Friday, 30 July 2010

Friday Buoy: Inner Craftiness

{Photo from Freshly Picked}

Just a few minutes now until the weekend. This week has been chock full and I'm looking forward to spending some time tomorrow & Sunday nesting in our new apartment. That's right -- tonight will be our first night in the new place! I'm overjoyed to FINALLY be unpacking the suitcases, hanging clothes and preparing to stay awhile. Such a good feeling.

These past few days as we've stayed with our friends Jenny & Jeff (& Wesley) we've been going back and forth to the new place, slowly bringing all our stuff over. It's only three doors down so it hasn't been too traumatic. While we've been putting sofas, futons, ficus's and blenders into place (all donated or bought secondhand - I'm so thankful), I've been working up an appetite to unleash my inner craftiness on the place.

There are bookshelves to put cute paper in the back bits of, pantry shelves to oilcloth, sunny curtains with vintage sheets to sew, plenty of vertical surfaces to  affix awesome hooks from Anthropologie on and even a few ceiling hooks that are begging to be dressed with macrame plant hangings. I'm overwhelmed.

In the spirit of home beautification, I thought this Friday's buoy would be devoted to craftilicious bloggers. Enjoy...

Amazing crafty/ inspiration bloggers:
  • Oh, hello friend {I see she's had a custom portrait done by Nan Lawson, the same illustrator I used on my Wednesday post. This lady's clearly got good taste. P.S. check out her great blog give-away here. I'd LOVE to win that Anthropologie gift certificate!}
  • Freshly picked This room (picture above) is pretty close to my ideal. Did you noticed her alpine-esque mountainscape. I did, of course.
  • Emily Sparks Love these granny squares and the grey with white bouble trim tablecloth.
  • Cakie's Inspiration overload.
  • Books, bits & pieces For a taste of the crafty home life from down under, look no farther than my friend Dee's luscious blog...
  • John Brown Rose More on showcase from my crafty friends in NZ. I can't remember if I've already shared this blog in a past buoy but repetition never hurt anyone.
And a huge thanks to Jenny for the heads up on 90% of these sites. Gotta give credit where it's due. :)

What inspiration portals have you been peeping through this week? Do share!


Susan said...

awww, thanks for your sweet shout out!

John Brown Rose said...

Love those tolix chairs!!! xx

Nadine said...

Yay for moving! Best wishes for getting settled! And that's so cool that you're only 3 doors down from Jenny!

Rebekah said...

such fun to be so close to Jenny indeed!
I have been enjoying Cakies this week too and loved the girls she did the renagade craft fair with this year, just wish I could have gone myself! very fun and inspirational indeed!!

alisha said...

Rebekah, that Renegade Craft Fair looked awesome - something to aspire to. :)

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