Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Decorative Acorns

Why are acorns so darn cute? I've been painting them, covering them in velvet, and stuffing loose caps with colorful felted balls for some seasonal displays. 

Saturday, September 27, 2014


Tables and chairs! That's the theme of this week's Spoonflower challenge. Funnily enough, I was so inspired by the prompt that I was floundering in my ideas. I was running out of time, thinking about how long it would take me to draw a bunch of full tables and chairs, and then this pared-down idea hit me. Leggy showcases my favourite part of furniture: the beautifully carved and turned legs. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Henri Le Sidaner's Tables

I clipped this picture out of a Victoria issue from the '90s. Smitten with the colors and intimist style, I checked out the artist, Henri Le Sidaner. Apparently he really liked painting tables, and, frankly, he makes them seem like the center of the most heavenly retreats. Here's just a few:
 La Nappe Rose
La Table, Automne, Gerberoy
 La Table D'Automne
La Table, Soleil dans les Feuilles  
La Table aux Lanternes
La Table Bleue
Le Dejeuner

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Schoolgirl Floral

My Schoolgirl Floral fabric design, as seen in Spoonflower's Recent Trends list, is now available for sale as fabric, wallpaper, decals, and gift wrap in my shop!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

DIY Scalloped Series: Necklace

Glue gun
Paint brush
Acrylic paint
Thin wooden semicircles (Note: I started with 4 circles and sawed them in half to get 8 semicircles)
Ribbon the thickness of the wooden semicircles (I used a length about 30 inches)
Step 1: Paint the wooden semicircles with your desired color or pattern. 
As you can see, I gave mine a golden edge and painted one side mint green. When I want a more neutral necklace I can wear it with the wooden side showing to match my hair and skin.
Step 2: Center and hot glue the painted semicircles onto the ribbon to make a row of scallops. 
The extra ribbon at the ends can be tied in a bow as the closure.
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