Archive for August 2012
This post was entered in Chelsey's weekly photo challenge. This week's theme is "morning".
the Plaid Barn came out with these awesome sets today.
Aren't they cute?!
Also, I hung up the curtains at the office that I hemmed this weekend. I can't wait to share photos of them! It was my first time using Heat 'n Bond in this type of project and it went really well.
I have to admit that my favorite blog day is Monday. There's something about the weekend where everyone relaxes and slows down the blog posting and then when it's Monday-BAM-an onslaught of posts. And not just any posts...interesting DIY posts and weekend adventure posts. I love it!! As soon as I get home from work, I enjoy sitting back on our couch and reading through them all.
I've had a heavy heart this past week. I would be lying if I said I didn't. Even when I called people at work, they could somehow hear it in my voice. I helped Ryan move in to his campus apartment in NYC on Wednesday. It was nice to see where he will be and meet his roommate, but I won't lie when I say it will be tough. We have done long distance before, though, so at least we're prepared.
|I was intrigued that moonshine is now sold in stores and I bought some.|
|It definitely makes me cough after I take a sip.|
|The Mamiya on one of the bookshelves in Ryan's apartment.|
|Developing equipment and scanner...eventually books will go here?|
|Listening to his roommate.|
|Washington Square Park|
|Heading to get a student ID.|
|When I got home, I went to a farmer's market in a neighboring town.|
|Lino blocks and tool.|
We were assigned our partners for the scarf exchange and I am so excited! I have been thinking about what to send my partner all weekend.
I wanted to write more this week; I really did. I helped Ryan move to NYC this week and then my hard drive ran out of space for me to download my pictures. Later today I hope to move some stuff over to my external and then I'll be able to download and upload new photos for you all. You will be able to see how tiny Ryan's apartment is and how much NYC rocks.
Somehow I ended up with 5 different kinds of fabrics over the past couple of weeks. My co-worker moved and cleared out a lot of her fabric stash. I have been the recipient of of the cleared out fabrics. While I wouldn't necessarily pick these fabrics out myself, I'm not about to look a gift horse in the mouth (gift fabric in the pattern?).
So far I am making a square pouf seat with the upholstery fabric and am contemplating purses, a dolman shirt, pillows and more out of the rest.
What do you think? What would you make?
Remember a little while ago when I posted about some fabric tape and a vintage charm packaging kit? Well, they arrived! How adorable are these?
To add to their cuteness, the other day, the Plaid Barn sold wrought-iron keys. They were so beautiful...the deal slipped by my fingers too quickly! Combined with the plain linen tape from yesterday, there are just way too many awesome items lately. Today's deal is a cupcake lover's and DIYer's dream...DIY cupcake stands! Check 'em out!
Also, after the fun packaging exchange from Oh Hello Friend, I signed up for a scarf exchange at YB+YB. I can't wait to see with whom I am partnered! We find out on the 24th. Click here to enter the exchange yourself.
My love for washi, fabric--and now linen--tape continues! I have a longer post planned for tomorrow, but for now, behold linen tape available for 9 more hours at thePlaidBarn.com.
We have had many thunderstorms over the past week. Yesterday's storm was considerably more--almost to monsoon level. I have been helping out at an art table downtown on Fridays for the month of August. Last week, we were drenched with sweat. This week, we were drenched with rain. The afternoon started out with a drunk wandering around, stabling himself on our tables, tents, parking meters and a random dog. Finally we called the police and once they confiscated his 1/5 of bourbon, he was on his way.
Soon after came the deluge. We were all soaked shortly. Before we wrapped up for the day, I bought a couple of paintings--one for home and one for the office. Below is the one that I bought for home.
There is something captivating and dark about the mood of this piece. I love how the colors and the shadows play together. Another time I will post about the office painting. But, I will let you know that it includes a ferris wheel and a person in a wheelchair.
Today's weather was no better, especially this afternoon. Ryan and I were thoroughly soaked after just going from the store to the car. I came home to find that we had won first place in this week's photo challenge by Chelsey from thePaperMama.com.
Remember all those weeks ago when I painted my nails and put on fun nail polish stickers? Well, that lasted REALLY long! I finally removed it all this weekend and put on new nail polish and stickers. Evani from Simply Evani had sent me a lil bottle of blue Essie nail polish during our package exchange and I used that, along with the other set of nail polish strips that I bought the day of my surgery.
What do you think? And please ignore all of the dog hair on the carpet...time to vacuum again! No wonder the neighbors above us vacuum several times per week.
the Paper Mama's challenge this week is "fun". Head on over to enter yourself: