Friday, July 31, 2009

Upcoming Exhibits at The Textile Museum

My friend Becky just sent me an email about all the exciting new exhibits lined up at the Textile Museum in DC. They are still accepting artist submissions to be included in their Green themed show. We made it to the Blue exhibit full of gorgeous indigo dyed textiles from around the world.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tasha McKelvey

Check out Tasha McKelvey's studio featured on Modish Handmade Spaces section.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Marla Mallett Textiles

I can spend hours drooling over all the fabric eye candy at Marla Mallett Textiles. She is a textile artist, collector and scholar who has sold textiles from around the world on her website.

Beautiful July

This has been such a wonderful month in Virginia. Not to hot and humid and plenty of rain to keep everything green. This has also been the month of wine tastings for me. Here are some photos from the many wineries I have visited. A new 2009 Virginia Winery Gide has just come out with more than 140 Virginia Wineries to visit.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Planing my next vacation already

I got a new issue of Heifer International's magazine in the mail today and saw they are having a lifelong learning program in Perryville Arkansas on raising bees and harvesting honey. I must say I have strange tastes in vacations. I love going to the beach and relaxing with a book but I just had such a good time at the Batik class at the John C Cambell folk school that I am ready to go again. If it wasn't so far away I would love to spend a week taking classes at Squam Art Workshop. But if we are going all out I would go back to Japan and take the Japanese Textile tour from Esprit Travel.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Fun Wedding Invites

Boom Box
Anna Melcon Bond

Ranch Style
Wanted to share these fun wedding invitation ideas from Black *Eiffel with my girlfriends who are in the midst of wedding planing craziness. A few more great wedding and event blogs are frolic and twig & thistle.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Sale Racks

Even before the economy went south I have always been a discount shopper. The best sale racks are on the internet. Unfortunately I can't even afford the sale racks these days because all my cash is going to art supplies. But that doesn't stop me from looking.
coin purse = Urban Outfitters
butter dish = Fishs Eddy
belt = Anthropologie

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Anthropologie Rugs

These are just too pretty to walk on.

Friday, July 3, 2009


Here are some more of my print picks.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Clarence House

I have been working on a project at work that involved researching fabric prints. Wanted to share some of my favorites.