Tuesday, February 28, 2012

maybe project life?

have you heard of project life? i've been seeing a lot of it around the blogging world and i'm definitely intrigued. created by becky higgins, project life aims to give you a way to document your daily life and collect all those little random moments that otherwise would be lost. i feel like it's a more organic way to scrapbook (yay! old school!) but still leaves room for creativity.

you can buy project life kits to get started but of course you could always gather your own supplies. for me, the emphasis here isn't on fancy products (though there are some very pretty tempting things out there) but on using actual scraps (gasp! using actual scraps to scrapbook??) and the bits and pieces of your daily life. thinking about starting it in june on my 29th birthday... hmmmm.

Friday, February 24, 2012

green onions

did you know that if you take the white ends (with the roots) of your green onions and put them in some water, they'll keep growing new greens for you? and they grow fast! grow little onions grow!

happy weekend ^_^

Thursday, February 9, 2012

pretty books

i wanted to share a few recent additions to my book collection. they're super beautiful and full of inspiration.

i'm terrible at drawing. really terrible. but sachiko's book breaks down her simple, sweet drawings into easy to learn steps. i love the little details that she includes. she covers every day, fairy tale and international people. there are also two other books in this series, let's draw cute animals and let's draw plants and small creatures.

 they draw and cook edited by nate padavick + salli swindell
this book started with a blog. artists and cooks from all over the world sent in their recipes accompanied by gorgeous illustrations. there's such a huge range of fantastic artwork in this book and tons of recipes that i can't wait to try.

 doodle stitching by aimee ray
i enjoyed my little dabble into embroidery and definitely want to get more into it. but i can't create my own original designs. this goes back to the "i can't draw" thing. doodle stitching covers the basics and includes so many pretty designs for you to follow.

so there you have it! i love books :)