first saw this poster in domino but regrettably never kept track of the details. but i just found it again and it's on sale!!!! i know it's meant for a kids room but it's just so cheery and basic i think it could go anywhere.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
for featuring my headboard on your before and after today. here's some more pix.
UPDATE: i got some questions about the paint color etc.- the headboard i got off craigslist for $40. primed and painted w/ painters touch spray paint. wall color is evening hush by behr. hope that helps :)
Posted by Lucky at 26.2.09
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
one of my fave remixes of all time -
Whatever you say its alright
Whatever you do its all good
Whatever you say its alright
Silence is not the way
We need to talk about it
Heaven is on the way
Heaven is on the way
Posted by Lucky at 25.2.09
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
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Monday, February 16, 2009
painting up a chalkboard wall seems pretty popular and i do like the idea of an expanse of wall just waiting for me to pen a mushy love note, or a burst of creative expression, or just a grocery list.
the thing is i don't know how many messages i would actually write, and i always wonder about chalk dust on the floor, and i've heard that even if you wipe them down really well, these chalk board walls are never as pristine as you would like.
so i am really loving this idea of a wall of cork.
i could put up pictures, magazine clippings, cool bumperstickers, pins - all the visuals of my life. and while i like the natural cork, i bet it would look awesome painted the wall color so it just disappears and all you see is your beautifully evolving wall of ephemera...
pic1 from apartment therapy, pic2 from canadian house and home
Friday, February 13, 2009
pillows and sheets. yup, i'm still making really simple stuff. for vday i made these pillows and sheets for my guestroom -
and these for my bedroom -
the throw pillows are made from dishtowels i got at walmart and the sheets - i think these are my favorite - are trimmed with a simple white grosgrain ribbon with "i love you" text in red. the effect is very minimalist, yet sweet, and "evergreen" as my mom would say.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
emily, of the famed inside a black apple, has a beautiful free valentine download, that i found out about via sewtakeahike.
so i downloaded and cut them out, glued them to black cardstock, strung some red ribbon, and hung them from some branches that i have in the corner of my little living room. then i strung a few in the dining area. they turned out so cute - i don't think the pics do them justice.
here's my sofa dressed up a little for valentines day.
i also finally got around to making my friend a "love" pillow like the ones i made last year, except i added some grosgrain ribbon to hers and i can't get over how pretty a nice WIDE ribbon looks all tied up in bow. :)
Monday, February 9, 2009
made this tote from a cute panel i found at joann's last week. for those who don't know, a "panel" is a complete pattern that is already printed on a length of fabric. you just cut it out and then sew. elementary stuff - but that's where i'm at. i'm not ready for real deal patterns yet - i just want to keep having fun and get to know my machine, and THEN move on. i'm a gemini - if things get too weird too soon i might quit - its the whole commitment thing.
anyways, the panel had printed directions which i loved - cuz i love anything text-y. i made a little change purse, about 6" square, from one set of directions. the last 2 pics show the front and back of it. i really love the way both things turned out :)
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
roasted potatoes with garam masala. so easy and so good.
2 sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and sliced into rounds
3 regular potatoes peeled and sliced (not the baking or russet type)
2 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. garam masala
1/2 tsp. salt
red pepper flakes or black pepper to taste
preheat oven to 375. toss everything in a mixing bowl making sure all the potato slices get some oil and spices. lay out in a single layer on baking sheet. bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. chow down.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
photographer kate newton describes a talisman as a physical manifestation of our desire to be protected, brave and lucky. this is a sampling of her talisman project which is a series of pictures about travelers and their talismans. the quotes are from the travelers.
My father gave me this watch, before he died unexpectedly. I always keep it with me.
This seed fell on my head in Noosa - I was about ten metres away from any trees. I found this scarf in a forest in Amsterdam, washed it, and have worn it every day for seven years.
It's a photo of my mum, which I've had for about ten years, and a close friend gave me this heart.
This ring says 'Faith'. My sister gave it to me, about 11 years ago.
I had my grandmothers crucifix. It was in my day pack when I was robbed at gunpoint in Buenos Aires.
Posted by Lucky at 4.2.09