12.28.2011

McQueen as Birthday Inspiration...

image via the sweetest occasion

image via le dans la



Making things with your hands is essential to well-being... It feeds you, grounds you.

That's what I told Bryan this morning at 7:00 a.m. when he walked into the breakfast room and asked me why I was (in his words) "trying to re-create the set of The Lord of The Rings out of string and twigs". In his defense, he did find me sitting all crazy-eyed in the midst of a massive pile of brass wire and yarn and bells and gold spray painted twigs and other assorted ethereal detritus.

I was in the craft "bell jar". Just sayin'.

Yes, it's that time again friends. It's birthday madness, and in an attempt to get some of that aforementioned grounding and well-being, I've gone in, deep.

There are fairy crowns and wands to make, tiny plastic woodland animals to spray paint, a giant tree branch to decorate (it's GIANT), burlap to drape and moss to spread. I'm going for that crazy gorgeous Alexander McQueen creation above meets Pixie Hollow vibe. We'll see where I end up.

Have a fantastic, festive (and safe) New Years... I'll be back next week with tales of our woodland fairy adventure.

10 comments:

Christian said...

Can't. Even. Wait to see this one. Happy Birthday Millie!

Alice Q. Foodie said...

Ha! I love it. I can't wait to see what you come up with! Happy Birthday, Millie! xoxox

Shannon said...

LOTR! Ha!

good luck!

blogmilk said...

Great inspirations for a birthday party. I am loving it.

amy turn sharp of doobleh-vay said...

can't wait. Love + miss you. Happy New Year xx

Chelsea said...

Love the inspiration. I can't wait to see the results! It is always rewarding to create something with your hands and see your inspiration brought to life. xo

Megan Taylor said...

Happy New Year, Joslyn!

Achlee said...

This is the only five year old's party where I wanted to make a tent under the centerpiece and live with my lover Peter Pan

Flora said...

I loved this image by Le dans La too... Happy New Year Joslyn! And thank you for your ever inspiring blog :)

erika said...

Oh wow, that already sounds great, we started thinking about Mila's birthday party already (23 march) but have no ideas yet. Looking forward to see what you come up with!