Archive for 2012
I have been pining over NYE decorations and party ideas this year. Salivating is more like it. What great NYE inspirations, blog friends! Now it's NYE tomorrow and I have no plans. At. All. I decided that I would have my own online "party" of what I would include if I could. I hope you enjoyed it.
One glittery item that I did complete this week was my gold, glittery nails. They probably won't last long on my fingernails, but I'll love them while they last!
I had intended to post more this week. Unfortunately, this is what happened.
The red line is where my spine should be.
How did I do this? Rolling over to turn off my alarm clock. Laaaaame.
On top of this, I got that terrible cold that's been going around.
How have you been doing?
posted about turmeric dye? Well, this is that original, long-sleeved onesie that I dyed. Next, I wanted to add some fabric "scales" to the front. I upcycled a couple of well-loved clothing items to use as the scales.
I wanted to share with you all what I have been working on for the shop. If you have been following me on Instagram, you may have seen some shots of these already. These photos I took with my real, normal-size camera! These luminaries have been a long time in the making, from choosing what to shoot, to shooting the images, to choosing which ones to use and then finally making them. I love how they turned out. The lines are clean. I love the contrast in each photo and that they are black and white (or clear, rather, in this case). I have made similar ones for wedding centerpieces, but these are even better (in my opinion). You can buy them at the shop here. Check out more close-ups below!
How lovely are thy (thine?) branches. Tonight I decorated my little 2 foot Christmas tree. I know last year I splurged and got a lovely real, 6 foot Christmas tree but this year I decided to hold back. If I can find the right tree that doesn't cost me an arm and a leg that I will get a real one, but otherwise, this little fakie is it. It's kind of charming in its own way, isn't it? I covered it in my large, regular-sized tree ornaments, but it still looks pretty good.
Oh, what's the rest of the stuff in the picture, you may ask? Well, gifts that I've been working on. And a couple of orders I received. And other things I've made, inspired (Pinspired?) from Pinterest. I'll do a larger post about that at some point, but I need to wait until my recipients have their gifts!
When it snowed this weekend, I really got in the mood for Christmas. Sure, it's in the 50s now, but this weekend was magical. Christmas, here I come!
Well, November's crochet-along project was a complete and utter fail for me. Although I was looking forward to learning how to crochet a granny square...well, I just didn't get around to trying it. Instead of trying to scramble something together this weekend, I decided to forget it and give it a try around Christmas. I'm going to have a week off and I should have some moments to try some granny squares.
This month's (holy crap, it's December already) crochet-along is a hat. I've always wanted to try a hat pattern! Hopefully this doesn't go the way of the granny square this month. Stay tuned to see if I can stick with this month's challenge. Thanks, Alycia, for hosting!
It's the last day to enter the ornament exchange! You have until midnight EST to enter (if you're within a couple hours of it, I'm okay with that too). To read more about it, click here. The info you need to email me or comment below is pasted in for your convenience.
Country in which you live: (as well as if you are willing to have an international partner or not)
Your interests in ornament type: (share some of your preferences to help your partner choose or make an ornament for you - i.e. colors, styles, specific item(s) you would like inside of the ornament, texture, a link or two to other ornaments you are interested in, etc.)
5 words to describe you or your style:
Link to your blog/shop if you have one:
Anything else you'd like to ask/share:
So many fabulous ornaments are out there, aren't they? Last time, I posted about DIY inspiration for ornaments this year and today's post is about store bought. Of course, store bought doesn't just mean mass produced...I included some Etsy stores featuring handmade items as well. Take a look and I hope these photos inspire you for your holiday season.
|Thats Vintage Baby on Etsy|
|Farm Sack Threads on Etsy|
|the Heads Creation on Etsy|
|iHartFelt on Etsy|
|AM Radio on Etsy|
|Crate and Barrel|
|my ryan, eating his t-giving meal|
|post meal walk|
|waiting desperately for treats while we drank hot cider and coffee|
|how i know he's home...camera and law books|
|on our walk|
Now that Thanksgiving is past, don't forget to sign up for my ornament exchange! I will be assigning partners this coming weekend and I don't want anyone to lose out. Click here to read more about it and sign up. Thanks!
I wanted to share with all of you some ornament inspiration that I have come across while dreaming up this ornament exchange. Thank you, Pinterest, for making this so easy.
So far I have made the himmeli ornaments shown in the second pin. It was harder than I originally thought but the more of them that I made, the easier it got. I also experimented with different lengths and widths as well.
I cannot wait to make the rest of these for my tree, or perhaps use one of the DIYs for my exchange. If you have not signed up for the ornament exchange yet, please do so here! We are happy to have ya!