Archive for the 'knick knacks' Category

a couple of things

Monday, August 20th, 2012

hi there! i haven’t done much thrifting this summer, but i did stop by a shop near the dentist as my reward after getting a couple of fillings replaced. i found this amazing hand woven wall hanging while the novocaine wore off… i love it! it’s pretty big, 32″x42″. there was another piece by the same person but […]


Saturday, June 16th, 2012

i’ve had this wooden box from mexico for many years, it’s in my workroom so i look at it alot. the design is made in some kind of thick paint/plaster, it’s brittle and every once in a while another little piece chips off. i always think, wouldn’t that make some kind of a cute print? […]

pink weatherhouse

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

and another toadstool project

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

with all the sewing that goes on around here, i end up with alot of empty plastic cone spools. i think there must be something i can make with them so i can’t throw them away. it seemed pretty obvious that they would make great toadstool stems…so with some styrofoam balls, a glue gun and some rug […]

creepy critters

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

i picked up this crazy pair at the thrift store a few years ago. they are made out of bleach jugs. i remember thinking who? what? when? where? why? how? but i knew they needed to come home with me. you can imagine my excitement last weekend when many of those questions were answered…i was […]

new postcards

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

i just picked up my new postcards from the printers and i’m so excited about them! i’ve been sending out the old gnome postcards with orders forever, and i will miss them since they’re almost all gone, but i figured it was about time for a new design. i use this picture on my facebook page […]


Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

i found this leather box at the thrift store yesterday while i was out running errands… i don’t know where it’s from, but it reminded me of these croatian appliques i’ve been meaning to show you. i love them! (pictures are from the book ‘Yugoslavia/Croatian Folk Embroidery Designs and Techniques’)


Friday, July 17th, 2009

trivets from the thrift store on the kitchen counter they would make some kind of a cute print! my security door kinda looks like a big ol’ trivet too…

black forest fun

Monday, May 11th, 2009

  the latest etsy finds:home decor edition is inspired by my lil ol’ house! take a peek at it here and look at all the fun chalet inspired goodies you can find on etsy.

no place like here

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

have you been watching the new ‘there’s no place like here’ series of videos on etsy? if you’re nosey like me and like to see inside other peoples’ homes, they’re fun to watch! guess whose house is featured today! i apologize for all of my nervous giggling and mumbling. (ps-i just posted a few more house pictures […]