Saturday, February 27, 2010
Just had to share my excitement about the Liberty of London collection coming to Target! Anyone else excited about this? I saw the commercial while watching the Olympics with my love and gasped in excitement :). I've always loved Liberty of London prints, from afar. Purl Soho has a beautiful collection. The fabric is a little too steep for my budget right now. But perhaps I'll have a chance to repurpose a sheet or shower curtain :). The collection arrives March 14th and you can get a sneak peek and download these fun wallpapers here. Just one more reason to love Target.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
I'm going to be taking a bit of a blog break. I've been so tired lately...only natural with a 3 month old and two other crazies to take care of...that it's been far too easy to sit on my bum and waste quite a bit of time on my lovely MacBook looking through lovely creations and lovely blogs. That being said I feel I need to limit my computer time and bring a bit more balance to my day again. Hopefully I'll get a bit more sewing in as well :). So fair well for now. Keep cozy as winter closes and I'll see you in the spring!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Just found this site via some blog wanderings. I love these pillows and illustrations. The colors and styling are fantastic. These fun finds then led me to this beautiful site with beautiful items. Why is it every time I find something I think is fabulous it's somewhere way far away, like Denmark?
How fun is this decorative tape!? This may be old news to you but it's relatively new to me. I never thought masking tape would end up on my craft supply wish list. All so fun and beautiful. What fast and fun embellishments these would make on envelopes and scrapbook pages, or a number of other crafts...like this great Valentine idea here.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Initially this was going to be all to this creation. Perhaps something for him to take to work and adorn his desk area. But as it came together I decided that I would scale down the pattern a bit and make three smaller birds on a branch below to represent our three children. In the end it will be a smaller, more personal, take on this mobile that has been on my to do list. I've never actually given my husband a Valentine's day present, usually it's just a note or card. He thought the mobile was really cool so hopefully he'll like this. I really love how this turned out. It was hard to photograph because of the length of the branch, but it looks really beautiful in person. Right now it's hidden in our closet...surprises are so fun :).
It may be my southern roots, but manners are important. Politeness, or lack there of, can completely change the attitude of the people around you. One can have things go their way a lot more often if one learns the proper words to say. My four year old daughter, Olivia, has yet to fully catch onto this idea. But my son Jackson, who turned two in October, has always been a fast learner in this department. Either he's just innately sweet or is a boy who knows how to get what he wants. Perhaps a bit of both :). Either way when I hear his little low voice say "fank you, Mommy" or "excuse me, Olivia," without any prompting, it warms me up inside.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I've seen the Betsy McCall paper doll show up here and there around blogland, but she's so charming and fun why not let her pop up again? I love the illustration style and her fantastic dresses. You can download her first ten years here, and find a great craft idea here. Enjoy and Happy Valentine's Day!
Friday, February 5, 2010
I love looking through the children's book section at our local thrift store. I haven't been able to browse all that often but every time I have I've found some really great vintage books. Plus being able to buy six books for the price of one ain't bad either :). I love the color and graphic illustration on the "Ready to Roll" cover. But my favorite find this time was a children's poem book by Robert Louis Stevenson, A Child's Garden of Verses. Aren't the illustrations fantastic?! The poems are wonderful as well. My daughter and I had a great time looking and reading through it last night. There are several updated versions on Amazon, but I haven't seen one with these illustrations. Fun reads and great inspiration for under ten bucks is always good!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I'm a tad behind on sending this package. It was meant to be some Christmas gifts for my beloved cousin and her family. Better late than never I suppose. At least the delay allowed my daughter to contribute a couple lovely drawings made just for them. Perhaps a random package filled with goodies is even more exciting than an expected one—the thought makes me feel better anyway :).
Monday, February 1, 2010
Here's bib 2 of 3! This time with a bright green button and a different stripe pattern, newly christened with fresh spit-up. Not quite as glamourous as my last photo set-up but a whole lot more realistic :). You can't tell in the photo but his one is perfectly symmetrical. No dropped or added stitches this time!