Thursday, November 17, 2011

What am I proud of?

Hm.  Well, no one external really asked the question but if I just had to answer the question, it'd probably go a little something like this:

I'm proud of making something out of nothing.  That's what this whole slowly-blooming business is all about, right?  I had an idea, I ran with it.  I'm still running with it.  I haul ass.  Sometimes end up jogging.  Sometimes walking.  Sometimes stopping because I hear the ice cream truck...  But eventually, I pick up my idea and get back with it.

It's hard.  Fa real.  2 kids.  Baby daddy.  Grown up responsibilities.  In an ideal world "I wanna cut and paste allllllll night, and hot glue shit every day." But in my real world, I find stuff around the house, tweek it, combine it, and turn it into something new.  Restoration isn't just about the stuff I make: what it is, was or may one day be.  It's honestly about me.  It's about finding myself.  It's about throwing out what's not me and keeping what is.  It's about finding rest and satisfaction in who I'm created to be and expressing it in my creations.  And more than anything, it's the idea behind it all: restoration.

Friday, November 4, 2011


So, my sweet, sweet friend JC is throwing a little party for me this month!  I am so excited!  This coming Tuesday, I will be featuring Christmas wreaths, cards, bows, bunting and pretty much everything else I could think to make!

Call me a craze follower, but I just LOVE wreaths.  We have a vintage fabric wreath in the attic that I adore.  Each year, I anticipate adorning our door with this festive wreath and ringing in our glorious Christmas season with it.  I thought is would be great if I could provide someone else with the excitement and anticipation of a vintage-inspired wreath to hang proudly each year.

Covered with vintage fabric and yarn, these upcycled wreaths have been a delight to create and develop, based on my individual taste, hoping to serve both a modern and traditional audience.  The gray frame pictured will be a brighter, more cheery Christmas frame wreath, with teal, pink and purple flowers and vintage ornaments.  I'm really enjoying getting ready for the Holiday season.  Sorry, turkey.  Not trying to overshadow you, but St. Nick is just around the corner!