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Monday, November 17, 2014

Just a peek...

... at one of my "Drying Stations" at home. The reclaimed door is annually turned into my Christmas card holder during the holiday season.

(Tea-stained tags and hand-dyed vintage ribbon and embellished clothespins available at

Have an inspired day! 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Young Maleficent Costume

Quick post today for those who have a daughter like mine who always comes up with the hardest to find or most unique characters to be. By no stretch of the imagination is Maleficent a unique costume this year- one of the reasons finding horns was close to impossible- they are sold out everywhere. Bekah, however, did not want the run-of-the-mill black costume set. She waned to be the young Maleficent, and was so clear on that point that she said that she would pick something else before going with the older version in black. So if you are looking for a quick link list on how to get this look before Halloween, here it is (having Amazon Prime is highly recommended):
  • Dress (will be sewn to create an umpire waist dress, but could be  modified quickly without sewing)
  • Horns (will be spray painted brown)
  • Wings (brown fabric cape could be added to make them look more substantial)
  • Tights 
  • Ears (if you can't get them locally- remember the spirit gum if you don't have some at home)
  • Sheet of faux leather to make pouch and jewelry (Joann Fabrics)
  • Wood or glass beads for jewelry (Joann Fabrics)
  • Brown shoes of your choice
I'll post the final product with photos and how I achieved the total look after Halloween, but hopefully this post will help another scrambling parent out there :)

Have an inspired day!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Preparing for Spring

Just wanted to quickly share my latest home decor project. It was very easy to do, and this is a very usable piece for me since I actually do need a place to dry herbs.  I love that this functions to help take up some of that blank space on the long wall in my dining room. 

I took a piece of reclaimed lumber, seven knobs and pulls from my ever-growing collection, and drilled spaced holes sized according to the knob's screw size and just twisted the knobs into place. Marc helped me put the french cleat (one of the best inventions ever) and finished project up. I place three framed art photographs that are special to our family above, and then done. 

Really looking forward to using it this year- and more than ready for this winter weather to be gone for good!

Have an inspired day!

(For those of you wondering why I didn't give the name of the photog who created the art photographs, it is per his request that he remain private :)  He does  not sell or distribute his work.)