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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Alright...Camel Done!

I've discovered my wee one has the same taste I do...a thing for internationally-colorful toys! A few weeks ago, we passed by an elephant at Home Goods and she went crazy! She was making roaring sounds (since that's the only animal sound she can make right now) and so I bought the creature. No, I didn't give in to her was mine! Ha! Then a week later I found a camel at Ross and my hubby got it for me or her., or both!!! And when I got home, she was equally as elated...

And so that's what's inspired my DIY camel.
Ladies and gentlemen, introducing our new camel! Ta-da!

Ok, nothing too fancy! I know. But I'm tired and we're satisfied with the result!

I finished a while ago, just took some time to post! Made with an extra baby blanket I had in her room, some cheap ribbon I found at Joann's, a woven Guatemalan place mat, added pom poms,, an Indian necklace I never use, puffy paint eyes, and voila! She can't play with it quite yet because it goes straight into her mouth, but it sure looks good in her room!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

DIY Wall art for Cheap!

Here's the latest endeavor: my DIY wall art I've been working on for a few weeks, not because it took that long to make, but because I never had the time to sit and make. It probably took less than half hour to make. Basically, got a Nate Berkus rug I got at Target for under 20 bucks, added some fabric tassels and TA-DA...instant wall art a lá Afrique-inspired!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Adorn Me Please.

Hello again. Got a few minutes to post what's been inspiring me this week. Camel is nearly done. Last touches needed, but oh so difficult with a home to clean, a family to feed, and a baby to care for. I still have no idea how some bloggers can blog and have kids. Is it the age? Anyway, let me not blab away. Here's some eye candy for the week (all via Pinterest, sorry no original sources!).

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Still Working on Camel...

Yesterday I began making the body of the camel. I went online to look for more ideas and found really beautiful camels that really inspired me! Plus I remembered the camels in the Free People catalog  a while back.



I also found this project online that serves as an example.


Here's the body so far:

Friday, February 21, 2014

Camel Expedition

I have been obsessed with making a camel for my little one for quite some time now and it's been pretty frustrating to not have the time to make it. This morning I thought, "let me jusy buy one, but I'm so darn picky! I wasn't satisfied with my choices and I wasn't willing to pay $100 bucks for one's not that serious! So today I am embarking on the Camel-making mission. I will do it TODAY!

Here's a few camels I found online that were inspirations...

Indian Camel


floating around on Pinterest

via Etsy

via Etsy

via Etsy

Alright. Shall report later...

Friday, February 7, 2014

More delicious Indian Wedding Inspiration

Today's eye candy and inspiration! Check this GORGEOUS shoot from Vogue India's Nov. 2013 mag! I think they might just be the most beautiful people...

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

My New Coffee Table

Last week I accompanied my cousin to the local Goodwill. I said I'd "accompany" her, which meant just see. Well, I came back with a coffee table. Sorry, I couldn't pass up the deal, plus it was the type of table I had been wanting for a while. I got the table for 20 bucks! Come would have purchased it too!!!

This is the table. Ordinary and blah. It was in great condition, but I wasn't digging the color. Nonetheless, I loved the height and everything else about it. (Sorry, these photos are terrible!)

So this weekend, I got my lovely, handy hubby to sand that puppy and while my mom took care of my lil' one, I spray painted it. It took three coats to get it ultra white.

I also spray-painted the legs gold. I was going to add casters, which I might do later, but for now, I'm very happy!

Hope I've inspired you today!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Cloches Obsessed

So there are several things I've been obsessed with recently, like bar carts, gold, and big mirrors amongst other things. Another of those things are bell cloches, or bell domes. I have no idea how that happened, but somehow I found myself wanting a billion of them and I needed to literally walk out of stores to not buy them. I bought a few and created a domelike thing (as seen in this post), and since then, I've seen lots of really great ideas of creating dome-like looks.

What I love about them is that they are so cool, either alone or with anything under them. They are perfect for displaying anything: art, mementos, plants, whatever!





Here's one of mine. (I bought more since that photo!) I placed some Christmas ornaments of famous landmarks I bought at Cost Plus a couple years ago (or maybe last year), some I spray-painted, and I love the way they look! Check out the one I made myself in this post.

Monday, January 20, 2014

My Baby's Nursery

I get bored easily with the same look. So I began to move the furniture in the nursery AGAIN. I never did show details, so I will today, plus the additions. (For older post on the nursery (before), click here.)  Here's the new look...

As some of you recall, the theme is Global Gypsy Matryoshka baby. So I've added lots of international flavor, matryoshka dolls, and tons of colors & patterns! I am especially fond of Indian art, so you'll see tons of it, from her pillows to artwork to the stool! And by the way, she LOVES her room!!!

Fabric I used to cover a large canvas that's placed above her crib.
Indian stool and a Target ottoman I covered in vintage Indian fabric.

Above...large matryoshka was made by one of my cousins on cardboard, while the owl and matroshka pillows I made while pregnant. I already had a photo of this, but added wooden blocks to spell out her name.

Saw these animal masks/faces on the new issue of Family Fun! Aren't they cool!! Made them the day after!

And here's our happy happy baby!

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