Monday, June 18, 2012

My New Blog

I've started a new blog ..
26 Doors
It will be a Design journal of sorts
documenting my days as I go through the design process
 - starting from the ground up !

So please check out my story here
as I make my way through the next 9 months ..

Monday, June 11, 2012

My Calendar is Full & My Head is Spinning

May / June are such busy months,
Dance Rehersals, Dance Pictures, Dance Recitals,
Tae Kwon Do Testing, Pictures,  
2 Birthdays in 8 days, Father's Day,
it goes on and on ..

I really am looking forward to the dog days of summer,
My summer is already filled with getaways, entertaining guests,
dance camps & martial arts ..

.. a request from my son ..
cupcakes that resemble our family dog

.. and a campfire favorite - S'more Cupcakes,
my Daughter's ultimate sweet treat !

When I was looking for inspiration 
I came across some other ideas ..

.. this looks fun ..

Carnival Treats for a Carnival Inspired Day

.. a garden party inspired treat bag to take home after the party ..
fill with Gummy Worms,  Pretty Garden Gloves, and Seeds for Planting

So many great ideas and inspirations 
Have a Great Week ..

Monday, June 4, 2012

My Latest Obession ..


I have always loved & admired the detail of hand embroidered vintage linens.
Collecting pillow cases, table runners and small tablecloths.
They always had a one thing in common -
birds, flowers, a charming saying or a beautiful, decorative edge.

..  a few inspirations for linens you may have 
or new ways to display your handiwork ..

I am now on the hunt for wood hoops in all sizes and shapes
so I can continue the fine art I so admire.
Hopefully I will have something to show in the near future !

A quick search on the internet & I found a site, or two
where all those vintage patterns I love are available.
Now to find some quiet time to sit and stitch!