Thursday, December 31, 2009

Feeling Thankful

I have to admit, the first thing I thought of today when realizing that tomorrow is the start of the new year was..... taxes. Oh boy. I then decided to put that thought aside and think of how thankful I am for this past year, and how excited I am for the year to come. Tomorrow, January First, I am going to sit down and write out some goals for the next year and really start on the "making it happen" stage. So many ideas... so little time! Happy New Year all, I hope it brings everyone to a brave new place!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Banner

I have a picture in my mind of what I'd like my top banner to look like, but I haven't figured out how to make it yet. So, until I learn a little more about my computer, and what she can do, I posted what I came up with today!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I Spy

This beautiful bird was waiting along with me at the bus stop this week. Anybody know what this bird is?? Can you see the shot of bright yellow on the tail? So cool!

I've still got so much work to do on Christmas presents, but am so excited for giving them out! Two of my siblings have birthdays the first week of January, so I've got a little more work to go on those guys. Tomorrow will be a big wrapping day, making fabric bags for the gifts. The best is bringing it all home and putting them under the tree!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Room Transformation, the Beginning.

The room "before" I had already painted one of the nightstands, but am still not sure I like white. I'd like to do a fun color for those.... I wanted the bedding to match the lights a little better, without feeling too feminine

In progress... I got new fabric to make a headboard. (just draped over the exisiting long pillow) Made new shams, and covered the small pillow in a brown plaid fabric. The duvet cover will have to get switched out, for now I just took off the cover I had. The new quilt at the foot of the bed is a cream colored afgan that my grandma made.

Now, I would really like to paint the room a different color... I didn't get the right color when I started. Different artwork over the bed, and headboard made. And, nightstands painted.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Holiday Market

Here are a couple of the aprons I made for the artisan market last week. I totally re-created my apron pattern. The shape is different, and I made the waist ties go all the way across the front of the apron, as well as a fixed neck loop (last year was ties) I sold 4 out of 7 aprons I made, thanks to all who support my art!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

sneaky stuff.

I used some of this ultra-fine red glitter last week, and now I'm finding it everywhere.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Scarf Season

Its scarf season! Here are a few beauties from Anthropologie. Don't these make you want to make a cup of hot tea and toast with jam??

Monday, December 14, 2009

Happy Holidays?

I spent part of this summer working for a wonderful local studio that produces a line of holiday accessories. I would show up to a beautiful garden, cheerful friends and my cozy workstation. Outside the window to my left is a garden with vines that by the end of the summer obscure my view of the neighbor's fountain that bubbles out of their wall. Meanwhile, I'm sipping my iced tea, and listening to MPR while creating smile after smile, hoping that it will make someone else smile as they bring them home for the holidays.

For a laugh, at the end of the season I made two snowmen with a sad face, can you find him? One lives at the studio, and one lives at our house. Talk about limited edition!

Friday, December 11, 2009

cozy corner

doesn't this look like the coziest corner??!! I would switch out the rocking chair for a cute little squishy comfortable one, and add a rug. THEN it would be just right for me. Maybe add a little pink somewhere :)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

place of rest

I'm contemplating a major room makeover, and I LOVE this picture by sussie bell. I love bright colors, but always seem to hover around earthy neutrals. How can I cure my "split {design} personality" ?? Also, I haven't gotten a good read on how Sean feels about having a little pink in the room. (LOVE pink.)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sneak Peek- Whats going on at my desk...

Here's a top secret look at what I've been working on tonight. My printer is out of ink, so that means hand made fliers for my upcoming holiday sale! A handful of select artisans are getting together on Sunday December 13th at 4621 Beard Ave S from 12-5 for some good old fashioned fun. We'll have handmade gifts including jewelry, kitchen "pretties", organic cotton silk screened t-shirts, pottery and more. I'm pretty sure it's going to be THE place to be come next Sunday.

We might even have snacks.