i stumbled upon this and immediately fell head-over-heels in loooooove!!
how beautiful and delightful would it be to be strolling the streets of paris (this alone would be …) AND to see these amazing colored fabric cracks in the city’s imperfect roadways?????
check out freshhome.com to see some more of Juliana Santacruz Herrera‘s delicious images of painting paris’s streets with AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!
i hope you almost fall off your couch with crushiness the way i did.
i wonder if toronto can handle summa this good stuff! my area is under majah construction, so i know i could fill some pretty ugly eyesores with beauty like this!!!!
(i’ll keep you posted.)
that is all!
well, today had a pretty huge “to-do” list, but i managed to ignore it and make a few brooches for some special people. i haven’t whipped up any in a long time, unless we needed ribbon roses for work. but, breaking out my spring jackets (finallllllly!) has made me realize i need to up my ante a little bit.
and, share the love. the fushia rosette is made from just a simple satin ribbon, and button from the button jar with felt backing and clasp. i think i may need to add some other bit of something to make it not so plainy-janey. the other is made of some scrap fabric that had NYC landscapes on it that my mom sent me to use up, and a gold embossed button from an old sweater, also with felt backing and clasp. i decided to vary from my usual and make this one a bit different, and i think i’m diggin it. (next one will be for me!)
so, now i will put the finishing touches on them and get them ready for mailing.
the rest of the afternoon, or what’s left will involve dishes, banking, cooking dinner and making the bed……
i’m never usually a procrastinator with many things, but days off tend to make me want to do whatever the heck i want whenever i want! those dishes won’t take away all my fun, damnit!!!!
happy monday, i hope you don’t have an ugly to-do list and are at work instead. this week will be MAYHEM as it’s Mothers’ Day, and we all know how fun that is for florists like me.but, please order lots of mama flowers so they can feel special on their 1 day they have!
or, make them a brooch!
i’ve had these random Ikea mirrors for years and have taken them from apartment to apartment….. and always thought they were a little bit boring.(i know i bought them partially because they were like 4.99 or something and i had never been to Ikea)
so anyways, i decided to style them up. here is them before the magic:
and here is what they could have been, all these years….
and yes, i even made the denim rosettes myself, because i clearly need a hobby.( well, i guess this would be it)
anyways, i still need to get gabe to hang them up above the mantle, so it will be all purdy. one step at a time.
he keeps calling me “by-an-ah” which is a city in brazil notorious for being tacky. i tell him he is lucky to live in such a thrifted and cute place with someone as cool as me and all my cool stuff.
Big upps to Charley Young for the 2 ADORABLE pieces of art she has made me in this pic. one isof my old flower shop where we met in hali, and the beloved farm that we just lost in economy. love ya, c diggy.