Mother’s Day is next weekend! Have you picked up a card yet for your momma? (or made some screen printed napkins?) I don’t usually think of Etsy as a place to get cards, but they have a great supply of original and creative cards for every occasion at very reasonable prices. Why not support the artisans and get your card there instead of in a store aisle. Here’s five of my favorites:
one: Letterpress Polka Dot card via In haus press | two: Hand lettered chalk art card via Lily and Val | three: Calligraphy Card by 55 Hi’s | four: Hand Lettered Mom card by K is for Calligraphy | five: I’m awesome. Thanks, mom by Paper Society Co.
Or check out these free printable mother’s day cards I made last year. So many options!
Enjoy your weekends! I’m hoping to spend as much time outside as possible.
And happy, happy Friday.
Most of my projects tend toward the stitched and sewn category, but I have to say that I’ve been itching to venture out into new materials. Specifically concrete. Almost every DIY project I found using the material just looks awesome. My excuse for holding out on experimenting with it so far has been the cold weather because any sort of concrete-based project probably wouldn’t go over so well in the house. But now the weather is warmer and I really have no excuse! It’s time to get making with some concrete!
Here’s some great projects I found for inspiration:
1. A sleek and simple concrete bowl Rebecca from A Daily Something would look awesome indoors or out.
2. I’m tempted to make these coat hooks by Helena from Mormorsglamour. So good!
3. Sibylle from Funkytime made a concrete candle holder. Totally unexpected but a really fun idea.
4. Ugh, these stools are amazing. B actually found this one because he thought it was so great. Ben from Handmade Modern is killing it these days with tons of great concrete and other modern projects.
5. These concrete planters by Megan of Radmegan are, well, pretty rad, and they are made from simple molds like juice containers.
So are you going to make something out of concrete this weekend?? I’m actually out of town, so unfortunately I’m going to have to put off this project for a little while longer. Whatever you are up to this weekend, enjoy it and happy, happy Friday.
Oh my gosh. I probably started 3 different posts tonight and continually kept getting stuck. Hopefully when this horrendous case of writer’s block goes away and I’ll go back to them, but the silver lining to this story is that my procrastination efforts led me to this unexpected round up.
So in the meantime, blue couches! I would have never even thought about buying a blue couch a few months ago. The initial thought seems so unpractical and limiting to your decor options– like you would be locked in to one look forever (or however long you kept the couch). But after seeing the different way these pieces are styled, the blue almost seems to act like a neutral. It can be paired with so many different colors!
Here’s what I found (from the top left):
1. Tailor Sofa from Crate and Barrel
2. Jonathan Adler chair styled by Emily Henderson (this whole home makeover she did is great, so you should definitely click on that link)
3. I love the clean lines of Elsie’s Sofa on A Beautiful Mess
4. Bri’s (from Design Love Fest) living room is so great, she got two photos. This was also styled by Emily Henderson. I’m starting to adore that woman, and to think I totally rooted against her on Design Star! Now 4 years later, I’m glad she won that season.
So what’s the verdict on blue couches? Like them? Hate them? Would you put a blue couch in your living room?
Geez, it’s Friday already. I swear it should only be Wednesday. Oh, and by the way, its APRIL. When did this happen?! I’ve been busy with work and getting the second annual Columbus Design Weeks website set up, and in the meantime weeks flew by and months changed. shoot. Don’t worry, I’ll be sharing it on here soon, we’re still getting a few kinks worked out and then we’ll be full-blown ready to share the awesomeness with everyone!
In the meantime, it’s freaking April! Spring
should be is officially here and I’ve had flowers and other pretty things on the brain. Thing is, my daffs are just starting to get buds, so I have a little bit of time before fresh-cut full blooms are right outside my door. (Who am I kidding, I think I have four daffodils in that little plot of sand-dirt outside; I’m going to have to go to the florist for any sort of real bouquet.) So why not indulge in some paper flowers? They’ll never wilt, you don’t have to water them, and you can make them in any weather! Plus they are gorgeous! Here are a few of my faves:
| 1 – flowers for a birthday party via Elisabeth Heier | 2 – crepe paper flower garland via honestlyYUM | 3- Pink paper peonies from Jessica Burns | 4 – Paper flowers from West Elm | 5 – Origami Cherry Blossoms from Paper Mojo |
So great, right?
What’s everyone up to this weekend? I have yet to figure it out since I’m just now realizing it’s already here! Whatever you are up to, enjoy it and happy, happy Friday.
Have you seen this yet? I just came it across it yesterday and was instantly drawn to it. Pierre Lota is a French designer who has embarked on a project of creating new designs out of every day objects in a minute, well the videos are all under one minute, I’m sure it takes longer to actually make the objects. But still, all are DIY-able and are very cool. (more…)
I think I’m exposing some of my nerdiness by actually making a post in celebration of Pi Day (3.14), but why wouldn’t you want to celebrate it? You get to eat PIE! In fact at 3:14 today my office is partaking in a massive pie sampling and I’ll give you one guess who planned that event…I think that’s why they put me in charge of the Fun Committee.
Anyway, instead of rounding up the basic apple and cherry pie recipes, I found some alternatives to share; all sound amazing and all still technically fit into the pie category so they are totally fair game for today.
(Starting at top left and going clockwise)
If you want to see even more pies (more alternatives and full blown 9 inchers) check out my pinterest board dedicated to the dessert. Which one do you want to try? Happy Pi Day!
Well dang, the first post of the week is the mid week post. This tends to happen more often than I plan, but sometimes life just gets in the way of blogging, you know? I suppose it’s better that way; once blogging gets in the way of life it may be time to do some reevaluating.
Anyway, how cool is Emily Barletta? I stumbled across her work through The Jealous Curator‘s Pinterest Board and no longer had to search for this week’s artsy inspiration post. In case there was any doubt in your mind, take a textile or fiber art medium, mix in a cool pattern and great color and you’ll basically have me swooning over it, and this Brooklyn fiber artist nailed it. (more…)