interruption of dismal days [etsy find]

hello dear readers,

I’m sorry for the hiatus. Has it been a rough week for everyone else? The weather is cycling in strange ups and downs between lovely and freezing. All of my friends seem to be having a very hard time with life right now. It can be overwhelming and heartbreaking to see so many of my loved ones miserable. Although I seem to be prospering where they are struggling, I’ve had my own set of frustrating setbacks, specifically, with this blog. I took my sewing machine to the repair shop, and the mechanic simply said buy a new machine. Needless to say, that’s not what I wanted to hear. And it’s becoming more apparent that my brand new camera has been stolen or hopelessly lost, which means no more pictures of my cute things I have made. However, after a week of moping, I think it’s time to get back in the swing of things. I have tomorrow off of work, and I hope to spend it curled up with a book [Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom] and my adorable cats.

Wonderful Papercut Art by Tina Tarnoff

Strangely, they seem to capture a lot of my moods lately.

Autumn Kiss

Elvira on a Tightrope Necklace

The Lighthouse

The World Tour

 

etsy finds: dictionary prints

Aren’t these lovely prints on vintage dictionary paper?

Above from DreameryStudio

Why, yes, lately I’ve been obsessed with alpacas.

I think the colored ones are beautiful.

Above via CollageORama

Above via Little Blue Bird Studios

Once again, I’m amazed at how cheap etsy can be. All of these prints are under $10. Sorry for such a image heavy post. I couldn’t decide which ones to choose.

 

 

 

esty: asparagus love

Did I ever mention that my favorite food right now is asparagus? I’m simply in love with it and crave it every day. It’s always in my fridge. I know it’s not the greenest veggie, maybe in color, but not environmentally speaking since it’s imported from Peru (yikes!). I try to offset that by shopping locally as much as I can. Here are some small, d.i.y. vendors that I would purchase from. Introducing some great odes to asparagus on Etsy:

This crocheted scarf is asparagus colored. I guess It’s supposed to look like asparagus, but I’m not completely seeing that.

via rogue pickle

Here’s another piece of veggie apparel I would sport around town. An asparagus shirt is all I need to confirm my place in the coolest and hippest of social circles. Well, maybe not, but I can’t exactly contain my excitement.

via Ahpeele

Moving on to some prints I expect to put in the kitchen of my much dreamed about farmhouse.

This one is kinda cheating, but I like the balance it provides.

via leaf print studio

This final one is my favorite. I mean, it’s called Asparagus Love, which I didn’t realize was the subject of this post until I started writing it. But look how loving and cozy these asparagus look. That has to be one of the weirdest things I’ve ever said – vegetables being cozy. Regardless, I’m quite charmed by this one. Something about it makes me think of my the way I feel when I’m with best friend.

via butterfly food

 

desiring: etsy prints

I’ve been obsessed with prints lately. I’m considering taking a class, so I can make my own.

Ferris Wheel Linoleum Block Print via Nydam Press

I’ve recently had a desire to have a map or globe somewhere in my house. This might just be the right one.

Print World Map Medium Grey 8 x 10 via the big harumph

Another underwater animal print. This one is by far the most unique one I’ve seen.

Viperfish via the big harumph

This one would be a cute holiday decoration.

Reindeer Runs in the Wood via Chasing the Crayon

I’m such a sucker for tea art.

Teapots and Saucers via Virginia Kraljevic Illustrations

The best part, all of these are under $20. I love it.

There’s so much great stuff on etsy. I could spend years browsing through the site and creating wish list after wish list.

Etsy: Jellybeans’ Art

Even though I adore perusing the art section of Etsy, I don’t have any art in my house. I have kitschy estate sale decor in my kitchen, but that’s about it.

I feel like I encountered these cheery paintings from Angela Vandenbogaard (@ Jellybeans) a little late. They feel like spring and it’s almost fall. The low this weekend is going to be 66 degrees. What? I must have heard that wrong.

I’ve had a love song in my head all week. What about you?

Love Song

Oh, how fun. I’d love to bathe in a cupcake.

Cupcake Bubblebath

One of my favorite things about my house is that I can usually see fireflies from my back porch.

Fireflies

This one is quite beautiful.

Cherry Blossoms

Angela also has a blog that I subscribe to. It has the occasional recipe and keeps me up to date on new shop items. I think the reason why I don’t have any art in my house is because I could never decide which pieces I like the most.

I hope everyone has a great Thursday. I’ve been rather moody this week because I’ve been putting in lots of overtime at work. But I woke up today without a care in the world. I think it has something to do with my new kitten, who wakes me up at 3 a.m. to snuggle my face.


Etsy Art Day: Fun Prints

I’m trying to keep a mental note of cute art and post it once a week. Here are some fun ones:

These are from Ferntree Studio on Etsy. It’s sort of listed under children’s art, but I’d hang it somewhere in my house.

Bright Colored Owls

Jellyfish

I nearly died when I saw these. It’s no secret that Annie Hall is my favorite movie and probably will be for the rest of my life. I initially saw this over at A Cup of Jo.

The Hall Collection: LaDiDa

Who knew those sounds could be so charming?

The Hall Collection: 2 Hours Mike Oncley on Etsy


etsy: cute lunch boxes

I was recently given a free lunch box and it changed my life. I was always struggling to find a place for my lunch. The new lunch box resulted in: no more carrying food in my purse (fyi bad idea) and no more oversized reusable grocery bags (that was option two). I didn’t even feel nerdy carrying around a bright yellow insulated box with the Tallahassee Community College logo on it (place of employment). Ok, so maybe it’s a little nerdy, especially since I wear it like a purse. But I’d like to share my joy of the lunch box with you readers. Here are some adorable lunch boxes that will make you feel chic and eco-friendly.

via BonTons

This one is screams “back to school.”

via maddiekayhandbags

Normally I’m not a fan of orange but I like how summery this is.

via KatieKouture

This has got to be my favorite.

via farfallagialla

Right now you’re saying “oh, how cute.” Right?

via Britgaldesigns

This one is simple and lovely.

via BebelooshMini

Forgive me if I’m going overboard on the pictures, but I really couldn’t help myself. Since I already have a lunchbox, I think the reusable sandwich/snack bags are right up my alley.

MojaCreations had too many to great patterns. Here are my two top picks.

I’m a sucker for anything with elephants.

Also this one from Torrilynn123

How cute from GirlSundayDesigns

Oh hey, look at that, it’s lunchtime. Have a good lunch!

terrarium forests

Sorry for the lack of posts. I initially thought I’d have a camera by now, but that will have to wait until next payday. Also, I thought the blog would have been redesigned. But that also takes funds and free time.

I’ve been eying etsy for a while looking for inspiration. I love terrariums. Here are a few of my picks.

via WarmCountryMeadows

via liliFunambule


via weegreenspot


via shopterrain.com

As tempting as it is to just purchase one of these beauties. I plan on making my own. I am recently the inheritor of 40 wooden-framed windows. Really, this is a crafting gold mine. Expect lots of cute things in the future (as soon as I get that camera).