Thursday, March 26, 2009

Yellow Fever

Maybe it's the season, maybe it's because I just painted my kitchen a blueish gray, or maybe it's just a passing phase, but every treasure I've found in thrift stores lately have been YELLOW:

A new sugar bowl- I love changing them out with my moods!

(Please pardon the ugly countertop)

A cute puddle jumper to brighten up the walls

And a yellow teapot. I love the shape of it.

(Again, the countertop... Oh how I curse living in a rental sometimes!)

Even my craft projects are starting to veer over the yellow lines:
It is really easy to make, if you feel like giving it a try.
Materials needed: liquid starch, a balloon, string of some sort (I used a few things of yellow embroidery floss).
How-to: Dip the string in liquid starch and wrap it around and around and around the balloon until you are happy with how it looks. Let it dry. Pop the balloon. Hang it up and admire!

We finally got some snow. Ok, it's not just some, more like a lot! I tried to rescue my sweet daffodils that have been popping up like crazy. They seem a little droopy, but are still a cheery contrast to the blizzard outside!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I'm a winner!

Well, my theory worked out as far as somebody winning (and it should be me!), this time I DID win! Over at Love Forever the very talented Kayte was giving away a button book. Oh, how I love buttons! I have a few big jars of them and I could spend hours running my hands through them, sorting them into color/size/purpose/favorites, and embellishing things with my button collection. So, the moral of the story is: enter giveaways! Somebody wins (and next time it could be you!).

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Blog treasures

With the help of other blogs out there, I followed the link paths and found this: I love the 12 step program and plan to implement it... Soonish (like when I can muster up the motivation, ahem).

And this: This one is very personal, very heartfelt, and very sweet.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did! I've been spending so much time lately looking around for inspiration that I might make these other blogs a weekly thing. What do you think?

Monday, March 9, 2009

We have a winner!

Thanks to everyone who left comments and entered the birdie drawing! I'll be doing more giveaways, so please don't be discouraged if you didn't win this one. My philosophy is always that someone wins, and that someone could (and I always think it should) be me! Even if the odds are, ahem, 1 in 500,000,000. But enough dilly-dally-ing, the winner of the very special handmade birdie is..... Tessa Marie!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Blog World Giveaways

Since posting my birdie giveaway I'm finding giveaways everywhere! Chocolate and Steel has a beautiful ring that they're giving away. Check it out!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Mumu bunny card

I reposted 2 of my card listings on etsy today! I just adore this little mumu bunny card (it really IS made from a mumu!) and I hope someone else will too. Everything is recycled except the thread.