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