Sunday, January 21, 2007


The sewing room is really coming together. All that's left now is re-hanging a picture and some electrical work, both jobs for E. I finally have a place to save/display bits of inspiration. Pinned on the board is a card I got from E a couple years ago--I pointed it out to him at Target one day and then got it from him a few days later, swearing he didn't remember me pointing it out. hmm. I love the colors, design, AND glitter. I still need to do some work on the pockets of my board to keep them from sagging, but overall, I'm satisfied with how it turned out. It's a 24x36 office corkboard covered with batting and fabric, both affixed to the back with staples.
Next up: finding some new projects to use my fabrics ordered from superbuzzy. Have you seen this new one? Too cute!

Picked up this piece at an estate sale yesterday. The woman whose estate was for sale, Eleanor Maldonik, had had little cards printed explaining how she crafted and fired her pottery. Recently the estates of several local artists have been held. They have the most interesting collections and such huge stockpiles of supplies. It's neat to see the unfinished projects--I'm sure I'll leave plenty behind--and those that were finished. Even when it's someone I don't know, it's such an honor to own a piece that was created with such care.
The latest west elm catalog arrived this week, and I'm trying to figure out if I can recreate something like this. I love the motif, but maybe it'll have to go somewhere other than on a rug. Also love the birdies here.


  1. Hello...
    thank you for visiting my blog and saying hello. I've read through yours, and look forward to more.

    Dana :)

  2. beautiful inspiration board. i really need to make myself one of these!


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