7.27.2011

Some DIY, The New Kirtsy, A Mindful Home and Marfa... (aka some random bits)

esteban vicente collage via jerald malberg gallery

It's a somewhat random one today friends -- just some mid-week bits that I had to share...

First there's Lucia's latest "art imitation" post for tinyDallas (this one is inspired by Esteban Vicente’s collages)...she just seems to have a bottomless trove of cool ideas for getting kiddos jazzed about art. I am seriously in awe of her creative prowess.



image via le voyage creatif

Next up some weekend DIY action...

Because we are still in the firm grasp of this wicked, oppressive heat wave (and we can only do so much swimming before we, in the words of Millie, start "swiveling"), I am stockpiling ideas to keep us busy, inside. We already have a bunch of string and a big bowl of wooden beads on-hand, so attempting to create some version of this awesome necklace by le voyage creatif is most definitely on the agenda...





images via Kirtsy

And, because all of my (once pristine) white cloth napkins are in sad, sad shape, and the girlies love (forbidden) Sharpies with a depth that can only be experienced when your mean (their words) mom never lets you use them, we'll be making these genius napkins dreamt up by one of my favorite ladies in all of blog-land, the lovely Erin. (Spotted via Kirtsy*.)

{*And speaking of Kirtsy, have you seen their new site that went live today? Holy cow...it's just pure awesomeness.}



Ok I also wanted to share the little post I did recently for Molly...some thoughts/ideas on "Making a Mindful Home" in case you want to take a peek ;-)



And last but not least (whew), we've officially booked a little family trip to Marfa in a couple of weeks... just the four of us, headed to far West Texas to mellow-out together before the hoopla of fall begins. I'm so, so excited. (And look at how little Audrey is in that photo from our last trip. It makes me a bit melancholy, I have to say).

8 comments:

readysetparty said...

Wonderful idea for napkins that have seen better days. Good luck avoiding the heat!

Nomadic D. said...

LOVE those napkins. Pinning now.

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Elizabeth H. said...

We are headed to Marfa for Thanksgiving.

stephanie duncan said...

So jealous of the Marfa trip! I have been dying to go forever. Can't wait to see photos of your adventure and take notes.

Fun projects for the weekend. You will have to let us know if you can successfully get the sharpie smell out of the napkins. It will be the perfect things to do will all my stained flour sack towels I use in the kitchen!

celinejn said...

Sharpies... We just bought a house that hadn't been updated since the 50's and since alot of it had to be demo'd, we let our 2 girls, go wild with Sharpies and write on everything- walls, floors, counters. Hopefully, that got some of the Sharpie lust out of their systems, because once the remodel is done, Sharpies will once again be forbidden!

Anna said...

Great finds (love the potted moss of different colors and textures), and those napkins are genius! Oh, and I indentify completely - - I'm also bracing myself for the hoopla of fall.

modern-eve.com said...

Can I ask, how do you get there? Do you drive? I have been dying to go to Marfa, but I'm not really a road trip kinda gal.

Joslyn said...

Katie -- we drive...it takes about 8 hours from Dallas, but it's not a bad drive. I think you can also fly to El Paso, but then it's still a 3 hour drive from there ;-(