Friday, January 4, 2008

How do you like my NEW LOOK?
A wonderful 'get well' gift from AMY at INSPIRECO!!

Thank you sweet friend... you are so talented!
I feel renewed.

And thank you to everyone who left comments and sent emails.
I'll do a GIVEAWAY for you next week.
Just because you're all so darn sweet!


When you're restless and in-and-out of bed all day, the mailman becomes so important.
Today's pile contained a Pottery Barn Kids/Babies catalog.
I got sooooo inspired with ideas of things to create (or buy) as I studied each page.
(I should have taken Catalog 101 in school).

Look at this simple quilt... strips of checks, stripes, and solids.
How simple and easy... possibly a do-able quilt for me to make.
I love the child's name on it, but it would look great with a simple monogram for an adult.
Hmmmmmm.... have to give this more thought
This baby-sized quilt below, could easily become a summer quilt for our bed.
I love the insects on the leaves and would love lots of red ladybugs to pull in the red in our bedroom.
Maybe change the border to a red print.
So many possibilities... a darling summer throw pillow.
A hanging branch with birds.
Now this is a must for some corner of my house.
Pottery Barns is made of wire wrapped in brown corduroy. You could easily use felt.
Add some stuffed felt or fabric birds and enjoy.
I'm going to give it a try... or go shopping.

Look at this quilt!! I love it!!
Birds are really an "in thing" right now... hot, hot, hot!
I love the simple stripes and the one larger stripe with the appliqued or
embroidered birds on a wire.
Look at the adorable pillows with the birds on them. They'd be cute anywhere.
And I can think of so many color combos that would look great.

I actually saw this crib-sized version first and it was 'love at first sight'
I'm a pushover and easily smitten!
A spring or summer throw to snuggle under when the AC is cool.

This tree is so lovely and all painted in one color.
It would look fantastic in almost any room.
It has such a clean and classy look.
Love it.
I hope something sparked an idea in you and if not I have others to share another day.
Hugs to you all,

PS I'm healing well due to great pampering from my husband.
The glass in the door of the cupboard has already been replaced.
Gabby Cat is no longer cowering under the bed.
My hand is beginning to look less like a claw... the fingers can move!
Sort of!


Laurie said...

I love the Pottery Barn catalog too but for some reason it no longer comes to my house. I have several pages from it ripped out and put in my 'quilt idea' notebook. Thanks for sharing, I love the birds.

Angie said...

Bless your heart. I don't get the PB catalogs. I need to get on their lists!

I love the striped quilt. . .may have to "borrow" that idea.

I'm so glad you're doing better. Now that my house is much more organized. . . clean. . I have some serious scrapping and sewing to do. You have TOTALLY inspired me . . .and for what it's worth, I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the new blog look!

de vliegende koe said...

Good to see you have posted again my friend. Sooo many ideas to ‘borrow’ (like Angie said)! I love all the birds and the striped quilt. Take care and enjoy being pampered! Have a wonderful weekend!

Junie Moon said...

I am so glad that you are on the mend and love what Amy has created for you--she is such a special and thoughtful person, isn't she?

Catalogs are ever so fun for ideas. I've been looking at a few and cutting out bits that I find interesting to add to my (your) Rolodex project. It's making me feel a bit guilty as I'm wondering if it's bad of me to make something on my own that I saw in a catalog. I respect that the catalog price is set in order to reimburse the product creator as well as make the catalog company money but I can't always find it in my budget to order some things.

CONNIE W said...

Your new design is crisp, clean, and creative, looks really nice! I hope one day to tackle the creation of a new personal look on my blog...someday that is.

Heleen said...

What a great new look! Thanks for sharing al these ideas!

Anonymous said...

I love the new look. I am glad to hear you are on the mend.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

The new look is great and I love that bird quilt - that has definitely sparked some ideas! Get better quickly, Lucy x

Anina said...

I love the PB catalogs for inspiration. You really need to make one of those quilts.
I'm glad you're feeling better.

Molly said...

Like the new look! Man, it's a good thing we don't have a PB here! :) Love those pics! That tree painted on the wall is so neat. We are in the construction process and just painted our entire upstairs...the downstairs will follow in a month or two. Now that we have all these nicely painted walls, they are just itching for some nifty detail work like that tree! :) I have already been planning to paint some fun bugs (butterflies, bees, and dragonflies) on the girls' wall...that tree looks like a neat possibility for my crafting/sewing room! :) Glad you are on the mend! Take care of yourself!

Thimbleanna said...

It's a FABU new look! That Amy is a sweetheart! It's so funny that you posted about the PBKids catalog -- I got mine the other day and rewarded myself with a cleaning break to enjoy it. I just LOVE that catalog and all the inspiration!

Helen Hancock said...


A change is as good as a holiday they say! This is a marvelous new look for a new year.

So glad to see you up and about again.

Look forward to hearing your thoughts on that book.

Take care dear friend.

melanie said...

i love bedding too - glad to hear you are mending well.

let me know when you're ready to start Book Thief.

Wanda said...

Your new look is simply mar-vel-ous...daw-ling....:)

little dresses said...

Hey hun! I've missed you! I poured over that book for a hour when I brought it in. Did you see those baby clothes? So sweet and simple, I loved EVERYTHING in that book. I am so sorry to hear that you hurt your hand, I hope you are feeling better now. I am sure you are ready to get back to all your fun crafts!


little dresses said...

Oh! and I love the new look!