announcing the movers and makers summit!

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The Movers & Makers Summit: Charleston, SC
A creative women’s retreat
February 28-March 1, 2015

i have been eager to share this very post with you for months now! i am honored to be a part of an absolute dream team of creative-preneurs who will be hosting the movers and makers summit in charleston, south carolina! meet lisa jacobs, april bowleskerry burki and photographer paige french! the five of us have put our heads together to create a women’s retreat like no other. we’ve designed the entire weekend for artists, designers, shop owners and solopreneurs in the creative industry – in other words, YOU!

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why a retreat?
we’ve created this retreat to connect with like-minded creatives. our hope is that it will help you escape the hustle, reset your focus and bring new life to your business. by attending, you’ll enjoy new ideas, gain a fresh perspective, and deepen your sense of connection. the home we’ll be gathering in is *to die for* (think ocean front, full of light and completely serene!) and charleston is a fabulous city full of history and culture. as we share our insights, explore the city and breathe in the ocean air, our hope is that you’ll gain clarity in your creative vision.
workshop offerings:
we’re excited to offer upfront, honest and transparent presentations surrounding the subject of creative business. we will be available to connect, discuss, exchange, interact and engage. we’ll be sharing our tips, tools and resources that will help you take your career to the next level. you’ll get direct feedback, your questions answered on the spot and leave with professional head shots and images that will enhance your blog or website – photographed by the talented paige french!
the details:
the workshop will be held february 28th – march 1st, 2015 in charleston, south carolina. attendees are invited to join us for a meet and greet as we explore downtown charleston the day before the retreat starts (friday, february 27th). the workshop will be held in a private, cozy oceanfront home (it’s spectacular!).
there are only 20 tickets available and we expect to sell out early! early-bird tickets go on sale monday, december 28 (save $200 off the ticket price!). you can see all the details right here.

>> get on the waiting list and be the first to know when tickets become available! sign up to receive updates here <<

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shop restock today at 2pm!

| bonnie christine design

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thank you so much for your incredible support for my wee camera strap shop! i’ve been hard at work creating another batch of camera straps to launch this afternoon over at several straps + 6 new designs will go live at 2:00pm EST today!

about the camera straps:

>> each strap is handmade using extra soft cotton fabric i’ve designed myself for art gallery fabrics.

>> straps are made with durable + washable vegan ‘leather’, hand tea-dyed strapping and brass slides. 

>> straps are comfy to wear and measure 32″ in length with an additional 7″ of adjustability via the strapping.

visit the new shop now! >> <<

you can also use the code ‘GRATEFUL‘ during checkout to receive free USA shipping or a flat rate of $5 for international shipping!

ordering as a gift? be sure to order the dates below to ensure delivery by december 24th.

camera straps by bonnie christine

i also have a few custom listing orders still available which gives you the opportunity to choose your own fabric from over 60 options!

thank you again so much for your support of my small crafty endeavor! love, bonnie

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get to know lori danelle

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the moment i started learning about lori danelle, i knew we were kindred spirits. she’s passionate about life, creative in all things and precise with what she does. she’s a mother and an artist, and she’s driven.

lori creates art prints, greeting cards and cut paper art. i loved watching this time-lapse video of her latest cut paper project. the attention to detail, hours spent and meticulous cutting is unbelievable!

head on over to lori danelle’s website to see more of her beautiful and bold creations!

best of ghtr – christmas edition!

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i love to give handmade gifts. it’s usually the gifts that someone has made for me that i enjoy most, too! i try to save a list of ideas for handmade gifts throughout the year, so when december comes around i’m ready and full of inspiration. this year, i’m planning to make several new project to share with you as gift ideas (coming soon!), but for today i want to dive back into the archives of going home to roost and share some of the favorite gifts i’ve made in the past. these projects are tried and true, and would make really special gifts for your friends and family.

just follow the link below each photo to visit the full tutorial!

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tutorialsoy candles

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tutorial: reversible ribbon cuffs

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tutorial: hand painted wooden spoons

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wrapping: chalkboard wrapping

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wrapping: printable instagram gift tags

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tutorial: sweater wraps

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printable: cookie envelopes

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tutorial: planted mugs 

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tutorial: bottle brush tress

december gift guide

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december gift guide

product links: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8  | 9 | 10

a handmade gift guide for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays… or for no reason at all!

fun facts for december:

>> december 7th is pearl harbor day
>> december 14th is monkey day
>> december 21st is the first day of winter
>> decmber 25th is christmas (!!)
>> decmber 26th is goodwill day
>> december’s  birth flower is the narcissus
>> december’s birthstones are the turquoise, zircon, and tanzanite

printable christmas gift list

| christmas | free downloads

printable christmas gift list (4)

ho ho ho! one of my favorite things to do each december is to make a christmas gift list (you can find the last two year’s here and here). i find great joy in giving gifts, and making a list of all of them helps me keep organized and focused. it’s also a huge help in keeping all the gift-giving straight. plus, it’s fun to check off those tiny boxes!

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i begin each year by jotting down the ideas i have for everyone (in pencil). then, as i purchase (or make) each item, i put a check mark in the box labeled ‘bought’. then, i check them off one more time as i wrap them just to make sure everything arrives and gets put under the tree. i also usually jot down the price next to each item, so i can keep track of what i spend each year!

>> to download & print: click here (or on the image above) to download the pdf. print and have fun, santa!

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and because there’s nothing worse than having a loved one find your list, i’ve added an optional ‘side 2′ to the printable. just turn your list over and print page 2 on the back. then, when you fold your list, you’ll have a ‘no peeking’ label on both sides! no more spoiled gifts. no more excuses. :)

i hope this helps keeps your holidays organized! love, bonnie

p.s. if you find your name on this list, don’t worry. it isn’t actually what i’m getting you! wahaha.

fat quarter shop holiday showcase

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fat quarter shop jolly bar

the fat quarter shop has recently launch an exclusive precut from moda fabrics called the jolly bar! jolly bars are collections of 5″ x 10″ cuts of fabric and each come with a fat quarter shop coordinating pattern. if you’ve ever used precuts before, you know how fast and easy they make a project come together! (check out this post for ideas.) and since each jolly bar comes with it’s own pattern, these sweet bars would make a great gift idea for the seamstress in your family!

fat quarter shop elsewhere: website | blog | facebook | twitter | pinterest | youtube

interested in advertising on ghtr? find out more about the holiday showcase and other sponsor opportunities by checking out the press package.

giving back with epantry

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you guys know how much i love ePantry, right? ever since i wrote this post back in march, i’ve been receiving regular shipments of eco-friendly cleaners to my home and have enjoyed using them so much!

so, what is ePantry? it’s a fresh new service that makes purchasing eco-friendly household products super convenient. in just three minutes, they create a customized, yet highly flexible, schedule for all your household products — with speedy delivery to your door for cheaper than the grocery store. based on your household needs, ePantry recommends the right amount of sustainable household products to keep you from ever running low. if you want to read more about why i love them, check out this post.

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when ePantry reached out to me with a special opportunity to give back to the community, i immediately said yes. this company’s mission and heart just keeps impressing me!

for each new reader that signs up for ePantry from today and until friday (12/5):

1) ePantry will automatic donate $15 to the charity of our choice, world vision.

world vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. they work in nearly 100 countries, serving all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. it’s an organization that david and i have personally invested in and believe in wholeheartedly. thank you for joining us in our support, ePantry!

2) you’ll get free shipping on your first order.


3) $10 off your 1st order (!!).


4) a free mrs. meyer’s dish soap in your first order (choose your scent at checkout).

i chose this product as your freebie because it’s our absolute favorite. it smells so good it almost makes doing the dishes fun!

ePantry’s generosity never ceases to amaze me. this is such a meaningful opportunity and i’m so grateful to be a part of it. head on over to ePantry now to help us give back!