Saturday, February 28, 2009

Magical Movies

Movies that you can walk out and think..."magical" they are my favorite. Here, I've got pictures from Amelie (favorite movie of all time), The Series of Unfortunate Events, Stranger Than Fiction, and Finding Neverland. I appreciate every little detail that goes into these movies.. the artistic vision, lighting, costumes, imagination.... go rent yourself a magical movie and see what I mean!
Pictures from HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE,

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Felted Wool Beads

The other night my mom taught me how to make felted wool beads. The wool comes in such bright, fun colors. In the first shot, there are the balls of wool that are loosly wound in a ball shape, ready to get wet and soapy!
The next shot is a close-up of the "before" beads of wound up wool.
The last shot is felted wool beads complete! The wool shrinks and takes shape, and is ready to become a bracelet or whatever you can imagine! Fun! Thanks mom!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Dash & Albert Rugs

I am literally swooning over these rugs today. The colors, textures, and patterns are just.... just... mmmmm. beautiful. swoon. See them here. Or, stop by Victory like I did, on 44th and Beard in Linden Hills.

Monday, February 23, 2009

I love my...

... glass vase/bottle collection. Just in case I have a few flowers that need a home. They have accumulated out in the sun room, on the window ledge, by the frosty windows.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Silver Fusing

This week I learned how to fuse silver, something I've always wanted to know how to do. Sterling silver has some alloys added to it to make it stronger, and therefore won't fuse when melted together. Fine silver (what we were using) is 99.9% silver and will melt together when heated with a blow torch.

Take a peek at what I made this week...
And, here's my setup:

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

best. present. ever.

Wouldn't this be a fun gift to receive? A pretty cupcake all wrapped up in a box, an maybe even a ribbon tied around it if you're lucky. I hear cupcake boutiques are getting popular... and I'm liking what I hear.

Monday, February 16, 2009

dreaming of pretty things...

I've been a big fan of pretty aprons lately. Here are a couple that I made last month. I've been collecting some more great fabrics, and will post the new aprons as they are "born"! Thanks to my mom for being my model!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Day!

Happy Valentines Day!

To celebrate, I made honey cookies! (they are like sugar cookies, but instead of sugar, you add honey)
I topped off the day by splurging on some hot pink tulips, and soft pink sweetheart roses for me and the boy. Sweet!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Toast and Tea!

There's nothing more comforting to me than a hot cup of tea and a piece of toast with raspberry jam or a little honey....
My favorite teapot lately is this bee house teapot.

You can find them here. Wouldn't this beautiful blue one look nice on my desk??

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Hello Everyone!

Hi! Welcome to "One Sweet Moment"! This blog will be dedicated to all the "sweet little things" in life that make each day so special and wonderful! I'm really excited to share what inspires me, some great local artists and other treasures of Minneapolis. I live for these unique, lovely little things in life, and am hoping you will all share your thoughts!