Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Radically Repurposed

Wow, talk about repurposed eye candy! Love these truck spring stools not to mention the reclaimed wood island.

From Apartment Therapy

Monday, September 29, 2008

Loving that Lime Green

Loving that lovely light lime green - or olive green - whatever it is beautiful and I love it!

Kelly Osborne's (from See Jane Work) lovely living room from the Design Public Hatch blog.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Design Gangsta

I am getting a great kick out of this video tonight! I've seen it before, but maybe I am so tired from working all weekend that it just seems funnier than ever! So much in fact, that I've shared it on two of my three blogs! Yup, loving the Design Gangsta video! :)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Fantastic Home Inspirations From Three Potato Four

Pretty sure I am getting sucked into the cozy cottage look - but who can blame me?! Check out these and more great inspirations from Three Potato Four!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Catching the Crafty Christmas Bug Early

With my recently acquired sewing machine - I have fallen head first into crafting all over again. Last year it started with knitting and this year sewing. I love making homemade gifts - and there is no end to inspiration. Check out these cute little poms and more from Melanie Falick Books Hand Knit Holidays.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Quilty Screen Makeover

Oh my goodness this project featured on Design*Sponge is amazing - now I gotta go out and find me a refurbished screen! And hurry up and learn how to sew well already! :)

Monday, September 22, 2008

DIY Hot Pad Tutorial from My Byrd House

With my newest obsession being fabric it only makes sense that I start obsessing about learning how to sew, right?? Just what my husband wants to hear - new obsession = new things to buy. Hey, it SAVES money in the long run right? I mean I WOULD be making things I would normally have to buy at full retail price...things like hot pads, curtains, gifts - oh the possibilities!

Anyways, this great little DIY hot pad tutorial is from Lucy at My Byrd House and looks like something I might be able to tackle (with a sewing machine of course!).

Thanks to the wonderful Craftzine for getting me there!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

Planting Color and Patterns in the Garden

Looks at this lovely bloom from HeirloomGardener, isn't it too lovely for words?! Our fall blooms are pretty weak - all we have going for us right now is hyssop, lavender and sedum autumn joy. But this - ah this is beautiful! Only question now is what is it? I need to find it!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Putting the Lime in the Coconut

I am becoming quite obsessions with pale lime green for home decor ideas! I am decking out my laundry room with lime green bins and these subtle lime green touches in this dream kitchen from the Inspired Room is perfect! Looks kinda cottagy but trendy all at the same time! Sigh!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Amy Atlas Events Eye Candy

Now this is the kind of attention to detail that I love, as a designer, when it comes to planning events - even if it is just a little shin dig at my place. Love it! Check this ideas and more eye candy at Amy Atlas Events.

Thanks to Sara Hicks Malone at Party Perfect for pointing me in the right direction!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Hugging Harold the Lunch Monster

I am an absolute sucker for playful lunch bags like this from Etsy artist OneandZerosFashions - hopefully they will get more in stock soon! Love how the arms are the straps and how they snap apart. :) And the eyes! They must be the snaps that hold the opening shut - hehe!

Thanks to Haute*Nature for sharing!

Clipart Inspiration

Need inspiration - clipart isn't always your best bet, but sometimes it can at least get you thinking in the right direction...and just look at the lovely clips above...from Clipart Etc, an online service of Florida's Educational Technology Clearinghouse. This online resource contains a great amount of historic images. Looks as though only teachers and students can use up to 50 items in a single, non-commercial project without further permission- but you might find some inspiration here for your own project.

Thanks to How About Orange for pointing me in that direction.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Great Lisa Leonard Designs Giveaway!

Lisa Leonard of Lisa Leonard Designs is having a great giveaway! She is giving away three of these lovely Sweet & Simple Bird necklaces. For a chance to win leave a comment on her blog - It's the Little Things.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Etsy Find: Seaglass Necklace from SeaFindDesigns

I love anything that has to do with the beach (except dead jelly fish of course!) - whenever I go to the ocean I always come back with bits of driftwood, seashells and the like. But the idea of making bits of beautiful, smooth and milky seaglass into jewelry....apparently I am more landlocked that I though because I hadn't thought of that. And wow, are these pieces from Etsy artist SeaFindDesigns are just beautiful! A definite at to my Christmas list this year (hubby are you listening?).

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Eye Candy for the Day

From Posh Chicago - one of my new favorite websites!