Monday, April 30, 2012


I've been seeing a lot of instagram photos the last few months, and have been starting to feel left out.  I recently downloaded the app onto my ipad.  Unfortuantly my ipad never leaves the house, and I realized the only thing I have to take pictures of are the cute things tucker is doing.

So for the blog I decided to take a photo of my knitting progress on the hemlock doily

inspiration {photo to paint color}

How fun is this!  With Sherwin-Williams new Chip It! button you can take any photo online and find out what paint colors they are.  This is a great source for creating a theme for your home or room.
From this website you can put in the photo image location <URL> or use a toolbar button  just like the <Pin it> buttons.

This is what it looks like when you go to chip a photo.  I used a photo from my flickr set.  You can select to have 5 colors or 10 colors.  I think the only downside is not being able to select which colors you want from the photo.  This app automatically chooses the colors for you.

Once you have saved the chip board you can click on each color and it will give you a lot of information about it.  I chose
< Golden Rule >

From this screen you can click on Color Visualizer.  Here you can upload a photo of an interior or exterior room and paint it using saved colors you have chosen.
Here is there Informational Video on how to do it.  It's very in-depth, but the introduction part gives a general description of what it does.

The Sherwin-Williams website also has a few other color tricks up their sleeves, what a great find.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

warm hello + thanks

I recently had a great opportunity to meet with someone and wanted to say thanks.  This is the card I sent:



Thursday, April 19, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

inspiration + project {rainy day knitting}

I recently came across a beautiful crochet doily blanket that I want to learn how to do.  I have only taught myself simple knitting so far and wondered if there was a knitted doily blanket out there on the web.  To my luck I found an amazing looking throw blanket.  I was so excited about the pattern I found, I started practicing with some leftover bulky yarn and circular needles. I had to do some research on how to get the center started < I learned how to knit with double pointed needles. >  I also worked out how to knit open holes.  I was so excited on how it was turning out I went to get some yarn and the right sized needles this weekend.  Since the last couple of days have been rainy, I've been really enjoying snuggling with tucker and knitting away.

{ Inspiration }

Crochet Doily Blanket {willow} via

{ Project }

The Hemlock Ring Blanket via

{ Progress }

color {apple saucer}

flowers from an apple tree

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

color {blog palette}

I've recently been updating my blog with tabs <or pages> and a colorful background.  When I picked these colors I was going for a "sea green" to add to my honey mustard yellow.  Unfortunately when I view it on Andrew's computer it looks plain blue.  I'm not sure how to fix that without making the color look plain green on my own computer.  But I wanted to make all the colors in my template from the same colors so I created a blog palette to work with.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

project {wild curiosity}

{ I recently have been seeking employment for a design opportunity.  As apart of an application I received a project task.  This was by far the most creative and interesting job application I have participated in. }

{ Using a standard, 27-frame disposable camera, demonstrate your wild curiosity }

As all my design projects start, I had mounds of ideas rushing through my head.  I created a mood board on paper but wanted to make a copy of it for my blog.

As most design thinkers and doers know, design goes around in an infinity loop .  It wasn't until the last minute I decided what I was going to do.  I'm slowly reading a typography book and wanted to try out what I have learned and then create a graphic using what I found "out in the real world".

My project
{ I took pictures of typography + design that I thought were nifty or had something stand out with the disposable camera.  I went through each one, and wrote down what worked  <ex. alignment, color, scale, tracking> and then linked them all together in one way or another.  Using Illustrator I documented  a thumbnail of the typography graphics and a line linking them to their descriptive forms.  Here is the graphic }

color {mongolia kiss}

Magnolias in the backyard.

on {flickr}

Thursday, April 05, 2012

inspiration {do it myself}

When I'm bored I always go on Pinterest and get lost for hours at a time.  I don't have an account yet, so when I find something I like <projects, food, knitting, home + garden> I save it into a bookmark on my Ipad.  Well as Andrew pointed out, I have many files, in files of things that I have saved for myself. This week I have decided to share the nifty ones I have collected. Some day I hope to dabble in most of these DIY projects. 

< while working on this post I was finally excepted into Pinterest - how ironic  >  {tutorial easy tiny envelopes}  {random reflections quilt}  {unkle giac and unkle glen shelving}  {diy moleskine scrapbook}  {mason jar sewing kit} {lace paper envelope}  {tea-and-crumpets apron}  {light bulb vase}  {Lee Gainer}  {pin tucked duvet cover}  {decorating with clocks}  {reused sweater bag}  {DIY tufted headboard}  {magazine art bowl}

The magazine art bowl is my favorite!