I heart cute (practical) things

February 1, 2009 § Leave a comment

owl pin dish

I have been looking for a cute dish to use for this idea and could not resist the owl. Really who could? I think it’s for your soy sauce because I found it at the grocery store and there were matching chop sticks and other sushi dishware items. The little feet don’t completely conceal the super magnet (so really a dish with an inverted bottom would be best) but the feet are cute. And, I could run the dish over the table to pick up any stray pins and needles. Always thinking, I am. It’s not often that my eye level is low enough to see the magnet anyway. The best part about the dish is that you can drop the pin fairly close to the dish and the magnet with pull it in. That Martha Stewart, so freakin’ smart with her ideas. I hope to bring more organization, and good looks, to my sewing/art area soon.


Annika’s owl

December 30, 2008 § Leave a comment

tree and little chair
This is one of the best things I did this year. I always want to do this on my walls but, 1. I live in an apartment, 2. I don’t live alone in my apartment, and 3. I’m not really a child anymore. So, I had the pleasure and delight of helping a friend paint her daughters room. Annika should be very excited, but I think her mom and I take care of that job for her. Mom had the inspiration and I helped sketch out what it would look like and get it up on the wall. Annika helped a lot too, or would have if we had let her near a paint brush with real paint in it. She was satisfied with the no-paint version of the brush too.

The room is cute, and look just like the drawings with made up. I was amazed that it turned out how we planned. Two planes and a hotair balloon hang from the vaulted ceiling (that part had nothing to do with me). We might add a painted ladybug climbing/ flying around the corner by the window (left of crib). You can’t really see it in the photos, but Annika has a very cute table and chairs by the corner window where she can sit and color.

See more of the photos here

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