category: crafty blogs

please welcome, guest poster: lana from joey and lana make a house a home

First I want to say how delighted I am to do a post for Going Home to Roost. I love this blog so much, it’s silly!  I wanted to share with you, exceptional artists who inspire me on a regular basis. From fine art to home goods, I am going to cover some of my favorites from head to toe!

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I would like to explore an artist I have loved for so many years. I first discovered his talent when he was focusing on acrylic work of creatures and whimsical landscapes. Then and there I fell in love. Duane Hosien , a native of Trinidad and current New York City resident, has expanded his work into the most deliciously detailed pen-work you have ever seen. Glamour, Germany has just discovered him and commissioned him to do a shirt for a give-away! You can see his work in his etsy store, flickr account, or his blog! I am sure your socks will be knocked right off by his style and detail to attention

joey and lana make a house a home

Great  for both children and adults! Buttercup Bloom has the sweetest little Etsy shop! The selection is small yet perfect. These make perfect gifts and I love to decorate my home with the owls when Fall comes around.

joey and lana make a house a home

Super functional and amazingly stylish in a woodsy way! I have been craving these desk accessories for sometime. I promised myself as soon as I buy a new desk, I am getting both! Woodtec provides a simple craft with loads of function.

joey and lana make a house a home

These handcrafted bowls are the work of Isabelle Abramson! They are so delicate and beautiful. Imagine them in the center of your table filled with delicious fruit or pinecones! I could only imagine the amount of time theses took to make!

So this is just a taste of some of my favorite hand made crafters! I hope you enjoy them and are inspired by their work as much as I am.

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sam :: good measure

April 6, 2010

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please welcome guest poster, sam from good meausure & inklore design

Hi there, my name is Sam.  I am a block print artist living with my wonderful husband and adorable children in San Jose, California.  When I’m not blogging, designing, or printing I enjoy all of the small pleasures of life: warm bread, fresh basil from the garden, a finished project, something pretty for my home, clean sheets, a good hearty laugh, or a cup of tea and good book.  Bonnie invited me to stop by today to share some of my favorite things with you.  Enjoy!


For me, there is nothing better than the texture of linen, sewn into simple shapes and a bit of jewelry to add some sparkle to my days.


In my home, I am drawn to modern architecture and art, always married with warm wood tones and creamy ceramics.  I hope my friends would say my home is clean, but comfortable, a great place to have a cup of coffee and relax.

On my kitchen table, there will always be simple food, made with fresh ingredients, plus plenty of coffee and a fair bit of dessert to go around.

I love to dig in the dirt, and my favorite plants are those that are willing to share with the inside of the house too.  Whether it is big leafy plants, gorgeous succulents, or food from the veg patch, bringing the outside in is the best part of gardening.


adorn (modaspia, markhed, infusion, yorktown road)

eat (photobird, stephmodo, thedieline)

garden (inklore tumblr, the brides cafe)

nest (alex couwenberg, gustave carlson, design sponge, good measure, chezlarsson)

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kirsten :: simple grove

April 5, 2010

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please welcome, guest poster: simple grove

Hi everyone! I am so excited to be guest posting here on Going Home To Roost.  I wanted to share with you a great Etsy shop, Jungle Supply.


They sell vintage items, garden items, decor as well as original shelves, cabinets ect.


One of the contributors to the shop, R. Sander is a woodworker & designer from Minnesota.  He creates original shelves, cabinets, shadowboxes, garden homes, etc.  He re-purposes (reclaims) leftover wood and lumber, pieces that have been ‘tossed aside’.


The other contributor, Bri, helps design and finish the pieces, as well as runs the shop.  She loves vintage & antiques, so you’ll find a few hand-selected pieces scattered about the shop.


I am a huge fan of vintage as well as a fan of reclaimed wood.  I would love to purchase their whole store for my own space.


shop featured: Jungle Supply

guest post presented by: Simple Grove

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lilac fox

corynne ware writes about diy projects, going green, handmade shops and even throws in some recipes in this new blog-on-the block lilac fox.  it’s constructed very much like a sketch book, making it all the more interesting.  join me in welcoming, lilac fox!

would you like to advertise on going home to roost?  find out more here!

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handmade writing e-course

March 23, 2010

handmade writing

i thought some of you might be interested amy spencer’s new e-course, handmade writer.  she’s a crafster herself and will take you through 6 weeks of exercises to improve your craft-inspired writing.

amy says, “this course is about exploring the world and looking for inspiration around you.  it has been inspired by the strength of craft communities as well as the impulse to transform everyday finds into something amazing.”

though i haven’t taken her course before, i think it would be a great tool for any writer or blogger that takes a handmade approach.  you can find out more about amy’s handmade writer course here!

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{images: leslie shewring}

some of you may know that i recently had the absolute delight in taking part of holly becker’s  blogging your way e-course.  holly is the founder and editor of decor8 and in this e-class lends to us her advice, tips, and expertise in blogging and all of the wonderful things that accompany it.  holly does such a wonderful job at making each of us feel right at home.  she creates a comfortable and cozy place for us to learn, ask questions and get to know one another.  from overcoming writer’s block to tech help, the material we covered went above and beyond what i ever expected.

to add to all that holly shared with us, we also had weekly contributor and amazing photographer leslie shewring share her expertise.  you might remember her from her beautiful blog, a creative mint?  leslie shared with us everything from camera settings to adding text and editing images as we quickly filled out notebooks with inspirations, ideas and know-how.

all in all, i highly recommend holly becker’s e-course, blogging your way, and you’ll be happy to know that she plans to teach it again this fall.  it has been some of the most inspiring and educational 7 weeks i’ve had to date and the things we learned will go on being referenced for years and years to come.  if you have a blog or aspire to write one, i hope you will make it a point to experience this amazing class!

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ish and chi

a lovely gal named viv authors ish and chi and writes about decor, fashion and interiors after her little one has fallen asleep.  her blog as well as her home are simply beautiful.  to read just about the cutest story ever, read her about page.

french fries and pancakes

pancakes and french fries is by a gal who has been phenomenally indecisive since 1972.  can’t we relate? read her narrative blog and join her as she journals about her life as a wife, mother, writer and attorney.

the happy home

the happy home is a record of belinda’s never-ending, ever-changing journey – the renovation, the decoration, the projects, the successes, the failures, the indecisiveness, the planning and all the fun and games in-between.  join her as she makes her family of four, a happy home.


ele writes the kitchenist cooking blog, a personal food journal full of yummy recipes and foodie adventures.  she weaves in her love for design and the environment making this blog a true treat.


good measure offers tons of wonderful ideas for you, your kitchen, garden, home and studio.  in working to inspire you to go beyond the things you have to do, sam hirst encourages you to do something for good measure.

enjoy! xox, bonnie

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from one roost to another

February 19, 2010

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boy, do i have a doozy for you today! i got the sweetest email form a fellow rooster yesterday introducing me to her blog, roost.  caitlin has been writing roost since just about the same time we started here, and i can’t believe we didn’t stumble upon one another until yesterday!  you will be nothing less than delighted to visit her blog and soak it all in.  it’s full of beautiful imagery and the most delicious recipes i’ve ever seen!  she has a wonderful archive section that summarizes all of her recipes and other inspiring posts, as well as an ‘in season’ page as a quick reference to see what’s in season.

you won’t regret getting to know this gal, so please join me in welcoming our latest rooster, caitlin!

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