lolley’s curiosites

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lolley's curiosites

lolley’s curiosite’s feeds the most beautiful part of my imagination.  i can see myself right along in the forest with all of these creatures. reading a book with an inch worm and frolicking about with a herd of reindeer, i would be completely satisfied to be in any of these scenes. i’ll be daydreaming all day!

a font affair

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free fonts from

been foraging for fonts again! you can download each of these for free by searching for their titles at also, if you’re a typography lover as myself, be sure to check out the finalists of design*sponge’s font contest this week. you can vote for your favorites every day until friday! enjoy!

what are you latest favorite font finds?

sponsor welcome- paputsi

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some squeal moments

| bonnie forkner

i am so (so so so so so) excited to have been included in some recent publications, i simply must share my squealing excitement with you!!
do it yourself magazine
my all time favorite magazine, do it yourself

do it yourself magazine
recently did an article on felt projects, and included my tree splash pillow!

do it yourself magazine
i’m in great company, aren’t i? i love the others as well, they are from new leaf works, dede etsy shop, that funky boutique, and ply textiles.

do it yourself magazine
they have pages and pages of really great felt projects, plus much more diy goodness throughout the magazine- so make sure to pick up this winter’s issue!

good housekeeping magazine
good housekeeping magazine recently asked me to replicate an apron that they featured in there 1920 issue! you can see the original spread above, and my replica and new half apron design beside it.  you can find full instructions and the pattern to make it yourself on their website (at the end of the slideshow) or find the kit in my shop.

finally, kaboodle recently featured a deer themed slide show of antler accessories for your home and wardrobe! there, you can find my antler pillow, as well 13 other beautiful antler must-haves (including some stag napkins from friend love, natalie!).

thank you to everyone for featuring going home to roost, and making me jump around my house in excitement!

gingiber illustrates

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shop gingiber

when i found gingiber’s shop, i couldn’t stop thinking about how sweet it was.  the cardinal was the first thing to catch my eye- as it’s my favorite bird! every time i see one i know it’s going to be a special day.  with lots of beautiful christmas inspired prints, gingiber makes for the perfect and affordable gift.  she also illustrates pretty calendars, notebooks and nursery art, so be sure to see more at her shop and blog.

do you have a favorite bird?

celebrate magazine- call for submissions!

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Celebrate Magazine
hello lovelies! i wanted to share a quick secret with you, tehe!

i’ve been working on a really special something for you this christmas, an online magazine! celebrate magazine will be a new publication by going home to roost and this holiday’s edition is called ‘celebrate sugar plums‘.  it will be full of holiday recipes, diy projects, free printables, gift guides, holiday ideas and craft projects.  why the tease?

because i’m accepting your submissions to be included!

if you have a favorite christmas quote, printable, diy project, recipe, or are selling the perfect gift, i want to hear from you! please e-mail me and include your full name, website/shop and submit your entries with the subject ‘celebrate magazine’ by sunday, november 21st. though there aren’t any guarantee’s, each submission will be reviewed and carefully considered.  i look forward to hearing from you!

the last of the fall series

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bonnie forkner fall series

happy monday, lovelies!  i did another trail race this weekend, and the scenery was so pretty i couldn’t help but share it with you!  isn’t this view breath taking? actually, i didn’t have enough breath in me for the view to take, but if i did- it would have.  the weather was perfect- 38 degrees, sunny and not a single breeze.  too cold to stand around in, but just right to be working hard in.  i was so happy to have two good friends running it as well, and we all came back to my place for a brunch of pumpkin waffles and apple cider afterwards (i was thinking about those waffles the whole time i was running!).  the race was very hilly and just over 7 miles, and i finished in 1:28:50- slow but steady i go! and to recover? a massage this afternoon followed by a cup of tea with a good friend should do the trick.

toaster’s dog blog!

| bonnie forkner

ok all you toaster lovers… are you ready for this?

toaster's dog blog

oh yes, i did..

so for all of you that can’t get enough of toaster, he now has his very own space in the blogosphere. yeah! though it won’t be updated every day, it should be numerous times a week- so make sure to check in on what he’s up to! he’s even on twitter, so you can follow him there to get the latest updates. ;)

>> visit toaster’s dog blog <<

i hope you all have a lovely weekend! i’m running another trail race (7 miles this time) and the high is supposed to be 37 degrees… why do i do this to myself?  see you monday! xox, bonnie