images & inspiration

  1. I love the composition and timeliness of this photograph by Elizabeth Messina for The Huffington Post.
  2. Stripes and polka dots in fall colors appeal to me.
  3. Inspired by Downton Abbey’s Season 3 wardrobe.
  4. I’ve seen a few building projects that use unfinished crates from Michael’s, but this is one I might actually do.
  5. The setting of this image makes very little sense, but I like the outfit and the stacks of books.
  6. A photo by Paper Crowns, a Charlottesville blogger!

It’s almost time to write a four months in Charlottesville post. Isn’t it weird that it’s practically December?

to do (updated):

(image source)

I have a lot of decorating ideas and very little motivation at the moment. I thought that making a (public) list of my aspirations would help me get started.


  • Make 2 16×20 photo transfers on canvas.
  • Stretch bird fabric on 16×20 canvas.
  • Make 3-4 pillow cases from butterfly and chevron fabrics.
  • Paint plastic toiletry trays yellow and gray-blue.
  • Hang artwork/mirror.

Living room: 

  • Locate inexpensive 3×5 area rug.


  • Finish assembling bookshelves.
  • Paint all furniture a uniform shade.
  • Find inexpensive ottoman.
  • Organize books by subject.

Craft room:

  • Unpack it.


  • Remove dye from towels and re-dye charcoal gray. – oops! they turned out gray-blue
  • Assemble trinkets on window sill.