november’s gift guide

| gift guide

a gift guide for november

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

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

fun facts for november:

>> november is movember
>> november is sweet potato awareness month
>> november is national adoption month
>> november 1st is world vegan day
>> november’s birthstones are the topaz and the citrine
>> november’s birth flower is the chrysanthemum

november desktop & smartphone calendars

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november desktop & smartphone calendars (2)

bye bye beautiful october, hello november!  what i love most about this month: pumpkins, family, food, christmas tree hunting and apple cider. what’s your favorite part of november? xox, bonnie

november’s backgrounds: click on the image above to download the .zip file with both calendars inside – or – click here to download the desktop background and here to download the smartphone background. enjoy!

going home to roost on instagram

a little recap of our month. see more & follow along over on instagram!


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to download the printable version: click on the image above to download the PDF calendar. print on heavy card stock (my favorite is epson premium presentation paper). punch a whole at the top to hang or simply stack.

please note: all images, patterns and designs © bonnie christine | going home to roost. you may not reproduce, re-create or sell in any way, but please feel free to download for your own personal use. if you share on your own blog (i’d be delighted!) please direct your readers to this post to download the file. thank you!

| roost tribe

the roost tribe: create | learn | inspire (1)

hey everyone! another month has come to an end shich means it’s time i share with you this month’s recap of the roost tribe, which gives you a sneak peek of what roost tribe members received last month. if you’re interested in receiving it, you still can. i’ll be sending out a recap on monday to members with all of the content in it from last month so no one will have missed anything, regardless of when you might have joined during the month.

that means, that if you join before monday, november 2nd you’ll still get all of october’s content + november’s content as well – that’s two months for the price of one!

here’s a sampling of what member’s received this month:

october roost tribe recap (5)

hoot owl mini pattern collection.

october roost tribe recap (4)

an inspirational set of desktop and smart phone backgrounds.

october roost tribe recap (2)

pro tip article: how to submit your work.

october roost tribe recap (3)

printable tea tags to personalize your cup of tea!


october roost tribe recap (1)

a printable monkey mask and sewing pattern – just in time for halloween.

october roost tribe recap (6)

a video tutorial on file management and how best to organize the files you receive from the roost tribe.

june's roost tribe recap. come join! (1)

a list of favorite links and resources rounded up through the month.

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

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the general store

| lifestyle

the general store

i recently discovered the general store after stumbling across these geometric equilateral nails on pinterest. as soon as i started scrolling through the pages of their website, i felt myself begin to breath more deeply. their mission and lifestyle products are simple and inspiring. the color palette of earth tones and neutrals is soothing and beautiful, don’t you think? from apparel to apothecary, they have a little something for everyone. be sure to visit their instagram feed as well for more beauty!

Vegan Salted Caramel Cluster Ice Cream with Homemade Caramel Sauce

| seasonal recipes

Vegan Salted Caramel Cluster Ice Cream with Homemade Caramel Sauce (1)

i love a dessert that’s simple and satisfying. because we eat a plant based diet, i’ve been a long time fan of so delicious. they make *so* many *delicious* things for us vegans! the moment i tasted their new cashew milk salted caramel cluster ice cream, i knew i had to share it with you. it’s salty and perfectly sweet with clusters of chocolate covered cashews.

however, when i opened the freezer the next day to make a photograph-able bowl of it, it had disappeared! david had discovered it without me even knowing it. ha!

this was really for the best, because it gave me some time to think about this simple, satisfying dessert. and what would go perfectly with it, but a drizzle of homemade caramel sauce! so i whipped some up and had david pick up another carton of it on his way home. trust me, this one didn’t last long either!

homemade vegan caramel sauce

  • 1 can full fat coconut milk *use only the cream, discard liquid
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • a pinch of smoked salt (optional)

combine coconut cream, brown sugar, salt and maple syrup in saucepan. cook over medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil. simmer for 25 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent it from burning. remove from heat and stir in vanilla. let cool and serve.

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It’s Time for Fall Quilt Market 2015!

| bonnie christine design

forest floor at quilt market 2015

hello lovelies! i’m putting all the finishing touches today on several projects for my exhibit at quilt market this weekend! i’ll be debuting my upcoming fabric collection, forest floor for art gallery fabrics (coming in january!). visit art gallery fabric’s booth #1322 to see the full line and all of our projects. i can’t wait to share it with you!

if you’re unable to attend, you can follow along on instagram as well – ues #ForestFloorFabrics! xo, bonnie

Inspirations No. 6

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inspirational art print no. 6

today i’m sharing with you the next print from my new line of inspirational art prints. each of them portray a quote that has meant something very special to me over the course of my creative career, and i keep them all close to my heart (see previous prints featured here).

No. 6: be yourself. everyone else is taken. – oscar wilde

this is something i have to remind myself on a routine basis! it’s so easy to get overwhelmed by all the successes out there, beautiful artwork and inspiration in the world. i think it’s only natural that we find ourselves wishing we could create like someone else, or have the success someone else has from time to time. i want to encourage us (myself included!) to remember that the world needs US, just as we are. our interpretation of art, creativity and inspiration is truly unique to us, and we should embrace it. cheers to being who we are!

psst. want this print?: browse through the inspirational art prints and select your preferred size during checkout (8×10, 11×14 or 13×19).

moda infantil popelin

| baby & children | handmade

moda infantil popelin

just popping in quickly to share with you my latest obsession in little clothes: moda infantil popelin.

cristina sanchez started moda infantil popelin in 2013 after being inspired by her own two daughters, carmela and juliet. she creates exclusive handmade collections, from the creation of the sketch to the pattern to the clothing! each piece is made in made in murcia, spain with natural fabrics and attention given to every last detail. see some of my favorite pieces below!

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moda infantil popelin

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