Friday, August 29, 2008

Sunday, August 17, 2008


Help? My room is a deep orange color with a red, sage, brown and orange color scheme. It sort of has an exotic look to it; some bamboo sticks here, an oriental lamp there...but this wall is still bare after 5 years. If you look under my Etsy favorites, you can see that half of them are artists whose work I'm considering to add to this blank wall. I'm trying to find that earthy, worldly perfect piece (or pieces...don't you think 3 smaller paintings/prints would work, too?) to hang. Any artists you admire whose work might fit with my scheme?

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Quick Update & What I'm Loving

Hey guys, sorry I haven't posted in awhile. School just started and it has been constant movement and work with sadly no time to stop and blog. The weather has been suprisingly nice and the other day I was able to sit outside and read for a while as the sun set. (My literature book seriously weighs like 30 kidding.)
So, I have a secret-- I love this shop I just found on Etsy and I'm coveting everything she has for sale. She's this awesome designer who makes camera straps in all these bright fun colors. As much as I love my Cannon Rebel, everytime I wear it around my neck, I get red marks from it's rubbing against my skin. If you're a photographer or a wannabe photographer, definitely take some time to check out her shop: TanyBug on Etsy

I have a lot more to say, but alas not much time right now. I'll be back tomorrow with lots of news to post about!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Day of Laziness

Mmmm. Everyone should have an occasional day where they pack a picnic, hit the road and drive to the unknown. It was a lovely picnic and the basket did its job well. Although it didn't turn out the way I'd pictured, the lining proved easier and less complicated than I had anticipated. I may re-line it again sometime in the future, but for now, I think this will do. I'm happy with the fabric-- I think it has a sort of vintage feel to it (which I'm all over, of course!).So, with picnic basket, puppy & two sisters in tow, we set off to a small park I hadn't been to in years. And while I tried to convince the other two that they had indeed been there before as babes, they would not believe. We sat under a huge old tree (don't you love those kinds?) and ate our sandwiches, chips, and homemade brownies. Yum. It was a little on the warm side (fall I'm ready whenever you are) but there was cloud cover, so that helped. Overall it was a lazy, beautiful day.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Ready, Set...

And I'm off! I've finalized the interior/lining of the basket. It's this buttery vintage-looking flowered fabric. I'm going to have to use the solid yellow also because I'm not sure I have enough of the patterned. Hopefully I'll have enough scraps left over to make some matching napkins.

Oh, and did I mention I need this done by Wednesday?

Wish me luck!