Thursday, December 30, 2010

Crafting in 2011

What are your aspirations for the year to come?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Etsy Treasure Chest

via Berkeley Illustration

I love a good illustration of animals doing silly things. In fact, my good friend Tori did a series of drawings/paintings this semester that included a camera-wielding bear, an Uggs-wearing wolf, and a bowtie-wearing dog. That being said, I think it's high time I came clean about my own personal animal obsession.


That's right, those filthy little rats-with-fluffy-tails, birdseed-stealing munchkins have stolen my heart. So this week's (and the very first!) Etsy Treasure Chest features none other than my furry little friends.

via owlcove

I'd love to have this little guy sitting on my dining room table!

via boygirlparty
This is almost too cute to write on.

via Behind the Screen Door
What better than a squirrel to do your nut cracking?

via LambCandy

A tea-toting squirrel is the perfect way to bring squirrel elegance to your home. Such a cute and chubby silhouette!

via angeldogdesigns

And finally, a more subtle nod the squirrel theme, the acorn! I love the idea of hanging these up around the holidays as an alternative to colored lights.

Now that I've admitted my infatuation with the Sciuridae, what are your favorite animals?

xo, Becky

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Semester Abroad

Well, not really. I just got so swamped with schoolwork this semester that I totally neglected both my hobbies and this blog. So to get back into the swing of things, I'll share my thrifted finds of the day:

A tiny mixing bowl to go with the larger one I got (for free!) from a moving sale a couple of months ago, and a lemonade decanter, both vintage Pyrex.

I also sewed up some stockings (my first!) from some fabric I got for free from my trusty interior fabric store. I just freehanded the shape and used this tutorial from Threadbanger to make sure I sewed the tops with the right sides facing out (and with a handy little hanger!).

Here's how they've turned out so far:

Planning on embroidering our names on the tops tonight!

I'll leave it at that for now, but I will commit to posting (much) more frequently from now on. I'd love to have a blog people enjoy reading, and I think some of that success comes from consistency. So here's to making an effort and enjoying the holiday season!

xo, Becky