Thursday, August 19, 2010

Dorothy Tag Swap

I am at a hotel in a college town 800 miles from my home. Tomorrow morning I say goodbye to my second baby and we will just start driving. After all we’ve been through this year it’s hard to believe I will hug her in a parking lot and voluntarily just drive away. It’s so much harder now that I know what it will be like, how contracted our family circle will seem when we get home, how much quieter our afternoons and evenings will be.

This means I did a good job. This means we have successfully raised a capable child (and believe me this one is more than capable). This means a lot of GOOD things. It just doesn’t feel good.


Last year when I was feeling down about being in my boot cast and grounded from running and my aerobics class I joined a fat-book swap. It was a lot of fun and gave me a project to perk me up a little. So when I ran across Karla Nathan’s Dorothy Tag Swap I thought it would be just the thing to help pass the next month.

Dorothy tag swap

It’s only six tags, and with a Wizard of Oz theme the possibilities are endless! As far as I know the swap is still open. Click on the button in my sidebar if you are interested.

Well, wish me luck tomorrow.


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Window Project


This is a project I made yesterday to fill an awkward little area in the powder room. A friend gave me the salvaged window a while back.

The art that used to be here had been there forever, so I decided to repurpose the frame somewhere else in the house (as in- I stole it for my studio).

IMG_2588 When my family noticed it was gone my husband ripped a page out of the Pottery Barn catalog to fill the void.

That prompted me to get in gear and finish the window project.

The knobs across the bottom are from Anthropologie. The majority of labels and pictures are free graphics from The Graphics Fairy, and the  photos I’ve acquired from junk sales and antique stores. I can add more to it over time. The cottage feel goes well with the pictures on the opposite wall.