Neon Embroidered Card

Posted on May 30, 2012 and tagged DIY, Favourites with comments

Ever since this post I basically haven't stopped stitching cards. I have a stock pile for the next time a birthday, shower or wedding happens! I thought I would share with you one of my favourite patterns that I've come up with recently. Hope you like it!

The design is stitched on black cardstock to really make the colours pop. I also added a piece of white paper on the inside since writing on black paper is hard. It will also hide the back of the stitches.

If you're unsure about how to start stitching cards, click here to see full instructions that I outlined on a previous post. There are lots of photos to follow along with.

Wouldn't this make a great card for someone who just got engaged? Or maybe you want to tell someone you think they shine like a diamond.

Pair the card with a super-bright neon envelope and you have a really unique card. If you like this design, get the pattern and colour guide RIGHT HERE! Happy stitching!

Huesday: Day at the Beach

Posted on May 29, 2012 and tagged Stuff I Like with comments

Wouldn't you love to have a van like this? Maybe not very practical for everyday, but absolutely perfect for a day at the beach.

Image via Flickr Commons

The View from my Phone: Week 21

Posted on May 28, 2012 and tagged with comments

This past week was very busy with all the paperwork to get our new house all sorted out. That's my excuse for slacking on the blog posts! But don't worry, I've got a good DIY art project coming up in a few days and another peek inside my sketchbook. Last night, I saw Rent with a couple friends at the little theatre I (sometimes) work at (middle right photo). They did a really fantastic job with it, and even though it was my fourth (!) time seeing it on stage I still cried during Without You and loved moo-ing along with Maureen during her performace. I think it'll always be one of my favourite musicals. Even though it probably sounds totally cheesy to you, I think it has such an energizing message.

There's only now
There's only here
Give in to love
Or live in fear
No other path
No other way
No day but today

Ok, I promise less cheese from now on! Enjoy this week's photos.

Suit Yourself: Blox Dining Table 2

Posted on May 25, 2012 and tagged Stuff I Like with comments

I really meant to get to this earlier in the week but, no big deal or anything, we bought a house so I've been busy. The house is already decorated in very nice neutrals, so there's no need to bust in there on the first day with paint buckets. But anyone who knows me knows I'm not neutral, so I've already come up with a long list of projects to get started on.

I'm getting quite fixated on the dining room, probably because I've never really had one before. Right now we live in one room, so the living room is in the kitchen and the kitchen is in the dining room and the dining room is in the living room. Does that make sense? Basically, my 'dining room' is a tiny table and 2 chairs parked right behind the couch.

Last week, I showed you my first look with the Blox dining table. You can see this week, it looks like a totally different room. I went a little more subtle with lots of greys and browns, but too subtle is boring so I added a shiny yellow pendant light. Enjoy!

I love those vintage camera prints so much I think I might actually order a few of them. A photo of a camera, how meta!

Sources:

  1. Lattic Rug
  2. FlowerPot Pendant Light
  3. Stainless Steel Salt & Pepper Shakers
  4. Blox Dining Table
  5. Joe Chair
  6. Japanese Enamel Kettle
  7. Flexaret Vintage Camera Print
  8. Fujica Vintage Camera Print
  9. Paxette Vintage Camera Print

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