Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I know I'm not alone when I say that I'm totally inspired when I visit an Anthropologie shop. On my recent visit to Irvine, my best friend and I stopped in to browse and I found it to be very stimulating. :o)

How clever that they faced the teardrop-shaped beads out by using jump rings. And, they are stringing the beads on t-shirt material. This makes a possibly cumbersome necklace comfortable!

I love the idea of applique and embroidery on clothing, but let's be honest- there's a fine line between hip/creative, and dowdy. I love what they've done with that sweater up there. Interesting, intricate, timeless, and stylish.

These will be future projects!!! I'm thinking about bookbinding, but I'm not actually binding books. However, here's the embroidery/applique thing again. It's done with fabric, paper, and felt. Maybe this picture will propel me forward!

Think you could hack this gorgeous arrangement for your home? I'm not exactly at liberty to decorate much in mine... If you become inspired and do it, let me know!!

And finally, this chandelier is completely amazing. It's cool to have the natural element of seashells. (And I'm not one for seashells in home decor, usually!) I was thinking I would photoshop this into an interesting piece of clip art. Hmmm... When I figure out how to do it, I'll put it up as a freebie!