We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday Inspiration 7/23/2010

I love the way this looks. I can imagine it hanging overhead in our little outdoor space and would love to use this idea for a homemade version. 

Heidi @ UCreate has posted a great tutorial on making zipper rosettes! I can't wait to try it! 
I'm trying to gently kick myself back into crafts that have some sewing in them. There's this inexplicable avoidance going on now that I actually have a sewing machine.
The very last easy sewing craft I did (which was ridiculously easy, so it doesn't really count. But hey I'm grasping at straws here) was my silk fabric flower (found in this post).
Maybe trying zipper rosettes to ease back into sewing land will finally give me the confidence to break in that singer Hubby got me months ago. 

I'd love to embellish some towels for our bathrooms like Tresa @ Reese Dixon
I just adore the idea of taking something plain and poshing it up with a bit of pretty fabric. But what sets her towels apart are the sewn in loops to hold them on hooks. LOVE it!

I love making soap! It's been a while since my last batch, but the soapsicles created by Greenbean have me itching to make some of these delicious looking gifts!
They look good enough to eat!

Young and Crafty's embellished feminine lamp has my wheels turning on prettying up an old lamp shade of mine.

I just love browsing websites for inspiration! Finding the little things to inspire projects of my own constantly keep me busy, which is great! The creative outlet of projects (even tiny ones) is such a relaxing thing for me to work on when Baby Boy's napping.

Have you found more inspiration this week?
Let it move you to make life just a little more beautiful.


  1. I love your blog! and trying out some of your spa treatments with you was AWESOME! Gonna try more real soon! Thank you for helping me to be more beautifully inspired......you've helped to boost my confidence and I will be scheduling "a spa night (or day)" each week.....thank you!

  2. I'm so glad! I had so much fun when you visited :) Please keep up your spa night. You are worth it. Love you!


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