Thursday, November 26, 2009

Random tiles

Best use of tiles I have seen in a while.
from the blog "Purple Area".

Saturday, October 24, 2009

easy looking DIY roman shades

I love the look of roman shades with the clean look that still allows you to see the architechture/molding around a window.  However, the tutorials on how to make them seem daunting to me.  I saw this neat looking tutorial on how to make some from old mini blinds.  Maybe this is easier.  See link from Pearl Street Fabrics blog:

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Row-House with Inner Courtyard

Inspiring townhouse/row house with a courtyard in the center of the house. Love it! I could definitely live in the city with this pad. I would put more plants/bamboo in the courtyard. Full
article found here (and more photos).

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009

MOD wall flats from

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tord Boontj Curtains!

Actually affordable art.

plastic cup chandelier

I so want to try and make one of these some day. See the artist here.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Black & White Photography Studio

I don't know if this woman's photography studio is in her home or if it is commercial space, but it is lovely! Looks like an elegant B&W photo! Photo found at Design Aglow.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Graphic Room Divider Idea

Awesome room divider idea from "Making it Lovely". Directions here.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Orchids!! The most beautiful flower

Wow! I am loving this table arrangement! I wish orchids were not so $$$. I want to have a small outdoor dinner party one of these summer nights and put up two of these floral arrangements. I love the brown cloth napkins too set against the vibrant magenta. Those would be easy enough to sew quickly w/ some cheap brown fabric. A line of nice cream or white colored candles down the middle of the table would be in order also. Just Fabulous!!

Photo by Perez Photograpy.

Friday, April 24, 2009

recycled bottle lamp

A lamp made from recycled bottled. I started to make one of these once, but I stopped. Cutting those bottle bottoms was hard work/ hard on the hands. This is a nice one found here for $225.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My Men!!

I hand-sewed these ties for my boys. It is really really really hard to find ties for little boys in stores, so I made some from a pattern from the Purl Bee website. The white shirts are from a thrift store...about $2 ea. We are going to a wedding in May and the bride's colors are turquoise. It is also a beach wedding. I thought bright blue ties and bright green Hawaiian shorts would be cute.
We tested/modeled the clothes in the backyard...only for a little while though so they didn't get dirty.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Groovy Dress...where is this pattern?

Photo by Jasimine Star (my favorite wedding photographer).

I really like the look of this dress. Retro design & Groovy pattern mix...and it looks comfortable. Gotta find a pattern for a similar design somewhere.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Burke Chairs (tulip chairs) on the cheap!

We took a trip up to the mother ship (IKEA) on Saturday before Easter. On the way home, we stopped in Lockhart, TX (in between Austin and San Antonio) and purchased some retro 1950’s Burke/Tulip chairs that I saw advertised on Craigslist ($25!). I was wondering why no one in Austin had gobbled these up yet. Then I was a haul out very far outside of Austin. It was still worth it though; I was excited to find them. It took us longer to get home than usual, because we took a wrong turn on I-10 and started going toward Houston! Lots of driving indeed to pick up these chairs. I am going to clean up/fix up the chairs (going to paint the orange chair white also) and make new cushions for them with Amy Butler fabric one of these days.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Mod Owl....Hoo Hoo!

Loving this simple, yet so mod! From Susan here.

Sweet orange ugly doll

Another cute little ugly doll as spotted on SFgirlbybay's blog.

Inspiring sewing room

An inspiring sewing room found here. I really like the blue walls and all of the matching white...I'm a sucker for monochrome looks with a punch of bright color.

I've been redecorating my sewing room the past couple of days, so I have been looking at a lot of pics of sewing/craft rooms lately. I'll post a pic soon of the redecorating outcome. I am liking how it is coming along, better use of space for work.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I love fabric!!

I love fabric!…especially bright colors and retro looking mod prints (like Amy Butler). My newest addition to my fabric stash are the 2 quilt fat quarters in the upper left-hand corner (found at walmart for under $2). I’ve been spending a lot of time in my sewing room lately. My wonderful husband was so generous to let me convert one whole room in the house into a sewing/yoga room. I hardly ever do yoga in there (I have to have people around to work out; so I work out at the gym), but I do sew a good amount in there. Lately I have been working on this pattern (little boy’s tie) from PurlBee for my 2 boys to wear at a beach wedding in May in Florida (which I get to photograph….I’m so excited!). The bottom 2 pics are of my little devil just for fun…no I do not let him in the sewing room.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Film in the Fridge

Check out this beautiful sewing blog calle "Film in the Fridge". I love Ashley's style and her use of Amy Butler fabrics. So pretty!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Dwell video clips on YOUTUBE

I just discovered this DWELL station on youtube where short videos of house tours, etc are posted.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Fire Ball!

Look at this fireball someone created from bowls from IKEA! See the description and photo credit here.