Sunday, November 27, 2011

Color Combination: Aqua and Brown

Lately I've been eyeing things in aqua and brown. I am seriously thinking of changing my pink accented room to these colors. I've been on a pink kick for about 10 years now but don't get me wrong. I am still a huge fan of pink but change is good, don't you think? This spring would be a great time to change it up. Right now, I have my comfy red and gold set in use in my bedroom for winter. And my creative space still has the pink accents, so I just need to keep my eye out for the next few months to see what I can acquire in these colors. The walls are already the color of chocolate milk, so I would just need the accent pieces in aqua. Yes, I think I'll consider these my new colors for spring if I can find the right pieces. 


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Do You Know These People?

Well, neither do I but they live at my house. Please tell me I'm not the only person who buys picture frames and displays them, but hardly gets around to putting in my own photos. 

Why do I do this? Because sometimes I just find a frame that I love and have to buy it. I couldn't resist the pink and green sparkly rhinestones on these glass frames. And I do enjoy looking at them. I'm sure I'd enjoy it more if I had photos of people (or dare I say cats?) that I know and love. These frames have been on display for probably two years now. 

Guess it's time to add one more thing to my on-going to do list. Now, people or cats? Hmmm....


Monday, November 14, 2011

The Party Page

Oh, my. I was flipping through the latest O magazine and I came upon this page. It made me giddy. The cakes and pastries, the flowers, the sunlight coming through the trees, the dog statue with the pink ribbon around his neck and finally, the shoes and dress! Wow - I just want to be that gal in the photo. Sweet!


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Seriously? Crafting With Cat Hair?

Crafting With Cat Hair? 

All photos from the book Crafting With Cat Hair.
Yes! Who knew you could actually make all kinds of creative things with your cat's fur. The little kitty finger puppet on the book cover is adorable.

Even the kitties seem to like the finger puppets.

Some of the things you can make include these book covers with cat designs made from fur.

And these fun boxes with little kitties on the sides and top. What do you need to make these items?

The major supply item = your cat! Hey, I have two never-ending suppliers at home. I'm not sure if there's a way to collect it from the carpet though, I think you have to actually brush it off the cat. Wouldn't that be fabulous if you didn't need to vacuum? 

I admit that this book sounded a bit crazy when I first heard the title, but after seeing some of the photos inside I could not help but say "awww". The cats are as cute as the craft items inside and who can resist cute cat photos? 

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to see if Miss Gracie and Nippy might be interested in being brushed tonight. 


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Washi Tape - Colorful and Fun

Why use regular tape when you can use washi tape? "Scotch" tape has no color but washi tape not only comes in a multitude of colors, it also comes with designs, as well as solids. Polka dots and stripes were just too hard for me to resist.

When I was at the Creative Connection Event in September, I took a class on inspiration boards with Leslie Shewring of A Creative Mint. She had also taught a class using the washi tape, and we used some of it on our inspiration boards. 

It has lots of potential uses, so I bought some to take home. I plan on using it during the holiday season (that's why I bought the green, red and gold tape). Think how much fun your packages can be with these colorful and cool tapes. I'd love to get some fabric tape too, but since I'm in a simplify and downsize mode, I will have to resist. Besides, I think these tapes will last me for some time!


Thursday, November 3, 2011

It's Getting to Look a Lot Like...

The holidays!

Oh, yes. Stores are filling up with merchandise, commercials are playing on tv and I'm getting ads encouraging me to order my holiday cards now. But the real reason I'm excited?
Williams-Sonoma Hot Chocolate! 

This is the absolute best hot chocolate I've ever had. Last year was my first to try it and I could not get enough. Yes, it's a bit pricey, but worth the extra expense. The peppermint flavor is delicious also and this year they've added a new flavor, Salted Caramel. Not really interested in the new flavor though as the classic hot chocolate is just divine.

Oh, and I will wait until it goes on sale. Even though it's in stores and available online now, I still have to get a bargain. But let me warn you, it's addictive and it's only available during the holidays. So stock up or you'll be sorry by February!