Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 at
I recently got an Alpha Sigma Tau kit from DIYGreek and I finally got started on a hand painted sorority pillow using the yellow and green polka dot ribbon from the Greek Kit. The design combined the flower (which is a yellow rose) and the anchor symbol for this popular "lives here" type pillow.
Loving Anchors and Yellow Roses!
This is how the Alpha Sigma Tau Pillow turned out.
This view shows what it looks live from the back and the front.
This type of pillow is ordered custom made on Etsy Sorority Gifts.
If you haven't yet gotten a kit from DIYGreek.com, you must hurry up and order one. I couldn't believe all the craft supplies that come in the kit!
Saturday, January 5th, 2013 at
Greek Gear has a new line of sorority magnets ready for gift giving.
The colors are like Easter eggs and the designs pop! There are flower-type circular designs with Greek Letter insignia in the center. Others focus on the mascot painted on a plain background. The last design is similar to polka dot flowers with the sorority name written (painted) out. All have delightful colors.
They come in a set of 3 and each measures approximately 1.25"
I love this new style!
These new sorority mascot designs may inspire some of you to paint your own. There are a variety of supplies at local craft departments or stores (my favorite is JoAnn's) that can help you turn out your own unique Greek magnets that will undoubtedly be one-of-a-kind. Hand made gifts are the BEST!
Friday, January 4th, 2013 at
Handmade Sorority Paddles --Delta Zeta
My "wood" guy made plain sorority paddles just like these. He delivered them to me in a cardboard box with the strong smell of saw dust, which always makes me think of good times. I can only associate the smell of wood and saw dust with painting special things for special people, since this painting hobby centers around wood, making something unique for a friend or sister.
I love this display of Delta Zeta paddles all lined up, ready to give to big sisters, after heartfelt effort has been put into individualizing each one for a special sister. That is the thing about paddles...They are a favorite sorority gift because they are so unique and personal.
Friday, August 31st, 2012 at
The Sigma wall decor is made with embroidery on fabric and accented with gorgeous ribbon tied into layered bows over the hanging loop.
This Greek letter hanging is found on Etsy and is made by order for any letter(s) you want. The cost for each is only $7.50 (at the time of this post)
The artist gives us information about her designs:
This is for a single scalloped fabric banner piece.
Adorable as a single or order more than one and have them strung together.
Great gift for rush or little or big.
Polk a dot background fabric with solid frame and matching thread and bows (colors may vary but will match)
Each scallop is approximately 5" x5"
PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING CHECKOUT
(Place information in "Message to Seller" during checkout)
1. Letter or "big" or "lil" (ask about names or other options)
2. Fabric colors (one polka dot one solid)
3 Bow placement: single hanging above or double swagged on the side, if ordering more than one message me about details.
So how can you order one? Just go to Etsy and visit MamaBern and you can find out all about it. There are other beautiful creations that Mama Bern has for sale. Take a look; you'll enjoy the symmetry of the designs, as well as the beautiful coordinating colors of thread and fabric used in each unique design.
Here is another example of her lovely work, a Phi Mu Pillow:
Notice how she pulls in all the colors of the pillow and its letters into the bow accents in the top left corner. Don't know where she found the lion fabric, but I love it!
Friday, August 31st, 2012 at
I found this hand crafted and sewn Greek letters appliqued on towels at on of my favorite artistic sites, Etsy. These towels are made by order and can be personalized with any letters for initials or full names (if the name is short)
The artist says,
Show the love for your little or big sis with this awesome hand made especially for her gift!
This quick drying 100% cotton towel is perfect for the dorm, apartment, beach, or pool and is made even more perfect once it is personalized with your letter and your choice of fabric!
Lots of towel colors to choose from.
For more information and ideas go to her Etsy store at The Pickle Tree
What color towel do you want?
To see a few of the contrasting colors that can be used for Greek Letters,
The Pickle Tree I must admit that I have been so busy sewing that I am lacking a bit on being able to tell show you electronically all of my fabrics! Quite frankly- it is a bit embarrassing as I have a TON!!! You can go to:http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.166937500026387.49756.139673286086142&type=1 to see a few!