Thursday, December 10, 2009

New Favorite Materials

Having fun materials can help inspire unique creations. A couple of my new favorites are Happy Tape, which is made of beautiful Japanese washi paper. I also love to use twine, the natural fiber is a look I really like, but there are now several colors available through Divine Twine.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

So I've been thinking about how to create a wreath inspired by the fabric one I posted earlier.  In rooting around I found this blog post on how to make fabric flowers.  Consequently, I also found a new blog I love, fun...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Quilts I can't get off the brain...

I am currently obsessed with two types of quilts that I have not yet made. One is of the zig-zag variety. There is a great pattern available through Anna Maria, I love their fabrics, they provide some personality to a variety of projects. The hexagon quilt is another look that I absolutely love, especially when done with modern fabrics (like the quilt to the right) or reproductions.

Wreath with a Twist

I have always been torn between a love of tradition and home making, but wanting to give those traditions a edgy twist. Mandi at Smile and Wave has found a way to do just that with this twist on a holiday wreath. My cousin Kate sent me the link to this project and I can't wait to set a date to make our own.

Fun & Flirty Sleeping Mask

Funny how you can always find the perfect thing after you no longer need it! Not long ago my now sister-in-law was getting married. As a bridesmaid, I was part of trying to put together a fabulous girls night. We put together little gift baskets for all the ladies and a special one for the bride. One part that was missing was a fun sleeping mask for the bride. While perusing Red Velvet's amazing sight I saw this... Love it (too bad I didn't see it sooner)!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Stumbling into blogging

So it begins. I have so often wanted to capture the ideas that drift passed me on a regular basis. Although the ideas float and bounce around in my mind, I rarely have time to chronicle them for later completion. The remain daydreams. This is my attempt to make my daydreams come into reality, recording the things I so much want to complete, so that they don't slip past me.