Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Evan Hecox

Love the graphic design edge to these beautiful Evan Hecox prints via Automatism.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Heifer Cards

Wanted to share this years donation gift that I gave to friends and coworkers. It is so much fun to go on Heifer's website and pick out an animal to give each year. I get shrinky sheets from the craft store and trace the outline of the animal on a light box. This year it was a sheep, last year was a llama and I crocheted little wool scarves for each one. Unfortunately sheep don't really have the neck for scarf wearing so they just got a fuzzy hanger. Maybe I should have made them little ear muffs?

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Happy Holidays. Whether you are naughty or nice I hope Santa left you something fun under the tree.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Wreaths on Esty

One of a kind wreaths to help you stand out from your neighbors.
1&2:Knock Knocking
3:My so called junky life
4:la bella sera
5:Red Marionette

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Hearts

These woven hearts make great handmade containers for little treats. I made them several years ago and put holiday teas inside as gifts for coworkers. But mine were nowhere near as fancy as these from Apartment Therapy.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Old Fashioned Holiday Decorations

Katy Elliott has some great diy holiday decorating ideas from around the web that remind me of childhood. These low budget ideas would be great to make with kids.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Caroline Gardner Christmas

I am having a really hard time getting in the Christmas spirit this year. Very Bah Humbug. Maybe I just need a little christmas pattern inspiration from Caroline Gardner's papergoods via Housemartin.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas Trees

Tired of using the same Christmas decorations year after year. Maybe I need to mix it up with one of these "fashion" trees from Target. Red, black, purple, blue, green, or pink? I kinda want the pink one.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Paul And Kate Studio

Wow I have never done a silent auction before and I can't believe I won a beautiful barnacle bottle from Paul and Kate Studio. Even better than the one I have been lusting after on their etsy site. It looks like it was made for my slate toped dinning table. Check them out in person at Holiday Handmade tonight.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Niba Rugs

Niba Rugs give traditional designs a modern interpretation.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Handmade Holiday

If you are in the central VA are make sure you don't miss Richmond Craft Mafia's Handmade Holiday at the Visual Arts Center (Hand Workshop). There will be a fundraising pre party Friday night the 11th and free shoping all day on Saturday. I plan to get there early.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Galbraith & Paul

Galbraith and Paul are having a sample sale December 5th. Makes me wish I was in Philadelphia. But if you cant make it in person check out their web site. I can't stop watching their slide show over and over.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

What side does the knife go on? Having Thanksgiving dinner at my place this year. Wish me luck. Plus its my Mom"s birthday today so we will be putting candles in the pumkin pie. Yum
(place setting graphic via Replacements Ltd)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Japanese Craft Books

Aren't these books wonderful. Pompadour 24 on Esty is like your own personal japanese craft shopper. I was hoping to find craft stores in Japan but only found the craft dept on a Japanese department store when I visited. Just as well I would have wanted to bring home everything.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hida Sashiko

Well now I have a new place to visit next time I make it to Japan. Hida Sashiko company has everything a sashiko junky could ever want. They have sashiko embroidery suplies and classes and of course a shop full of the little purses I am addicted to.Their website has a little bit of english. But who needs to read japanese when you just want to look at the pictures.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Mae wall Stickers

These wall stickers from Mae look like so much fun. I would love the paper dolls if I was a little girl. They are made of fabric and they say thay are restickable.