Thursday, November 26, 2009

Christmas Photo Inspiration

My husband and I are actually (hopefully!) going to take Christmas photos this year. (We have never had any done before and we have only been together for 7 years!) I will be taking them, so I really hope they turn out! (Gotta love tripods and wireless shutter remotes!)
Here is a bit of inspiration we've found!
I can't wait until we do these! But first we need haircuts. My gosh! it has been so long since I had mine cut! (The last time for me was in March) and I think I am going to find something awesome to wear. I have to go get a nice outfit for my birthday anyway, I might as well treat myself to two outfits! Oh, and I should probably get my Christmas tree up too! My goal is to get these done next weekend so I have them edited and printed for hopefully sending out just in time for Christmas (I know I am probably pushing it for time, but it is better late than never!)

Who else is planning on getting Christmas photos done this year? Or have you already got them done?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Style School

I am taking Elsie and Leigh-Ann's online style school class. I cannot wait to get started! It sounds like a blast!

Projects I am really looking forward to are (I am looking forward to all the projects-these, just more so!)

-Inspiration binder-I have always wanted to get all of my inspirations together in one spot. Now I will finally have direction and motivation to do so.
-DIY photo wall art-Anything with photos is always great! Plus I could always use editing techniques
-Fabric Pom-Pom Necklace-it sounds interesting...I am curious to see this one!
-Colored Pencil Sketchbook-It sounds awesome! And it is super practical! I am always losing my pencils!
-Quote Pillow-This is actually a future project of mine. Now I really have to do it! :)
-Handcarved stamp-I've attempted at making one with an eraser once, I would love trying it again!
-ACEO Cards-ATCs are a hobby of mine (although it has been awhile since I've made any), but I love learning new techniques.
-Wooden People Family-sounds fun! I have always wanted to have an art piece of Josh and myself! (Which we never did for our first year anniversary-GASP!...so this can be a belated one)
-Upcycled Embroidered Camera Bag-another fun sounding project! :) ...I'm always changing my camera bag...
-Decorative Coffee Table Art Journal-I am really loving this idea! :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Corners Of My Home...

Just a little tour of my craft area

Where the magic happens: My shelf:
Shelf detail:
Desk detail:

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Daisies

I got flowers yesterday for my one year at the credit union I work at. So of course, me and flowers I have to take photos! :) These are definitly some of my top favorites of my photography thus far!




Sunday, November 15, 2009

Christmas Wreath

I have started making Christmas crafts for the upcoming holiday season already. Here is my first project: A cute penguin yarn wreath. Here is a closeup of the penquin cuteness:

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My favorite things...

A few of my favorites at the moment...

Handmade banners:

http://sweetsweetlife.typepad.com/sweet_sweet_life/


Scrap Paper Magnets

http://seilifestyle.blogspot.com/


This awesome candleholder:
http://www.cb2.com/


Candleholders in action:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/megmcg/

Super cute faux bois rug:


http://www.abeautifulmess.typepad.com/


Vintage Lotus Bowls:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/denbow/

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Christmas Inspiration

Lately I have been getting into the holiday spirit coming up with decor ideas and looking at inspiration.
Here are a few things that have been inspiring to me:

Felt Mitten Ornaments
http://www.flickr.com/photos/berly816/

Paper Snowflakes


Untraditional Wreaths


http://www.marthastewart.com/article/snowy-ornaments?backto=true



Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Calendar decision...

It's official!
I just ordered the calendar made by the lovely Elsie at https://www.redvelvetart.com/, plus her lovely boyfriend Jeremy's CD's!

I can't wait for my order to come in!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

2010 Calendars

I am going to by a handmade calendar this year, but there are SO MANY cute ones to choose from... These are the ones I am deciding on:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/catseto

http://www.etsy.com/shop/kittyrogers

http://www.etsy.com/shop/joojoo