Monday, August 31, 2009


Tomorrow is the first day of Spring! I have been counting down since, oh the start of Winter, as warm weather and sunshine makes me happy in a way that cold and shorter days do not. Spring!

The following phrase, from a Dylan Thomas poem describes, to me, the essence of Spring:

' the force that through the green fuse drives the flower.'

Isn't that beautiful?

Spring for me is a celebration of life, and a time to appreciate the simple beauty that is all around us. The sunlight is starting to creep through the blinds earlier, and I walk outside into the garden in the morning to discover a new blossom or flower in bloom. 

Now that Spring has arrived, I am motivated again to get creative. The following really cute project I discovered on Beach Vintage got me thinking... those yo yo's are so cute, and would look gorgeous sewn onto little Summer singlets for Fern, or perhaps onto a cushion. 

Then there's this tutorial for a cute headband (or brooch), from Nest Decorating:

Or, because I am somewhat obsessed with butterflies at the moment, check out this gorgeous artwork idea from Lollychops:

Then there's this sweet idea for crocheted cupcakes from the Haby Goddess.... though this is less likely as my knitting skills leave a lot to be desired.

I could go on and on... but before I start ANY of the above projects I need to concentrate on designing the invitations for my daughter's Naming Dedication. I've bought the papers and come up with a design, I just need to get cracking putting it all together! Right, less blogging, more scissoring.......

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful finds here! Also, I found something interesting I thought I would share…from something I wrote this month…
    Bringing Out Your Inner BOLD!
    Bill Blass said, “Style is primarily a matter of instinct.” Decorating takes on a new meaning for each individual. Clever and chic for Janie may be yesterday’s yawn-fest for Carol. Different tastes in décor mean different furniture, artwork and color palettes. So what is the rule of thumb for making your place zing if it’s not a certain style, pattern, or color?
    Bold, baby! Bring on the bold!
    Boldly say what you want to say when designing a room. Make a statement and let your personality shine through. If you go in for the palest blues to soothe and relax, add a custom zing to make it pop! Love black and white photography? Maybe even some of that ultra-hot photo alphabet wall art in black and white? Splash in some passionate pink or revved up red on the wall to make it sizzle.
    No longer are walls content with neutral shades. Any color of the palette goes! Splash on muted melons or eccentric eggplants with savvy sage. Classic colors cozy up with velvety crimsons and Dijon yellows. Color is fantastically bold and beautiful! Rich textured throws, swags, rugs and runners jazz up every room, every time.
    Patterns are all the rage now, too. Twists and twirls, paisleys and pearls-bold is key! Did you ever in a million years think of dotting stripes and striping dots? Designers these days are pulling out all the geometrical stops. Paisley mixes with all sorts of combinations-checks, polkas, and weathered solids. Discover a new way of looking at the world around you in different shapes and deigns.
    Mix it all with gorgeous gilding in silver and gold. Toss in a few well-chosen accents-bold and beautiful. And with the trend of decor becoming more and more personalized, a meaningful piece of photography will make you feel right at home. Black and white as well as the historic look of sepia photography looks gorgeous in any room. Add all these ingredients together, and you’ve got yourself a decorating design that not only expresses your individual style but does so as personally and beautifully as you want it to.
    Whatever you want to say while decorating, say it with your own personal sense of style. Put it out there for the world to see and don’t look back! Embrace your individuality whether your nature is “Janie jazzed” or “Carol calm”. Express yourself! When people enter your home they’ll shoot you a complementary smile, knowing it looks and feels sooooo perfectly like you. And no one can do YOU better.
    To take your individual decorating accents and style to a whole new level of personalization, check out Imagine photographs of natural alphabets, clip art photo messages or even personalized photo place mats. Consider yourself a person on the go? You’ll love pictures to go with alphabet letters! (Intrigued yet? Check us out now!)
    Amp up that “you” factor, bringing the bright lights, bold city look to the forefront with clever photography of New York architecture and nature. And, if it’s gorgeous enough for your home, you KNOW personalized photo gifts are great for any occasion!
    by T. Miller
    Décor Tips & Quips from AlphabetPIX
    Create your own personalized name art with Photos That Look Like Letters at!


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