Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Updates, Shabby Chic & pretty things...

HELLO to you!!!

I didn't even get to share the good news, YES I am working again!!! As you know it's been a long haul, so I'm very thankful!!! I started in November, it's for a Media company in NYC, so ofcourse that is the ideal type of company for me as well!

So here's a little story related to the area I work which is very close to SOHO and LOTS of wonderful shops! I happened to stumble upon Rachel Ashwells blog(the Shabby Chic queen) and learned that she re-opened 2 shops and one was in SOHO! So at lunch I had to go check it out. As I was walking down the street nearing the shop, I saw a woman standing outside and I knew instantly that it is was Rachel Ashwell herself!!! I couldn't believe it, I was shocked and thrilled. She was on the phone, so I just continued in the store.
The shop is extremely beautiful! I walked around touching everything. Rachel is still outside on the phone. So now I am bummed because I have to go and can't wait around. So I leave, and now I am sooo mad that I didn't get to speak with her or anything. So I turn around and decide to go back and atleast buy her book. So now she is off the phone.... but do I speak to her. NO.

Do I ask to take pictures with her or of the store for my blog, because I have my camera. NO! Do I atleast get an autograped book. You guessed it, NO! I totally chicked out. Am I crazy or what?

ugggggghhhh! Have you ever done the same thing?! So anyway, here's my pretty un-autographed book!!

This little notebook below is from Anthropologie!!! I love the beautiful sewn flowers on the cover! So perfect. It's a blank journal.

And lastly, this is a little quick project I did this weekend. I really, really hate how tissue boxes look, don't you!!! They are just ugly, period. So I whipped up this no-sew project using remnants from an IKEA curtain. I used that 'Iron-on' hemming stuff.


Well, I just realized, I did stitch the flowers and twine on the side. But you can use your glue gun for the whole project, I would have but I ran out of glue. I'm going to make a few more for other rooms!
PS-- I signed up for Holly's (Decor8) new E-course 'Blogging your Way' in January. Can't wait!!!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Anthropologie DEC 09

My little must haves!!!

Who knew I could be completely smitten with SOAP, but these felted soaps are beautiful!!

And the Bubble Room victorian soaps, are so very clever! They are too pretty to use! But perfect to display.

And last but not least, the 'watch-my-drink coasters' with their little woodland creatures are so sweet!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Talk to the Moose!

I LOVE the GAP's 'Talk to the Moose' commercial!! Just too cute!

Monday, October 05, 2009

J.Crew Men's Catalog Oct09

Great cover of J.Crew Men's Oct 09 catalog!

Friday, October 02, 2009

AMAZING Velvet pumpkins!

It's October and I am dying to make some of these gorgeous velvet pumkins!! (photo: Olive Juice & Co)
I know.......you are smitten too!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Last beach day.......

Yesterday's view, as we snuck in one last beach day! *sigh*

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Swimsuit redesign

BEFORE: Plain brown Tankini top. It was a good fit but I didn't like the spacer 'thingy' between the triangles...I felt like it was too open.

AFTER: I took another brown swimsuit that I no longer wore and cut some strips to sew on these cute ruffles!!! I basically just bunched and stitched the fabric as I went along. The color is not even the exact shade of brown, but I still like it.

Yes, it's a little late in the season, but that's good because my stitches might not last a whole summer... ha ha!

Friday, July 31, 2009


LOVE WALKED IN is what I'm currently reading.

Monday, July 27, 2009


Love this image...the color of the dress and the boots, perfect.


Beautiful images from Bonpoint!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

New Crewcuts Catalog- Aug 09

Love the cover for the August Crewcuts Catalog!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Absolutely love

Restoration Hardwares' Furniture Factory Cart......... so beautiful!
I don't love the price...but that's usually the way it goes.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Redesigned T's

You remember the Redesigned Wings of LOVE T's right? Well I made this one a while ago and never posted it... I think I was debating about keeping it for my daughter and then forgot about it. It's TAN, and a size 7/8 kids. There is only this one and a white one left in the shop!

(psst...of course more could be made with a little nudging : )

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Bryant Park

Today I went into NYC for an interview...stopped in Bryant park to enjoy the beautiful morning. Did you know they have YOGA in the park! And a pretty large group too. I would never do it out like that........there's too much of an audience. It was fun to see. No I didn't take a pic of them, didn't think it would be right with their bottoms in the air and all!!!

(Cell phone pics)
Train ride home.... snapped this pic of this pretty gate made by an artist in Montclair. It's too
bad they decided to place a trash can right in front.

this last pic is nothing special, but its kind of funny if you look closely you can see the top half is a reflection of inside the train and the bottom half is outside.

Can you tell I'm enjoying my new cell phone camera!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Fuchsia cross

This is still a cell phone pic but atleast you can see the whole painting. It's 11" x 14". Right now its hanging on the side of this bookcase, until I find a better spot. : ) I think I want to make a larger one.... as in 36" x36"....we'll see!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sunday night

a peek at part of a painting from tonight................when starting I knew I wanted it to include browns, yellow gold and fuchsia but didn't know exactly what it would be. Will share more when dry. There's nothing as relaxing as painting, regardless of the outcome. : )

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Petals necklace

Just popping in.........this is a pretty little necklace made from the same Petals I use for pins.
The ribbon can be interchangeable so I really like it!

Below was a failed attempt of a photoshoot of bracelets and rings on the neighborhood girls.
We shall try again. Cookie Mag makes it look so effortless, don't they? *sigh*

Friday, May 29, 2009

Hello Friday

Wow, is it really May 29th!! How did that happen soo fast! I know I've been scarce around here.
So much going on, in life, and so little in the job search that it is frustrating to say the least.
I'm happy it's Friday and looking forward to this weekend!!

Will be back to revive this blog on Monday!!! : )


Thursday, May 07, 2009

The Novogratz's new home

See this piece the NY Times just did on their new home on the West Side!!!

NJ's Bungalow Hotel

I was browsing around my usual blogs this evening and came across 'Desire to Inspire's' post on the Bungalow Hotel!!!!!! And BE STILL MY HEART!!!! It's sooooo good. I need to stay here. Seriously, as in next month for my anniversary, I need to be there!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *sigh* Is it possible? Take a peek..........

This Hotel is designed by Robert and Cortney Novogratz of Sixx Design who you've heard me mention before. Their new book Downtown Chic is out this month as well.