blog/all-about-my-wedding-in-a-winery-california

    2. Kristin H says:

      Hello beautiful! Love the entire thing ensemble. Pregnancy looks good on you.

      I seriously covet Miriam’s talent with flowers and carving. So reminiscent of the Mackintosh/macdonald flowers in Miss Cranstons tea rooms. And that hair cut of hers? She the cat’s meow.

    3. Jan says:

      Cute dress :) Fun and affordable fashion is sparse for us pregos. Congrats on the forthcoming wee one! I am like a week ahead of you so keep posting maternity clothes lol. I need some sewing inspiration!

    4. Miranda says:

      You’re such a gorgeous mama!!

    5. Mim says:

      Oh my, this is dress turned out so great, and the whole ensemble is killer, love those shoes especially. You are WORKING this pregnancy, positively, all your outfit posts have been gorgeous. Xo, thanks for your sweet words!

    6. kristin says:

      you are such an adorable preggo and this dress looks so comfy and cute! mim sure is a genius with her stamps, isn’t she?

    7. phil says:

      very nice . i like the plain yellow shoulder detail .
      and those glasses ……. they have a lot of ” caractere ” !!!!!

    8. Bethany says:

      Melissa, you look gorgeous, pregnant and not pregnant. I so love your dress and the stamping you added to it. Miss you my friend!

    9. Gah so cute. I can’t convince you to do a house tour, can I? :-)

    10. Alysa says:

      Love that you and P have similar dresses! Any chance you made fun yellow bow ties for Felix and your husband for the wedding?

    Calligraphy: Eric & Margaret’s Invitations

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    Our family just expanded! My brother-in-law Eric got hitched last month to a really awesome gal. We’re so thrilled to add her to the family. Since Eric and Margaret live pretty close to us (for ...

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    1. You have such a beautiful family! Great job on the calligraphy.

    2. alana says:

      Gorgeous! I love the green for the lettering. Did they carry the color scheme through the actual wedding because it is so perfect for a late spring/early summer wedding.

    3. Bettina says:

      How did you get the outline effect with the names? Did you trace it? Looks awesome

      • Melissa says:

        I hand-lettered the whole thing by hand, then digitized. I mocked it out in pencil then added pen. If you look closely, you’ll see the lines have a slightly more organic tone to them.

    Summer Calligraphy

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    I’ve been loving summer weather and activities so much so far! How has yours been? Click the video below to watch how the word above was made. Let me teach you calligraphy at istilllovecalligraphy.com

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    1. Heidi says:

      Oh my gorgeous! thanks for sharing the video- it’s just beautiful how you created it!

    Recipe: Raspberry Lemon Mint Granita

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    With the rising temperatures, I’ve been craving icy cold drinks like crazy. I love making a citrus granita, but this is by far my favorite combination at the moment. Raspberry, lemon and mint! So good ...

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    1. Kristie says:

      I made this with a 1/4 a peach, strawberries, and a lemon. And it turned out so good! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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