Adler Planetarium

September, 2015

Happy Valentine’s Day

I haven’t just been sitting around during my bag hiatus, I’ve been making Valentines.  Since Chris and I are not a Christmas card sending family (which I have plans to change) I decided to sent out a few little Valentine’s Day notes.


Happy Valentine’s Day my lovelies.

(P.S. I went to the fabric store this weekend.  Yay!  Photos of a finished Weekender bag are forthcoming.)

We All Sew

I’m back to share another great sewing resource with you.  We All Sew gathers together sewing blogs, patterns, and projects from around the web and puts them all in one convenient place.  They even categorize everything to make it easy to find.  My favorite: a sew to serve page that lists over 50 ways that your sewing can make a difference.  They also feature a free stuff section that links to free projects and patterns around the web.  Need a pattern for a baby bib?  They have one right here.  Want to make yourself an apron and a matching one for your daughter?  They have a link to that too.  We All Sew really is a great way to discover new blogs and resources.  I just discovered Pretty Ditty while writing this post.  The best part about We All Sew?  They are featuring my twitter stream on their website all week-long.  Swing by, check it out, and find your next project.  Let me know what you think. 

LJSG is on FedEx!

So…technical difficulties last week mean there were no posts.  Boo.  It also means that I had the time to create a few new purses that will end up in my shop later this week.  It was a busy weekend here in Dallas with the Deep Ellum Arts Festival and Flea Harvey’s all in one day.  There will be more on each of these events later, but first…

…remember this post about the life sized cut-out that Chris and I had at our wedding?  Well, the fine folks over at FedEx Office saw it and wanted to include it on their blog!  The FedEx Out of Office blog showcases all of the cool things you can do with their printing services and templates.  They have ideas for all kinds of projects ranging from kids parties to weddings.  Our super cool cut-out was featured there today.  Go check it out.  Do it now!

Terrarium Bonanza

It seems as though terrariums are all the rage lately and are popping up all over the web. They all look so pretty. I feel like if I had a terrarium it would end up a soggy mess of condensed water and rotting plants. There must be some kind of secret water to plant ratio.

My personal favorite is featured as a how-to article on The Hipster Home: a tiny terrarium in a light bulb. There is something about the juxtaposition of the industrial light bulb with the natural elements that I love. Plus, this article makes it look like I could actually make this and maybe even succeed in keeping it alive. This particular terrarium is made by Julie over at Tiny Terra. I think I may have to give it a try.

photo via The Hipster Home

These next two terrariums were featured on Design Sponge in February. The first from VivaTerra is 14 inches high. I think I would like to have it in my kitchen and surround it with real pears.

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Litill, located in the pacific northwest, creates these lux terrariums in their hand blown glass vessels. Beautiful pieces of living art.

photo of Litill terrariums via Design Sponge

The terrarium trend is also showing up in jewelry. Check out these pendants I found on Etsy. Seller WarmCountryMeadows makes teeny tiny terrariums in 2″ long glass vials that you could wear around your neck. I should think it would make you feel like a woodland sprite.

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