Thursday, October 11, 2012


I have switched to wordpress! You can now find me blogging at!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Instagram Summer 2012

I've been writing this post for a while, but have finally decided to post it.  It's been a while since I have posted anything, but working two jobs and going back to school is a lot to take in!  I don't like to use the "I"ve been busy" excuse since we are all busy (if we were not then we would be bored)!

This summer has been a blast! My age is full of fun memories but with a lot of decisions about the rest of our lives.  As I said, I am now back in school for my second degree in graphic design.  It is a strange feeling knowing I don't have to go to school, but I want to do this.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Flower Headband Tutorial

I have been blessed with the opportunity to write a guest post for The Ribbon Retreat!  It was published the other day, and I have it here on my blog just in case you missed it!

Hello! I am Amy from Amy Giggles Designs!
I am excited to be here sharing my flower headband tutorial with you!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Peacock Feather Earrings Tutorial

I am a little behind with these earrings, but I still wanted to share this easy tutorial!  I bought the supplies to make these earrings probably over a year ago.  When I had a break from all my craft projects, I realized I had never gotten around to making these peacock feather earrings!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Parsons Chair Slipcover

This custom parsons chair slipcover is designed to be a desk chair in a girl's room!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Queen Bee Hair Bow Antennae Tutorial

You have to have sweet bumble bees flying around when hosting a Queen Bee themed birthday party, and these antennae are perfect for just that!  This easy tutorial will have all of your guests buzzing around!

Supplies Needed:
30" 1 1/2" width grosgrain ribbon
3" 3/8" width grosgrain ribbon
2" flower
2 alligator clips
1" felt circle
Black headband
2 black pipe cleaners
2 large yellow pom pom balls
Hot glue gun
Needle and thread
Wood Burner Tool (optional)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Paper Pinwheel Tutorial

These paper pinwheels are adorable and super easy to make!  This tutorial will help you create some cute party decorations!

Supplies Needed:
6 x 6" double sided scrapbook paper
Dowel Rod
Thumb Tack
Hot Glue Gun
Ruler and Pencil

Monday, July 16, 2012

New Blog Design :)

Amy Giggles Designs is moving up in the world!  I got my own web hosting and domain name!  Since I will soon be operating on Wordpress, I wanted to give my blog a new design.

Here is the current design:

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Queen Bee Second Birthday Invitations

I created these invitations for a sweet Queen Bee Birthday Celebration!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

Barn Yard First Birthday: Overalls

The birthday boy got to wear these overalls to his bard yard birthday!  This sweet one year old looked awesome in his themed party outfit!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

Barn Yard First Birthday Invitations

I designed several pieces for a special one year old's Barn Yard Birthday Party!  Here are the invitations!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Dress Quilt

For the past several weeks, I have been working on this adorable quilt featuring little girls' old t-shirts and dresses!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Little Mermaid cute!

For our Little Mermaid Dance recital, I wanted to find something truly personalized to give the owner of the studio.  I found these cookies on Etsy and fell in love with them!

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Little Mermaid Dance Recital Gifts

This year for recital we did the Little Mermaid as our huge ballet production!  We had a lot of fun dancing "Under the Sea" and choreographing our mermaid inspired dances!  Each year I like to get something little for all of my girls for their hard work all year.  I always am looking out for cute favors that match our ballet theme.

These gum ball tubes were perfect and so easy to customize!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Good Luck Gifts

For competition, I made my solo students little metal candy tins as a good luck gift.  I only have four girls who are doing solos at recital, but I wanted to do the same thing for them as my other girls.  Here is my recital edition of this easy gift idea!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Nail Polish Dance Recital Gifts

I teach several lyrical classes at dance and the girls wear shoes that show their toe nails.  For Recital each year, I like to give them nail polish. This way they can all have matching polished nails!

Monday, May 28, 2012

My Favorite Etsy Shops | Event Design Shop

I have recently met an awesome Etsy shop owner who lives in my neighborhood!  I am in the process of beginning my own Etsy shop, and Gabrielle has been such a big help with getting started!  I am loving Gabrielle's shop, Event Design Shop!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Welcome To Our Lake House Sign

Summer has begun! It's the best time of the year with many trips to the lake, swimming, recital, my birthday :), and more time to hang with friends and family!

I was asked to redo this metal sign that has not kept up with the weather.  Since the paper didn't hold up the last time, I knew I didn't want to use too much this time.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Fabric Rosette Broach Tutorial

Do you ever wander what to do with old scraps of fabric?  This is an awesome way to use up those old strips!

I have had a dress form in my bedroom for quite some time now and I've named her Sally.  She has been a great hat and scarf display, but I have not really decorated the front too much.  What I really want to do is have a lot of broaches and flowers in a diagonal across the front.  I have gotten some, but not that many.  I decided that I now want to add to Sally by making pins to put on her!

Supplies Needed:
3 Fabric Strips 1 1/2" width
Needle and Thread
White Felt
Hot Glue Gun

Monday, May 7, 2012

Kentucky Derby!

This past weekend was the Kentucky Derby and Oaks! We went to the Oaks, which is the Friday before Derby. Here are some of my phone pictures of Churchill Downs! We had a blast betting horses and watching all of the gorgeous hats walk around!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Derby Fascinators

I have been working on my friends' hairpieces for this year's Kentucky Derby, well actually the Oaks.  We had some pretty easy additions that we wanted to add.

I bought my fascinator which is an off white color.  I was planning on wearing a coral dress so I added the coral spring feathers!

The same thing went with my friends; we added the navy spring flowers.  I also made the navy ribbon bow to go in the center and tie in the navy of her dress.

For my other friend, we simply turned a fascinator on a comb to a headband.

I also handmade this clip to match my friend's dress.  The tutorial can be found here!

I love how these turned out and this time of year is so much fun in Louisville!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Kentucky Derby Fascinator Tutorial

My friend wanted a small headpiece to wear to the Kentucky Oaks.  She had a red floral dress with navy accents, so I thought this would be perfect!  I made the flower and added the feathers.  This clippie is small but makes a cute impression!

Supplies Needed:
Red Netting (4" width)
Red Felt Circle
2 Red Felt Strips (1/2" x 3")
2 red feathers (about 6" long)
Navy Spring Feathers
Red Fabric Rose
Metal Aligator Clip
Needle and Red Thread
Hot Glue Gun

Monday, April 16, 2012

Minnie Mouse Bow Shirt

I was asked to duplicate something seen on Zulily.  This shirt is for a family going to Disney World and I am loving it!

Supplies Needed:
Black t-shirt (I used a 18 month size shirt)
Red and White Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon 1 1/2" width x 26" length (This will need to fit around the t-shirt, so the length will vary)
Red and White Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon 1 1/2" width x 12" length
Black Grosgrain Ribbon 1 1/2" width x 30" length
Black Grosgrain Ribbon 7/8" width x 4" length
Sewing machine with red thread
Straight Pins
Wood Burner Tool (optional)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Floating Desk

I needed a desk in my room, but I do not have the room to take up more floor space.  I originally saw this desk and knew I wanted a similar one for my room.  Then I came across this desk and immediately knew the two could be combined!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Vintage Frame Redo Part 2

Frame Redo Tutorial

A couple of weeks ago, I showed you my new painted vintage frame.  I'm going to show you how I made it into a memo board that's perfect above my desk in my room.  It is a great way to reuse an old frame that you love!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Go Cards!

I am getting so excited to watch my Cardinals tomorrow in the Final Four!  My whole state is pretty thrilled that both teams have made it this far and are playing each other!

Despite the outcome I will always love my Cards!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Vintage Frame Redo Part 1

Vintage Frame Redo

I absolutely loved this frame that used to be my grandma's.  I knew it would be super cute when painted and upcycled.  I have had it for a while but just recently got around to painting it!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Feather Hair Clip

Feather Hair Clip
This was another easy headpiece that I created for one of my duet routines.  The girls danced to "Set Fire to the Rain" by Adele.  I wanted a headpiece that reminded you of flames, but was still feminine.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Tulle Dance Top Tutorial

This top went with the tulle heart bow I posted last week.  My soloist wore this with a tutu and silver booty shorts.  I wanted something that went across here belly so it wasn't completely bare.  The tulle was a great addition and helped tie into her song, "Warm It Up With Love."

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Tulle Heart Hair Bow Tutorial

My studio has competed twice now and we are doing great!  This weekend is our last competition and I have a couple more dances at this one.  I had fun embellishing one of the my girl's costume for her solo routine.  It was a solid silver costume, but I wanted a splash of red.  The song is called "Warm It Up With Love," so I thought that hearts would also be a cute addition!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Dreaming of Spring: Jean Short Redo

With Daylight Savings keeping the days lighter longer and the gorgeous weather, I am getting Spring Fever!  I want to get my Spring/Summer clothes ready for the warm weather.  I had this pair of shorts that had a rip in them and missing buttons, so I wanted to fix the rip and decorate them a bit.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

"Welcome Little Sweetea" Bunting

 I am excited to show my first Etsy sale!  I was requested to make this bunting for an awesome mom at dance.  She was throwing a baby shower based on the book "Little Sweeteas."  The shower was absolutely gorgeous!  She had adorable "cutie cakes" and "sweetie pie fruit salads!"  The banner was a perfect touch to bring the party together!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Good Luck Gifts for Dance Competition

Good Luck Gifts for Dance Competition

Like I have said before, I teach many solos this year that are all competing.  I wanted to make them a cute little gift to congratulate them for their hard work so far!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Ruffled Bag Tutorial

We have dance competition coming up soon and I wanted a cute bag to use!  Since our colors are black and pink, I knew this would be perfect!

Supplies Needed:
Black Canvas Bag (12" width x 18" height)
Light Pink Ruffle Ribbon
Sewing Machine threaded with Light Pink Thread
Straight Pins
Hot Glue Gun
Wood burner tool (optional)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Dance Costume Top Tutorial

This is the top to go with my tutu shorts tutorial!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Love, Amy Giggles Designs

Monday, February 13, 2012

Tutu Shorts Costume Tutorial

One of my girls at dance picked out a costume online that was way too expensive for what it was.  I knew that I could make her the same thing for way less.  Also, I could add the embellishments as it was being made.

Here is our inspiration from The Line Up costume company:

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Before Pinterest

With Pinterest exploding with popularity, it's hard to imagine what we use to do before it existed!  When I joined last summer, only 3 of my Facebook friends had an account!  Now most of my friends and family are "pinning," as I'm sure the same is true with you!  I use to keep a folder on my computer with anything I found cute online.  Basically the same concept without the links to the site and not as cool!

Here are some of the items I kept that I thought were cute and worth saving!
A lot of these I have gone back and found and pinned.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine's Hanging Heart Tutorial

Valentine's Hanging Heart Tutorial

This tutorial is a quick and easy Valentine's decoration that could be used in the home or even to embellish a gift!

Supplies Needed:
1/8 yard of Red Ticking Fabric
7" strip of Red Grosgrain Ribbon
Sewing Machine with Red Thread
Polyester Stuffing
Pen and Paper
Straight Pins