july roost tribe recap

July 28, 2014

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hi everyone! i’m here to share this month’s recap of the roost tribe, which gives you a sneak peek of what roost tribe members received during the month of july. if you’re interested in receiving, it’s not too late to get it all! i’ll be sending out a recap on thursday, july 31st,  to the roost tribe with all of the content in it from july so no one will have missed anything, regardless of when you might have joined during this month.

that means, that if you join before thursday, july 31st you’ll still get all of july’s content + august’s content as well- that’s two months for the price of one!

whew. got it? :)

this pattern collection is called summer flowering. it was inspired by garden rows and flowering ground coverage. :) you can print them, frame them, make cards from them, use them on your blog, social media sites, use them as wrapping paper, etc! i

these mini tofu ‘crab’ cakes are creamy and seasoned to perfection. adding dulse seaweed (or nori seaweed) gives them a flavor from the sea. no one believe that they’re completely plant based!

i’ve fallen in love with photo overlays. they are such a great way to add a visual caption to your snapshots!

 

for years, i’ve only planted vegetables and herbs. there was a direct payoff for all my hard work- food! it wasn’t until about a year ago i realized how much i enjoyed having flowers in my yard. freshly cut flowers bring me so much joy as they brighten my home and fill it fragrance. arranging a bouquet of flowers is relaxing and peaceful. so, i’m excited to share with you that i have just planted my first ever flower garden!

i just love a good bunting banner, don’t you? i have one strung in the eve of my house, in my sewing room and by the artwork in our living room. now, i have one for bear’s room that says ‘hello bear’. (see below!) with the entire alphabet and 10 numbers to choose from, the possibilities are endless! make a banner for birthday parties, surprise parties, dinner gatherings, summer soirees and more. (also available here)

an inspirational desktip + iphone background. this quote has meant a lot to me for a long time. if ever i question my career, i always remember how passionate i am about what i do and how thankful i am for that. you are passionate about something for a reason. i encourage you to choose to follow your dreams!

adding textures to your illustrations can really warm them up and give them a nice hand crafted look. in this video, learn how to add subtle texture to your illustrations by using scatter brushes in adobe illustrator. (also available here.)

guest appearance by the amazing erin godbey! erin is a master party planner, maker and founder of the indie craft parade & the makers summit. in Party Planning 101: simple steps for celebrations erin breaks down the various parts of party planning into steps, from party ideas and themes to menu planning and decorations. and, to get you in the party planning mood, she’s created a special pinterest board just for you with her favorite party recipes, decor, and party planning resources. erin elsewhere: pinterest | twitter | instagram

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plus more! being a member is tons of fun and we would love to have you join the family!

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paelas knitting patterns

July 25, 2014

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i can’t seem to stop thinking about how beautiful paelas knitted patterns are. they are so sweet and sophisticated! i have always wanted to be able to follow a knitting pattern. years ago, i took a few lessons and learned enough to make some scarves and a few pairs of gloves, but nothing as intricate and beautiful as these. i absolutely love the attention to details and feminine touches. i’m sure they make little girls feel so special!

p.s. follow paelas on instagram for more loveliness!

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build your own hairpin leg tables via going home to roost (5)

several months ago, my dad gave me some old barn wood he had laying around (he knows me well!). i’ve been stowing them, just waiting for project inspiration to strike. and then it hit me- hairpin legs! i’ve been needing two skinny tables, one for under a mirror in our guest room (above) and one to use as a side table beside our sofa (below).

side note: see the it is well with my soul diy here!

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build your own hairpin leg tables

this small version is the perfect size for right beside our sofa. i’m not going to lie, with baby bear around this table usually remains empty, but this is the way i would style it if tiny hands weren’t grabbing at all the things all the time. haha!

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it was really easy to attach the legs. first, i marked on the big wooden boards where i needed them cut and had david size them down using a table saw. for such a small project though, i could have easily used a utility hand saw (girl power!).

i ordered the hair pin legs from hairpinlegs.com and they arrived quickly and in perfect condition. all i had to do was attach them using 3 small screws (per leg). using a power screwdriver was a must for this step.

even though my boards were weathered and warped slightly they are even and very sturdy. the perfect addition, yes?!

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point and shoot 7.24.14

July 24, 2014

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i’ve been so busy this week i’ve barely taken any photos! do you ever have days or weeks like that? the picture below pretty much sums up why!

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a snapshot of my creative events and goals over the next several months. i’m so excited about all these things!

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best thrift store find everrrr.

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bear baby. 

love, bonnie

do you have a favorite photo from your life this week? post a link to it in the comment section so we can see!

this post was made possible by the lovely iphone app, instagram. you can follow me here or find me by searching for @goinghometoroost. all photos by yours truly. :)

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how to pull a color story from a photograph video tutorial by bonnie christine

hey guys! i can’t even begin to tell you how excited i am about my upcoming creativeLIVE course (you can read more about it here). it starts in just about 3 weeks! ah! to help me prepare and share with you a little of what i’ll be covering in design surface patterns from scratch, i’m starting a countdown to creativeLIVE. this video tutorial on how to pull a color story from a photograph is where we begin!

this method of creating a color palette is so fun and easy to do. pulling colors from a photograph is one of my favorite ways to create a color story. nature has a way of always having the perfect balance of hues and they always look good together. who would have thought?!

this is just a quick example of the things i’ll be sharing during the 3 day course on how to design surface patterns. if you’re into this kind of thing, you can RSVP for the course here IT’S FREE to watch live!

course details:

what: design surface patterns from scratch
when: august 13th, 14th & 15th from 9am – 4pm each day
cost: the course is FREE if you watch it live, and available for purchase for on demand access anytime for $59. click here for details.
RSVP here!

p.s. we’re looking for a few people to be a part of the live in-studio audience in san francisco. if you’re interested, click here to apply!

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a garden party

July 22, 2014

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garden party garden parties, firefly nights and a freshly picked bouquet of flowers. that’s what a garden means to me! i hope a few of these products will inspire you to enjoy your garden this year. head on over to my latest houzz ideabook to read more and grab the sources to these beautiful products!

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party planning 101 by erin godbey (2)

oh man. you guys are going to LOVE this ebook (going out to the roost tribe this friday!). erin godbey is a master party planner, maker and founder of the indie craft parade & the makers summit (more on that in a minute). in her e-book, Party Planning 101: Simple steps for celebrations she breaks down the various parts of party planning into steps, from party ideas and themes to menu planning and decorations. and, to get you in the party planning mood, she’s created a special pinterest board just for you with her favorite party recipes, decor, and party planning resources.

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in addition to being a master party planner, erin is also the founder of the indie craft parade and the maker’s summit. i’ve attended both and can personally attest to how incredible these events are! if you’re a maker, attending these two events will be the highlight of your year.

the indie craft parade is a celebration of handmade art and will take place september 12th-14th in greenville, south carolina. it’s held in the most beautiful historic mill and will be featuring 80 of the most talented makers from all over the south.>

the maker’s summit is a one-day business conference for the art, craft, and design world. during the conference, you’ll learn how to start or grow your business alongside fellow creatives and hear practical advice from industry leaders and peers during keynotes, workshops, panel discussions and one-on-one time with experts. i was delighted to attend this year and it was absolutely sensational.

erin elsewhere: pinterest | twitter | instagram |

so come join the roost tribe and get your learn on! join anytime this month to receive erin’s e-book, Party Planning 101: Simple steps for celebrations

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what is the roost tribe?

in a nutshell, it’s a direct extension of going home to roost. members receive weekly premium content delivered straight to their inbox. you’ll get adobe illustrator tutorials, printables, illustrations, digital papers and repeating patterns, exclusive articles from industry experts, recipes and loads of other creative goodies. members also connect with each other for creative support, feedback and fun in private facebook group. and the best part? all of it costs less than a latte. click here for more information.

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dahlhaus ceramics studio

July 18, 2014

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dahlhaus ceramics studio. what a most lovley place!  filled with pretty ceramics, sweet hues and subtle patterns, artist heather braun-dahl created dahlhaus out of a love of creating beautiful objects to be cherished and used in the home. i love how she uses color, texture and pattern to bring each piece to life. it’s like she knew all of my favorite colors!

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