Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday Musings

It wasn't a terribly productive weekend for me. I did an overhaul of my family's farm blog, which I think only I am interested in, so it has become my adopted project. Hahah! Today there's a recipe (sort of) and yesterday there was a lovely quotation from Thoreau's Walden; if you scroll down a little, there are the pictures of baby turkeys and goats I promised last week! They are so freakin' adorable.

At any rate, I grabbed the newest copy of Belle Armoire Jewelry when we took my sister birthday shopping at the mall. It's as gorgeous as ever and there are some really nice project ideas in there. Hope over at Crafty Hope blog had the brilliant idea of writing thoughts and ideas in the pages of her magazines. Somehow, though, I can't bring myself to do it with the Stampington publications; they're just too darn pretty.

Magazines are not the only place I look to for inspiration. These recent finds on etsy had me ooo-ing and ahh-ing:

I want to try my hand at making something similar to the bird's nest. There were some ideas floating around in my brain and I wondered if someone else out there had made something like a fake bird's nest. So I went to etsy and found that beauty. The whole shop is delightful. All of them are!

Here's to an inspired week. :)

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Therese's Treasures said...

I like your inspirational finds, I really like the necklace with the bird and nest. The tip from Hope about writing in the margins of the magazines where she finds inspiration is a good tip that I plan to use.

Miss Val's Creations said...

I love these little treasures! Bird nest crafts are so fun and pretty! I have not tried anything under this inspiration either. ~Val

Anonymous said...

I just got that same mag - it's freaking gorgeous - as always! Could read and reread it for hours!!! - and yes the Farm blog is great!


karen - BeadDelirium said...

I love those bird nest pieces as well. A while back I found this tutorial for making them on YouTube: