Tuesday, August 31, 2010

tutorial tuesday: felt bird ornaments

poppytalk blogger made these felt bird ornaments for easter, but how cute for christmas, too! i love how simple these birds are, and their little wooden feet are so cute!

Monday, August 30, 2010

i have a hankering to make a triangle quilt...

i just think they're so pretty and i have a lot of scraps that this would be perfect for!

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Friday, August 27, 2010

five friday favorites!

this vintage prarie skirt.
these mini pies. rediculously cute.
this lovely deer print.pretty gummy bears.
the purl bee's needlework post. so pretty + inspiring.
have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

seeing these guys tonight...

for FREE!

hot dang, i'm as excited as a kid on christmas!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

reading this right now...

and loving it!

i was so excited to buy it when it came out yesterday.
i'm halfway through and can't wait to see how it ends.

if you haven't read the first two, here they are:

amazing story. after reading each one, i just kept thinking about it for days afterward. so good.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

you can now listen to the whole "i'm having fun now" album here!
tutorial tuesday: drink parasols

um, these are kind of really adorable.

wouldn't they be perfect for a wedding reception?
or even just a summer party. so cute.

go to the tutorial here.

Monday, August 23, 2010

featured in an etsy treasury!

can you spot it?...
it's the mini bow snap clip in yellow and grey.

see the treasury here. thanks may day studio designs!
found a new blog to stalk...

it's basically a blog where this girl named jane (in the pictures below) writes little commentaries on clothes and also takes *pretty* stylized pictures of herself. all the pics on her blog as SO FUN to look at. sometimes i really love blogs that are more pretty pictures than words.

Friday, August 20, 2010

five friday favorites!

love the color scheme of this cute print.

this go-to scarf. (fall is right around the corner, people).
berry sheep!
this hand-embroidered girl-and-her-horse image.
this utilitarian shelf-edging from design sponge.

have a super weekend!

(sorry i missed last friday's favorites...i was out of town.)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

an interview with bret from fotc

(listen to bret's answer about his big movie break and then watch below...haha)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

i saw this last night...

it was so funny! i was thoroughly entertained the whole time. everything was so quick and bright. and the premise is so original. i mean, defeat a girl's 7 evil ex's so you can date her? so romantic.
i think everyone was really well cast, there's a ton of characters in this movie!
i loved the battle scenes where he has to fight each evil ex. and there were all these video game-type special effects throughout the movie. loved it.
i also loved all the one-liners, there's a million of them. so funny and original, go see it!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

tutorial tuesday: pipe cleaner book cover
i know this tutorial says it's a "back-to-school" tutorial...but i think it's such a cute idea for anytime. who doesn't love pipe cleaner??? they even have pretty glitty ones at hobby lobby. and what if you made them into spirals before gluing them on? so cute. and then you have this fuzzy texture, too. AND, it's easy. i mean, you don't even really need a tutorial...just glue 'em right on.

Monday, August 16, 2010

craft lake city was way fun! i loved walking around and seeing all the other artists there. i even got an "artist" badge to wear, i felt very fancy. i bought a vintage pillowcase dress from one vendor for my little girl (even though i know how to make them, this print was too cute) and a lil button from isabell's umbrella. love her stuff.

i definitely want to do it again next year, but only if i'm far away from the music like i was this time. i actually requested to be placed far away from the music, if possible, because i had such a horrible experience with the music at the hope festival. when i walked around chatting with vendors, so many of them complained about how loud the music was and even customers were complaining. i'm totally all for music being a component of an event but for pete's sake TURN IT DOWN A NOTCH. yes, i sound like an old lady.

it was fun meeting the customers, too. definitely a different crowd from the farmer's market, but i'm looking forward to getting back to the farmer's market routine this saturday.

all in all, a success!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

matt costa

"cold december"

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

tutorial tuesday: cork vases

love, love, love this tutorial from paper 'n' stitch.

the vases are cute, but the pencil holder version on the left is amazing. i love that you can pin little notes and pictures on it.

wouldn't that be the best homemade gift for a friend who works in an office? or for yourself next to your home computer?

and so easy to do. nice.

Monday, August 9, 2010

new arcade fire album = lovely

i can't wait to listen to it in my car...
because that's where i mostly listen to music.

go here to preview all the tracks on "the suburbs."

Friday, August 6, 2010

five friday favorites!

this cute vintage hot air balloon necklace.
i really really really want this simple grey couch,
so i can throw huge bright pillows on it.

love the neckline on this dress. this cute racoon print. this pretty "after" chair from design sponge.
have a super weekend!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

this song always gets me.

"at seventeen" by janis ian

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

tutorial tuesday: paper weaving

i LOVE this idea. i've tried this before using a different technique, but this tutorial shows a much easier method. think of how cute it would be for all the holidays? thanks folding trees!

Monday, August 2, 2010

i heart these.

see the shop.


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