So it’s been forever! Don’t judge me! I know you won’t because we’re such good friends. I’ve had a horrible case of creative A.D.D all summer and it’s time to focus! But just because I haven’t posted doesn’t mean I’ve given up on project 52. We’ve been hard at work painting + doing some home makeover projects. I’ll reveal the home makeover in it’s entirety in a later post. This little project shows you a sneak peak of our new paint color. Shhhhh, close your eyes and pretend like you didn’t see it! Or just act surprised when I post the makeover edition.
Anywaaaaaaaay, (see I told you A.D.D!) This is one of my favorite projects ever!!! I’ve been so tired of our large floating shelf in our dining room and wanted to replace it with a photo gallery of our girls. So I shined the girls up and grabbed the camera to get some pics of them. I don’t think I can take too much credit for how great the photos turned out considering I think a lot of it has to do with how gorgeous my girls are! You may think this is a bias statement but come on, look at them! So adorable I could squish them to pieces! Overall, I think this project is a “great success” – copywrite Borat. Every time I look at this wall now I can’t help but smile and think of how totally unlucky we are. Yes, I said unlucky – the boys are going to be crazy for these girls and I don’t know what we’re going to do. But seriously, I am thankful for such sweet and beautiful girls. Everyday they give us something to be thankful for.
SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE DADS! I hope you’re all having a fabulous day! What do you do if you’re me and got a gift for your husband but no card? You improvise and make one! I was inspired by the girls and their handmade cards. I used more leftover pantone chips and borrowed some letter stamps from the girls. Since my hubby is also a designer I though he’d appreciate the pantone chips as much as me. I love Sophie’s little hands that make a heart when you open it. It’s super cute. She knew just what to write inside to melt her daddy’s heart. Gabby’s giant graphic letters are awesome and left me thinking why didn’t I think of that? Kudos to her teacher for having them make such a great card. Happy Father’s Day Ryan!
At work we’re often sent samples from vendors showing how logos look on certain totes and bags. So this tote was just one those samples in the free pile. I thought it would be such a cute bag without that giant logo on it. I’ve seen felt mums on pillows and have wanted to take a crack at recreating one. Then this sad little tote came into my life screaming to be remade. Adding the mum has made it the cutest little spring tote now and I can’t wait to use it.
So I’m back betches! And mama has some big plans for the new year! Of course I have all of the same resolutions as everyone else…lose weight, get healthy, wake up earlier, be kinder, volunteer, clean more, get out of debt and save money. However, I’ve decided not to declare any of those things. Instead I’ve decided to focus my energy on something that I’ve been thinking about for awhile. This year my goal is to complete 1 project per week. Hence the brilliant title Project 52! Ok it’s not brilliant but whatevs. What makes me declare such an ambitious thing? I’m so glad you asked! I have so many ideas that I don’t take the time to actually sit down and complete. Then the ideas are just left swimming around in my head, being sad and uncreated. They want to be created and I’m just the girl to do it. Also I’m tired of saying to myself I can make that! So this year I’m putting my money where my mouth is and doing it!
PS. Do you think I can count this post as project #1? HA! Fine, project #1 coming soon!
Last weekend I went to the Junk Bonanza with my sister. Its a gathering of the best vintage vendors around! That in itself was awesome, but then I reconnected with an old friend, Amy Baas of Little fish designs. She designs vintage upcycled jewelry. I must say it’s AAAAH•MAZING! I’ve always liked her jewelry but have never seen it in person. Seriously no words can say how beautiful it is! I love that each piece is unique and made from found vintage materials. Door plate necklace? Yes please! Old vintage keys on chains mixed with an antique broch? Don’t mind if I do! Rescued crystals from a chandelier layered with fabulous chains? Swoon! Perhaps one of the most fabulous things about her jewelry is that its so affordable that I could do some serious damage at her shop. So go and check out her etsy shop! Since her work is forever changing and unique catch her recent jewels on her Little Fish Designs facebook page.
So lets review…Super talented, Gorgeous (that’s her, the badass biker chick in the corner), mom, wife and sweetest girl! I know, I hate her too. I kid, I kid. She’s super awesome. Without sounding weird, I’m totally proud of you Amy and wish you all the best with your biz! Hugs + Kisses – Shari
For Sophie’s birthday I made her a personalized sketch book. She loves to sketch and write notes. Is she the child of 2 designers or what? I used an old grocery bag with handles, old unused paper from my stash and art clippings from polyvore. If you’ve never been to polyvore’s site you must check it out. I love it. Very inspirational. Anyway, I covered board stock with the tops of the bags and bound them all together. I covered the handles with tulle for a girly touch! Sophie what else can I say…I love you to the moon and back – copywrite grandma mel