Sunday, February 28, 2010

Etsy Finds

redbirdstyle makes fanny packs look cool

LittlePinkHouse makes lovely custom hoop art of your home

SoSheSews is saving the world one plastic bag at a time with these cute owl wallets
Hettle has the most wonderful pillowcases!

Ninainvorm has the best ceramics

Hope everyone had an awesome weekend!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

DIY-Spring Banner

I thought it would be fun to share a DIY project!

PS I have never wrote a tutorial before, so I hope you enjoy!

I wanted something bright and spring-y in celebration that spring is on its way!
 I just made a felt flower & photo garland last week, so I thought why not make a banner for my dining room... You could say I am a little in love with banners & garlands at the moment!

Supplies needed:
-Needle & Thread
-Glue gun & glue
-Crochet hook
-Sharpie marker
-Safety pins
-Random findings to decorate your flowers with (I used buttons & lace)

 I was inspired by the colors of a peacock feather & wanted to use some feathers in my banner, I also wanted to use old scrabble tiles.

(I later changed my mind about using the tiles and the peacock feathers...I also added some pink felt last minute to make it more bright)

Step 1: Crochet yarn in a string to the length you want your banner

Step 2: Crochet it again, to make it thicker. You can decide how thick you want your banner.
(Please forgive me, I do not know crochet terms at all)

Step 3: Draw & cut out some flower shapes. Make different sizes for layering the felt

Step 4: Trace your flower cut outs onto your felt with a sharpie marker.
 Make a whole bunch of flowers & leaves

Step 5: Sew on the buttons, glue on the layers & trimmings

So instead of using the scrabble tiles, I decided to use felt for "Spring"
Step 6: Cut out letters to spell "SPRING"  & arrange on felt

Step 7: Cut out the letters

Step 8: Hang up your crocheted string to see how you want it to hang
Pin flowers up with safety pins & then tie on letters with yarn

I hope you enjoyed this cute spring banner DIY & feel inspired to go out and make your own! Please share photos of your spring banners if you do! I love seeing different variations of projects!

Studio Peeks

I hope everyone is having an amazing weekend!

Here are a few projects that I have been working on lately:

Cute little felt pennant for my desk

I also made a yarn wrapped word from Style School

A needlebook

I FINALLY gave my lampshade a wonderful makeover!

Faux Bois Rocks!

And some random detail shots...

Oh, and a sneek peek for an upcoming DIY...

Friday, February 26, 2010

10 Things I Love...

HAPPY FRIDAY!!! Hope everyone had a lovely week!

1. Paper Airplanes
 found on

2.  Vintage spools of thread
found on

3. This awesome inspriration binder 

4. These cute little jibibuts

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5. This quote
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6. Puns in cute crafts  
 found on

7. This toque

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8. Moustache Chocolates
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9. This cute hat

10. This cake topper

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Photographs I Adore...

One week ago I started my blogging schedule. And so far I have stuck to it really good, blogging everyday (sometimes twice!)

I LOVE finding things to post in my blog and am loving the positve comments from it (Thanks everyone!)

Here are some cuteness that panda bears are!

found via weheartit

found via weheartit
found via weheartit

Tomorrow is...FRIDAY!!! Yay! (Can you tell I am excited much?! haha!)

I am off to start a lovely spring project! I can't wait to share it with you!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Happy Wednesday!

Hope everyone is having a lovely week!

I am already looking forward to the weekend! Anyone have any awesome weekend plans? We are going to play Putt n' Glow. (I've never played that before-I'm pretty excited!)

Here is something cute I found on weheartit

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Artist Feature-Elsie Flannigan of Red Velvet Art

Welcome to my Artist Feature where I will post about an artist that I adore. For my first feature, I thought why not start off with one of my biggest inspirations, Elsie!

If you do not know who the amazingly talented Elsie is...
She is an independent artist who has been supporting herself for the past 7 years and owns her own boutique; Red Velvet Art that she opened in 2009. (RVA is an online shop as well as a brick & mortar shop located in Springfield, Missouri) She also has a very inspirational blog called A Beautiful Mess

Elsie is a wonderful inspiration to anyone who is starting (or has) an independent business. So thanks Elsie, for being such a great inspiration! ♥ 

And well, because I am a very visual person and I am sure the majority of you reading probably are too, here are some lovely photos for your visual needs!

All photo's sourced from Elsie's flickr