My name is Lizzie Lewis and I’m one of those people who loves all things DIY. I almost feel sad saying that because it has an air of the pathetic. I come by it honestly as my mom loves crafting and taught me how to knit and embroider. She also passed down the desire to have a project on hand at all times. Later in life, I found that a lot of things you see online or in stores can be made at home relatively inexpensively. I also know that a lot of people are in great want of time and therefore don’t want to work their fingers to the bone making their own invitations, etc. For me, though, if I don’t have a project going on, I will lose my mind. Be it making decoupage artwork for my living room walls to origami flowers to jewelry to computer graphics, I’m always working on something (or to my husband’s chagrin, a few things at once).
When I got married, my husband and I decided not to have a wedding reception. We got married at City Hall with a few friends in attendance and didn’t want to throw a big to-do. Honestly, we didn’t want to spend the money. We decided to throw a party a few months later. It was the first “real” party I’d ever planned and I was flying a bit by the seat of my pants. Let’s just say that while everyone had fun, it was a learning experience. But with that party was born my new obssession – party planning. I realized that my love of DIY really meshes with party planning. Sure, anyone can have a huge party, but it’s the little touches that make it a GREAT party. I mean, we can’t all have Hollywood parties with tents as big as a city block, ice sculptures and working fireplaces. But just because we have a shoestring budget, doesn’t mean our party has to be B-O-R-I-N-G.
So, this blog is a little “portfolio” of the parties I’ve planned thus far, the DIY projects I love and the inspiration I’ve found to continue them both . And, honestly, a little “fluff.” Who doesn’t love fluff?
P.S. For those of you who are interested in buying some of the things you see on this site, feel free to check out my Etsy site. I only have a few things on the site right now, but I’m slowly adding more as I go along. If there’s something you see that’s NOT on the site, feel free to e-mail me about it. I can either make it for you (no, not for free) or guide you through making it.