Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

Sweet Snack Sunday ~ Sweetheart Trail Mix and Streusel Mini Muffins

My hubby has a new job that requires him to take his lunch to work with him.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Up-cycled Doily Blanket (DIY)

In the very hectic weeks before Christmas, I spent my precious alone time curled up on the couch with a cat, eating cookies and looking through a bottomless pile of catalogs.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Call of the Wild

Last week, I finished reading Jack London’s Call of the Wild.  The story follows Buck, a sled dog, and his journey through the deep Yukon wilderness.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Miniature Guest Room

To me, working with my hands is as vital to my body as water and shelter.  I itch to make things.  My fingers are constantly in motion: tearing paper, twisting my hair or fiddling with my jewelry.  Building creates an outlet for that energy, even if the things I make are pointless.  That’s how I feel about today’s project.  Motivated my success a few days ago in the junk basket, I took on the rest of my apartment.  I hunted for materials that could inspire me in making other miniature items.  Under the bathroom sink sat a grimy travel case full of old, half used make up.  A handful of the compacts, jars and brushes were magically transformed to fashion this little guestroom where any tiny visitor would feel welcome.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Junk Drawer Miniatures

In the corner of my studio is a basket of random odds & ends with no home, like a junk drawer.  While cleaning this morning, I decided that today's challenge will be to use some of that junk to make miniature things for a doll house sized living room (I love anything miniature).

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Recycled Paper Roses (DIY)

 I found pictures of paper roses in a waiting room magazine and became determined to make my own.  With a little experimenting and a lot of patience, I figured it out! 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

We have a Vision…

While visiting my amazing Aunt Jennifer in Washington DC a few years ago, I discovered her vision board in the living room.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Message in a Bottle

Today’s post is dedicated to one of the most entertaining guys I know: Mitch Salzman.  He is my coworker and a very creative artist. (This is us: dressed up for 80s night)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Junk Mail Greeting Card (DIY)

One look at my overflowing recycling bin this morning, and I decided that the mission of the day would be to give some junk mail new life. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Christmas Candy

Today I am feeling grateful for handmade Christmas gifts. Seriously, nothing is sweeter or more sentimental. I am the lucky recipient of the most amazing home baked cookies, candies and tea. I love it, they make me giddy. I am also in love with all the goodies found for me on Etsy (thanks, Patrick). We really made out this year, I feel very blessed. Even the cats are running around with new handmade toys.

If you are one of the people that made things for me this year: You are awesome and you inspire me, thank you!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Cute as a Button

These barrettes were handmade today especially for Bridget (because she is growing out her bangs). The cheerful little buttons were rescued from thrift stores, and the tag was once part of a children’s board game. They are easy to make with just a little glue and some hair pins from the craft store!

Happy New Year!

Welcome to my New Years Resolution: To do what I love and to share it with you!
My goal is to be inspired every day this year, to create, and to inspire others.