I love this windowsill with all these little gathered items. A good way to remember a special trip or house a few of your favorite things. As seen in Living Etc Magazine. I found a similar shadow box at Anthropolgie.
I love these simple terrariums from ink peat. Growing a terrarium is quite easy...no major green thumb required. Follow these simple instructions to create your indoor garden oasis. They are so pretty and will definitely have you thinking spring.
My friend, Leslie, got me hooked on felting wool sweaters. Every since then I cannot bare to get rid of any old wool sweaters, I just hold onto them for a raining felting day. Felting sweaters is easy and you feel good about reusing something. First, choose old sweaters that are 100% wool or cashmere. Wash in the machine with warm water and detergent (I like Ivory Snow for this). Then put in dryer, they will shrink a lot, this is what you want. Now you can cut them up and craft away. I think it is easiest to cut open the sweaters along the seams so that you have a flat surface to work from...
Garlands that I created with felted sweater squares, pom pom trim and ribbon. So easy and fun! I used a 6" quilting square and a rotary cutter to keep everything even. I freehand cut out the letters and then sewed on. Pom pom trim makes everything happy!
So exciting the second release of Jenny Sweeney Designs is coming to Target in March..whoo hoo! I love this new collection because it is so colorful and incorporates some of Jenny's Bali-inspired artwork. We all at JSD are so proud!
So my friend, Bridget, had a fabulous party where everyone brings their "favorite" thing to share with all the guests. So fun! So after much decision making I came up with a few favorite things...It was all based on the idea of a beautifully wrapped gift..which I love! So I found my new "favorite" nesting doll tape, some hannah silk ribbon and made some sweet personalized gift tags to share. See how it all came together!
Some of the other favorite things that other people brought...essie's russian roulette nail polish, lip gloss from sephora, beautiful wrapping paper and ribbon from paper source, chocolates from Pittsburgh, Gramma's secret recipe cookies, chocolate dipped pretzels and mrs. meyers basil scent soap. Bridget's favorite thing was cooking and hearts so she made yummy barefoot contessa orange pound cake in crafty handmade wax paper, and ordered these heart wooden spoons!
Favorite flowers, drinks and handmade favors from the night...It was so much fun sharing our "favorites" with new and old friends from favorite movies to curse words. The evening was definitely hilarious!
One of my favorite etsy shops is drawflowers. They use vintage vinyl wallpaper to create lampshades, totes, wallets, lunch bags and so much more. Check them out if you are needing a little flower power in your life. I am thinking a cluster of their lampshades would be fabulous in my craft room...
So in the wee little town of Libertville there is the greatest bar/restaurant called the Firkin. It is about 30 minutes north of Chicago. The ambiance is top rate and the food is some of my favorite. My friend, Randi, snapped this fabulous photo and I had to share it.
So after much time, my cousin Carrie had these little punkins. Just a little over a month old already. Joey and Henry are too sweet for words. They are so tiny...I just had to share these adorable pic's her photographer hubby took. She found the sweet hats on etsy.
I hate ordering flowers via mail order companies, they are just so unoriginal (sorry). That was until I stumbled upon Olive & Coco! Talk about amazing and beautiful, wow, they have made me a believer! They really know how to make an impact...