I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I am signing off in order to work on my shop inventory for the launch on Monday. I am also redoing my craft area, so stay tuned on Monday for before and after shots of my little craft corner! (vintage photo for sale at Pixie Blossoms)
The sweetest little letterpress gift tags from Sycamore Street Press.
Gorgeous styling makes this little pincushion from Enhabiten totally drool-worthy!
I am going to be emptying my 'favorites folder' today and showcasing some great Etsy finds that I have been storing up lately! First up: Adorable stamps from Blossom Stamps...such a fun way to dress up gift tags or simple cards!
So my ears and tails are all finished and today is the 'body' day...stitching up the elephants little bodies, stuffing them full and putting on the finishing touches, which is the fun part! I get to pick out the vintage trim and colorful beads that will adorn each little guy! I am so excited for my shop launch on Monday! I am planning to debut 7 elephants for sale! I hope they are a hit!
So last night ended my Apartment Therapy winning streak...boo hoo. I cannot believe I was so close to the final four, it makes this loss so much harder! Anyway, there is a very cute Open House featuring the LMNOP Magazine founder over at Bloesem Kids. I especially like the children's room! Click over to check it out!
I am going to hold off posting the foreign mags until tomorrow because I have a fun little sneak peek to show you. I had the pleasure of meeting Lilla Rogers of Lilla Rogers Studio today. Besides Lilla being a lovely person, her office/studio was so colorful and inspirational, I had to snap a few shots. I love the idea of multi-colored lanterns adorning the ceiling and brightly painted shelves to jazz up storage spaces. I think she should have entered Apartment Therapy's Fall Colors Contest! Make sure to click over and check out the loads of talented artists she represents, as well as the up-to-date blog of all Lilla Roger Studio news!
I can hardly believe it...my house has made it to the final round of the East Coast division of the Apartment Therapy Fall Colors Contest, meaning if I win this round, I get a $600 gift certificate to CB2. I am so excited! Click here to vote!
By the way, I have a meeting this morning, but when I get home, I have some great foreign magazine clippings to scan and show you...check back in the late afternoon!
Okay...I couldn't take the grainyness of the new banner, so back to the old. I need to play around with Photoshop some more and get a new, improved banner up here!
I just spent the afternoon playing around on Photoshop. I am still up in the air about this new banner, I think I might need a clearer picture! Any thoughts?
When I started blogging this summer, I could never have imagined all the places that it would take me. I was in a new city with no job and few friends. Because of my blog, I have met so many wonderful, creative people in the Providence community, many who have become great friends. I have had a chance to write for and be featured on blogs that I adore, including Design*Sponge and Apartment Therapy. I also found my creative voice, which I always knew was there, but had been pushed aside due to stress, job unhappiness and just general unrest. When I started Lavender and Limes, I figured that maybe, if I was lucky, my mom and a few friends and relatives would tune in each day. Now I find myself with hundreds of loyal readers! Each of you brighten my day and I thank you for that. I am so grateful for your kindness and encouraging words.
I could never have imagined how content and fulfilled I could be working for myself, spending my days creating, writing and imagining! I have you to thank for it...I hope you stay tuned!
This was a magazine that I picked up in Austria and I am guessing that the title is something like 100 Ideas?! Anyway, I just loved the following party decorating story. Wouldn't this be so cute for a baby or wedding shower!? By the way, if you click on the pages, they will enlarge so you can get a better view since the scan quality is not the best in the smaller size!