May 27, 2010

Snazzy switch plates

How cute are these?

Martha Stewart custom switch plates

I'm totally going to make these for our new house! They seem like a quick and easy project that will look great in any room

May 25, 2010

Etsy love....

It's a dreary Tuesday afternoon, and I'm dreaming of all things Etsy (vintage):

Vintage Cast Iron Fan by seedwingwonder

Vintage Picture Frames by SavvyLovesChic

Small Skeleton keys by SteampunkSupply

Vintage casserole dish by SleepyOwlVintage

May 24, 2010

Makerfaire 2010

I was so happy to finally attend Makerfaire 2010! I've know about Makerfaire for a while, but I always had conflicts on the weekend it was held. Anyway, it totally lived up to my expectations (and more!) Paul was even a fan - and I didn't even have to drag him there. Here are some of my favorite pictures from the day:

Weird old carnival-carriage

My treasures from the day, including a vintage stopwatch necklace, beet seeds, earrings, patterned japanese masking tape, and lots of inspirational vendor cards

Block printed tea towel - love it!

my beautiful new necklace

I couldn't resist the cut-outs

Paul couldn't either, especially if Big Foot is involved

May 20, 2010

A piece of Portland

Here are a few fun photos from my trip to Portland last month. I got to hang out with my favorite family, the Chaps. Our first stop was the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden . Little M had an awesome time feeding the ducks and chasing the geese. At one point we were surrounded by about 15 Canadian Geese! It was pretty scary because they were honking really loudly, but Nate had a great time chasing them off.

Next stop was Uwajimaya, the ultimate in Asian food, drinks, and gifts! I got myself a few little treats: A new bento box, Yan Yan, some candies in a tin, and grapefruit sours. They had an awesome collection of crafts books and mags, but they were all in Japanese :(

As you may remember, I was in Portland also attending NWP's Urban Sites Conference. One of the activities I participated in was writing about the Japanese Internment in the Pacific Northwest, and we visited a museum and waterfront park in Portland dedicated to this issue. Here's my favorite quote, written on a rock in the park:

"Sure I go to school. Same as you. I'm an American."

I had such a great time visiting my friends!

May 19, 2010

Bed Time

The countdown is on - we're moving into our new house in 3 weeks!! (barring any unforeseen circumstances, that is!) We're dedicating this weekend to packing, since we'll be camping the following weekend. All of this excitement is getting me thinking about...REDECORATING! I scored a few awesome things at the Groveland Flea Market this weekend (photos to come soon), but I'm currently swooning over DwellStudio's Target bedding collection. I'm sure it's been around for a while, but I haven't been in the market for new linens. Here are a few I'm considering:

May 18, 2010

Lucky Me

I am SO lucky to have received so many amazing birthday gifts from my friends and family. I received 2 great books that will hopefully inspire me to craft more (and possibly sell my wares?) including Handmade Marketplace and The Homemade Home. Lo and behold, I'm found another book that I want! It's called Whip Up Mini Quilts (and would be perfect for my ADD-like crafting habit). I can think of many people (mostly babies) that I could make these mini-quilts for. Maybe even Jazzy and Uintah?

May 14, 2010

More felt food!

Thanks to Craftmag, I've found my new felt food project! Aren't these the cutest things you've ever seen?

You can pick the pattern up from July Hobby on Etsy. I might be doing that soon....

May 12, 2010

It's been a long time, baby!

Sorry ya'll - things have been INSANE for me the past 3 weeks. Trip to Portland, camping trip in Big Sur, meetings in Tiburon, site visits in Texas, and now meetings at the Claremont. On top of this, my birthday!! It's time to post some pics:

Birthday Dinner!

The Crossings Austin

Helicopter ride

Garrett Creek Ranch

Bridgeport Rodeo

I loved Texas!