10-23-2014

mollie makes issue 46 is here

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Can I share a secret with you? Mollie Makes is one of the few (read that ONLY) magazines that I currently subscribe to – for various reasons I’ve let subscriptions lapse on other magazines that I enjoy, but I haven’t been able to let this one go. It’s always inspiring, and every month I look forward to the “ding” on my ipad that means the new issue is available.

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The November issue features a DIY for my fun take on a patchwork version of a Moroccan style “pouffe” – a great way to add a bit of extra seating in for holiday guests! The November issue should be available on shelves at your local JoAnn Fabrics and Barnes & Noble in the next couple of weeks, or you can gran a digital copy on your ipad!

10-22-2014

pretty new scarf camera strap additions to the shop

handmade scarf camera strap - be bold - https://www.etsy.com/listing/208032056/scarf-camera-strap-be-bold

 {be bold scarf camera strap}

A few new scarf camera straps are landing in the bluebird chic etsy shop this week! I had a hard time choosing a favorite, because I love them ALL. This ended up topping the list, but if you ask me tomorrow, I’ll tell you it’s this one:

bluebird chic x-cellent scarf camera strap - https://www.etsy.com/listing/208056558/scarf-camera-strap-x-cellent

 {x-cellent scarf camera strap}

And yes, this beautiful subtle + modern silver and orchid, too. I need to rotate – a different one for every day of the week. Seriously.

bluebirdchic silver orchid scarf camera strap - https://www.etsy.com/listing/208063794/scarf-camera-strap-silver-orchid

 {silver orchid scarf camera strap}

Last, but definitely not least. The colors in this are just bright enough to be exciting, but the color combination is just, well, calming.

 

 

bluebird chic quiet scarf camera strap - https://www.etsy.com/listing/208076967/scarf-camera-strap-a-quiet-strength

 

{a quiet strength scarf camera strap}

10-19-2014

the sunday post – october 19

I know I said I wasn’t going to blog until I got back from quilt market, but I’ve had a change of heart. (And the fact that I seem to be finally crossing over the worst of the sinus infection I’m fighting doesn’t hurt.) I love writing, posting, and sharing, so, here goes!

The Sunday Post is a collection of links to articles, photos, and blogs around the interwebs that caught my eye this week! They can be anything from science and business news, to artwork, a scrapbook page,  touching story – anything that concerns, uplifts, or inspires me! To see past Sunday Post entries, you can check them out here.

the truth about the tiger mother’s family – I don’t agree with any form of verbal or physical abuse AT ALL, but I do believe in “tough love”. I can relate to a lot of what she says, though I think we fall somewhere closer to the middle on this – not quite so strict. But we are meanies, and don’t allow a lot of tv or video game time, and school must come first.

seven things that mark cuban said that made me work harder than ever – this rings SO TRUE if you own or run any sort of business. Words on hard work, and staying motivated.

leah duncan’s website – I love her fabric collections and took a moment to look her up online. Amazing, inspiring artist. Lots of pretty photos.

how to make an insanely powerful business card – psst. hint: the first line states, “it can’t be worth throwing away”. He says things like, “you want it to sit on their desk forever…” Yes. All of this. He brought up some really great things that I never thought about before. Now get designing!

13 of the most striking images captured by “humans of new york” photographer’s world tour – if you don’t already follow humans of new york, you should. Brandon Stanton is all about telling stories, and sharing how we’re all humans, and all connected – no matter where we’re from, what we look like.

Jen Hewett’s blog  – she’s a printmaker. As in, she makes prints by hand. I think I may have wiped a bit of drool as I scrolled through her blog and shop.

52 colorized images of historical photos that give us a new look at the past -  no other words necessary. Just scroll through – Eintein, Monet, Jimmy Stewart, Picasso…

Enjoy and be inspired for an amazing week ahead!

10-16-2014

a pretty assembly line

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I love seeing the pretty projects spread across my work tables. And I’ve ben putting my energy into work a lot lately. It was my intention to be able to keep up with blogging and work as I prepare to travel next week to work the International Quilt Market in Houston with Maya Road, BUT I’m taking a short blogging hiatus in order to keep up with everything!

Rest assured! The shop is still very much up and running, and orders are being shipped. I’ll be back to blogging as soon as possible!

10-15-2014

October olw word up! #88 – thankful

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A new word up! launches today for the month of October! It was really good to take a moment to think on things that I’m thankful for as we start inching toward November. Not that thankfulness is something we should leave for one month only, right? Stop in and play along this month!