Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Robot Inspired Room

Zane's Robot-inspired Room from OhDeeDoh.

Look at this awesome nursery. Inspiration came from a robot picture that Zane's dad painted, and they've used a collection of new and vintage robots to complete the theme. The gears were painted on the wall using a projector. I love the bright, bold colors and the not-too-overwhelming motif. Plus, the gears remind me of one of my greatest design projects from school. Maybe I could even incorporate the little Eureka man.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Patchwork Coasters

Coaster-ing from I heart linen

Look at these lovely patchwork coasters. Again, another project I think I can handle. Oh darling friends of mine, forget you saw this because you may be seeing it again under your Christmas tree.

Fabric Calendar

Calendar Girl by I heart linen

I think I can handle a similar project. More design than sewing. And I think I know just the person to give this to. Maybe I can actually start this summer, and be ready by Christmas.

"I was tossing and turning and just couldn't sleep because I had this silly idea dancing in my head, so I got up and started picking fabrics, covering and stamping buttons, pulling the stems off the buttons and gluing velcro coins to the backs like a mad woman. I made enough buttons for 31 days + 7 blank ones for the "other days" of the calendar and for leap years. and then I stamped up some linen ribbon for the months! I left the back very simple with some waffle fabric and some gentle embellishments."

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Photo Seed Packets

Photo Seed Packets from, found via LJC Blog

I love the idea of seed packets right now. But wouldn't it be a great birth announcement for a Spring baby.

Silhouette Mantel Art

Silhouette Mantel Art from Cookie Mag's home tour with Stephanie Nielsen.

"These silhouette prints are gorgeous. Are they of your family? Yes, I do them every year. It's really fun and easy. I hang the old ones in the guest room; my kids love to see how they've grown, how their hair is longer, etc.

How do you make them? I take a photo of each person and carefully cut it out. Then I paint it black and put it on white paper. My grandmother had silhouette prints; and I love how they're reminiscent of antiques and the flea market scene."

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Stamped Wooden Blocks

Building Blocks from Paloma's Nest