Wednesday, October 7, 2009

festivities & paper

Hello sweets.
I just dug myself out of my studio to share this little cutie I made using the Kenner Road kit. I really need more projects that help me use up my pretty paper scraps and this one was perfect. I think it took more time editing and staging the photo than making the tag lol! Ahh. Hope it inspires you to make a couple.

KR Pretty Scraps

I also made this little paper garland to help celebrate my birthday.

 birthday garland

I wanted to make something very pretty and whimsical. And a garland was the best fit. I just sat down behind the sewing machine and sewed these little beauties together and I think it came out so lovely. Everyone kept asking where I bought the garland. It was nice to say it was handmade. ( psst...I might be putting this in my belladrummer etsy shop soon. I just need to get more shipping info) There's more than enough paper hoarded up in my studio to make plenty more of these. I might make one with fall colors and one for winter... I just loved the welcoming colors!

confetti at it's best

I had so much pretty paper confetti stored up for a while, it was nice to finally see the pieces of paper displayed all together. We kept the garland up for a few weeks after my birthday just to enjoy it a little longer. xoxo so so so sweet.

Lately me and the mister have been making our home look cozy and sweet. See?


We waited forever for the sofa to come in. (Almost 2.5 months) But I think it was worth the wait :) We haven't finished putting the final touches on the living room but it seemed peek worthy. :) Just don't look at the remote and the tissue on the ottoman. I'm so glad the sofa shopping is over. My feet and back were killing me after all the store hopping!

The white, striped and leaf pillows are from IKEA. The Elephant pillow is from my trip to Cambodia. The lamp is from West Elm. The huge floor mirror in the back, the white vase, white ottoman and white side table are all from from IKEA. The sofa is from Pottery Barn. ( The room has changed quite a bit since this photo was taken, will update soon. promise!)

Still making progress on my art studio. Paint needs to go up. I am itching to spray paint all over it. OOOHHH wouldn't that be cool? I'm scared. I totally could mess it up. I keep telling myself to be brave. Very very brave right? It's either spray paint or some sort of wall instillation piece. I'm gonna head over to starbucks later this week and sketch a few ideas out... will share that too.

Hope you are having a happy October!



Ashleigh said...

Happy belated birthday! The garland is awesome! I am not crafty enough to create something like that so I am in awe :)

Also like your living room--it's neat that you and your mr. handsome are decorating it together. Sometimes men are like "let the wife handle it." Yay for you!

Vee said...

love your garland and living room, looks amazing!!!

Unknown said...

so lovely!
that garland is adorable...I was looking at Elsie's leaf garland from last fall and thinking I should do have inspired! (as always!)

Melissa Mann said...

the garland is fantastic!! And your room looks mighty lovely :-)

Pretty Arty said...

the garland is beautiful and so delicate! and I love how you decorate your home:)

Nicole Renee said...

Love the garland and your living room, definitely peek worthy!!

metrochic said...

i totally made some paper bits garland the other night for mackenzie's birthday! i am thinking of getting a christmas punch to make more for then. so easy and fun! i LOVE how yours turned out!

Sweet Marie said...

That garland is so lovely.

pakosta said...

hAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!! what date was yours? mine was oct 6th!
love the tag, awesome! it would be a great bookmark!
love your couch/pillows too! the garland is awesome! everything you do rocks my world! seriouslY!!!