Friday, July 15, 2011
Since being in Portland, Chris has been having lots of fun finding new pieces! He's been searching garage sales, estate sales, flea markets, and of course Craigslist! We found the ottoman at a garage sale, and the trunk at a flea market. Put it together and we have a new side table!
Chris did all of the work, I just took the pics! We love the new table and we are excited to make more pieces like this!
Happy Friday! A friend of mine (Erica) happens to be coming to Portland this weekend, so I'm picking her up at the Airport in half an hour. I'm excited to see her, it's been over a year!
My other weekend plans include seeing the new Harry Potter, working at Paper Source, and making cards! I'm about to introduce my new etsy store. I haven't shown any of the products I've been making, but I will next week! Stay tuned Monday for a big reveal! :)
What plans do you have for the weekend?
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Yesterday, I decided to check out Alberta Street in NE Portland. It's about 10 minutes from my house and it's a great little street! There are a few Pine State's Biscuits around town, but I haven't made it in since there is always a long line! I came around closing time (2pm) and they let me grab a bit just as they were closing. The food is amazing! I will definitely be taking friends and family who visit here! They have a lot to choose from on their menu including sandwiches and such. The stewed apples were calling my name and I wanted to try out their biscuits. Perfect "breakfast"!
Also, right next door is an amazing fabric store, Bolt, and a yarn shop, Close Knits. Then down the street is a fun little craft store, Collage. All of these stores offer classes and free get-togethers, I'm going to attend a few and meet some new like-minded people! I'll let you all know how they go! :)
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
I'll be the first to admit that I've killed every plant that has entered into my home. I love plants, flowers, and the life they bring into a room. However, my ability to keep them well-fed as never been my strong suit. This doesn't deter me from trying again though! I've been eyeing lots of terrariums and my friend, Kirsten, from Fairy Tale Flowers, encouraged me to make my own. With her expertise & guidance, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that my thumb turned from black to green in Portland!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
I've been getting lost, turned around, and familiarizing myself to this new town. It's pretty easy to navigate as streets are numbered, and it is basically laid out in a quadrant. However, there are still dead end streets and narrow streets to navigate. I'm also taking the Max (the rail system here) to work at Paper Source as parking is a bear. I really like the flexibility and being able to read on the train! It does take longer, but right now I don't mind that so much!
Monday, July 11, 2011
I loved making this updo! It took about 10 minutes to put the fabric on and then 30 minutes to put together the bookcase. This is the kilby bookcase at ikea...$25! I love projects like this that are quick and easy. I picked up this fabric awhile ago to go with my desk. Originally it was for a chair, but I had more than enough, I wanted this fabric to stand out more.
I haven't finished filling the bookcase or unpacking all of my boxes but the office is starting to look crafty. I want this space to be inspiring, clean, organized, and a place where I can create lovely pieces!