|alabama sticth book + alabama studio style by natalie chanin|
i’ve been having so much fun browsing these alabama stitch books by natalie chanin of alabama chanin. i’ve even started to make my own corset out of vintage t-shirts. each book comes with loads of patterns that you can cut out and use to create your own lovely clothing! i’m so close to being done. but really, just paging through these books is beauty enough!
|books by tove jansson and print workshop by christine schmidt|
i’ve also been loving paging through these gorgeous books…tove jansson writes the most magical stories and has such fun illustrations! and some of the books, like this one, have little cut-outs between the pages…i read through them again and again and each time find something new!
and, if you’re looking for some art inspiration, i’m delighted by this book print workshop! lots of fun illustrations and printing techniques that i’m experimenting with in my paintings!
and i just can’t stop reading some of my favorite agatha christie mysteries (and some fashion magazines too!).
i finally got through my latest journal…and one of my favorite things is finding and starting a new one! it always feels like i’m moving forward, onto a new phase. this one has a wonderful quote from ralph waldo emerson, “adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
to adopt a bit of slow into my day and to celebrate this new phase, i picked up some fabulous silver nail polish. i usually go with a classic red, but this metallic (smoke and mirrors by sonia kashuk) goes on so glittery and really makes my nails look like mirrors!
i hope you had a lovely weekend!
i spent a few days in chicago meeting with a few wonderful bloggers that i connected with in the blogging your way e-course. i can’t wait to share all of the photos and stories with you later this week!
ps. you might have noticed i have a new header on my little blog. i had a lot of fun starting my redesign, focusing on colors i love and simplifying things…what do you think?