This week my guest blog interview is inspired by everything handmade… and it’s wonderful! Take a journey with me to visit Disney of Ruffles and Stuff and her beautiful DIY world.
As we approach the holidays and our wallets become a bit barer (and our New Year’s resolutions a bit stronger!) I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to introduce you to a very lovely lady that embodies all things crafty and (most importantly!) pretty. A personal resolution of mine is to cut back on the ‘purchasing’ and up the ‘repurposing’ for home decor — and Ruffles and Stuff is the PERFECT blog to meet such requirements.
What’s most exciting is that all images in today’s interview are projects handmade by Disney herself! She covers the gamut of delicate slippers (see below) to framed flowers and ruffled lampshades (after the jump). Disney also designs and creates beautiful clothing (see Chanel-inspired cuffs above) for herself and her two year-old-daughter.
Disney shares that her two greatest joys in life are rain and coffee (she’s a Washington native) and that “other than reading Dr. Seuss and scraping play-dough off of the floor, my favorite thing to do in my spare time is craft!”
I love that her living room walls are black and that she offers step-by-step directions on making your own bib necklace… and you must read her answers to the four PDB questions (and check out pictures of her home makeover and projects) after the jump! Read more »
Tags: Bedroom, Crafty Solutions, Decorating, Dining Room, DIY, Fabric, Guest Blog, Guest Interview, Home, Living Room, Paint
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There’s something about this fabric line that is so lovely and sweet — whether you use it to reupolhster an old chair, make pillows for the guest room or a little girl’s dress — it’s a simple, whimsical print that for me evokes day dreaming of far off lands.
The dark fuchsia below is my favorite. Check out the entire Harlequin line at Tree House Interiors.
Tags: Accessories, By Color, Decorating, Fabric, Home, Orange, Pink
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The hubby and I will be tramping across Australia, New Zealand and Thailand for three weeks… and we’re leaving today! After two very long flights I should find myself right smack dab in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef. So today is my usual 12 hour working day — and tomorrow maybe a little sun bathing and a good novel. Actually, I’m quite looking forward to the simple fact that it’s summer on that side of the world.
I will continue to post all of my FAVORITE holiday inspiration daily (don’t worry… I have a few posts in the pipeline) and look forward to sharing a bit of my adventure details as well. Bon Voyage! (with a down under accent)
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