paula nelson-hart


Encaustic Paint and Watercolors

I saw an image on Pinterest of a watercolor painting done over outlines made with craft glue. I have seen some encaustic mixed mediums but had never tried it with watercolors myself, so here is a look at my first attempt. I’ll have to admit that this is a little addictive! And practically fool proof.

Wax Paint and Watercolor Aspen Leaf

Gold Affair Collage

And then it was over

It would be ridiculous to say that I am finally recovering–but then life is always ridiculous, so — yes, I am finally recovering from the unbelievable extravaganza that was “The Wedding”! Fortunately for us we were blessed with an AMAZING photographer, Stacey Bishop.  Here is a link to her blog […]


2 days (48 hours) to finish the gown

With just 2 days left to sew, the seam ripper was the MVP for today! ;)

Favorite seam ripper

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Four days. Yikes

With family and friends helping with prep, we may actually be ready for a wedding this weekend!


Madie’s Dress 1

This gorgeous bride is wearing the dress I made for her and finished just in time to start on Xan’s.

Bride and Groom

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10 days to Sew….

The Flower girls dresses are coming right along. I played with the tulle a little and learned some interesting things like making it stiffer and easier to cut with hairspray and a little glitter spray (since we ARE adding a little glitter to just about everything). Here’s the littlest dress […]


13 days to go–Oh My…

The roller coaster got a little off track, but with the help of amazing friends, we are securely back on the rails and rearing to go!

Neckline beading

Pinteresting-Pieces

Project Wedding: 17 days to go 2

Today’s efforts became a hodge podge of activity with a single common theme: gold glitz!


18 days to the Wedding Day

With only 18 days to go until my daughter’s wedding, we are changing up the dress design. With the bride’s approval, the bodice foundation is well underway!

New Bodice Design Draped

chevrons and rose centerpieces

20 Days — tick, tick, tick 2

20 days to the wedding and I didn’t get much sewing time today–but we did have a fun bridal shower!! It is fun to see Xan so happy!!