October craft-spiration

This month is the obligatory month of spooky things, creepy crawlers, and trick-or-treat’ers. It’s a great month for creating costumes that DIY’ers have been planning all year long. It’s also the month where the weather starts to turn, and the leaves start turning a beautiful rainbow of oranges, reds and yellows. Summer salads now turn into Fall Soups to cope with the chill in the air. Keeping these in mind…here are a few things that inspire me this month.

Minimal fall decor

My Fabulous Life has fantastic style. I love her minimal fall decor of pine cones in a modern basket.

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Everything pumpkin

These Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches by The TomKat Studio look DIVINE! I think October is a perfect month to bake all things pumpkin!

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Treats

How could you not go through October without diving into the treats and goodies? I need to be careful on my intake, but these frightful cupcakes make me want to rethink my diet!

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Vintage Halloween

I love the nostalgic aspect of vintage Halloween decorations. They bring me back to childhood and how excited we were about this spooky holiday.

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April craft-spiration

Spring has sprung! On a 75 degree day in Seattle we took off on a road trip for a few days to Canada. We only had a few days, so we stopped in Whistler, and Vancouver B.C. It was a whirlwind trip, but full of beautiful sites, and time with friends. I hadn’t been up to Canada in awhile, and was reminded of how beautiful the area is.

These are just a few photos of what inspired me last week, and prompted some needed craft brain-storming when I returned home!

Inspired by nature

Canada nature

Inspired by art

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Here’s to a artful April!

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March craft-spiration

March is already upon us! This month has lots of exciting things happening…Mardi Gras, Dr. Seuss’s birthday, St. Patrick’s Day, the first day of Spring, and most especially Daylight Savings Time begins. And after the weather we had this week, I’m ready for some daylight.

In addition to these celebrations this month, it is my Mother’s birthday. She is the person who taught me to sew, so I will try and do her justice this month with a few sewing projects. :)

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February craft-spiration

I’ve finished up my re-caps of my January events and now I’m ready to dive into some February crafts! It’s coming up on the day of love and so I’m thinking in shades of pink!

February craft-spiration

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Pink fabric notions – I am dying to sew some more projects with my Petite Pan fabrics and notions.

Bright tribal prints – This great graphic print by Ewelina Holdrege Surface Design at Society 6 is big and bold for Valentines Day!

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Vintage arrows – Cupid would be in love with these arrows from GalavantingGirls Etsy shop.

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Vintage inspired chalkboard lettering – A great Ferris Bueller’s Day off quote. Ferris loved love…so it seemed perfect for me to include it here. This amazing time-lapsed video by Friends of Type creating their one-of-a-kind art is inspiring.

Radiant Orchid – It’s the Pantone color of the year, and perfect for the month of February.

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January craft-spiration

I have a feeling 2014 is going to be a GREAT year! Right now my inspirations seem to be nature-oriented…it must be the weather here in Seattle. None the less, I’m feeling positive about this upcoming year and what it has in store for me!

January craft-spiration

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2014 calendars – Why not start off the year organized and inspired! Get a great calendar like this one from Little Low Studio.

Seattle artist, Victoria Haven – I love her use of abstract shapes to create space and form. I’m going to hear her speak this Friday and I can’t wait.

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Canoes – I did my fair share of canoeing during Girl Scout camp as a kid, and I still love it. I especially love how Albert Bierstadt captured its peacefulness in this piece.

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Wire art – Last April I saw a piece which I believe was done by Lace Fence in the Centre Pompidou in Paris, that was of a chain link fence formed into a beautiful art pattern. Very cool.

Wood grains – I am loving wood grains right now. If you couldn’t already tell from my Darby Smart DIY! Here are some great wood grain texture downloads from Design Instruct.

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