Month: June 2010

Home Interior Inspiration: Two Beautiful Blue Bathrooms

I found these two beautiful blue bathroom designs from kitchen bath ideas and I love ’em!

What I love: the transparent blue basin sink, white & grey stripes on the cabinet doors.

What I love:the startfish accents, the window seats, the grey & white diagonal striped floors, and the smart use of space with lots of drawers and cabinets for towels, rugs and toiletries.


Shop of the Week: Bird from a Wire

Last week, I blogged about artistic organizers from different Etsy Sellers and one of them is a shop from Plymouth, Minessota called  Bird from a Wire.  Now, I’m so happy to be featuring Bird from a Wire as our Shop of the Week through this interview.
As I was browsing through her blog and putting this post together, I can truly see how hardworking and focused Jen is to her art and how she is a good inspiration to budding artists out there. She even wrote a book on her craft, titled “Creative Bloom: Projects and Inspiration with Fabric and Wire“.  So without further ado, let’s get to know more about Jen’s wonderful world of wires and collages:

What’s the inspiration behind your shop’s name? 

My last business, a floral/events business was titled Art and Nature and while I loved it, it didn’t seem right for etsy or for my products. I wanted something a little more playful. I do birds, I do wire, we tried bird on a wire thinking people would remember it easily.
Read the entire interview at Beautiful Handmade blog.

Oh Prettiness!

Feeling light-headed and swooning over these prettiness.  Happy Weekend!
Photos via: weheartit
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This Morning: Cafe by the Ruins

This morning, me and my hubby stopped by Cafe by the Ruins, a local restaurant best known for serving good food using fresh produce from the Cordillera region. It is also a venue for poetry readings, art exhibits and dance performances.

Miscellany: DIYs, Giveaways and a Bunch of Happiness

* d i y  projects *

upcycled tin can luminaries from factory direct craft

pretty crepe paper medallions from Once Wed 
(found viaHow About Orange).

lovely pattern dry erase board from Paper N Stitch
* g i v e a w a y s *

Lee Arthaus Owl Print giveaway over at Happiness Is…  (found viaMy Owl Barn)

The Silhouette SD giveaway at Oh, Hello Friend

Summer Bash giveaways (yes, there’s more than one!) at The Shabby Chic Cottage.

Win a $100 $100 VISA giftcard at Made.

“What’s your favorite place in your house?” contest at  This Photographer’s Life. The winner will win two black pearl lariats from Nastro Bello Jewelry worth $1200! Check out the rules here.  (found via My Sweet Savannah)

* A Bunch of Happiness *

Photos via: weheartit

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Wish List: Silhouette SD

It would be so sweet to have a Silhouette SD next to my computer. I’ve actually never heard of it before until yesterday when I saw it at Oh, Hello Friend. . . this amazing tool that helps you make cuttable designs from vinyl, paper, cardboard, and more.
How I would love to create cupcake cups, scrapbook thingies, buntings, greeting cards and other pretties with it. Oh, I wish I could win the giveaway! And if you do too, you can also hop over Oh, Hello Friend to enter the giveaway.
 lovely paper tags, cupcake cups, boxes, and place card holders 
created using the Silhouette SD