Tuesday, November 30, 2010

.Tutorial Tuesday.

Like Winsome Wednesday and Thrift Store Thursday (which has yet to see the light of day I haven't had the opportunity to post yet), I am planning to do Tutorial Tuesday. I choose Tuesdays for obvious reasons...one, it was more catchy then any other day of the week, and B. duh...my name? hellloooooo....

I entertained the idea for a moment to call it Tutti's Tutorials because that was my nickname as a child, but that just made me cringe when I said it out loud...so Tutorial Tuesday it is ;)

Now, where is the tutorial? I have to do a post tomorrow to cover it because since it gets dark at 4:00 pm -_-, I couldn't get any pictures that weren't blurry....so, tomorrow will have to suffice...STILL I *had* to get the post in TODAY...because it's Tuesday NOW and I did NOT want to have to wait until next week... ;P

I will give you a heads up...it's for a hairpin knock off from Anthropologie, AND it will include a giveaway!

So, have a fantastic night, my creative friends....if you are out there...and see you tomorrow!

.where to start.

Okay, so I have a feeling of mixed elation and overwhelm  HAHAHA.

Background story...we bought this house, and it has two bedrooms downstairs, then the half story upstairs has two open rooms with a hall between them. The kids have been sharing the upstairs because they like being together, and it seemed practical. Well, it does get drafty up there, and now the kids have asked to move downstairs to what is my sewing/art/photography/guest room thing...we made the switch and they are happy as clams with the much smaller and shared space (go figure???)....

Sooooo, now I have the prospect before me of REVAMPING the upstairs space for my studio. I am both excited and overwhelmed.  Where to start? How do I want to decorate? What do I really want in my dream creative space????  So much to think about.

What spaces inspire you the most? What is your 'dream' studio?? :D

(the dorky shots are because I can't dare to post a post without a coupla' pictures, even if they are me and even if I am in such a giddy mood that I'm sure I'll chagrin later looking back at them ;P)

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010


So close to being finished, I believe I have all the baubles I need, now just to come up with the perfect layout for them ^_^.  Here's a sneaky peek!

Monday, November 22, 2010

.the things that make my heart go pitter patter.

Oh JoAnn's, you and your 1.29/yd flannel...I look forward to you each year with such heightened anticipation...Yes, I know you used to be 99Cents per yard, but I'm willing to spring that extra 30 cents...you are worth it.  See you at 6am on Friday ;)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

.on our way.

On my way to being finished with this piece, and I'm super excited about it!!

Just need to collect a handful more baubles!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

.this moment.

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see. 

Okay, I know this says "no words" but, I want to say, that I have always found this concept from  Amanda at SouleMama so intriguing, and I noticed that others do it, so my fears of copy-catting her and looking lame are eased ;) hahaha....so in the future...there will be no words *locking lips with a key motion*

Thursday, November 18, 2010

.one tiny thing and inspiration from within.

So, I have this bauble I made several years ago...and I have still not committed to turning it into anything. For a while it was going to be a hair pin, but I just couldn't bear to make it permanent...then it was going to be a ring, but that didn't feel right.  I just know it will be something fantastic, just not WHAT. It's just one tiny thing that is sitting here, staring at me, waiting for the stroke of genius to hit.

And, a more personal ramble. Lately I feel like i am looking around for inspiration left and right, up and down and it's never *quite* enough...nothing that grabs me and spins me for a whirl...so I got the notion to look back through some of my older stuff and find what moved me way.back.when, and while I can't pinpoint it, knowing that at some point I WAS motivated and inspired and excited about art and creating (creatition? ;P)...and I just feel better knowing that, even though it's escaping me right now, it is there, it's possible and I CAN GET IT BACK ;)

Well, that rant is over. Hope everyone's beautiful Autumn Thursday is fantastic :D

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

.Winsome Wednesday.

So, this is going to be a new feature I hope to keep going (and not fail LOUDLY like "Thrift Store Thursday" did...bwa haha) 


Old English wynsum


  1. Charming; inspiring trust and approval; especially if in an innocent manner
So, this feature will showcase some of the things that especially move, inspire and otherwise charm me. Things that are not my own...things that I want  YOU to love as much as I do!

So, without further ado.
I have made a few purchases over the years, and let me tell ya'...everything is still just as awesome, and there are so many things on her site that  I drool over (shamelessly drool, btw)

Stacy is someone that has inspired me, encouraged me and been a great 'bloggy friend' over the years...she is so talented, and makes the neatest stuff...and I'll never forget the Jerky and Sunflower seeds she sent me once upon a time hahaha.

This shower curtain tutorial! Take THAT anthropology!

This song, but specifically the video...and this lyric..."I must become a lion hearted girl, ready for a fight"

And, there's so much more, but I want to save some for next week ;)  I also am thinking of running a few give aways, so prepare yourselves ;)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Yeah, yeah...I have a serious addiction to the color.  Looking around me, I am actually a little chagrined at the fact that it's EVERYWHERE...living room walls, old paintings, decorations, bedroom walls, pillows, clothes, jewelry, accessories, THIS BLOG... and as I start a new painting...I notice, glaringly, that it is also this color that apparently bleeds from my eyeballs...as well as the paintbrush I am using to paint it. HA!

Oh well, what's to complain about?? It's a glorious shade, if you were to ask me ;)

Just popping in to say I MISS YOU people, and I am working on some new art, some new projects and a new 'idea' completely inspired by the stunningly gorgeous (andmakemesojealousofherawesomenessthatIcanhardlystandit) Elsie of A Beautiful Mess.  Of course mine will read more like.... 32  Things Before I'm 33 -_-, but what can I say...I am a child born in the 70's...even if it was late. way.late. into the decade ;)  So, I plan to work on that over the next day or so, watch for it...trust me, the list will be riveting.../sarcasm.

What is on your board?canvas?sewingmachine?camera?mind?ears?

Here's what's on MY EARS :P