I am boring myself to tears over here. My computer is about to die. I am a spontaneous blogger and with a sad, sorry computer my spontaneity has gone to hell in a hand basket.
Life this weekend came to a standstill when the boy came down with a high fever. I finished a few projects and read some craft books but am feeling...hmmm melancholy maybe. Sad that summer is almost over for my daughter. I tried to make the best of us having to stay home while the boy was sick. She has so much energy I felt bad she was cooped up. She made some great artwork. I'll show it here once I get the pics downloaded. My little shadow, she has a beautiful soul.
I hope you all have a wonderful day.
Both figuratively and literally. MY daughter and i got there at 10:30am, hoping for a goody bag. Instead people were lined up around the building twice. We were let in the doors at 11am and once inside you really could not move and the temperature went up to at least 130 degrees. Not really but it sure felt like it. Amazingingly enough, that stopped no one from shopping or entering the building. The place was a madhouse. People were sweating and fanning themselves with their Felt Club brochure. I basically just hung out with my sister for the first hour and a half until you could actually move. Then the shopping began.
First purchase:: patchwork bag ::Summer Salt Designs
It all gets a little blurry after that.
So here are the goods::
patchwork purse::Summer Salt Design
mini tote::Summer Salt Design
Felted owl mobile::Summer Salt Design
Some pattern books:: Sewing Stars
silkscreened note books::Social Studies
So that is about it. I got some gifts that i can't show here.
Sorry it took me so long to post this but the ol' pc is acting up. It's time to upgrade.
Have a great Thursday!
This Sunday i will be attending Felt Club to support my sister and this simple sparrow. I am really excited because i will be meeting Toni in "real life". I haven't been to a event like this in a while so i can't wait to get my shop on.
Anyone else going to be there?
I have been collecting tear sheets from magazines even before i knew what they were called. When i was in 8th grade the magazines were Tiger and Teen Beat and an occasional Surfer. The pages i tore out were of Rob Lowe, C. Thomas Howell, Tom Cruise, Andrew McCarthy, Duran Duran and surfers.
Then in high school I moved onto Rolling Stone and Spin magazine. The tear sheets were then of The Smiths, Morrissey, Love and Rockets and Peter Murphy.
As I entered college i played around with the idea of becoming a fashion design. So the magazines became Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, In Style and Marie Clarie. Remember models before they became Super? I was accepted to a design school and opted not to go. Something i regret to this day.
Are you still with me? Fast forward to 1996, i was now married and a new homeowner. Home design became my passion. Home Companion, Country Living (US and English versions) Martha Stewart Living, Victoria, Canadian House and Home. Pretty much anything i could get my hands on that had pillows and lots of color.
So all of this background information is relevant i swear. Yesterday while i was looking through all of my tear pages to find the Victoria pages i had in the last post, i had such a good time. Revisiting the images that had inspired me in the past and realizing they still inspired me today. I had an idea. Why not share them with you. From now on i will be having inspired image Wednesdays. I like the fact that one day a week i can just post a pretty picture without much thought. I am trying so hard to post everyday, this will help keep me on track.
You may recognize some of the images i post. I will try to name the source if i can. Since these pages are "torn out" some of the images are a mystery to me now as to their original source.
I am excited about this. I hope you will be too.
Does anyone remember the magazine Victoria? Was anyone as broken hearted as i was when the magazine seemed to just vanish from the newstands. It was beautiful, full of flower and creative ideas. Absolutely inspiring! The magazine often featured women who owned their own business and their success stories.
My favorite section was where unique business cards were featured that were appropriate for the monthly theme.
From what i can tell in 2003 Hearst was the publisher and sales had been down for the magazine. They has also recently aquired the magazine Veranda which had a larger, more refined audience. Hence the similar names Hearst decided that the June 2003 issue would be Victoria's last issue. Fast forward 2007 and a postcard i received in the mail. It was offering a subscription to a revitalized Victoria. Apparently the new publisher will be Hoffman Media, LLC. I am not familiar with too many of the magazines they publish but who cares, they are bringing Victoria back. The first issue will be out in November 2007. My only hope is that it is still what it used to be.
Go here for more info: http://www.victoriamag.com/
Now if we could just get Budget Living back too.
This post is for my mom, who wanted to see pictures of her grandaughter's and grandson's "new" rooms.
A view of her room::
A view of his room::
I had so much fun redoing the kids rooms. I tried to involve them in as many aspects as i could. Of course my oldest was more hands on picking fabrics for the embroidery hoops, having a say in the placement of the furniture and selecting a quilt + sheets. Which I loved!
My youngest got a hand-me down bed so i figured he should get to pick what he wanted his quilt and sheets to look like. Firetrucks mommy! (thank goodness, it wasn't ninja turtles) So i ran with it, finding the perfect set at Homegoods. (but not before ordering an ok quilt and bedding from The Land of Nod for over $100 more) Oh well that's what return policies are for.
I hope you all have a great weekend. Having the 4th on a Wednesday made this work week much more tolerable don't you agree?