Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Do you know 'The Land of Nod'??
A wonderful store with a great catalog.
This is their winter catalog and it is overflowing
with goodies to buy or to just inspire you.
And they do ship internationally!
I love their covers and often frame them.
They always have delightful illustrations!!
I have lots of empty frames... usually bought on sale.
Just cut off the cover and pop it in an 8x10.
I change these all the time.
I love the Oilily catalog covers too.
Look at these girlfriends! Aren't they adorable!
Here's a knitting challenge for you.

I'm in love with this color combination.
It's like walking into a candy store
with a lot less calories.

Explore some new color combos this year.

Another little knit guy... a bunny.
These 2 melt me. I want them!

The colors in this quilt are yummy and I love
the circular quilting.
I get inspiration from many places. Catalogs are just
one of the many, many sources to explore.
Last night... after playing with these pictures,
I was so inspired to create something that
I sketched in bed instead of reading.
And then I couldn't sleep because the ideas
I'm off to set up my work table for one of those ideas
that kept me awake.
I'll share with you in a few days.
Make this a GREAT day!


Nan said...

You are so creative! Even using the colors you are talking about in your closing quote! I love the cheerful colors as well and that really is a nice idea you shared about framing the covers of some of your favorite catalogs, I have kept some I love, just because of the covers and I spread them on the coffee table as an inexpensive dash of color or theme of the season, but to frame them? What a brilliant idea! Hugs to you, and thank you for your inspiration!

de vliegende koe said...

Thanks for sharing Joni. Love your ideas!
I just came home from a wonderful birthday dinner. We drank some delicious Californian wine. Thanks for your birthday wishes on my blog. Talk to you soon!

Anina said...

You are a catalog queen, aren't you?
Keep the inspiration coming. I love it!

Angie said...

I love the circle quilting on the colorful quilt.

Waht great ideas. It's about time to make Miss Caroline's room into a "big girl" room. I'm bookmarking these ideas!!!

p.s. Ironically, I feel pretty good today. Thanks again for your call!

Wanda said...

Joni, if I ever have a "down" day, all I have to do is come visit your post, and the colors the fun, the interesting little things you share make me smile...You are so special in what you share.

kirsty said...

SO much to love! Thanks for sharing these wonderful images, Joni. They are triggering all sorts of ideas for me :)

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

What a lovely colourful post full of delicious eye candy! Lucy x

Junie Moon said...

What a fun post full of fun ideas and lovely pictures. I really like the idea of an ever-changing framed art display.

I like finding things in catalogs that I can make myself. Maybe it's not very original of me but I enjoy the challenge and save tons of money.

Helen Hancock said...

oohhh! I love the colours on the quilt Joni! Katie colours! Yum-oh!

melanie said...

Caleb and the O have beds from Land of Nod. The blue ones with the drawers underneath and a bookcase for the headboard. Their stuff is really well made
love oilily too :)

happybunny said...

You are absolutely right - inspiration is all around us in all sorts of places. This catalogue has loads of lovely things in it - thanks for sharing it.