Sunday, January 25, 2009

Another Thrift Store Find

I absolutely fell in love with this quilt when I saw it at Rerun, in NE Portland. Someone must have made this for a child's bed. I love the embroidered details.

Peter Pan

Last weekend, while I was in Portland, my mom and I (of course) did a little bit of junking and I found this Golden Books addition of Peter Pan from 1978. I love Disney's old illustrations.

Tie Dye!

So this weekend I spent some time doing some late night tie-dying in the laundry room of my apartment building. Here are my successful results!

I bought the dyeing kit from Dharma Trading Co. about a month ago. Right now, I am just doing some experimenting with different techniques and test fabrics. But-- it will soon turn into an awesome bag with some extra flair. These tie-dying experiments are just the beginning! I hope to soon announce the opening of the Camp Smartypants Store, on Etsy by late spring. Because who wouldn't want to carry around a tie-dye bag this summer! Keep checking back as I will be posting regular updates on this project.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Drink Me

Another artist I discovered this week: Mia. I really love her dreamy, yet dark version of Alice in Wonderland.
Check out these amazing drawings by artist/illustrator Elizabeth Garvey. I am in love with her marker style- super detailed, innocent, super awesome.

Via Design Work Life

Sunday, January 11, 2009

One person's junk is another person's...

JUNK!! This is my most recent stash from the "free area" of my apartment: More magazines to cut up, some weird green picture frames, a new set of bowls (I do actually need these) and a pouch that I might make a pattern out of.

Dinah is diggin' it too!

I know it's a little late but..

I realized I never posted the photos I took over Xmas. It was a wonderfully quiet Christmas this year. I spent it with my Mom and her boyfriend. The snow was so pretty. We just relaxed, cooked, watched movies, and worked on puzzles.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Green Onions

I am so excited because today, my first issue of the "What Did You Buy Today?" arrived! I am absolutely in LOVE with Kate Bingaman-Burt's work. Included with the subscription, I also got to choose one of her original drawings. I chose these Green Onions she drew last november.

An Awesome Book

I just ran across this amazing artist and writer, Dallas Clayton. He's just published his first book called, "An Awesome Book," which I immediately pre-ordered. I am very inspired by the youthful whimsy of his work. You can view his book here.

Hello 2009

With 2009 off to a bit of a rocky start, I feel like I have finally recovered from the holidays. I am ready to start fresh and get motivated. I've never been one for New Year's Resolutions, but here are some of my goals for this year:
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