Tuesday, December 29, 2009



Although I don't live in Philly, I'm still intrigued by the concept. Create your own project and produce one piece of artwork each day for the entire month of January.

Do I want to take this on?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Mod Podge = Awesome

A few weeks ago idiy.com had a post about vintage french labels. It could not have come at a more perfect time as I was in the middle of planning my French market themed b-day bash. Their link suggested to use a glue stick but I wanted something with more permanence. My partner-in-crime Molly suggested Mod Podge which I had never really used.

I could not be more happy with the results! We used the matte version of the product over the various glass bottles we had collected. I really like the effect it gave as it made the glass more frosted and vintage looking. In the end we probably did about 12 vases, which really became the pièce de résistance.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Recovering Chairs

Simple enough. We have been using my SILs old set since we moved because our gigantic table and chairs will not fit in our current dining room. The chairs however were just plain beat up. She had gave me some fabric that she had bought herself to cover them with.

It was a nice heavy duty fabric, but I was really attracted to the other side...and thats what I ended up using. Cost to do this...nothing, aside from some staples for the gun and the labor of my husband to help.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Bird Houses

I made these little birdhouses a few weeks ago. I originally wanted to place them behind the drink table at my recent party but instead opted for the sad corner of my front porch. I love these little guys although I am a little scared as I read an article a few weeks ago that talked about how bad these little bird houses were for you know, actual birds. I hope that wasps do not decide to make it their home...

I had the kids help in painting them with me. They really had a great time and I wasn't worried about how perfect it was since I was planning on white washing them and making them look old anyways. They sell them for $1 a piece at any local craft store. I bought mine at Joann Fabric.

Finished product. I love them

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

She's crafty!

I cannot wait till this weekend! I have been doing so many craft projects for my french market theme party that I cannot wait to share. I feel that I can't post any of them now as to not give away too much.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Time for Tea

I'm in love with this beautiful tea cup necklace, among other things, by CorrieBerry Pie.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Cuckoo for Pink

Yes I want it. No, I don't know where I will put it...but for $16?!

Another Giveaway!

I have been fantasizing about letterpress for a LONG time. There has been so many designs that I have seen on blogs or etsy where I have just said...I want to do that! Cards, paper, tags...I would love to let my imagination run wild. One of my favorite blogs idiy, which caters mostly to weddings, is giving away a a kit. Clicky click and enter to win (if I don't beat you to it!)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Giveaway from Simple Blueprint


I've only been following Joanna @ Simple Blueprint for a few days now but was really excited to see her offering this giveaway. Eva Juliet is based out of Montreal and a lot of her items are available in English and French...but of course why wouldn't you want it in French??

Follow the link to her blog and enter to win any item from Eva Juliet's etsy site

Vintage Tins and Free Labels


I have been following this blog now for a little while but this post could not come at a better time. I am throwing a French market theme birthday party in a few weeks and I am positive that I could use these templates for something.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Farewell Domino Magazine

One of my favorite design magazines just printed its last issue. I got a notice stating that they would be replacing it with Glamour

I really enjoyed their magazine. Their design ideas weren't too pricey and gave great hints. They have only been around since 05 and I'm pretty sure I probably have all issues.

First Jane, now this


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Source of inspiration

Originally uploaded by Mme Paulita
Found this beautiful vase at Pier One the other week. They actually had lots of other items in this pattern (toothbrush holders, tissue boxes)...but I bought the vase for inspiration. I am going to use the colors in it for the garden house. Will keep you posted


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