Wednesday, September 28, 2011

DIY: Fall Garland

I was so excited when I saw this on Pinterest that I went out the next day and got felt and yarn to do this project. Super easy, colorful and lovely handmade seasonal decor - perfect :)

And as a side note, the blog this project was originally found on, A Beautiful Mess, is wonderful - be sure to check it out.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Brilliant Organizational TIP

When I saw this come through on Pinterest, I thought it was brilliant.

Check out what this very smart woman used to store her canned veggies in her pantry; a magazine holder! Brilliant, right?!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Wreath Love

I NEED to make this...though this may be better suited for warmer weather and not the rainy season that will soon be upon my part of the Bay Area :)

Isn't it pretty?

Cuteness Overload

These just kill me with cuteness...

And if I may say, I have been a fan of Uncommon Goods for years - they are my go-to online store for unusual gifts. Can't say enough good things about them (and they didn't even pay me to say that!)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Etsy Love: Repurposed Gift Tags

I came across this Etsy seller earlier today and fell in LOVE. She has taken repurposed manilla folders and collaged them with 1978 NYC subway maps to create gift tags, finally tying them up with bakers twine. Genius! So fresh and cool - I LOVE it.

Don't you just love the creative brilliance that can be found on etsy? It is SO inspiring.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Introducing: Trulaaluu

Years ago I had a thriving baby accessories business called Spongy Feet. Then I adopted two little babies, doubling the number of our children to 4 and suddenly having a nearly full time business run out of my home (and very much on the fly) didn't seem like such a good idea anymore. And certainly not fun.

So I put things on hold back in 2009...and waited.

Lately my meds for Lupus have really started to kick in and I am now experiencing more good/great days than bad ones. I've felt my creativity surging back. The babies are now 2 1/1 and life is getting a little easier in that arena.

Recently one night I started sewing...and designing...and thinking...and creating again.

And Trulaaluu was born.

It's little but for right now that is just the way I like it. I plan to add more home decor goods and more childrens clothing. But life is full and busy so Trulaaluu will be ever changing. Please stop by and check out the shop - I'd love to hear from you!