Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Favorite Notions

I love pretty containers. Lately, my new obsession is needle books & cases. Here some tasty ones I found this week!
These are made by jnoriginals. Way cute!

This is something different, this is a wonderful little wooden needle case. These are made by thesmallobject .Or maybe you would like something more dainty and sophisticated. Like this lovely needle book that showcases intricate ribbon embroidery on the front.I love this sweet book made by TangleWitDesigns.

I also found these! Aren't they yummy?

These are designed by PaperFish.

Lastly, I adore this pretty pin book! This is made by LookHappy as part of a 'Cases with Faces' series!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Fairies Abound

Phoebe turned 4 this week and I threw a Fairie Hallow party for her. We invited 3 friends to come frolic and play. There was lots of tulle, glitter, fresh flowers, fairie houses and fun food everywhere.
We transformed our home with LOTS of lights, tulle and flowers. Overall, it had a very magical feel to it and the little girls loved it!

I created 3 Fairie Homes and they were darling. I used twinkle lights and battery operated tea lights to make them glow. Our garden cherub above is holding the gummy worms for the little fairies to snack on.

Lysol Ad #1

Quick, Someone hand me the Lysol! My Dainty
Feminism is keeping me from my husband!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Looking ahead to Christmas....

I recently came across a great tutorial from Gingerbread Snowflake, on an idea for Advent. Every year, I always have grand plans for that part of the holiday season, but not nearly the amount of time I would like to spend on it. This year, I found some adorable pinata inspired ornaments that would be perfect for my kids during the holidays. I am going to get my supplies and make these later this week, when it is 109 degrees outside.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Summer sewing....

I recently came across a great, easy tutorial from Anna Maria Horner. I used it to make an adorable library tote for the kids summer reading selections. She used some of her fabulous dish towels, I used 2 fat quarters of fabric I brought back from my Sis Boom workshop. My girls LOVE it and and have all asked for bags for various summer activities.

Hannah and Isabel could actually make theirs themselves (with a little help from me).

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Oh my goodness, I think I am in love!

I recently found these darling dolls on etsy! They are Matroyska rattles! The seller, Ollierose, is out of Australia and her stuff is completely yummy! Will need to order at least one, maybe two of these.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Cool New Bike!

I am totally in love with this bike! Especially, the powder blue!


Friday, May 22, 2009

aqua, pink, green throw

I am crazy about these new fabrics from Sis Boom. I think I need some of these!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

St. Patricks Cathedrial

Michelle & I attended Mass here tonight. It was beautiful inside, simply breathtaking. We lit candles at Mary, St.Joseph, St. Anthony, St. Micheal, & St. Theresa.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

NY, NY Casino/Hotel

Today we visited the New York, Ny Hotel/Casino. The entire front is suppose to resemble the NYC skyline. There is even a rollercoster that snakes through the complex. Out front is a scaled down version of the Brooklyn Bridge, while inside is full of lots of little side streets/alleys. Nicholas loved walking outside, as it was very nice today!

Fall of Atlantis at Ceasar's Palace

Fountain of Gods, Ceasar's Palace

See the skys are blue! This is in the center of the shops at Ceaser's. Wolfgang Puck's Spago is behind this.

Venetian Hotel

Venetian Hotel
Originally uploaded by robertshawn
Inside the Venetian Hotel, where the shops are, is an Italian canal, where you can ride on a Gondola boat. The ceilings are painted to look like a blue sky, so it feels like daytime even in the middle of the night! It is just beautiful and NIck loved looking at everything. We spent an entire day here and there was so much to see!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Fiori di Como by Chahuly

I love Dale Chahuly! He is one of my all-favorite artists. The Bellagio hotel has several pieces of his, including this centerpiece exhibit that was commissioned in 1998 just for the hotel. It consists of 2,000 pieces and weighs 40,000 lbs.

"Steve Wynn started talking to me about the ceiling at the Bellagio long before construction even began. He wanted me to make a “spectacular” piece in the lobby of the hotel that would rival the aquarium at the Mirage, and generate more interest. Back in Seattle, we built the entire seventy-by-thirty-foot ceiling, full-scale, at my studio. The commission, as contracted, called for a whole new armature type and about a thousand new “flowers.” Steve visited several times, loved it, and wanted even more glass. Finally FIORI DI COMO was installed with over two thousand handblown glass elements.
— Chihuly "

FAO Schwartz Vegas

Originally uploaded by firebird68us
We stopped in the FAO Schwartz at Ceasar's Palace. There is a wooden Trojan horse that is three stories high, that you can go into! Nick loved this place, there were lots of pretty colorful things to see!

My Favorite Part of Vegas....Gelato!

Originally uploaded by VJ P
All of the shops and casinos have these wonderful cold cases where you can buy had made gelato. MMMmmmm! So far I have had Pistachio, Amaretto and Dulce de Leche. I think the amaretto was my fav. I did sample the Bannanas Foster, which was divine as well. Good thing they sell it in tiny little cups.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Vintage Wallpaper Ad

Vintage Wallpaper Ad
Originally uploaded by Heather-D
I have been doing some serious drooling over vintage wallpapers lately. When I came across this wallpaper ad, I had to laugh!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sunday Studio Straight

Here is a great You Tube video on a good method for folding all that wonderful fabric we can't live without!

Playing catch up!

I have been so swamped since before Christmas and I have been wanting to get back to my blog. I have been trying to decide what kinds of things I would like to start including and the direction I want my blog to grow. I love tutorials. I am always trying a new medium or technique and I am going to start highlighting my favorites every Thursday.

I am also completely crazy for fabric! I mean, isn't everyone? I am sure I will never have enough or a good enough way to store all that "treasure" that I just can't live without. So I am searching for new and creative ways to store or stay organized in my studio. Having said that, I will start highlighting those great ideas on Sunday.