Summer Specials

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Since my semester classes are coming to an end, I have started a summer TO DO list in order to fill my wonderful spare time. Well, almost spare time, I will be taking a few summer courses.
I am sure I will add plenty to the list as I think of them, but these were the first that come to mind.




There are so many craft projects I want to finish over the summer. Maybe I should make a separate list just for craft ideas. I am so excited to almost be finished with school. I can just create and thrift all summer long.


I love these retro hoodies from BeWakeful. She is truly talented in her sewing ability. I was thinking or trying to piece together something like this more my sis, but she may just get one of the originals.

(image taken from ETSY. find it here)






what would you like to accomplish this summer?

Dandelions and Picnins

Saturday, April 24, 2010

I have not been able to post in a while. I have been super busy with art shows. I thought I would put pictures up from a recent picnic Gavin and I took. There was a plant and art sale going on at the arboretum in Tuscaloosa. This was the perfect opportunity to pack up our first picnic of the year. We gathered some delicious munchies, some cheese and crackers, a couple of apples and we were set. My little sister Lily came with us, she took these wonderful photos.

After a couple of photos Lily and Gavin could not help but frolic in the fields. They started throwing daisy's around and blowing out dandelions.

I just could not resist to capture this moment. I probably took five attempts to capture this picture, but it eventually worked. It was totally worth it.

Speaking of dandelions. How do you like my new main border with dandelions? I thought it was perfect for spring and summer. I am sure I will change it soon. I cant seem to design one that fits.

Paint The Town Red

Monday, April 19, 2010

This past weekend was Paint The Town Red, put on by the Birmingham Chapter Red Cross. I have been working on planning this event for the past couple months, organizing art vendors as eye candy for some of the participants. The brick walls and store fronts of Second Avenue North in the Loft District were transformed into projection surfaces for some insane digital art and animated short films. There were belly dancers, break dancers, a marching band, and of course incredible art vendors. Here are a few pics from the weekend. My little sister and boyfriend set up my booth while I was running around like crazy getting everything organized.

Just finished setting the booth up here, had a little time to mess around. OK, well Gavin set the booth up, he was absolutely wonderful as always. He helped load everything into the car, and unload into the street. Such a wonderful boy, even dressed the part to sell some vintage clothes and jewelry.

As the night sky faded all of the artwork popped from the brick walls. The vendors were even sure to bring some pretty lights to boost their tables.

All of the art work seen below is the making of my incredibly talented younger sister Lily. She makes the shadow boxes to sell. I keep telling her she needs to post them on ETSY, but she never listens.

This box was my favorite. I loved the dangling keys, they made a beautiful sound in the wind.

Lily also attempted to make a little extra cash flow by selling a poems for a dollar, as the lights started to fade that idea went quickly out the window. It would have been a funky idea, if it werent so darn dark. I purchased a brand new typewriter from Whats On 2nd this weekend as well. A pure beauty, Underwood teal blue portable typewriter with case. I will post pictures later.

This was a painting Lily brought out to display at the festivities. I love how the lights shine through in the dark.

Overall it was a very successful weekend. I sold a few goodies, had a great time with my lil sis and boy, my dad and older sister even showed up to join the fun. The Red Cross put on an amazing event, and I cant wait to help out again next year.

Dreamy Picnics

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Here are a few dreamy picnics. Sometime very soon now I will be taking my own little picnic. Just waiting for the perfect weather!

images taken from

Today my shop was featured on ETSY. I wish that someone would have sent me an email informing me! I had to find out via facebook from a very good friend of mine. You can check out the full article here. These watermelon baskets would be perfect for a pretty fun picnic. You can purchase the baskets directly from my shop. The Appleseed

Tuesday Lavender Lovelys

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Purple has to be one of my favorite colors.I used to own a purple JanSport book pack in middle school. I wore it everyday to school for 6 years. I finally moved on to my leather satchel "The Idea Bag" which I found at J&J's junk in Birmingham. Here are a few bright and happy photos for you to enjoy.

Directions how to make this wonderful cake here.

All images taken from weheartit.

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