some things take time

January 27, 2014

some things take time

i’ve had my eyes on this photograph by salva lópez for a while now. i love the black and white photo,  off-white paper and gold stamped typography, not to mention the quote itself.

some things just take time, you know? it’s easy for me to get discouraged when dreams and goals are moving slowly, but most good things take a lot of hard work and time. when i’m feeling overwhelmed with how long something is taking, i ususally decide to just do one small thing each day in the direction of my dream or goal. then, progress is made bit by bit and things seem to start happening quicker.

my one thing today is to cut up some bundles of sweet as honey to send out to makers and sewers of all sorts.

what is your one thing today?

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creative teleseminar with amy butler

i’m so excited to join this creative teleseminar with amy butler tomorrow night, and i thought you might like to join in as well! amy will be teaming up with her life coach, hildie, to talk to us about how to live YOUR creative dream (you can read more about her story here).

from amy: “If you are an artist, creative spirit or a design entrepreneur I know you can benefit greatly from this event. You are here for a reason and the timing is right for you to receive the support and inspiration your soul is craving. You are a treasure and a gift! I can’t wait to spend time with you! Lots of Love, Amy

from hilde: “When was the last time you felt riveted by your career? Ever? The average American lifetime includes 90,000+ hours of work time. If you aren’t rating work an 8 or above on a scale of 1-10, you need help. Isn’t it time you confront the fact that nobody is coming to fix this problem but you? It’s time you figure out how much power you have to create and maintain a career you love. In this teleseminar with special guest, artist and designer, Amy Butler of Amy Butler Design, we will show you how to tell the truth about what you really want and find your courage and develop a plan to go for it. Whether you’re interested in starting your own business, getting a new job or taking your career to the next level, this teleseminar will have you DEAL!”

“Deal with Your Creative Career” Tuesday January 28th from 8:30 – 9:30 pm ET . $25. Register here.

photo via amy butler

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the herringbone shuffle

January 23, 2014

the herringbone shuffle stencil by bonnie christine (5)

the herringbone shuffle stencil i designed for royal design studio is popping up all over the place, and it’s so fun to see everyone’s projects! you guys are quite the creative crew, you know? here are just a few of the dozens of projects i’ve seen using the herringbone shuffle.

the herringbone shuffle stencil by bonnie christine (1)

diy on the cheap

the herringbone shuffle stencil by bonnie christine (2)

clockwise: craft interrupted | the cards we drew | mad in crafts

the herringbone shuffle stencil by bonnie christine (3)

clockwise: east coast creative | megan brooke handmade | my blessed life

the herringbone shuffle stencil by bonnie christine (4)

herringbone wall by the bold abode

below are several more projects made with bonnie christine stencils. seeing them just makes me want to break out my paintbrush and stencil my whole house!

bonnie christine wall stencils (4)

forest floor damask with fly away with me

bonnie christine wall stencils (2)

daisy dot

bonnie christine wall stencils (3)

forest floor damask with diamonds and dots

have you stenciled anything lately? i would love to see your projects, too! and don’t forget, if you would like to grab any of these stencils, going home to roost readers always get 10% using code ‘BONNIE10′ at royal design studio!

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35 photos from 2013

January 23, 2014

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instead of sharing a regular point and shoot with you today, i wanted to post a big recap of some of my most favorite photos from 2013. they say a photo is worth 1000 words and in this case, it’s definitely true. these were the absolute best memories of the entire year. here’s to a wonderful 2014, as well! (so i guess i’ll be quite now?)

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neon in the new year

January 22, 2014

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NEON in the new year!

i have to admit that i resisted the comeback of neons for a long time, but i’ve finally fallen (back) in love with these bold and beautiful colors. i love to splash just a few of them around the house to add an unexpected treat for the eye. whether you add it on pillows, planters or pictures, everyone should have a little neon in their lives! head on over to my latest houzz ideabook to see more and grab the sources!

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sweet as honey is here!

January 21, 2014

sweet as honey fabric collection by bonnie christine (4)

hello, hello! this tuesday is extra sweet because i get to share with you some very happy news! my new fabric collection, sweet as honey for art gallery fabrics has arrived and is available online & in stores NOW! eee!

sweet as honey fabric collection by bonnie christine (1)

i’ll be posting more about this collection, my inspiration for the designs and several patterns for it soon, but for now i just wanted to share with you my delight in it’s availability. you can check your local quilt shop or specialty fabric shop for it, or buy it online from a stitch in time (my mom’s quilt shop- free shipping!), hawthorne threads or the fat quarter shop (just to name a few).

sweet as honey fabric collection by bonnie christine (3)

the first colorway (above) is called spring harvest. it’s bright and cheery, and reminiscent of freshly picked flowers. the second colorway (below), is called autumn harvest which is both bold and sophisticated. both are just as sweet as honey!

sweet as honey fabric collection by bonnie christine (2)

i can’t wait to share with you all the pretty sewing patterns, quilt designs and inspirations for this collection. stay tuned!

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14 goals for 2014

January 21, 2014

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14 goals for 2014

today i want to talk about goals. i’m actually not a huge fan of ‘new year’s resolutions’, but there is something about the start of a new year that makes me reflect and inspires me to plan. it’s like having a new start, and placing a timeline on goals and dreams that i have can really be motivating.

i believe there’s something special about proclaiming your goals. putting them on paper and saying them out loud suddenly makes me feel more accountable to them. so above is my own list of goals for 2014 (you can see last year’s here). in case they’re hard to read, i’ll list them below as well. here’s to accomplishing LOTS in the new year!

focus on design | submit my work portfolio more frequently | read through the bible | start writing a book with my mom | redesign going home to roost | finish decorating my home room by room | garden | learn to sew garments | teach a skillshare class | do a little yoga every day | be the best mom/wife i can be | run a little. hike a little | stargaze | learn photoshop

if you feel comfortable sharing some of your own goals, we would love to here them! proclaim your goals publicly and watch them get accomplished- we can all help hold each other accountable! i’ll meet you in the comments area.

p.s. this goal worksheet is a little printable i made for the roost tribe. come join the fun!

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2014 stargazing printable

January 17, 2014

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2014 stargazing

just like last year, i wanted to share a little stargazing printable with you. stargazing is one of my most favorite things to do. it’s so romantic and peaceful, don’t you think? watching the universe in this way always makes me feel in awe of God’s greatness and power and i feel so fortunate to be able to sit back and admire it.

to download the stargazing printable: click on the image above to open the pdf. download, print and enjoy!

january 5 - jupiter at opposition. the giant planet will be at its closest approach to earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the sun. this is the best time to view and photograph Jupiter and its moons.

march 20 – occultation of regulus. an extremely rare event will take place on the morning of thursday, march 20. an asteroid known as 163 erigone will pass in front of the bright star regulus in the constellation of leo, causing the star to disappear.

april 8 – mars at opposition. the red planet will be at its closest approach to earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the sun. this is the best time to view and photograph mars.

april 15 – total lunar eclipse. a total lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes completely through the earth’s dark shadow, or umbra.

april 22-23 – lyrids meteor shower. the lyrids is an average shower, usually producing about 20 meteors per hour at its peak. it is produced by dust particles left behind by comet c/1861 g1 thatcher, which was discovered in 1861.

may 5-6 – eta aaquarids meteor shower. an above average shower, capable of producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. most of the activity is seen in the southern hemisphere. it is produced by dust particles left behind by comet halley, which has known and observed since ancient times.

may 10 – saturn at opposition. the ringed planet will be at its closest approach to earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the sun. this is the best time to view and photograph saturn and its moons.

may 24 – possible meteor storm. in the early morning hours of saturday, may 24, the earth will pass through the debris field left behind by a small comet known as p/209 linear. astronomers are predicting that this interaction may result in a brief but intense burst of meteor activity that could range from dozens to hundreds of meteors per hour. nothing is certain, but many mathematical models are predicting that this could be the most intense meteor shower in more than a decade.

june 7 – conjunction of the moon and mars. the moon will pass within two degrees of the the planet mars in the evening sky. the gibbous moon will be at magnitude -12.2 and mars will be at magnitude -0.8. look for both objects in the western sky just after sunset.

july 28-29 – delta aquarids meteor shower. an average shower that can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. it is produced by debris left behind by comets marsden and kracht.

august 12-13 -  perseids meteor shower. one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. it is produced by comet swift-tuttle, which was discovered in 1862. the Perseids are famous for producing a large number of bright meteors.

august 18 – conjunction of venus and jupiter. conjunctions are rare events where two or more objects will appear extremely close together in the night sky. the two bright planets will come unusually close to each other, only a quarter of a degree, in the early morning sky.

october 8 – total lunar eclipse. a total lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes completely through the earth’s dark shadow, or umbra. during this type of eclipse, the moon will gradually get darker and then take on a rusty or blood red color.

october 8-9 – draconids meteor shower. a minor meteor shower producing only about 10 meteors per hour. it is produced by dust grains left behind by comet 21P giacobini-zinner, which was first discovered in 1900.

october 22, 23 – orionids meteor shower. an average shower producing up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. it is produced by dust grains left behind by comet halley, which has been known and observed since ancient times.

october 23 – partial solar eclipse. a partial solar eclipse occurs when the moon covers only a part of the sun, sometimes resembling a bite taken out of a cookie.

december 13-14 – geminids meteor shower. the king of the meteor showers. it is considered by many to be the best shower in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak. it is produced by debris left behind by an asteroid known as 3200 phaethon, which was discovered in 1982.

resources: they sky & tom paulus

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