Sunday, August 24, 2008


I love Ready-Made. If you aren't familiar, it's a magazine focusing on DIY home improvements/decorating. I bought an old issue and found a picture of a table I liked.

I decided to redo a table of my own with a similar feel to that table. This is what I made.

Then I sent an email into the "letter to the editor" email address at Ready-Made. It was just a letter with a picture of my table saying thanks for the ideas and here's one of probably a millions results. Well, about a week later I got an email back from the associate editor at Ready-Made asking if she could print my picture in the next issue.

So, if you read Ready-Made, make sure to check the re-ply section in the next issue. My table just might be in it.


Friday, August 22, 2008

Careful What You Ask For...

Cause you just might get it.

I decided to have a day to myself. I went to the liquor store, bought some tequila. Stopped by target to buy myself some stuff. One of which was (what bobby calls) a "sassy" hat.

That I will probably rarely wear.

Then I stopped by the Alligator Grill and had a few margaritas.

Then out of shear curiosity, I asked Bobby what he wanted me to make him tonight. Being silly, he said he wanted a stuffed pickle. Then changed his mind and said he'd rather I finally made a pillow from his old Billy Idol shirt.

I did make the pillow.

But then I had to make the stuffed pickle. How could you turn down a request like that?

All the while drinking more (homemade) margaritas. First regular...

Then lavender...

And now Bobby has a new friend.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Bird Mobile 2

I made another bird mobile. Here it is...

and I'll leave you with one last photo of me releasing the birds.

picture mosaic survey

There is a fun little survey going around. Its on the flickr mosaic maker.
You just type in your answers to the questions into flickr and use a photo from the first page.

Let me know if you make one. I want to see it.

Here's the questions:

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3.What high school did you go to?
4.What is your favorite color?
5.Who is your celebrity crush?
6.What is your favorite drink?
7.What is your dream vacation?
8.What is your favorite dessert?
9.What do you want to do when you grow up?
10.Who/ what do you love most in life?
11.Choose one word that describes you?
12.What is your Flickr name?

Here's mine.

1. Mandy & Joe's, 2. Say Cheese, 3. DSC_7330, 4. Little Girl in Turquoise Sea, 5. Their Zooey, 6. Offering to the Gods (who must be crazy!), 7. Burano, 8. Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Bottom Cheesecake, 9. I wanna sing!, 10. Bobbys, 11. Crafty, 12. Little Angel in Axis of Evil country?

Monday, August 18, 2008

Family Photos

My super talented sister has taken our family photos and played around with the colors. They look amazing. Thanks Kate.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Frilly Headboard

I'm a total DIY dork. I would much rather do something myself than buy it. It's usually cheaper, anyway.
This headboard is my next interior design obsession. The one in this picture is actually a decal from Les Invasions Ephemeres.
I plan to go DIY and paint this on my wall. Maybe a few floating shelves on either side. Love it!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

First Craft Blog

I have decided to use this blog as a place to hold all my random crafting. I have gotten to the point where I do a new craft almost weekly and I need somewhere to show them all in one place. Voila!

I have recently started frequenting a few blogs and I saw this awesome mobile on and decided I had to attempt it.

here is my try. I think it turned out pretty good for a first try.