A Big Hang-UP

Want a cute new way to hang up your dish-towel…upcycle a vintage silver pot lid Suddenly it all goes from drab to fab! Dishes are fun, your kitchen is gleaming! Well, hummm, maybe it is just that your towel is now hung in a really cute way! Off to do those...

Red White & Blue

I was so excited to see one of my pillows featured in this beautiful sofa collection by La Lune Collection furniture ! A little Fourth Of July excitement…at least I felt like fireworks went off when I saw...

Design Editor Fun

Thinking about keeping up with the Joneses? Then one of these cute Burlap pillows would be just the ticket! I am so thrilled to have a mention with The Design Editor and my custom pillows I create for my studio and etsy shop!I love making these fun home accents! SO much so, when I sat down and tallied ii up, I made over 1000 burlap pillows last year in 2012!!!! So many choices…custom shapes, custom phrases… I create almost all to order…sewing, handlettering, hand painting! but each one made with love, fun, and a bit of whimsy!  ...

Velvet Fruit…Really?

I must confess…I have a new love! And you really wont believe what it is…but you have to come closer, because I don’t want to say it too loudly… …so here it goes…softly in a whisper…like ‘on velvet’   Velvet fruit! Really! These beautiful little vintage ornaments turned my favorite pop of color decorating accessory are everywhere! I move them from a bowl…to an urn…to a cloche…I can’t get enough of there little peachy fuzzy color pop!!   The best part is I discovered enough to share! I put up my own velvet fruit stand listing in the Etsy shop!...

Cute & Easy Burlap Tags

Looking for a cute and easy burlap tag for my kitchen baskets…I happened upon this cute, super easy (even better than cute ) way to make burlap tags while working on another project in the studio. You will need: 1.small pieces of burlap ( a great way to use up those scraps left over from those other cute interest projects you are making! 2. Decopage Glue 3.Foam brush, scissors, hole punch, ribbon 4. a plastic surface (I had some acrylic sheets in the studio- but any flat plastic will work) 5. paint & brush for numbers  Lay the burlap onto of the plastic and coat thoroughly with Decopage glue and foam brush, making sure it is on front and back and goes all the way to the edges of your piece of burlap. Let dry thoroughly, then peel away from plastic… Determine the shape of your tags and use the scissors to cut out. (I used square…but let your mind run: circle, oval, etc.) DO not worry about fraying. The glue has sealed the woven surface, so you get a nice straight line without fraying…   Use a hole punch to create the hole at the top…insert ribbon of your choice… Paint on number, initial, label etc using acrylic craft paint….if you want a guide, print out a favorite font from your computer and use as such… Let dry…then tie on & enjoy! Watch for lots of awesome burlap parties coming up in the next few weeks in the studio…helps & hints will be in the next newsletter, so sign up & get connected with a spot to express...

Children Should Be Seen in Fabulous Spaces

Children should be seen in fabulous spaces… image via Pinterest Love, love,  love beautiful children’s rooms…both simple and elaborate…brimming with personality and promise (above is one I painted for a client/friend)… I am in love with the room below…both young and grown up at the same time! image via Pinterest Below are a few different room details that I have painted for clients… From “All Things Bright & Beautiful”… To sleeping where the monkeys play… …& there’s a Rumble in the Jungle… To my baby girl’s first nursery… …so many fun ideas…the possibilities for fun and creativity in children’s room are endless…have fun…revisit your childhood! …”and the cow jumps over the moon”…...