Monday, November 15, 2010

Catalog Inspiration - Crate and Barrel

Crate and Barrel Christmas catalog arrived the other day and I found some very fun inspiration to work from:

I LOVE this felt pillow!  I feel like I could totally do this even though there is sewing involved - different green felt circles on red felt with a pillow form.  I am sure it will take way longer than I am hoping but I am going to give it a shot!

I think these little placecard holders are adorable - not sure how I would go about recreating them but I have an idea or two that I might give a shot.

Loving this metallic leaf garland but I would do it in silver rather than gold since both my holiday china is the Reindeer line (love!) from Pottery Barn and it is rimmed in silver.  My formal china is also silver so I could use it other times of the year as well.

Did I miss anything that you loved from the Crate and Barrel catalog?  Anything you think is a must try?

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Catalog Inspiration - Signals

If you are anything like me, you receive somewhere close to your body weight in catalogs every month! While I am a big online shopper, I am not a huge catalog shopper and I have absolutely no idea how or why I am on so many mailing lists. Consider this a quiet complaint because they are a great source of inspiration for projects to add to the Craft Binge list!

"You Are..." sign from Signals

I am going to make this and give it to my husband for Christmas - it will be perfect over his dresser as a little reminder of how important he is to me every day.  I already have it entered into my Gypsy, now I just need to cut it.  Theirs is 6" x 15" but mine is sized to 12" x 24".  I will share pictures and possibly a tutorial as soon as it is done!

I also really like these two as well! I can see the Be Bold sign in my daughter's rooms - maybe without the Be Obnoxious line  :)

Signals is certainly not the first place I would have thought of when looking for inspiration but I like what I found!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I was featured again!


Yep, Stephanie Lynn from Under the Table and Dreaming featured my November showcase. Thank you SO much Stephanie - I am so excited that you liked it!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Magnetic Cabinet Calender - November!

I am so excited to share my November Kitchen Cabinet Calendar - I have a bit of a crush on my cute little turkey fellows!!

I changed up my medium this month.  Prior months I used paper that I made into stickers with my Xyron machine but Ellie, my 3 year old, found them to be too appealing and wound up trying to disassemble the calendar.  They also left a heck of a residue on the wall so I started thinking about what I could use instead and settled on vinyl.  It is super thin which makes it much more difficult for little fingers to remove and I happen to have a nice little stash of vinyl to play with!

I used my Cricut Expression, my brand new Gypsy (my new favorite thing) and several different cartridges:
Pilgrim Hats - Designer Calendar
Thanksgiving Day marker - Designer Calendar
Date Numbers - Sesame Street Friends (I have tons of numbers between all my cartridges but these are the most simple ones I have found)
Dapper Turkeys - Create a Critter

The Gobbles - Create a Critter

I Voted circle for Election Day on November 2 - Designer Calendar
November - Designer Calendar
Turkey Day Marker Magnet - Designer Calendar  (you can see it on November 1)

Hope you like it - I am really happy with how it turned out and Ellie was really excited when she saw it this morning which thrilled me to no end!  I am already working on December and have some fun ideas for it so watch for that in the beginning of December!
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I was featured!!

Holy cow!  Oh my gosh!  Are you kidding me?!  *rinse, lather, repeat*

That pretty much sums up how I reacted when Jen at Tatertots and Jello featured my little Magnetic Kitchen Cabinet Calendar on her "Great Ideas 10/24" post.  To say I was excited is understating it a smidge. 

Same thing for Hannah at Young and Crafty! So, so honored!

Thanks Ladies for featuring me - such an honor! Watch for my November calendar posting shortly!