Thursday, June 30, 2011

Inspiration Workshop {Week #5}: BATHROOMS!

So, I missed last week's Inspiration Workshop post. And it wasn't because I was "playing all day." (That was the prompt, in case you're wondering.) No, I just got too busy and didn't get around to it. Or playing. Didn't do much of that either. But this week. I've been thinking about this one a lot. The perfect bathroom And I think I found it. Well, at least a start of what I'd like.

{I looked all over for the actual citation on this can follow all of the links through Pinterest if you like, but I didn't find the actual picture.}

I love that there is a bathtub nook! And that vanity! And the counter space. Oh, the counter space! It just looks so peaceful. I can imagine myself coming home and taking a nice, long bubble bath. Right now, our tub is not really equipped for taking a bath. It's a really old claw-foot tub that is peeling really badly on the inside. My co-worker just gave me some bath salts as a thank you for helping her with a project and my first thought was, "I need to go borrow a bathtub!" Maybe if we go away for the weekend sometime? Now the wheels in my head are turning. I need to find somewhere for us to go that has a bathroom like that one! Hmmm...

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Inspiration Workshop {Week #3}: GREEN!

This week's Inspiration Workshop prompt was GREEN. I went down the fashion road with it. I've been looking at lots of dresses recently and have loved all of the bright colors, especially the blues and greens. (Go figure. Only my two favorite colors.) Shabby Apple has some of my favorite dresses these days. I enter giveaways as much as I can to try to win one. These are my favorite greens from there:

Photo credit: Shabby Apple

Sticking with the green, blue, and striped theme:

"Sheep Meadow"
Photo credit: Shabby Apple

"Mariposa Grove"
Photo credit: Shabby Apple

A little drama:
"Ain't She Sweet"
Photo credit: Shabby Apple

Don't need this yet, but someday I hopefully will:
"Green With Envy"
Photo credit: Shabby Apple

Moving away from Shabby Apple, I'd also love this cardigan:
"Petite Crew Neck Cardigan"
Photo credit: Ann Taylor Loft

And of course, every girl needs one of these:
"Modern Pearl Rosette Statement Necklace {Moss Green}"
Photo credit: Allora Handmade

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Her name was Lola

And she is a fabulous Vacay bag from Gussy Sews! I saved my money from babysitting one of favorite little people and finally bought a bag from Maggie.

Showing off my Gussy

And look at everything you can fit inside:

The fabulous zippered pouch came with the bag and holds pretty much everything that need.

Bonus: Covered Notebook from Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy and Doubled Up - Rosette Headband and Coffee Cuff from Kim of oh, sweet joy!

And it all fits so nicely! There are three larger pockets on the front and two pockets in the back.

It opens wide so that you can find everything!

Needless to say, I love my bag. It's lighter that the last bag that I was using to carry all of the same stuff, even though it's bigger. The straps are very sturdy and can take the weight of everything that I've crammed in there.

Thanks, Maggie!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Inspiration Workshop {Week #2}: KITCHENS!

This week's Inspiration Workshop prompt was kitchens. I've recently become addicted to Pinterest and had already been looking at kitchen ideas since ours is pretty small and we don't have a lot of storage. Thankfully, we have more than we did at our last place, but still don't have much.

When I found this picture I got really excited:

Photo credit: Canadian House and Home by Harry Gils.

Now I'm trying to track down some sort of storage containers to put on top of the cabinets. I need to take into mind the fact that we live in Florida in a house that is 104 years old. I'm thinking that something sealed or mostly sealed would be good. As much as I hate to admit it (and we still can't figure out where they're coming from), we have bugs that like to visit us. Any suggestions on pretty containers for the tops of cabinets? My cabinets are white and the accents in our kitchen are red and black. I'd love to have your input!


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Inspiration Workshop {Week #1}

{I'm linking up with Maggie of Gussy Sews for her Inspiration Workshop! Click the links for more information or to join in the fun!}

Back in 2003, I didn’t have a lot of money to spend on Christmas presents {compared to the HUGE amounts that I have now – HA!}, so I decided to make them for everyone. I bought lots of different “old-timey” calico and plaid prints and some off-white fabric (probably muslin?) and set out looking for sayings that I liked. First, I tea-stained the off-white fabric. {I had a lot of time on my hands at that point in time. I think I’d buy something antique looking next time.} I worked the patterns on paper first and then, if I’m not mistaken, I used a washable fabric pen to trace the designs onto the fabric. Then I went to town with the sewing! It was really that simple.

This is the one that I made for my grandmother. When she passed away in 2007 and we went through her house, my mom and aunt thought that I should have it back. I’m still trying to figure out where it will look best in our house. Looking back on making them, I’m inspired to make a few scripture ones for the house. Any suggestions on verses to use?