Paper & Ribbon Flowers

Paper & Ribbon Roses – something NEW at South for Winter!  We will officially launch this line after January 20th, 2013!  No water necessary – how great is that?  Each flower is handcrafted by Christina – each individual petal is carefully cut and assembled into flowers!

Flower “heads”, hair accessories, stemmed flowers, and bouquets for weddings/special occasions or just around the house – some of the ways we use these handcrafted beautiful, realistic looking flowers!

These will be on display at the Bridal Showcase in Danville, Illinois on January 19th – 10am – 1pm – At Turtle Run Golf Club & Banquet Center.  For more information, visit our website at

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Be sure to become a fan on Facebook!  When we hit 600 fans (which isn’t too far away) we’ll do another giveaway!!


The Holiday’s Are Coming!

Right around the corner are the holidays – have you started to Deck the Halls and hear Silver Bells?  We have!  Lots of holiday goodness happening here at South for Winter!  Did you know that in addition to our sewing and hair accessories lines we have some home decor?  Yep, we do!  Today, a custom order for a very gorgeous combination of colors was completed and shipped off to Virginia!  You can order your very own custom Everlasting Ornament Wreath here!

Custom Made Wreath Custom Made Wreath

Quick Design DIY – Freshen Up A Doorway

This project will take you NO time at all and is inexpensive!  Dress up a doorway with any shower curtain you can get on the market!

What you need:

Metal (or wood) Dowel Rod

2-3 Screw Hooks (?)

1 Dollar Store (or any) shower curtain with button holes for shower curtain hooks

How to do it:

Measure your doorway and pick the appropriate size dowel rod for it.

Hold dowel rod over doorway and center – placing dowel approximately 3″ above the door frame.

Mark 2 inches in from either end – this is where you will place your screw hooks.

Screw hooks into wall with the loop facing up towards ceiling to cup the dowel rod.

Run the dowel rod through the shower curtain button holes (where you’d usually put hooks)

Hang curtain by placing the dowel rod in the hooks.   Voila!

You can get creative and make a tieback with ribbon, string, rope etc by putting nails or tacks in the wall to hold back, or purchase curtain tiebacks from Lowes, etc if you want to spend a few extra dollars.  Have fun with it!


If you have any questions regarding this quick tutorial, please email us at

Cake Stand Tutorial

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Cake stands are an elegant way to display decadent desserts and more – I have come up with a simple and inexpensive way to make your own!  The possibilities are truly endless with this project!

You will need:

  • 2 – Candle Holders (I used tapered ones I had on hand, ones with a bigger base recommended)
  • Hot Glue
  • Modge Podge OR Elmers School Glue – must dry clear
  • Glitter – really fine grade glitter, such as Martha Stewart.  Course/large glitter won’t give the same effect.
  • Battery Operated Micro LED Lights (optional) – these can be purchased inexpensively at in a variety of colors – white, blue, red, green, pink, and yellow

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Cake Stand, Paper Flowers, & Cupcakes – OH MY!

This morning, I started off with a simple task….bake a cake for my mom’s 65th birthday – who wanted a devils food cake with chocolate icing – a chocolate on chocolate as I call it. A cake you say? Most people would bake a cake, frost it, and sing happy birthday – but it’s me you’re talking about. I don’t do simple, it’s always above and beyond what the dictionary defines as simple. Today, I did it all….I made the cake stand from objects I had already in my house, I baked 2 dozen cupcakes and one small round cake, made paper flowers using items I already had on hand – and these pictures are representative of my hard work!

Tomorrow, I will post video tutorials on how to make your very own cake stand and paper flowers!

Start to finish – do you?

When I start a project, I like to see it through to the end.  Sometimes, however, I can’t complete them all in one go.  How about you?  Are you a procrastinator or do you have the patience to get it done without sitting it off to the side for days, months, or even years?!  This doesn’t mean you have to do it in a 24 hour period, but you like to get it done without putting it off.

So let’s hear it, which are you?