category: handmade

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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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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summer gallery advertising

hello lovelies! it’s time for the summer gallery advertising opportunity! if you glance over in the right hand sidebar, you’ll see a special place with the summer gallery emblem in it. below it, i’ll be opening up 10 large spots for anyone who would like to join the gallery to promote their shop, blog or website for the summer buying season!

i’m also excited to begin ‘a day in the life’ creative series. i always think it’s so inspiring to hear about how other creatives structure their day, so by participating in the summer gallery, you’ll have the unique opportunity to share with us how you plan your day, as well as your favorite tip on staying productive.

why only 10 spots? i’ve reduced the number of spots available in the summer gallery this season to give those of you who participate better placement on the website. with fewer ads to clutter the space, you’ll get more ‘bang for your buck’ in this prime real estate area.

these spots will go on a first come first serve basis and are available to book for july, august and september only. offer is not valid with any other deals. just e-mail me if you’re interested!

*roost tribe members get 20% off the original pricing, making this deal even sweeter!

** to see all of going home to roost’s advertising options, click here.

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made with studio

June 24, 2014

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hi friends! are you familiar with the made with studio app? if not, i want to introduce you to it today! i grabbed a few of my favorite instagram photos and have had so much fun adding type and texture to them.

the studio app makes it quick and easy to add beautiful design and layers to your photographs, then share them to all your social media outlets in the touch of a button. best of all, it’s free! if you like, you can follow me by searching for ‘goinghometoroost‘. i’ll meet you there!

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schoolhouse electric

June 12, 2014

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office supplies by schoolhouse

speaking of schoolhouse electric, can we just talk for a minute about how beautiful their wares are? after i featured these book darts yesterday, i kept browsing and continued to fall in love with their vintage-yet-modern aesthetic. sitting in my shopping cart right now are a set of these brass index clips (would have killed for these in college!), a few hex knobs and this  leather fly swatter.

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june gift guide

June 3, 2014

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june gift guide

product links: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 

a handmade gift guide for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays… or for no reason at all!

fun facts for june:

>> june 1st is fishermen’s day to celebrate the work of fishermen and those lost at sea in iceland
>> june 5th is world environment day
>> june 7th is my sweetheart’s birthday (!!)
>> june 19th is juneteenth
>> june 21 is go skateboarding day
>> june’s birthstone is the pearl
>> june’s birth flower is the rose.

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hello, lovelies! today we’re hearing from kristen over at create kids couture. she’s been kind enough to put together this post for you and offer you a free downloadble pattern for the paisley’s patchwork skirt. thanks, kristen!

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I am so excited to be here on Going Home to Roost! At Create Kids Couture we have adorable PDF sewing patterns for babies, children, tweens, and women – and today we are going to share a FREE pattern with you to download! But first, we want to show you an amazing women’s dress that we just released, highlighting the Sweet as Honey fabric line.

Introducing Tiffany’s Sweetheart Patchwork Dress for Women! Isn’t it gorgeous?! Our Tiffany’s dress features a sweetheart bodice, a double layer skirt with patchwork on the top, a shirred back bodice, and straps that also tie in back. The pattern is sized for Women’s XS to XL and looks flattering on any body type. We have measurements for different cup sizes as well, so you can make it fit just right for you! With our step-by-step photo instructions you will love how easy it is to sew. And if you want to make a matching dress for your daughter, we also have Tiffany’s Patchwork Dress in girl sizes. Above you can see more views of the women’s Tiffany dress. So pretty! We love how it looks in the Sweet as Honey fabrics.

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In fact, we loved it so much that we couldn’t stop there! And that’s where our FREE pattern comes in. On the Create Kids Couture Blog we have many free patterns and sewing tutorials. One of our favorites is Paisey’s Patchwork Skirt for both girls and 18″ dolls, which have been on the blog for quite some time. They’re so sweet. You can grab the pattern for the Paisley’s Patchwork Skirt for Girls here and the Paisley’s Patchwork Skirt for 18″ Dolls here. What little girl wouldn’t LOVE to match her doll?

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The mother shown here is Nikki, the designer of our women’s and tween patterns at CKC. She does an amazing job, and what a beautiful family she has!

And now, just for Going Home to Roost, we have decided to up-size the Paisley’s Patchwork Skirt! It is now available for Tweens, Women, and Women’s Plus! And all of these Paisley’s patterns are completely free to download!

You and your girls will be delighted with your new matching skirts! And because this is a PDF pattern, you can download and get started on it today! Paisley’s does not require any printed pieces because our cutting chart tells you the dimensions you need to cut. It is so quick and easy and you will love the results!

Download Paisley’s Patchwork Skirt for Tweens, Women, and Women’s Plus here. 

We hope you have enjoyed what we shared with you today! We would love to have you come join us on the Create Kids Couture blog. If you noticed the beautiful matching headbands in the photos above, you’ll be happy to know that we will be giving the tutorial for those fabric headbands on our blog very soon!  We provide new tutorials every week so be sure to come join us if you like what you see.

Thank you so much to Bonnie for inviting us to the blog today! We love your work and are delighted that our collaboration has turned out so beautifully. Let’s Create! ~ Kristen

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diy woodland animal pins

April 30, 2014

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diy woodland animal pins

i think these woodland animal pins from oh happy day are so sweet! she used them as party favors for a woodland themed celebration (see also this woodland backdrop and woodland party invite!), but they would also be darling to use as an accessory or to give as gifts. it’s been a long time since i’ve used clay and paint, but it’s one of my favorite mediums to play with. head on over to oh happy day for the full tutorial!

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