Embroidery hoops

November 7, 2009

chalkboard hoop

Bliss in a Teacup




Five Trees via Poppy talk

from theinspiredroom.net

The Inspired Room

Using embroidery hoops for wall decor: quirky, cost effective and oh so hot right now.

I’m kind of impatient when it comes to crafts, so I don’t think actual embroidery is for me. Yesterday I was working on my napkins for Thanksgiving (I’ll share the whole process very soon!) and I was sewing so fast my machine sounded like it was going to take flight. Needless to say my hems are more than sorta crooked, they would make my Home-Ec teacher hang her head in shame. Ah well.


Crocheted stones

November 4, 2009

crocheted stones

the measure of autumn

leaves on a garden bench

I recently happened upon Resurrection fern, a lovely nature inspired blog. The crocheted stones boggle my mind. I don’t understand how someone could crochet something so intricate and form fitting that its not removable. Her photos of organized foliage remind me of one of my favorite artists, Andy Goldsworthy. Boy, I need a walk in the woods.

Buy her photos and crafts here.

Where the wild things are

October 14, 2009

12 days since my last post. Egads! I have no good excuse other than I have just fallen out of the habit. I hope not to go that long without a peep ever again.

(I have also been very busy jewelry making, you can peruse the fruits of my labor here.)

I have to say, falling out of touch with your blog is a bit like letting to much time pass among friends. I miss you blog, and now there’s the awkward part where I wonder what I should say next… um. Hey, aren’t you looking forward to that “Where the wild things are” movie. Looks awesome right?


And now some “wild things” inspired things..

opening ceremony inspiration

its all about fur and crowns



I came across a “make your own wild things fort” contest and I’m in love.

Great excuse to relive one of my favorite childhood activities!





September 17, 2009

colorscopeI like this little color grid from one of my favorite creatively inspiring shops and personal pocketbook drainer- The Paper Source. The shades are so pretty and I picked fuchsia which seems pretty accurate..

(Click here to see in a separate window and zoom.)

Paper flowers

July 22, 2009


These are made of paper. Incredible. Need I say more?


from martha stewart weddings




by Jude Miller


July 19, 2009

teal beads

yellow jade necklace

blue tears necklace

A little sampling of my recent craft projects.. available for purchase here.

Before & afters

May 14, 2009

chic maps by nikkichic maps by nikki

I am a sucker for makeovers. I think that’s where my love for fashion and entertaining comes from. Take the every day and make it into something new. I love this trunk makeover by chic maps by nikki from a recent Design sponge post. See more before and afters here. I envy people that have the patience to completely reupholster something. So far this week the only renovation I have done is trimmed my own bangs after drinking a half a bottle of wine. I don’t recommend it.

Easter Eggs

April 13, 2009

Easter eggs

Yesterday I hosted a little Easter soiree and it turned into quite a festive affair. I was very pleased because everything turned out well, (the success of any party is usually gauged by the amount of kitchen disappointments I have that day) and it wasn’t stressful at at all. The best part? Everyone colored Easter eggs with like little kids- well, except for the ex-rated ones. It was a small and casual but a whole day affair, starting at 12 and the last guests left around 9:30. I took lots of pictures and so I will bore you with them in the next couple of posts. Along with recipes!

Dye bath

Customizing with crayons

Eggcellent work of art