October 28, 2010
October 26, 2010
And Lovin' Man was a groom Lego guy. Note the yellow dish washing gloves!
They thought of everything! While I started out more than a little annoyed at the beginning of this process.....in the end, it was definitely worth it, and they were the hit of the party.
Gotta love 'em!
October 22, 2010
.......I will become MRS. Lovin' Man!!!!!
.......we will be celebrating our 2nd anniversary in our home together.
.......it will be Halloween weekend.......AND.....my new fabric line will debut at Quilt Market in Houston!!! Yahoo!!! Check it out!!! It's called "Bubble Trouble" and it is available through the super cool folks at Fine Lines Fabric Company!!!
If you are a store/wholesale fabric buyer, you can find them at the International Quilt Market in Houston in booth #565 and 567. The pictures you see here are quick snapshots I took while we reviewed the samples and edited the line. I pouted a little bit when I could not take any samples for myself yet....but then I got over it quickly. :-)
They are even more vibrant in person! Love, love, love.
Lots of colorful bubbles bopping everywhere.....
....complimented by some jazzy stripes.......
All of the possibilities!!! Thanks for sharing with me!!! More to come very soon!!!
October 21, 2010
October 19, 2010
Speaking of feeling honored.....this guy showed up in my mailbox!!! He was sent to me by my new bloggy friend, Susie LaFond. Wasn't that sweet? He is a joyful little spirit, and he has a pin back....I'm still trying to find just the right place to perch him. Thank you Susie, for this thoughtful gift. I love him!! Be sure to check out her blog and Etsy site for lots of inspiring gift ideas. I love the journal she currently has in her Etsy shop!!! Check it out!!! Hope you are all having a great day so far!!!
October 14, 2010
October 13, 2010
October 12, 2010
This is a journal page done earlier this year.....feeling like I need to send this message to myself today. So much to get done lately and wondering if I've got it in me. I think I just might! This image might make a cool postcard, eh? Hmmmm.....or maybe a necklace??
October 10, 2010
Howdy! I've been meaning to show you guys our bathroom makeover! I did this a few weeks ago, and it was such a fun project for me, I can't even tell you. This is our upstairs family bathroom. It's a room that we eventually plan to gut, and put in new fixtures, floor tile, tub, etc. But that's a little way off, and I just couldn't stand to wait until a complete demolition to make it fun, so here you go!!! It all started with this monster shower curtain.......
and this monster throw rug....
Both of them were purchased on clearance at Target last year, the day after Halloween! Yahoo! (You might recognize some of these monsters in previous posts from pics around the house...I bought several pieces from this collection!) Do you ever do that? I mean, shop the day after a holiday to get half price goodies? I try not to, unless I've scoped it out before hand. I had my eye on these little guys for quite some time before the sale. Sometimes it's worth it when you find things you love. I've even had my Little Man help me with these shenanigans....he's small and wiry, so he can bravely squeeze through crowds of crazed ladies, and help me grab the goodies I'm after. He's good.
After removing some horrible wallpaper, I painted the walls a cheery, smurfy blue, and removed some really ugly old curtains from the windows, which flooded the room with lovely sunshine. The mirror is very old, and has some discoloration around some of the edges, so I painted a wavy border with an opaque, orange glass paint to cover the imperfections. I kept the old lantern style light fixtures, just added a coat of monster green paint to them as well. The cafe curtains were sewn by my mom. (a print from my very first fabric line) We loved the light in the room so much, that we decided to just cover the bottom half of the windows, which is the half that counts!! No one on the street needs to see what we're doing up there!
Then, I needed some fast & easy wall art, so I sketched out three little monsters of my own on some 11x14 canvases, and colored them in with acrylic paints. I coated them with a glossy polycrylic to help them hold up well to the humidity in the room. I love the cranky green guy with horns. He makes me laugh.
October 09, 2010
October 07, 2010
Last week I did enjoy fluffing the house a little bit, in anticipation of our favorite holiday EVAH. We got some pumpkins out on the stoop, some mums in the pots, and I have ridiculous little monsters, ghosts and black cats everywhere.
October 03, 2010
Hi everyone! A great big THANK YOU to all who came out to see us on Friday night for the Chocolate Walk!!! Holy Moly! It was like a great big reunion for us! We saw so many friends, customers and fellow merchants. It was WONDERFUL! It was an absolutely gorgeous evening. Like storybook gorgeous....a light breeze....leaves falling from the trees, luminaries lighting the sidewalks. Simply magical and fun!!! We were so busy, I only snagged a handful of photos. Ugh. Sorry about that! But I guess that's a good sign...our event was a success! Hooray!
Here is my darling Miss Angie. She rocks a Dreaming Bear apron like no other!!!
And I might be in trouble for sharing this pic of two of our biggest supporters (one of them kept avoiding my camera, that little bugger)....but they are so adorable, with our very popular moustache pillows!!! Tee hee.