Aug 31, 2012
Aug 29, 2012
I'm really crushing on the Loch Ness Moster Postcard, but then again I really love the Forest Park Postcard Set. Ahh, I just can't decide. I love them all!
There are even more new designs in their Shop.
Aug 28, 2012
Aug 27, 2012
You've already kind of seen the finished product of our chair we reupholstered from Pixel's Watch Me Grow photos, but I wanted to show you more of the process we went through to get this little yellow beauty.Here is the condition we found the poor saggy chair in at Goodwill. The fabric was pretty worn in spots and the caning on the sides was starting to break, but it was the perfect size and style for the space we have in our living room. It just needed some love.
The best part was when we got to start putting all the pieces back together. It was such a fun project and we felt pretty accomplished when we finished. We gave an old sad chair new life.
Aug 24, 2012
I discovered this jem of a book last week and went out a bought it the very next day. I was so excited about it I just about read the entire thing in one sitting. It talks a lot about the business side of crafting (the part I can say I don't know too much about). All my business knowledge comes from friends and family--and now this book. If you're a crafter and want to know a little more about the business side of things, go grab this book at Barnes and Noble and settle down on the couch for the afternoon. I bet you'll learn a thing or two.
Aug 23, 2012
|Style Icon series|
|Lost in London|
Aug 22, 2012
Aug 21, 2012
We've been pretty good about taking lots of pictures of Pixel since we got him. His Watch Me Grow series has helped us remember to take at least one good picture documenting his growth each week. Recently we realized we hadn't taking any picture of the three of us so we grabbed our camera snapped a few or at least we tried to. It was a little tricky holding an energetic puppy, trying to get him to look at the camera and take a picture all while smiling.
Aug 20, 2012
|Spray Painted File Cabinets|
I don' think I ever mentioned it, but Jake also got me a sewing machine for my birthday. I've been looking for some easier projects to get started with. I think these would be perfect.
|Dog Car Seat Cover|
|Garden Party Napkins|
What do you think? I ordered the yarn this morning so as soon as that comes I will be crocheting every spare minute I have.
Mom, Dad, I think you better come out for another visit soon to help me with all this stuff.
Aug 17, 2012
Have you seen these nail polishes from Scotch? I have a whole shoe box full of nail polish, but I wouldn't mind adding a few of these colors to my collection. The best part is they are non toxic, fragrance free and have a handfull of other good qualities. I bet they would be much less harsh on your nails too. Have you ever tried them? I would be curious to know how they hold up.
Aug 16, 2012
Now I'm on to bigger and better things - crocheting. The problem I have with knitting is that I want results fast so I get worn out with the process. People have told me that crocheting is faster. I can only hope.
|Sarah London Textiles|
Aug 15, 2012
Now that my birthday has past I am ready for Fall. There are so many wonderful things that come with cooler weather. One thing being scarves. Don't you just love them?Janee over at Yellow Bird, Yellow Beard had this brilliant idea to host a scarf exchange in preparation for Fall. I signed up right away! If you would like to join in the fun, you can check out all the details over at her blog.
Aug 14, 2012
Aug 13, 2012
My parents left for home this morning. We had a wonderful time with them this past week. Unfortunately it has been the hottest week of the summer which meant we had to stay inside most of their visit. On the plus side, we got a lot of projects done in our apartment. First we reupholstered the yellow chair, then hung up some shelves in our kitchen, built a mail/drop off box by our door, hung up the coat rack, built a mantel and late last night we finished painting the design around the fireplace. I'm pretty excited with how everything turned out. I'll post more detailed pictures later this week along with some tutorials.
Aug 9, 2012
Aug 7, 2012
Aug 6, 2012
|One Lantern Art Prints|
I love the way One Lantern styles their art print photos for their Etsy shop. It's a really great how they show the prints in an actually environment. It makes me want that workspace and those prints (which I'm sure was the idea). Plus I just love the simplicity of the prints. Now I'm inspired to take the time to set up and take some better photos for our shop.
Aug 3, 2012
We used to wake up every day, drink our morning coffee, and read our favorite blogs. But ever since we brought Pixel home our routine has changed a bit. We still have our coffee, but browsing blogs has kind of fallen by the wayside. Pixel demands our attention most mornings.
Back in the beginning of July, Katherine posted Jessica Hiche's wedding website: jessandruss.us! We've posted about Jessica a few times here on our blog. She is one of our favorite designers and typographers. I was so excited to see what she came up with. And wow it did not disappoint. The way the site functions is so awesome. It is one of the best websites I've ever seen.
Aug 2, 2012
|Hand Drawn Typographic Poster by Nicolas Baillargeon|
We are all familiar with the saying "the customer is always right". I get why they say that, but I think it is kind of silly. If you're wrong--you're wrong no matter who you are. So when I saw this poster I immediately laughed and felt an immense gratitude towards Enzo Ferrari who had the guts to say it in the first place.We love when clients have an opinion and vision of what they want, but it's also nice when they trust us to make the right aesthetic decision. After all, we want to create a beautiful design for them just as much as they want to have one.
Aug 1, 2012
I have some more free printables for you today! Here are three different worksheets I've designed that have helped me plan my parties. They're great to keep you on track and make sure you don't leave any of the important details out. I hope you find them helpful.
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