Idea Overload

Ever feel like there are 726,819 things you want to do but you have no time to do them? I pretty much feel like that all the time honestly but it seems to be worse lately. I decided to turn some of the want-to’s into getting-done’s so I picked a few projects and started collecting materials for them. Let me just say – it’s taken me WEEKS to collect some of these materials! It’s insane!!! There’s still one that I have to purchase… I’m having to have it custom ordered. Custom ordered people! It’s craziness I tell you. Then there’s that whole minor issue of actually accomplishing the project once I have the necessary materials. Lord knows when that’ll happen. Every time I think I’m going to have time, something else comes up. I had planned to work on these a little bit each night but I’ve changed my schedule around a bit at work and now I’m not getting home until 7pm. By the time I cook dinner, pack my gym bag, pack my lunch and eat dinner, it’s 10pm. That’s my bedtime so that means I got nothing crafty done for the day. Plus, our weekends are a blur between the have-to’s (like laundry, grocery shopping, yard work) and social events so there’s just very little time to do anything creative. I WILL find time though (if for no other reason than that the materials are currently living on my kitchen table which will eventually drive me completely batty). So, wanna know what I’m working on???

I’m working on this Bugsy Tic Tac Toe but I’m tweaking the base a bit. This is going to live outside in our backyard. In truth, my husband is going to paint the ‘bugs’ for me. I can’t paint to save my life. 🙂

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This little baggie of sweet clothespins is yet another project (source unknown). This is the one for which I’m having to custom order an item… any guesses? Yeah it’s that clothespin stamp!

Love is Sweet

 

I saw this absolutely adorable idea on a blog called A Beautiful Mess. They have some of the most creative things I’ve ever seen and their photography is amazing. I’m crazy jealous. Anywho… since we have both cats and dogs in our house, we’re going to copy cat this adorable kitty spoon rest and then try our hands at creating an equally cute puppy one. Fingers crossed!

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I have what I think is going to be a super cute idea involving this printable.

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And last but definitely not least I’m working on this cute embroidery project.

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With any luck – they’ll all be done by the end of the year. HA!

Then I can get started on the other 726,814 ideas I have.

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Window Shopping Wednesday – Wisteria (Accessories only)

Well I don’t know about you guys but after last week I can’t wait to see what else Wisteria has to offer.  I looooved their furniture.  Ready to check it out?

This weeks featured shop:  Wisteria (Accessories only)

You guys know me and my love of whimsy. I’d love to have these adorable mouse shakers!  (Update:  I got these cuties for Christmas as a gift from my mom!)

mouse shakers

This florist’s bud holder is so sweet.  What a great way to show off individual blooms!

florists best bud holder

There are several beautiful blue vases available but my favorite is the milk bottle pictured in the middle.

blue milk bottle vase

My oh my!  How nifty is this lamp?  Soooo cool!

Gilt Balustrade Lamp

These nautical rope lanterns would be great for outdoor get-togethers over the summer.

Nautical Rope Lantern

I love the bright colors in this doormat.  I wish this baby came in a full-size rug for my patio seating area!

Mediterranean Doormat

These painted paddles would add so much character to your outdoor space and there are a zillion ways you could display them.  Wish they could come live at my house!

Mariner's Paddles

Aaaahhhh!  I WANT!!!  He needs to come live with me!

Ahab's Mighty Moby

These rock ducks are so cute and right up my MIL’s alley.

Creek Rock Ducks

We have a smaaaaall obsession with turtles in our house and this sweet baby is available in both blue and pink.  {heart}

Blue Aquatic Life Pillow Cover

Window Shopping Wednesday – Honey be Good

Holy moley my loves!  I ran across this shop the other day and OMG!!!  Talk about some cuuuuute fabrics!  Eek!  Plus, they’re good for you and the environment.  Check it out…

All of the cotton fabric in our shop is certified organic by either The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) or the Organic Exchange. Look for the ‘Growth and Production’ tab on the fabric detail page for information on the certifying entity.

We also carry hemp blends. Hemp is naturally pest-resistant, uses less water than cotton and is generally considered a sustainable crop not needing certification. Our solid color hemp fabric is a hemp/lyocel blend. The hand screen-printed textiles are on a hemp/GOTS organic cotton base cloth.

This weeks featured shop:  Honey Be Good

This Modern Home Fat Quarter Bundle … oh… what can I say about it?  Uhh, I’m in love with the llamas?  So stinking adorable.  This would make a to die for quilt.

Modern Home Fat Quarter Bundle

I {heart} these Banksia Trees!  Can’t you just imagine a pillow made with this fabric?

Banksia Bloom - Banksia Trees

This print is called Chick Chick by Nancy Mims and if you look reeeaaaal close you’ll notice that the redish color is actually hens standing on top of eggs.  Cheeky!  For some reason I’d really like to put this fabric on something in our screened patio.

Chick Chick by Nancy Mims

This print is called Harmony Art Sateen – 10 Flowers and I can totally see this in a little girls room somewhere… perhaps as a line of fabric on the bottom of a solid white quilt?  So sweet.

Harmony Art Sateen - 10 Flowers

My MIL is going through a bit of a bird phase and I’m sure she’d love this Little Blue Birds print by Havana.  This would be really cute as a seat cover on a screened in patio chair.

Havana - Little Blue Birds

When I saw this fabric I thought “how mod!” which is funny considering it’s called MicroMod – Tick Tock White.  To add a bit of glitz, I would sew clear sequins onto the small white dots in the center.

MicroMod - Tick Tock White

I think this New Leaf – Festoon fabric would make an adorable skirt for the spring, especially if topped with a cardigan set.

New Leaf - Festoon

Have a little one in your life?  This Nursery Flannel – Ele-fête! might just be the perfect thing!

Nursery Flannel - Ele-fête!

This Raaga – Roost print is just lovely.  I love the colors and you know I love me some peacocks.

Raaga - Roost

Does this make anyone else want to hoard fabric or is it just me?

Happy shopping!

Window Shopping Wednesday – The Weed Patch Store

I’m not one who is much for what I call ‘the country look.’  This past weekend I was out shopping with a good friend and I noticed that she kept gravitating towards things that, in my book at least, would fall into that category.  To each their own.  Anyway, it got me thinking, and eventually, it got me perusing the internet.  I came across a website called The Weed Patch Store.  It’s a cute little store located Bothell, Washington.  They also sell their goods online.  They definitely have more than just ‘the country look’ available both online and in-store but if you’re into the country look, they definitely have you covered.

This weeks featured shop:  The Weed Patch Store

Their shop in Bothell, Washington

Although the Fourth of July is long gone this year we all know that it’ll come right back around sooner than we know it.  If you’re one who likes to decorate for each holiday/season or you are thinking of throwing a big 4th bash next year I think that these America Chairpad’s would be a great addition to your home.

This Baby Chick Apron & Mitt Set would make a super cute present to any little aspiring chef.

If you ever come to eat at my house you’ll probably notice that I wear an apron that my mom gave me that says ‘many have eaten here – few have died.’  I feel that hanging this Many Have Eaten Box Sign in my kitchen would just be so fitting.

These Bird Embroidered Waffle Weave Towels are just precious.  The fall colors are great for the impending cooler weather that (I hope) is right around the corner.

If you’re into owls (and come on, who isn’t these days?) then you’ll love the look of these sophisticated Owl Hurricane/Vases.  They come in three colors, but the Aubergine is my fave.

Don’t you think this Birdcage Lamp is super interesting?  What a statement piece!

If I had a big fancy covered porch in my backyard I would loooove to put this Willow Twig Electric Garland around the windows and doors.  How stunning would this be at night?!?!?

Thanks for window shopping with me today!  See ya next week!!!

Window Shopping Wednesday – Z Gallerie (odds and ends)

Hi friends.  I’m back for another installment of Window Shopping Wednesday.  Today we will pick up with our last stop at Z Gallerie.  As I’m sure you remember, we already found several fabulous pieces of furniture as well as some amazing art and mirrors.  This week, we’re going to take a look at all the other goodies that Z Gallerie has to offer.

This weeks featured shop:  Z Gallerie

I’m sure this would be an absolute nightmare to keep clean but I really want to rest my feet on this totally snuggleable Ludlow Pouf in Winter White.

Speaking of incredibly snuggleable things, I’m dying for this Lazo Throw!  It comes in several colors: Steel, Aquamarine, Aubergine, Charcoal, Peacock (pictured), Platinum, Sunset, and Winter White.  If you’re wondering what I want for Christmas, I’ll take one in every color please!

I love this Ciambella Table!  It’s a little quirky, a little modern, but it’s a great piece.

This Cloud Stool in White is such a wonderfully soft and feminine piece.  I can definitely see this in a bachelorette pad or in a master bathroom.

How great are these Parker Lanterns?  Wouldn’t these be just fab hanging on your patio?  AND they’re on sale!  SCORE!  (sold individually)

I think I have a love for herringbone pattern (as detailed here) .  I definitely have a love for these Midas Votive Cups.  Can you believe these suckers are created by hand?  Craziness!

These Bling Tealight Lamps would make amazing statement pieces in a formal dining room.  They need to come live at my house.

So if you don’t know that Chevron is all the rage in home decorating right now then you’ve probably been living under a rock.  However, if you’re not one who really ascribes to trends or if you like the idea but don’t want your entire house to look like a slightly askew jailhouse uniform then these Zig Zag Candles (available in black and teal) are a great way to incorporate the trend.

How sweet is this Notting Hill Table Clock?  I think she needs a place on my office desk, STAT!

If you have a man in your life or you ascribe to a slightly more masculine aesthetic then this Moving Gear Wall Clock is for you.  It’s pretty bad ass if I do say so myself.  This big guy might just find his way under my Christmas tree for the Hubs.

So if you’ve read my blog for a while you know that I’m an avid reader.  Being such, we have a lot of books in our house.  A lot.  Like we kinda look like a library.  Anyway, I’m loving me these White Owl Bookends because they’re understated but still fun.  It’s a great way to get in on the owl trend without it being overwhelming or cutesy.

I love the Moroccan feel of these Mimosa Frames (available in Mango, Indigo and Aquamarine).  These would be such a fun seasonal add for spring and summer.  And now I kinda want to book a vacation to Morocco…

So the goofball in me really likes this Wine Monkey.  I wouldn’t actually want him in my house but I’d totally give him as a hostess gift.  Would you be thrilled or mortified to receive this?

Yet again my love of quirk has led me to this Spoon Dish.  What a cute way to display and serve little nibbles at a dinner party.

This Casablanca Dhurrie Rug in Fog is soooo me.  Great color, interesting pattern, and all without being completely overwhelming.  L-O-V-E (it also comes in Indigo, Lemon, and Steel)

So I’ve had the luxurious privilege of walking on and scrunching my toes through this super-soft Indochine Rug in Platinum.  Truthfully I just wanted to roll around on it.  Seriously people, it’s like sex for your feet.  (also available in Peacock and Aubergine)

Thanks for shopping with me again!  We’ll be on to a new store next week so make sure you come back!