Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A New Project

I've been thinking of adding another layer to my bedding.  I have two beautiful quilts that I love -



this is one of them...



I have it layered with this one - I did say I'm a maximalist.

 I need a little more warmth and some texture so I'm going to knit a colorful afghan.  I know, how 70's, right ?  Here are some patterns that might work -


This one is really colorful but I'm not sure about the pattern.  I need to do it without really looking while I'm watching kids so maybe too complicated.



I like this but I'm not very good at seams so that might not work.  I'd rather do something in one piece.



On the other hand, this book looks so interesting I might have to learn how to sew squares together in a neat way.



I don't know how to crochet but this might be the inspiration I need to learn.



This was actually my original inspiration (from Anthroparodie).  OK, I'd leave out the wet moss.



I went to Hobby Lobby and bought this yarn but not in this color.  The color I have is called "Hope's Roses".  I think it will be perfect - I'll let you know.



Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Buy Nothing Day!



For years in our family we have celebrated Buy Nothing Day the day after Thanksgiving.  It's not difficult since we fear Wal-Mart at the best of times and certainly wouldn't want to be trampled to death to save money on a television. 



So, I think it's a great day to make something!



I've been collecting bits of fabric and lace to make these bohemian Christmas stockings.  The perfect project for today!


Have a happy and creative buy nothing day!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Inspiring Elements

I'm always on the look-out for vintage fabric, scarves and trims for the gypsy curtains that I make.  Here are some beautiful and inspiring things I found on Etsy...





 fantastic trims from sanskritii


vintage scarf from AndiesDandies



crocheted runner from Totally Linens



hippie style from cool vintage finds



interesting black scarf from fairstore



gypsy style from brixiana



vintage scarf from joyatri



pretty doilie from antiqueelegance



21 vintage scarves from the art floozy

Off to sew now...



Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My Own Little Pinterest

First, I have to say that the idea for my title came from Stevie Nicks, who described her newest album as her "own little Rumours".  I love Stevie and I bought the album but I'll leave you to talk amongst yourselves about the comparison.  hint -  Rumours is really good.

I've recently discovered Pinterest and it's wonderful!  So much inspiration!  I have noticed a few reoccurring themes though and wanted to create some beautiful entries of my own.  Feel free to pin (or not).


A gentle reminder for the new mother (or grandmother).  I experienced this only this morning...













donald sutherland 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Warm and Earthy

It's a bit cool in Houston today so I'm thinking about warm and earthy colors with a natural hippie style. Browsing through Etsy - LOOK!


Hippie bracelets from Trailer Park Gypsy.



Love this fabric from EtchedinthePast.



A beautiful dress from Majik Horse.



If you're a hat person you'll love hatsbybuck!


Suede boots in a great color at 20twentyvintage.



A fantastic tapestry cape at Hillbilly Filly.



I so wish these were my size!  They are size 7 and only $22 at Bohemian Starlet.



A gorgeous bohemian necklace at eakerhouse.



Upcycled gypsy top at our shop, Babylon Sisters.



Almost Famous coat at 86 Vintage.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Bon Voyage

I fly quite a lot.  This is how I wish it looked.


This is how it actually looks -



We do have meals on international flights.  They don't look like this -



They actually look like this -



This is how we want to look on the plane -



This is not how we want to look -



Are there any beautiful celebrities on my flight?



No, I guess not.