Thursday, August 26, 2010

Do you Spoonflower???

If you don't{or haven't}you should. Spoonflower is probably one of my favorite places to buy unique fabric. The variety is the best part about the site{as you can see from the photo's below}. Right now they're offering a Free Fabric Swatch~ for the next 24 hours{ends noon August 27th}. So if you ever wanted to check out the quality of their fabric but didn't want to spend the $$$, go here to get your free Swatch~ I did :)

1. Target Practice Detail, 2. bebes!, 3. Squirrel design, 4. Spoonflower Fabrics!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Favorite Artist...

This is the second time I've ordered from the super talented artist PinkyToast. Unfortunately they've been gifts for others. I had to snap some photo's before wrapping them{actually they were already wrapped when I realized I hadn't taken any pictures of them, so now I need to re-wrap them}.
They're even better in person~ the colors are amazing.
I love how they look in these frames. Normally I use vintage frames, but since they're a gift{and I didn't have any the right size}I picked these up, and think they look beautiful.
I could have her artwork all over my house♥

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Happy Mail and New Projects

I ordered this pack of pastel Bakers Twine on Etsy the other day{from bellacreationz4u}, it's almost too pretty to open and use.
Nothing dresses up a package like pretty twine, especially against plain paper. There's so many fun things you can do with it.
1. baker's twine, 2. Personalized Stationary, 3. Untitled, 4. Pretty Polka Dots, 5. Pink Scalloped Edge Gift Tags, 6. air mail kit, 7. Orders Out, 8. Key to the Treasure, 9. Flag Garland Package 1

Here's something I recently finished. I've had requests in my Etsy Shop for Cork boards{usually my boards are magnetic, but I guess some people prefer to be able to pin things to their boards} so here's a version I came up with using two fun ornate frames.
I have lots of projects waiting to be started, and a few ideas I'm looking forward to trying. I feel like I've had the summer off, and now I'm going back to work♥

Monday, August 16, 2010

Upcycled Flea Market Finds

This has become a new addiction of mine. In the past when I've found a vintage framed mirror I would automatically turn it into a chalkboard or memo board. Now I love taking ornate mirrors and upcycling them~ turning them into colorful wall decor.

I found a box of these old drawer pulls that I knew would look much better painted....
Way better!!
A few of my favorite Flickr Upcycled Creations:
{Beautiful Reconstructed skirt from vintage fabrics}So pretty!
{Upcycled Vintage Train Case}LOVE this!
{Upcycled Umbrella Dog Raincoat} LOL, how cute is that(love his face)! What a great idea.
{Upcycled Vintage Brooch}Beautiful!

Here are a couple of my latest Flea Market Finds:
{Vintage paper lanterns & pom poms}
{Vintage cat eye glasses}

I have more to share but my camera batteries died, I'm up to my ears in back to school shopping and school registration. 13 days til everyone's back in school, peace and quite for a whole 6 1/2 hours a day, five days a week. woo hoo! I know I'm not the only mom who's excited about this :)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

It's almost over.....

Summer, that is. Although it's my favorite time of year and I love having my kids home, I can't say I'm not looking forward to everyone going back to school. I sure do miss the sound of nothing{peace and quiet}.
I also realize there will only be so many more summers left until my kids are grown and gone. That's what I remind myself of when things get crazy{and I've heard "MOM" yelled for the thousandth time in one day}.

I'm not sure what I'll do with all my free time? Hopefully not spend too much time on sites like{that's where I found this video~ Oh Boy!!}

I'm hoping to get lots of work done{fill up my Shop} and spend time going through all my Bookmarked tutorials getting crafty!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Flickr Dream Home♥

I could spend the day browsing Flickr. It's my favorite place to find inspiration. I would be so happy living inside this little{make believe}home♥
{{Home Sweet Home}}
{{The perfect Kitchen}}
{{Living Room~ Wow!}}
{{and WOW!!!}}
{{Beautiful Sunroom}}
{{View out my window}}
That's what my dream home would look like. Now, something inside my house is getting painted aqua/turquoise today!! I don't know what but those pictures sure make me want to start painting.