Friday, July 24, 2009

Wanna Watch Elsie Cake Paint?

Elsie did a painting the other night and her friend documented it from start to finish. Love it!

Watching it made me want to break out the paints and brushes. I really want to redo my kids' bedrooms this year. Maybe I'll let them do the paintings. I'll bet they'd be down with that!

Josh Goleman; Cinematographer & Photographer, NYC

All of the photos below are that of Josh Goleman. I stumbled onto his blog via Kirtsy. I haven't had ample time to peruse through all of his brilliance yet, but will definitely do so as time allows.

Adam and Halli's wedding looks like something out of a movie to me. How clever and fun! Can't get over their wedding website. Killing me. So cool.


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Edward Cullen Desktop Pic

Check out some really cool features and download your favorite New Moon character's desktop pic like the one above at the official New Moon site. I just finished reading the entire Twilight series recently and can't wait for this movie to come out in the fall. Are you an Edward or a Jacob fan?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A Crafty Man Crochets Granny Squares



I am so excited! Who knows when I'll take the time to actually sit down and do these, but Rachel Denbow has posted three fabulous links on the RVA blog that demonstrate crocheting granny squares. She also gives some great tips.

I've tried numerous times to do crochet projects with those "teach yourself" books, but have never gotten more complicated than a simple scarf. Simple scarfs no more! These video tutorials (by a crafty man no doubt) are just what my visual mind needed to grasp some of the concepts that I wasn't getting through reading and looking at the illustrations in the books.

The cute granny squares pictured above are those of the purl bee on flickr.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Wow!

I don't know this family, and yet, this video brings a few tears to my eyes. I can really feel them and their love for one another. Amazing. Michael and Tara have done it yet again. Just beautiful.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Heather Ann's Pillow Case Tutorial

Heather Ann Melzer did a blog post today showing step-by-step how she made the adorable pillow covers shown above. She and her hubby built the most amazing play house for their kids last year and she thought that these would make a cute addition. I think she was right!

Heather has an online store, called Heather Ann Designs, and an Etsy shop by the same name. The first houses her digital designs and the other her lovely jewelry. I've purchased multiple items from her digi scrap store, and the lovely rose necklace that is currently show in the top left side of her header on Etsy. She and her hubby plan movie nights for their kids that are just too much--in a good way. You could plan parties around these things! Check them all out here.

July 4th Inspiration


There are some amazing craft and recipe ideas on the net for July 4th. Here are some of my favorites:


















The Crafty Crow has several more listed as well as some of those shown here.