Friday, September 30, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
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Thursday, September 22, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Isn’t it beautiful?! This theatre opened back in 1929. It was restored in 1997. Oh how I would love to have taken pictures of the inside. I took these a few months ago while visiting the downtown area. I took them from my phone. If I had only brought the camera. I have always been fascinated with architecture. The husband, the camera, and I will soon be taking a trip to the downtown area. Just waiting for some cooler weather.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
I am currently working on a command center project that is going to be located in our laundry room. This is our in and out hot spot. This hanging fabric filer was fun to make and will solve some paper piling issues for us. I like to keep all receipts but they would end up in drawers, my purse, basically everywhere. As for mail, I had a spot on the bookshelf that was to easy for me to forget about. Homework is a big one in this house. Having 4 kids means lots of homework. The kids used to try and hand me papers to sign, newsletters, and have me look over homework during dinner prep. They now just set it onto the laptop for me to go over. Recently a few school papers got mixed in with sales ads. Now they will have a specific spot to set it in. I am confident that this project was a perfect solution for us.
Here are some tutorial photos:
Cut 2 base fabrics and iron on interfacing to one. Mine were 16”x26”
After peeling back the interfacing, I put face sides of 2 base fabrics together, sewing around the edges leaving enough space to invert. Once inverted, I tucked in the opening and pressed, adhering the fabrics together.
I did the same with the file area. The large pockets were 12.5”x8”. The small one was 12.5”x4”
I cut strips and ironed them in half, creating what will be an expandable file.
Once all of your pockets are stitched, pin them in place.
I stitched all pockets in place and went around the edge with a satin stitch.
I added grommets and labels. I wanted to make sure that everyone knows what they are to be used for. Once done it measured out to be 15.5” x 24.5”.
Monday, September 12, 2011
So my daughter was going through this faze of grabbing napkins from the kitchen, tearing them up and wrapping stuff up with them. She has plenty of toys, I promise. So I decided to make her a little bag to wrap and rewrap whatever her little self desired. This was really simple and only took minutes. She was a happy camper. I thought I’d share some photos with you.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Megan Auman is an amazing contributor to my inspiration bank. I have followed Megan’s Crafting an MBA and her work for some time now. Somewhat recently, I visited the Phoenix Art Museum. I was so excited to find Megan Auman’s jewelry in the gift shop. I recognized it from across the room. As if going to the museum isn’t inspiring enough.
My visit left me feeling so inspired, I decided that I was going to make a new personal goal.
“I will one day have my work displayed in an art museum.”
If you ever find yourself feeling stumped, uninspired, or just downright uncreative… visit your local art museum. You never know, you might find someone’s work that you know and recognize.
There are so many ways to nurture your creativity. Surrounding yourself with creative mediums of all sorts, is a sure way to inspire productivity.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
You’ve got to love chalkboard paint.
This didn’t take long at all. I kind of wanted to paint the gold. Husband talked me out of it. I’m glad he did, it blends well. What a great way to repurpose an old frame too.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Imagine yourself out in the open on a moon lit, warm summer night. Free as a child to roam around. You stand in awe as you begin to see the flickers of light come toward you. They are just so beautiful, you are captured by the off beat gleams of light. For the first time ever I'm experiencing the magic of fireflies.
My somewhat recent experience at the Phoenix Art Museum brought me back to my first firefly experience as a child, only a bit more colorful.
Being from California, I had never experienced such wonder. Not until I was 7 anyway, when I went back east to visit my grandparents.
I love it when you get that nostalgic déjà vu feeling that brings you back to a great childhood memory. This exhibit was amazing!
Phx Art Museum exhibit:
“You who are getting obliterated in the dancing swarm of fireflies” By Yayoi Kusama
Photo credit to: MadManCheffer