Have a great weekend everyone! Sorry I've been a bit MIA recently - there's a lot going on at Cartolina at the moment - we're going through a bit of a growth spurt that leaves me rather exhausted at the end of the day! Not to worry - I've got a vacation coming up next week ;-)
Friday, August 12, 2011
How about this brilliant idea? Crocheting edges on vintage floral pillow cases. What a simple and sweet idea. I'm going to collect a few vintage pillow cases over the next few months and do this for next summer's outdoor pillows. I love taking a blanket and a pile of pillows down to the bottom of our property and lying in the long grass with a book and the cat in the shade. These pillows would be perfect!
Love the stitching on this vintage mexican dress. From Bumblee Buck. I'm sure I had something like this that my aunt in San Diego sent to me in Scotland when I was about 10. I loved it, it was on indigo cotton - I remember it well. I'm sure I was the only kid in Scotland that had one!
I can hardly believe that I am posting this here - whoever thought I would post a cable spool coffee table at The Cafe - but here it is. I think it would be great fun at a cabin - and filled with vintage books it's super cute. You can see more about it here.
Creatively compiled by Fiona Cartolina at 12:02 AM
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
I absolutely love this idea - stencilling on windows. Especially if you have a cottage or a cabin where you would like some privacy but don't want to hang curtains up. The design is perfect. Now I need to get myself a cottage specifically so that I can do this to the windows ;-) The stencils are from the Stencil Library.
Creatively compiled by Fiona Cartolina at 12:09 AM
Did you see these here yesterday? Such a fun idea to embrace the miles of power cables that we surround ourselves with these days, and create something pretty! When I first set up the studio I was so obsessed with hiding all the computer cables - I hated seeing them under the tables. These days I have other things to think about - cables are not the first thing I think of when I get to the studio - but I do like the idea of doing something fun with them along the wall under the work tables. maybe the red loopy style would work for us . . .
Monday, August 8, 2011
I thought you might like this tutorial - get yourselves ready for fall (sorry!) A felted blanket made from colourful old sweaters. This one looks brilliant - I'm afraid that the one I would make might look like a dog's blanket but still dog's need blankets too! Instructions are at Better Homes and Garden - who really do have a great website.
Creatively compiled by Fiona Cartolina at 3:14 PM
Sunday, August 7, 2011
I've been away this weekend at the Quilchena Hotel on The Guichon Ranch near Nicola Lake in southern BC. We had a Jones family reunion and a memorial for Doug's dad who passed away a few months ago. It was a beautiful weekend (I'm not actually home yet - just thought I would post a couple of pictures as we stopped for a bite to eat on the way home.) The historic Quilchena Hotel is located on the cattle ranch that Doug's dad worked at when when was a young cowboy (that's him on the left. His brother on the right.) It's a great place to stay - everything is pretty much as it would have been 100 years ago - if you ever get the chance to stay there I thoroughly recommend it. More tomorrow, see you then :-)
Doug's dad started working at the ranch in the 1950's - the hotel wouldn't look quite like this then but still, it's a great old shot!
Creatively compiled by Fiona Cartolina at 9:41 PM