I saw a spike in my readership today and when I went to check it out, I found Apartment Therapy had featured my vintage kitchen cart project! Thank you SO much AT! You are the best and I am a loyal fan for life.
Additionally, I want to welcome everyone who has visited today! I’m so glad you liked my kitchen cart project and hope you will stick around for more DIY projects (I have 2 chairs in the living room awaiting my attention) and other beautiful things! Please feel free to add me to your reader.
Thanks so much again! Hope to see you around!
With all this crazy color going on around here lately I felt it was time to post a little something soft and white to rest your eyes. I love this attic bedroom from wood & wool stool’s photostream. As the time of day and seasons change I imagine the light would wash the walls, sheets and floor in soft color. With our big black dog I don’t think we would ever be able to keep such a room clean, but it would be lovely to visit.
If you haven’t see Ordinary Mommy Faith’s shop, you are in for a treat! Faith creates the most adorable felt necklaces, headbands and barrets in delicious colors. The little blossom hairpins are a personal favorite of mine.
Lucky for us, Faith needs to make room in her shop for new fall pieces and she has graciously offered Lost & Fawned readers a 15% discount on anything in her shop when you include the code “Lost & Fawned” in the message to seller upon purchase! Discount code is good until August 23rd.
So treat yourself or someone else to a little something special to adorn your hair or body from Ordinary Mommy’s shop! Here are some of my picks…
This was a tough one for me. As beautiful as this shade is, it’s not a color I use in my personal palettes often and isn’t what you typically see for autumn. However, I did find some beautiful items in this shade of vibrant purple orchid from the Pantone’s Fall 2010 color forecast. I adore this purple floating jewel necklace with a neutral cocktail dress or this slouchy tee with dark skinny jeans, flats and a charcoal gray knit beret.
Tomorrow I’ll have a Lagoon collection for you tomorrow! Lots of mellow turquoise blue items.
If I could enter I would totally be taking home a package of red and green flowers, pillow boxes, tags and twine to save for this holiday season! Or maybe some beautiful pastel, feminine colors to save to wrap gifts for showers. Or maybe even some little flowers from the bud vases on my desk so I can have colorful flowers all year round!
Q. Outside of your amazing paper treasures, what else do you create?
I sew. I’ve made a lot of hats, handbags and clothes for myself and some others,
I cook/bake things from scratch everyday. Sometimes I paint and draw.
I am a jewelry maker/wire sculptor/beader. I do needlework, crocheting etc.
I dye things, and print textiles. I have done a lot of different types of things.
Q. You are such a packaging diva! What is your favorite new packaging trend for autumn?
Well, they’re not “new” however, I’ve totally fallen in love with Japanese and patterned tape and fabric tape–I love those :).
Super-fancy-off-the-beaten-track wrapping papers from companies such as Egg Press, Snow and Graham, Elum, and Smock.
Alternative ribbons–such as paper twine/paper ribbons, or strips of vintage floral fabric.
Q. Any new product lines on the horizon for the Gilded Bee?
Oh, yes! :) I’m always trying to create something new.
I am working on miniatures (animals/birds etc.), DIY and gift wrap and favor Kits, mini calenders, things to wear, all sorts of things, my imagination always moves faster than my hands can make things.
A winner and a runner-up will be chosen at random on Monday, August 23rd at Noon EST. I will announce both winners here on the blog that afternoon.