Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Pretty things...

Taking a bit of a breather from the black and white of Halloween goodies flooding the bloglines. I have had some pretty, feminine loveliness coming my way lately.
I haven't bought jewelry forever and had a little spree on thatjewelrygirl etsy shop. She uses vintage materials. They're very affordable and she's having a sale! The wonderful Jess at jetfuel sent me this amazing screenprinted t-shirt as a thank you gift for the creative blogger party awhile back. It's a gorgeous soft blue with a scoop neck and 3/4 length sleeves. Fits like a glove. Love it!!! She blogged about how she made this very shirt on the day of the party. Here's the post. She also sells more shirts in her etsy shop.
Then after reading this, this and this review and pictures, I broke down and bought one of the most gorgeous decorating and generally artsy books EVER!~ Amy Butler's Midwest Modern.
Images copyright David Butler 2007 This book is absolutely delicious.
The very first sentence sets the tone, "I think that in everything we do, in every style of life, there is art to be found. Not just in the studios of talented artists, but in the gardens, homes, relationships, spirits, voices, and fashions of people you see everyday." ~Amy Butler This book is like a breath of fresh air. It inspires and delights. It makes me want to document my own life in this way. Make my own book about my philosophy of living with pictures and words about what brings me true joy. Go get it!!

19 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

Love the jewellery and what a pretty top. Amy Butlers book looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Alison

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

You should do your own book. I love the quote by Amy Butler too.

Flea Market Queen said...

The jewelry is wonderful!
Love the shirt too...
You lucky girl!
Priscilla

Michele said...

Just came across your lovely blog - really love your work... thanks for the inspiration!

Teresa said...

You have some beautiful treasures! I am so thankful you showed that book, I will have to buy it for sure. I love her work. Thanks for sharing!

Teresa

Jess said...

Glad it fits!! Looking forward to meeting you Saturday at the bazaar and seeing your stuff in person!
Cheers! Jess

Christi Snow said...

ooooh, I am going to have to get that book!!! smiles...

Sandy B. said...

You blog accomplishes the same thing as the beautiful book you purchased, it brings a breath of fresh air. I love your designs!
Sandy B.

Peacockblu said...

You blog has been great. i missed yet another great swap. You upbeat voice reminds me to play with the creativity that lies with in me...

Sugar Bear said...

Thanks for the heads up on the book! Looks wonderful. I can so see you with your own book!
Karla

Lilli said...

Thanks for the book recommend! After reading your post, I ordered the book for myself online :)

FrostingsNSparkles said...

What pretty jewelry, and what a sweet friend you have making the lovely shirt for you. That looks like a wonderful book :)

Glamma Fabulous said...

I was intriqued by your blog title and I think I just found a soul sister! I'm a new blogger and you and all of these wonderful creative people out there could sure take up all my time from painting just drooling over your fabulous blog. I'll be back!!!

Dragonlady said...

The jewelry is awesome and the t-shirt is pretty to...and thanks for sharing photos of the book...
Brenda

Patti said...

I sat in Barnes & Noble a couple Sunday's ago and looked through that very book. It is lovely. I've added it to my Christmas wish list. Have you seen the Dominique Cohen jewelry at Target? Thought you might like it.

Junie Moon said...

I agree with Amy's statement and that pretty well sums up the how and why of crafting for me at my house and in my personal little world.

anabidia said...

Thanks for the tip about the book! Living in the middle of nowhere, sometimes I don't find out about these very important things. Now I'm off to search the net for this book!

Merci-Notes said...

Hi Kari!
OH how I love Amy Butlers Book! Thank You so for clueing us in! I love foreign mag. especially because they have more layouts with this same feel! When I am in this invironement I can breathe!
~~Have a wonderful Weekend!!!~~
Hugs,
mary

Deb said...

Love the Amy Butler quote. Very inspiring. One of my passions is seeking the creative in every aspect of life.

I enjoy your blog!