Be sure and check out the SUPER SALE going on now on my Facebook Page! Fabulous deals on out of season merchandise! Click HERE to check it out!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Super Sale

If you’re a fan of Embellished Bayou on Facebook, then you may already know about the SUPER SALE I’m having on out-of-season merchandise.  There are some great deals available, it’s a perfect opportunity to get a bargain on a shirt or outfit to put away for next year!

Here’s a look at some of the items on deep discount:


So stop on by my Facebook page and check out the fantastic deals! And while you’re there, don’t forget to enter my GIVEAWAY!

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Facebook Fan Giveaway!

If you are not a fan of Embellished Bayou on Facebook, you are missing out! I recently reached 500 fans and I’m having a GIVEAWAY to celebrate!

Head on over to my Facebook page for your chance to win a Personalized Travel Tumbler or Sports Bottle of your choice.  Just click the “500 Fan Giveaway” link on the left sidebar of the page, only viewable from your computer (not your phone).

The possibilities are endless!



You’ll also notice the “Fan Discount Code” link on the left sidebar of my Facebook page as well.  If you’re a fan, click on that link for a special discount to my Etsy shop!

Good luck!

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Giveaway disclaimer: Giveaway entries will be accepted through 11/30/11. Only one entry per person will be accepted. Winner will be notified via email on or about 12/1/11. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Embellished Bayou and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for entry into the giveaway.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Where Have I Been?

It seems like I have fallen off the blogging bandwagon lately.  Honestly, my heart just hasn’t been in it.  I’ve been dealing with some pretty tough personal “real-life” situations, plus I started a new job back in July that has been keeping me busier.  I really haven’t been doing much crafting lately besides making things for my Etsy shop.  So, needless to say blogging has fallen to the bottom of my “to-do” list.

That being said…..I am not planning on abandoning this blog completely, but my posts will probably be less frequent. 

I do have some fun things planned for my Etsy shop for the holidays, so I’ll be sharing those soon.  Just this weekend I made a bunch of LSU turkey shirts while I was anxiously awaiting the big showdown between LSU and Alabama:



So speaking of that BIG game, it definitely lived up to all the hype!  I am so proud of the way the Tigers played, they fought tooth and nail to get that win and really showed some spirit.  I always enjoy seeing Saban get beat!


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I’m excited about the rest of the season, it looks like the Tigers are on the road to another National Championship game!

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

My Most “Pinned” Posts

It’s always a thrill to know that someone out there has enjoyed or been inspired by one of my projects or blog posts.  I took a quick look at Pinterest the other day to see if I had anything “pinned” from my blog and was pleased to see quite a few pins.  It’s no surprised that most of them are fall/Halloween related posts. Here are my most popular pins so far (click on the titles or photos for the original post):

Halloween Smores in a Jar



Beaded Spider Headband



Friendly Ghost Candle Shades



Curly Ribbon Wreathwreath


Since I haven’t been posting any new projects lately, it’s good to see that some of the old ones are making a come-back!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Family Affair

Looks like my husband has gotten the crafting bug lately!  He has started making these cool Paracord Survival Bracelets:


They are made from military-grade 550 weight parachute cord.  He weaves it in this “Cobra” knot pattern.   The paracord can be used in an emergency for countless survival applications. Such uses include: securing equipment, shoelaces, vehicle tie downs, sewing, repairing equipment, fishing line, and much more! Basically, every inch of your wrist diameter equals approximately one foot of paracord.


They are available in my Etsy shop in two different colorways.   A great way to show your support for your favorite team or make a unique fashion statement!

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Geaux Tigers Burlap Wreath

I finished my Pinterest-inspired burlap wreath and I really love the way it turned out!


I really needed a wreath to transition from summer to fall and I think this was the perfect choice!  Even though summer is almost over, it is still 90+ degrees so I’m just not ready to bust out the orange and rust colors and pumpkins yet. 

I followed THIS TUTORIAL on Today’s Fabulous Finds and adapted it to my needs.  First off, my dollar store was out of the foam wreath forms, so I used a straw wreath form instead.  I just left the plastic covering on it.


I used some neutral ribbon from my stash to wrap the wreath so none of the straw would show through.


I also used these floral pins instead of regular sewing pins because they are a little more heavy duty.


I cut about 40 squares of burlap, I guess they were about 4”-5” each.  So my wreath is not quite as large or full as the one on Today’s Fabulous Finds.


I then folded all the corners together using the floral pin to hold them together.


So I ended up with these little burlap “bubbles” that I pinned all over the wreath.


IMG_3682Totally cute all on its own, but since it is football season, I couldn’t leave well enough alone!  I made a bow using purple and tiger striped ribbons and painted up a quick “Geaux Tigers” sign on a 5x7 canvas.


Here’s how it looks from the back, all nice and neat:


Perfect for the first few weeks of football season!  I may just have to put my fall wreath into retirement and use this one until Christmas!


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