Tuesday, August 12, 2008

inspired to create! a lot!

i'm not really sure what it is, but lately i can't stop doing projects. tons of them, in every form. it's good, it is. but it's not so good if you are a friend or family member of mine and want to talk to me. i have been in full-blown project mode....
on friday i made this skirt. it is, or was a vintage tablecloth that i got at a favorite thrift shop. sitting in one of my fabric baskets, waiting to be reincarnated as something fun. i will be making many more skirts due to this book...


i am in love with this book. truly. there are some dreamy projects in here, and the best part is no pesky patterns. i detest patterns. i am more of a sew-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of gal. you just have to figure out your measurements (trickier than it sounds) and you're good to go.


i have lots of shells, beach rocks, and sand that i have brought back from various trips to beaches. i saw this idea in real simple magazine some time ago (sorry i don't know when exactly) and put it to use. my treasure are now living in pretty little jars on a shelf in my bedroom! lovely!


my friend kim gave me some vintage paris postcards (swoon!!) among other things. they were in frame, and looked great in the frame,but i wanted to break them up and spread the paris love around my home a bit. so i went out to the scrap-wood pile in our backyard, found me a little plank, and painted, glued, and drilled until this was born:

and finally, another plank from that same pile also found new life as a cute little sign, now hanging above our bed. it say always kiss me goodnight (in french). i got the idea of printing on patterned paper and putting it on wood from kim's sister jana. not directly, actually kim has some of her things in her own home. so darling and super easy!

5 comments:

Olivia said...

ooohhh! Those are some ultra cute projects, Kim! Way to be crafty!

Natalie* said...

you amaze me - such great stuff!

Peggy said...

Nice creations...will I be seeing my dress soon? Can't wait to wear it :)
Love you!

Jenn said...

I am completely in LOVE with that skirt!

Adventures In The Land Of Hahl said...

such fun stuff! love the skirt and really need some for my wardrobe. sewing lessons????