Happy Sunday friends! We are spending the day with family, being lazy and enjoying lots of always welcome rain. Last year in Texas was awful in terms of rain. It felt like we had a whole year of nothing. So we are all really happy about the amount we have gotten so far this year. Spring has really sprung at my house! Check it out:
I hope you all are having as lovely of a weekend as I am!
Last weekend, the Renegade Craft Fair came to Austin, and it was tons o’ fun! I felt like I was walking around Etsy. Frills. Frilling. LOVE. There was so much eye candy, I just had to buy a few prizes for myself – more on that in a later post. I left with some ideas of my own, too.
For now, check out some of my favorite designers I discovered at the Fair:
Check out these frilling Ipad carriers I found by Craft Chi. You can find her blog here.
Hair pieces were all the fad at the Fair this year, but these flower crowns stood out above the rest. They are just the fringes of Molly Gee’s collection. Seriously, I think I stayed in her booth the longest. She had ALL KINDS of frilling goodies. Check out her website to see what I mean.
I could not get enough of this fabric wall art by Tefi Designs. My favorite is the Embroidery Ring Decor. I am also in LOVE with her fabric necklaces and rings. So frilling! Check out her site for everything from wreathes to jewelry to stationery!
These button bouquets by the Button Florist were amazing to behold! She even had bouquets made from felt and ceramic. It would be really neat to see her creations as a wedding decor. Her site is currently under construction, but you really ought to bookmark it for later!
Sublime Stitching had a super fun booth. There were all kinds of embroidering patterns available that iron on up to eight times! They also had napkins and dish towels for sale, as well as lots of metallic threads. I bought a Christmas pattern and some dishtowels. Someone will be getting a lovely present very soon. =)
I fell in LOVE with these Baby Pill Box Hats. Seriously. LOVE. They are so cute; I just HAD to have one. You can find these at Black Gardenia Design along with many other super frilling hair pieces.
Well, there you have it. My faves from the Renegade Craft Fair in Austin. Ours was the first city they hit this summer, so check out their site for a city near you!
It has been sooooo rainy here in SF. It has rained nearly every day for 2 weeks. And I have a sniffle. Boo. But this week’s fresh flower has been cheering me up: the lovely ranunculus.
(image via google images)
Here are some FRILLING things I found this week.
I’m discovering all the fun things you can do with wool felt.
These felted lamps are weird.
Speaking of baby dresses, look at these from Pink Chicken. So cute.
Look at this awesome quilt exhibit at the American Folk Art Museum in NYC.
I had a fun time yesterday looking at the Corita Kent exhibit at the Craft museum here in SF. What an inspiring artist.
Remembering Elizabeth Taylor.
I’m loving maxi dresses for spring. I just with they were nursing-friendly. alas…
Bamboo spectacles! (via Design for Mankind)
This week we popped into the Jonathan Adler store on Fillmore Street, and I fell in love with this pillow. I’m going to figure out how to recreate it.
Have a happy weekend!
The beautiful season of Lent is upon us, and the rich, solemn, royal hues of purple have my full attention. I’m really loving the idea of incorporating purple into your home or office. Oh Pious Purple, thank you for your bold reminders.
You see, my kitchen window has no view. Well, actually the view is of the neighbor’s kitchen window, and is at a downward angle so when someone’s there, you don’t see their head, and they don’t necessarily see me. (I try not to look, really. I mostly hope her boyfriend doesn’t appear at the kitchen sink in his skivvies because those are frills I do not want to see.) In any case, mostly my view is into her sink.
So you see, I really must have something nice to look at while I’m standing at my own sink. Thus my addiction (and no, it isn’t peeping into my neighbor’s window):
I’m addicted to the natural Frills of fresh flowers. They are PRETTY. They make me HAPPY.
Fortunately, in California, fresh flowers are pretty cheap. At first, I didn’t know if I could justify the cost of always having fresh flowers in the window (roughly $6-$7 a week). But then I thought: wait, I’m probably the only twenty-something in this town who doesn’t spend that much every day at Blue Bottle Coffee.
I’d much rather peep at fresh blooms than into someone’s kitchen sink. Plus, I’m of the opinion that it’s the little frills that go the farthest.