What I've Been Up To

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I cannot believe this week is almost over! My crafty spring break has been wonderful and I've gotten so many things done! Here's what I've been up to...

First, my Lilly Pulitzer stationery from Seersucker Scrapper’s giveaway arrived today! It’s super cute and I’m so excited that I won! Her blog is absolutely fabulous...if you’re not already a follower you must check it out!


I'm in the process of redecorating our bedroom and I've been looking for some new wall art. I haven't been able to find anything I liked so I decided to create something. I drew the outline for the picture with pen and then cut out pieces of tissue paper for the coloring. It still needs to be matted, but I haven't gotten to it yet so I put it up anyways...


My inspiration came from this Marimekko pattern I found online.
If you follow me on twitter you may have seen that I was also decoupaging lampshades earlier. They go on the lamps on our nightstands. They were plain white, but I wanted something that would go more with the vintage feel of our bedding. (I'll post an actual picture of our bedding once I'm finished with it. I still need to find standard shams that coordinate with the euro ones and I think I'm going to make a throw pillow...)

(Chatelaine bedding from Anthropologie)

Here's the end result of my decoupaged lampshades...

Being a serious organizing junkie...I love spice racks! All the little matching bottles remind me of an old apothecary shop (not that I actually have any idea what an apothecary shop would look like). Although we have a spice rack (that we got off our wedding registry) I still have a cabinet full of other spices that I use regularly too.

(picture from Crate and Barrel)

I wanted to find a fun way to display them and I found a great template on marthastewart.com (you know how I love her website!) I bought little spice bottles at World Market for .99 a piece and made them today. Here’s how they turned out!

(I guess I'll have the change out the cake stand after St. Patrick's Day...)

I also really want an AeroGarden! Does anyone have one or know if they are actually any good?

13 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love yours!!! I love Lilly!!! That stationary is precious!!!

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  2. oh i just love that spice rack you made!! so creative and cute - love martha's stuff for michael's! (although i do think it's overpriced)

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  3. I really like the picture you created. I've thought about creating my own wall art, too. It's easier than searching around for months trying to find something that's "just right." And I want that Anthropologie bedding. Can't wait to see how the entire room comes together!

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  4. I love your artwork. It is going to look so pretty when it is matted.

    Glad you liked the stationary! Congratulations!

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  5. I love your craftyness!!

    the spice rack is ADORABLE I LOVE IT!! I cant wait to register next week :)

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  6. Love your bedding! Can you just fly up to Vancouver and decorate my condo? Please? xo

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  7. Oooh you are so crafty i love it!

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  8. oh my gosh I love the hanging you made!

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  9. I just came across your blog - it's so cute! And that Lilly Pulitzer stationary is fabulous! ;)

    ~Jess

    http://CheapButChicClothes.blogspot.com/

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  10. I love your artwork, it's so pretty! Also I love the spice display....I'd steal the idea, if only I had more counter space!

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  11. Visiting from Lady Bloggers tea party! I love that artwork! Beautiful! and think how much money you saved doing it yourself. I have my spices on a lazy susan like that (up in a cabinet)..I got it at Goodwill for like 99 cents and spray painted it! Great ideas all around...love your blog and so glad I stopped by.

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  12. I should pick up some of those bottles from Cost Plus! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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