Cake!

I love to experiment with different forms of crafting medium – I consider cake and all that goes with it one of those. These are some examples of my “experiments”. I think gum paste is the most fun!

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Interior Design

Another passion of mine… interior design. We completely remodeled this house and are thrilled with how it came out! We’ve always built new but this time I took what was here and made it all our own. I loved the challenge of working within the constraints of existing architecture, plumbing, etc and still making it work.

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Counter peninsula removed to make room for island and proper kitchen flow. Cabinets painted white, new hardware, new uppers with glass door and stone backsplash.

Orchardview great room

The great room transformed from dark and closed in to open and light. New trim, floors, and floor to ceiling stone fireplace.

Orchardview fireplace before and after

Fireplace before and after

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New flooring, lighting and quartz counters. Removing the heavy window treatments to allow the gorgeous view to be seen and enjoyed from the array of windows inside.

Orchardview kitchen wall gone

Removal of the wall between the kitchen and the great room allowed for installation of this massive island and for the home to open up and flow. Island has seating for three and gorgeous quartz counters.

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Kitchen rearranged for better flow and use of space.

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Half bathroom

Orchardview master bath tub to vanity

Master Bathroom – removed oversized un-usable tub and added second vanity.

Orchardview master bath shower

Master Bathroom shower – after removing the oversized tub we were able to make the shower larger and fill it with elegant glass tile.

Orchardview full bath

Full bathroom with new floor, vanity and wall of glass tile

Orchardview full bath tub

How great that we were able to keep the original grey tub and update it with this gorgeous glass tile wall?!

 

I loved the challenge of working within the constraints of existing architecture, plumbing, etc and still making it work.

 

Condo renovation

An outdated condo turned contemporary; with creative ideas to turn the feel from small space to upscale, open space.

Newcastle Lane bench

Closet turned into useable bench with storage

Newcastle full bath

updated full bath

Newcastle great room

new floors

Newcastle half stairway

new paint, trim and trim details

Newcastle hallway

fresh paint and new doors

Newcastle kitchen

open space

Newcastle Lane master

new paint and fixtures

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custom woodwork around doors

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new tile and shower doors

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contemporary sink with custom cabinetry

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small master turned into useable shower by removing tub

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old natural oak cabinets stained dark

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granite counters

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stone backsplash

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contemporary 3rd full bath

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entertaining space in basement

3 Dimensional Paper Gifts

I was asked to create custom, handmade ornaments for two amazing women who have been a huge support to Erin on her GoGo™ Gift Bag journey. Erin’s heart is so full of thankfulness and she hoped to translate that through these one-of-a-kind pieces. I created a tennis racket and BattleCat, roll of “film’ complete with personal photos and cozy knit sweater – each a representation of the person they are for. The boxes are custom made to house each piece along with a fun twist & pop card holding a gift card. In my crafting world, creating these pieces for THESE two people was quite an honor as they are crafting celebrities and entrepreneurs whom I dream of working with one day! #handmade #allpaper #custom #oneofakind #papercraft #imadethis #feelingblessed #craft #battlecat #tennis #sweater #film @gogogiftbag @handmadecharlotte

FORE!

I designed and crafted these 3D paper golf carts for the girls varsity golf team – they were a HIT!

Geometry – you will use it!

My daughter and I created this for a project for her geometry class. She told me the shapes, the size, the colors, etc and I translated it into cut and fold lines – she did the rest. She donated it to her teacher for a playhouse for the teacher’s daughter.

 

A Gift of Thanks

My dear friend, Erin, asked me to make this tree as a speical “Thank You” for the amazing people at HSN. The ornaments have the names of everyone from HSN on each one. I handmade it all, even the mini GoGo™ bags. And judging by Bill Green’s reaction, the love she has for each of them translated beautifully!