Thursday, November 17, 2011

Inspiration from The Purl Bee

I just picked up knitting (literally, two days ago) and I am excited to one day be able to make something more than a simple scarf. The Purl Bee blog, of the Soho fabric store, has so many beautiful fabric projects! I love to sew and have a hard time coming up with things to make; you can only sew so many pillow cases and curtains for your apartment! Lots of great holiday decorations and gift ideas.

Twisted felt garland Who doesn't love garland? And this one reminds me of candycanes!

Thanksgiving Linen Napkins We don't use paper napkins in our house
and I love the simplicity of these.

Hooded towel My mom had these when I was young, but adding the
sweet floral makes is extra cozy and precious.

Dopp Kit I have a fear of sewing zippers but I need
a new makeup bag and this one looks pretty easy!

Felt flower wreath This one is amazing!! I would like to figure out how to make it actually in the round and not attached to a flat piece of fabric, hmm...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


We are moving into a new apartment and I have gotten excited about re-organizing and re-purposing furniture. I have been planning in my head for weeks about what will go where and searching through inspiration online like crazy. Moving is a pain but it nice to sort through things and donate unused things that just clutter up our space.

I love the simple color palette of this room and the plants.

I have handfuls of vintage hankies and,
if my husband lets me, I want to frame them like this!

Simple, but full of warm textures.

Perfect, old furniture has so much character.
Rooms like this remind me to slowly fill my space,
instead of running to IKEA.