category: handmade inspiration

a little pumpkinage

October 20, 2010

fall pumpkins

clockwise :: {velvet pumpkins, cambridge dreams, pheasant run wreathamong the pumpkins, pumpkin necklace, vintage books, pumpkin souffle candle, acorn ornament, lanterns, vintage orange earrings}

i picked up four pumpkins at our farmers market this past weekend, and it always amazes me how setting them on the porch gets me in the mood for fall.  it’s like chilly mornings, big boots and all kinds of soups are now suddenly appropriate – cuz i’ve got pumpkins on the porch!  we’re planning to carve them sometime in the next week (another fall tradition) and will be enjoying them till thanksgiving, i’m sure.  with the beautiful yellow leaves falling and apple cider at every coffee shop, i’ve fallen for fall (i’m such a sucker).

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pink and green inspiration

August 26, 2010

pink and green inspirationpink and green inspiration

{dreamy pink peonies}

pink and green inspiration

column 1 :: pink lace stockings, bib tassel necklace, handmade wedding guestbook, double band cuff braceletfabric reform sticker

column 2 ::  green fiber ring with stitchesgreen butterfly vintage collage necklace, ahhh, balloonsbubble gum pink typewriterbalancing act

column 3 :: teacups and a rose, blue martin, pick and mix sweetspink picnic

one of my favorite color combinations: pink and green! xo, bonnie

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amy butler's love

ya’ll are all most likely familiar with amy butler’s fabric design, right?  anytime i walk up to a new fabric that i love, i’m not surprised to see that it’s usually from amy.  my home, sewing room and etsy shop are all full of amy butler fabrics- and just having them around seems to inspire my space and my creativity!  my only problem is that i often have a tough time finding matching fabrics to use in my appliques.  often, if i put pattern on pattern it’s too busy for the eye, or it just doesn’t look right. so, you can only imagine how i was excited to see this:

amy butler's solid fabrics

amy butler solid fabrics!  my sweet momma brought me  a stack of her beautiful solids yesterday and boy did i swoon.

amy butler's solid fabrics

see what i mean?  now i can use solids on prints and they don’t get all lost in the mix.

amy butler's solid fabrics

you can find them online, or call my mom’s quilt shop, a stitch in time, to order them directly!  they’re by far the most beautiful solids i’ve ever seen- and she’s got just about any solid you would need to match any amy butler fabric!

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katie daisy

today i am so very excited to share with you my all time favorite artist, katie daisy.  did i just say that?  yes. she’s my favorite- ever.  talk about being filled with joy, this watercolor illustration makes me a happier person just by looking at it, doesn’t it you?

the wheatfield by katie daisy

with feel good sayings, cheerful colors and meaningful quotes, katie’s work goes straight to the heart.  her obvious inspirations of gardening, taking care of the earth and living a simpler life speak straight to me.  from vegetables to yoga and hiking to stargazing, she has artwork to fit just about each of my passions and i’ve never found an artist whose work has more personal meaning to it than the wheatfield’s.  you can browse more of her illustrations, typography and pattern work on her website, where she’ll inspire you to live each day a little deeper.

katie daisy

i’ve been debating (literally) for months over which piece i want to share in my home.  what are your favorites?

katie daisy :: {etsy} {website} {flickr}

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after being inspired by this cold and spring photo (below), i decided to run with the theme for today.  i’m feeling all sunshiney and warm, are you?

blue vase with orange flower

cold and spring

aqua and orange inspiration photos

unnamed, tomaten, dress, a bit of sun

jumping into aqua


aqua and orange chairs lined up

so good, all lined up like that

orange and aqua inspiration photos

to enjoy life, we must touch much of it lightly., tulsa sky, devotion

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color inspiration

May 27, 2010

when i found this lovely post over at melissa loves this morning, i couldn’t help but be inspired by artist, rolo.  i hope you enjoy my collection of rich and indulgent color finds!

{cuéntame sobre el mar (al que alguna vez llamaste hogar)}

column 1 :: aspirations, the satine dress, royal purple and lime green serving bowl, spin mixed media

column 2 :: needle felted white raining cloud, brooklyn’s many colors painted vintage jar, double asian waves necklace, poolside… 1 pomagran- it, unisex polaroid hoody

column 3 :: vintage hollywood glamour birdcage veil, 15 may 10, effervescence, queen of the night 2, fine art carnival photo

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