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downloadble art by lost in reverie

hi everyone! in the spirit of her last download for us, ‘share your work‘, heidi ahmed has generously offered to share with us two of her beautiful downloadable art prints. of course, i instantly said ‘YES’, she’s one talented gal!

for these prints, heidi has taken two of her favorite quotes from my creativelive course on surface pattern design and illustrated them using her favorite medium: dinosaurs! i’m so in love with the results. i mean, who doesn’t love a little prehistoric principe?!

to download: click here (or on the image above) to download the printable PDFs.

please join me in thanking heidi for her generosity and lovely art!

Heidi Ahmed is an artist working in Columbus, Ohio. She specializes in watercolor illustration & design. You can see more of her work on Lost in Reverie and visit her shop here.


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my new gallery wall

June 3, 2014

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i struggle with big blank walls. i have always found it much easier to decorate around windows and shelves, or anything that provides a little structure. we have a large wall in our living room though, and after spending a year staring at it, i think i’m finally happy with it!

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a few months ago, i absolutely fell in love with the frames from change of art. let me tell you, this is one amazing company! first of all, the frames have a clean, modern look that would look good in any home (they are also available in black and alder brown). but more importantly, they are incredibly easy to hang (watch a video here), made in the U.S.A. and eco-friendly from the glass, frame and paint all the way down to the packaging.

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each change of art frame comes with a paper template that’s printed to look like the frame, so you can arrange your gallery before you begin putting holes in your wall. once you’re happy with the look, all you have to do is nail in the ‘button hanger’ and remove the template. they even come with their own nail and blue painter’s tape to hang the template with! seriously, they’ve thought of everything. there’s also no need to ever touch (or clean!) the glass or matte. simply insert your photo into the slot and you’re ready to go. there’s also a convenient pocket on the back to hold several art prints in so you can change the art frequently without any hassle. (perfect for children’s artwork!)

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most of the artwork is my own, besides a print from katie daisy and the homeground. tomorrow i’ll share with you how i made the brown wooden frames, and just in case you fell in love with my sweet as honey hexagon quilt, you can purchase the quilt kit here!



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3 pieces of art

March 12, 2014

Posted by in handmade

3 pieces of art

now that we’ve been living in our home for a while (10 months to be exact) and things are beginning to settle down after having bear, i’m determined to finish some decorating. i’ve got several bare walls and have been planning to add some special artwork throughout the house. here are few of the pieces i’ve been eying- aren’t they so beautiful? they all have special meaning to me. some things take time- like having a family, following your dream and loving your job. i always need to remind myself to worry less (it’s a constant struggle). and living in the mountains is near and dear to my heart. it’s so cozy here.

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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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freshline giveaway!

July 29, 2013

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freshline giveaway!

happy monday, folks! we’re kicking off this week with a fun giveaway from freshline, where colleen johnson designs happy art prints, greeting cards, wedding ring pillows, stamps and more! she specializes in personalized paper goods and custom orders as well, so you can be sure to find exactly what you’re looking for. colleen has generously offered to giveaway a $75 gift card to freshline to one of you oh-so-lucky readers. find out how to enter below!

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deadline: giveaway will end sunday, august 4th at 12am, eastern standard time. the winner will be drawn using a random number generator and announced on this post shortly after.

to enter: head on over to freshline and browse the shop. then come back here and leave a comment letting us know what your favorite piece is.

additional ways to enter:

>> like both going home to roost and freshline on facebook

>> share on twitter and include the handle @gohometoroost and hashtag #freshline

>> share giveaway image on pinterest and include hashtags #goinghometoroost & #freshline

be sure to leave a new comment for each additional entry so it counts (limit of 3 comments per person)!

good luck! xo, bonnie


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lily & val spring showcase

chalkboard artist valerie mckeehan is an amazing hand letterer who works hard to showcase the nostalgic and comforting rustic charm that chalkboards bring to a space. all of the prints, note cards and paper goods at lily and val are hand lettered on a chalkboard surface, then photographed to produce the products. this process allows the designs to keep their rustic charm since they’re not digitally produced. the result is a truly beautiful, realistic chalkboard appearance (minus the dust!).

psst.. don’t forget father’s day is just around the corner! if you’re still looking for a special card, there’s still plenty of time to grab this one from lily & val!

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unique family trees by eva juliet

eva and juliet are a creative duo who share a little white workshop in quebec, canada. together they make evajuliet atelier, a whimsical paper shop that is lovely in every way. i’ve been especially enchanted by their beautiful family trees, each inspired by nature’s delicate flora. what a beautiful and refreshing way to celebrate your loved ones!

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6 works of art i've been loving lately (4)

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i didn’t actually realize how much these works of art had in common until i put them all together in this post for you. it’s funny how sometimes we’re just drawn to similar colors, themes and values, isn’t it? i suppose right now i’m loving tribal themed, floral accented, woodland inspired artwork!

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