As a blogger I find that my holiday spirit arrives a little earlier in the season than it used to, thanks to all of the media events going on. As a result, my tree is already up, I’m half way done decorating, and I find myself illustrating gift tags! I had a fun time designing these to coordinate with all the red & white twine and kraft paper that I picked up at IKEA recently. I’ve updated the shop if you want to download and print these off! Or, I can do it for you!
Design & Photo Credit: © Rosa Pearson
This is how the back of my juju hat design looks now. It has changed since I first created the tutorial. I love the subtle little face hidden away on the back! For those of you that ordered one this week, thank you!
Happy Friday!! Have a great weekend!
It’s been a week full of rain showers here in Vancouver, and there’s more to come this weekend… bridal showers that is. My little sis is getting married in less than a month! I’ll be hosting a bridal shower for her here on Saturday.
1. Douglas + Bec Cloud Pillow 2. JDWolfe Pottery Cloud Plate 3. Snug Studio Cloud Cutting Board 4. Letterpress Delicacies Bolts & Clouds Letterpress Card
Don’t you just love these “Shower” themed party decor ideas from Lisa Storm over on the Fiskars site! Perfect for any baby or bridal shower.
Looking for more clouds? Kirsten has a great roundup of DIY Cloud Art in this post. Or you can make a DIY Paper Cloud Mobile over at Hellobee.
I hope that you have a great weekend whatever the weather!
I gave you a peek into the inspiration for my latest art print when I posted this video. I never know when inspiration will hit, but when it does I run with it. As soon as I heard The Sound of Sunshine I knew this line was going to stay in my head until I did something with it.
I framed the print and put it on the wall in our master bedroom, because it perfectly sums up how I feel. But, it’s not there anymore because a mom friend from school bought it, frame and all, and gave it to her hubby for their 20th wedding anniversary. Isn’t that the sweetest! I must admit that the romantic in me thinks this would be the perfect prelude to a proposal… can you imagine!
I hope you’re having a good start to your week!
I’ve been interviewed by Barbara of hodge:podge for her “So Canadian Eh” Series! You can check it out today right here!!
Here are some other things that I think you might enjoy:
- I am probably the worst dinner guest, but this might help!
- This is the cutest breakfast idea, and kids can make their own.
- I want to try this Swiss Army Inspired DIY.
- For the photography lovers out there, this one‘s for you. (Thnx Kathy!)
Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!!
PS – I took this pic while prepping a salad last weekend. I love Spring! The fabulous turquoise backdrop is actually one of my new dish cloths from 2jacs!
Today I’m really excited to share a poster that I’ve designed for kids! Based on the famous quote by Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, “Lions & Tigers & Bears, Oh My!” is the first in a series of typographic poster designs that will be making their way to my Etsy shop soon!
This one is available now over at Flutter Flutter Studio!
Photography & Design Credits: Rosa Pearson (FlutterFlutter)
We were really excited to take the boys to see The Lorax, since there haven’t been many kids movies worth seeing in the theatre for a while. Now I find myself loving all things Lorax. It’s those beautiful truffula trees that really captivated me – gorgeous pinks, yellows and oranges. Cotton candy is the secret ingredient for these Truffula tree toppers over at Hank & Hunt.
This DIY Lorax Pinata, featured over at Babble, looks fun to make! And WhiskerWorks carries this Lorax-inspired mustache-on-a-stick! Makes me want to have a Lorax party! Someone have a birthday already!! 😉
Photo Credits: Hank & Hunt, Babble by Handmade Charlotte, Whisker Works.
All the paint fumes have me seeing spots, and aren’t they fabulous! I would love to have some of these in our home. I’ve been frantically painting baseboards and door jams so that the doors and all the trim can be installed in the laundry/mud room today! I’m hoping to fit in a client meeting and coat of paint on the walls before the contractor shows up… aiming too high? Maybe, I’ll let you know. 😉
Do you have any plans for the weekend? Celebrating Valentine’s Day early? Whatever your plans are, I hope you have a great weekend!
Photo Credits: Interiormagasinet Photos by Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer via The Style Files, Cocoa & Hearts via MadeByGirl, Minakani Walls, VioletMay.
Are there any other ninja lovers out there? I’ve got a couple at this house, and so I loved to see Anthology Magazine feature these fantastic Ninjabread Men Cookie Cutters, which I ended up finding at my local Chapters Indigo!
I bought Namu’s “We are Ninja’s” T-shirt at the One of a Kind Show last weekend. If you missed the show, you can still find this on her Etsy shop!
This poster will be rocking Jason’s office… I originally saw it in Interior Design, and it’s now available to purchase on Zazzle.
Jason has been banned from reading my blog until Christmas has passed, just in case you were wondering why I was posting about future gifts. 😉
My Christmas cards are now being stocked at Heather Ross [In House]! I was waiting to tell you until I had a picture of my cards next to one of her beautiful vignettes, but with all the sickness at our house I haven’t made it downtown during the day for quite a while!
The Fieldstone Vintage Market, put on by Birch & Bird’s Rachel & Lily and held at the EcoDairy, was something I missed out on last time around because I was in New York… so this time I took all my boys out to Abbotsford to have a look. I have to admit that I saw more of the cows than the crafts, but still, I was glad that everyone had a good time!
I spent Friday night shopping at Vancouver’s One of a Kind Show… and came home with this amazing cowl from Kove. Love their stuff!
On Saturday I met up with the Canadian Design Bloggers West at Jodi & Darryl‘s gorgeous home. We collected a pile of food under the tree for the Food Bank, and money towards the Union Gospel Mission’s Christmas Dinner. A great time, and a great reason to get together!
I hope all your holiday activities are helping to put you in the Christmas spirit!