Friday, May 29, 2009

Yardwork on Etsy

I got around to wanting to browse Etsy today and I came across the designs of Yardwork.The first two designs are handprinted, and the last two designs are digitally printed in N.C. , I just love them! I have always wanted to learn how to do this sometime, I wondered if it was a difficult process. Also, I wondered how many mistakes are made in the process because lord knows how much photo paper I go through trying to make one print right! I finally know all the work that goes into such a process. The artist has so kindly described, in detail, her work process, which is a rarity. After reading it, I have so much more respect for artists that handprint fabric because it sounds like a very long , difficult process that requires lots of supplies to come up with the end result. I will definitely stick to what I know for now, lol! I will stick to buying from talented artist that are experts at what they do. If you would like to read about the process, click here. By the way, I love the way the artist refers to the variations and irregularities of each fabric design as "happy accidents", what a great way to look at it! Here are some of my favorites from her shop:


Waves of Grain (one yard) $35
(hand-printed)


Dandelion-Charcoal (18x26 inches) $15
(hand-printed)


Greenware (one yard) $27
(digitally printed)


Bebop (one yard) $27
(digitally printed)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Just Dreaming of Turquoise


Although my husband would never go for this kitchen, I can appreciate it! I think its super cute! Photo from ffffound.


Come Fly With Me Pillow $39 from Olive on Etsy. Aahh, to own a white pillow with this much cuteness on it! It wouldn't last a week in my house. But I looovvvve it!


This is beautiful! Now I don't have any pyrex, but I do plan to start a tiny collection at some point. This would totally be what I would have in mind. Check out more on flickr.


Loving this! Perfect for children who have to share a room. They get to share a room in a cool way! I am also loving turquoise these days. Photo from ffffound.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Well It's Official...

We did it, I am finally pregnant! I know, I already have two, but I was really wanting to get the third and final baby before I turned 30 this year. I am not sure how far along I am, but I can say, I have been feeling crazy for the last month, so who knows. I have been sooooo tired, that's why my blogging and shop have been lacking lately. I have no energy, barely enough to feed my girls and bathe them, lol! I just can't wait to get the yucky morning sickness over with, it should subside in a month. We want a little boy real bad, but I would love another girl! They are so much fun. Yes drama all the time, but fun. So please excuse my laziness, I am sure to get my energy back soon... hopefully.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Color Inspiration

Matching Teapot and Vintage Bowl with Flowery Pattern $32.50 from Etsy shop Tenthousandspoons caught my eye! I love the color palette of this set of items. Color is what inspires me most, and as soon as I saw this, I was inspired. I would love to do something with this combination of colors sometime. I went on to save this color palette for future reference. And lets not forget how awesome the item itself is!! So lovely!



Lee Arthaus on Etsy

I love the style of this artist. It is fun, playful, and I love all the texture going on in her style!
They are quite affordable as well, check out her other prints she offers in her etsy shop.


Sitting Owl 6x6 Print $15



Hugo 5x7 Print $15



Oscar 6x6 Print $15

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Painting Process Reversed

Usually i paint something on a canvas, and then make a print of it. This time, I was asked to make a digital print into a painting as a custom order. It was something I had never tried before, but it was quite enjoyable. Most of the digital artwork I do are simple shapes, and it was challenging to paint these shapes to look clean and crisp on a canvas with paint. When I listed this one as a custom order, someone else surprisingly requested the same painting. The only difference is they wanted three birds, rather than the bird and two trees combo. I am still working on both of these, but I thought I would show you my progress so far. I have been thinking about which other digital print in my shop would make a great painting. I would love to hear your thoughts on which one I should attempt next.









Friday, May 8, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mexican- Inspired Spring Trend

I am no fashion expert, but I still like to wear a trendy outfit once in a while. It kind of makes me feel like I am more than a mommy who wears mostly pajamas as a uniform! A couple of days a go I found this Mexican-inspired top on Etsy in DollyrockerVingtage shop. I had to have it, so I purchased it immediately. I thought wow, its loose fitting (comfortable!), and I can dress it up with white pants and heels, or dress it down with shorts and flip-flops. Everyone knows that I am moving back to South Texas soon (less than a month), and there is a huge influence by the Mexican culture in that part of Texas. I can't wait to get back to the food, festivals, and just the feeling of being home. I am Latina, so I miss all those things living in North Carolina. I miss the music, the dancing, everything! I also miss the hippie, boho style that I use have in college. The beach is there, so this sort of look is very common. Anyway, I was checking out Forever21's website, and found that the vintage piece I just purchased is a BIG spring trend right now. Check out all the similar styled tops I found on there.




Vintage 70's Angel Hippie Embroidered Top $30 SOLD!






Top Stitch Embroidered Top $22.80





H21 Rowena Embroidered Top $22.90


Fab Floral Trim Top $14.50


Woven Tunic W/ Waist Tie $17.80


Floral Embroidered Top $17.80

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Modern Tea Towels by Tikoli

I love these tea towels by Tikoli, they are fresh, modern, and would look soooo cute in my kitchen! I just can't wait to move, find a house, and design every room! These designs are inspiring with their color and simplicity that I love. This company is based in San Fransisco, California, check out their other designs they have to offer in their online shop.




Mummy $10


Fractil $10


Flax $10


Blok $10


Bisou2 $10

"Tikoli™ was founded with the goal of abolishing dowdiness in the kitchen. Tired of dull or cutesy kitchen linens and longing for something fresh and modern for everyday living, we decided to make our own."

Quoted from their online website.

Monday, May 4, 2009

The Little Prints

The Little Prints is an Etsy shop that is full of random goodness! Each piece has Jody McDowell's sense of style that I just love. From the retro coffee table, to the one of a kind wreaths, this shop is full of sweet surprises! Be sure to browse the shop to see some of her photography and original art. I was having trouble picking my favorites to share, and I am sure you will too.


Slat Bench-Coffee Table $150


Yellow Yarn Wreath $25


Yellow Applique Pillow $30


Retro Flower Headband $7


Felt Brooch- Teal & Grey $8

Friday, May 1, 2009

Etsy Seller of the Week.....

on the awesome blog , The Estate of Things, which i frequent! I was so surprised and flattered when I found out the writer Sarah was a recent customer of mine. I am flattered that she blogged about me today. Check it out here.

F if for Friday.....and Flowers!

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