May 17th, 2013 § § permalink
It’s been kind of a whirlwind week! Tuesday morning I filmed a few DIY’s with the Live Well Network at Native Citizen in Houston. Let me just say that I apparently need to memorize everything I say word for word, because off the cuff smoothness I cannot do. It’s a shame DIY’s can’t be explained through sarcastic jokes, because I’m great at those.
Now I’m in Dallas with Smilebooth training to be a tornado fighter… not really, but checking into a hotel and having to be warned to hide in the bathroom if I hear tornado sirens is totally not cool, especially for a girl from West Virginia. Needless to say, getting to my computer to blog wasn’t my top priority.
While I’m away getting my Twister on, I thought I’d share a few photos from the filming on Tuesday and to make you want all of the vintage goodness in Native Citizen as much as I do. If you’re local, definitely check it out!
Surprisingly, there was a little paper mache action going on too!
May 14th, 2013 § § permalink
I’m quickly learning that I can’t always keep up with everything myself, so I’m trying to let go of the reigns a little bit and ask for help. This is where you come in!
If you’d like to contribute to Sugar & Cloth with DIY’s or unique columns, I’d love to hear from you! I’m also looking for someone in the Houston area that would be willing to work on a per project/as needed basis to help with DIY projects and in-store events (there’s also never any shortage of cupcakes!).
If you’re interested, please email me at ashley[at]sugarandcloth.com with the subject line “Contribute” and a link to your portfolio, website, Instagram, or any relevant material that showcases your work and ideas. Can’t wait to meet you!
photo source, design by Sugar & Cloth
March 1st, 2013 § § permalink
I hope you’re free next Saturday (and if not, try and make that happen?), because I’ll be at Ikea Houston hosting another DIY event for the Bring Your Own Friend weekend! I may be biased since I’m usually the one doing all of the talking, but Ikea events are seriously my favorite. Not only will this free DIY totally be worth showing up for, but if you came to the last one then you’ll know how much free stuff we give away. It’s kind of insanely awesome. Plus, who doesn’t like a reason to go to Ikea?
If you want to come, RSVP here by selecting the Houston location and you’ll also get some quick goodies. See you there!
photo via Mokkasin design by Sugar & Cloth
February 14th, 2013 § § permalink
I’m starting to really, really love DIY events, but I’m quickly learning that Houston-ites aren’t big “go out and craft” type of people. This is unfortunate considering I’m a self-proclaimed hilarious and fun person, with just a tinge of awkward. Add those characteristics to a cute venue and some cupcakes, and you’ve got yourself one happening Sugar & Cloth DIY hurrah.
I’ll be sharing the tutorial for the necklaces we made soon, but you can see the live tutorial by Lamgford, here. I also wanted to go ahead and
bully encourage you to mark your calendars for the next event at Ikea Houston on March 9th. We’re going to be making some seriously cute stuff that’s well worth keeping, trust me! Plus if you were at the last one, then you know there are LOTS of cool giveaways. Basically I just gave something to everyone. Speaking of giveaways, the winner of the DecoArt giveaway is Allison! Congrats, and I’ll be emailing you with details!
January 17th, 2013 § § permalink
Aside from the number one question I always receive (which I mentioned here), people always ask me how I come up with ideas for projects, or things that inspire me. I can say without a doubt that adventuring to new shops, cities, and places inspires me more than anything else. I’m always intrigued by how things are displayed or used in new ways, and there is never any shortage of genius ideas behind little boutiques and local spots that are reinventing the creative wheel. To spread the wealth, I thought I’d start sharing my favorites with you here…
I’d like to introduce you to Sweet, the cutest, most drool-worthy bakery and coffee shop that you may ever step foot into. Not only does Sweet do sweet really well, but it definitely has bragging rights for the loveliest decor on the Houston macaron block, and trust me, I have been around the macaron block!
And just in case you want to take the treats (and cuteness) home with you, all of their goodies can come lovingly tucked into containers and boxes that could make any heart melt.
I had the strawberry and vanilla pots de creme… and maybe a macaron or two for the go, but I can neither confirm or deny that.