Jun 3, 2011

the hide-out queen

Sometimes you just need to build a fort and hide out for awhile. My imaginary fort is constructed of mostly vintage linens (the pretty floral ones) little twinkling white lights and lot's of big cozy Indian inspired floor pillows. I think that day-dreaming is lovely - even as an adult. It's been almost a month since I've posted here. I suppose, too much has transpired these past 2 months, certainly more than I care to share, so I did what any normal person would do: I hid. Metaphorically of course, as there is no pretty fort to take refuge in. But the much needed break from the Internet has proven to be a wonderful and creatively freeing idea. Just think: you cut out all Internet interaction for one month. Think of all the extra time you would then have to be creative. It's been nice..... and I didn't really plan to be gone for this long but hey, some of my best ideas have started out as mistakes.

live & learn

Creative, I have been. I've had time to scrapbook, to paint, to collage. I put together another Color Combo. for Crate Paper this month. I love color combinations, and Crate Paper and Christine over there just keep proving to be the perfect fit for me. I'm so thankful to have such a great place to be apart of.







I also put together a Push-Pin tutorial for Crate Paper last month. I ended up, clearing out most of my craft room and giving the room to Alaina to move into. So I made a little list of some things I was looking for, for the new craft room-space.






My new craft room - the process.

I found this beautiful end table while out visiting an antique store with Chase a couple of weekends ago. It needed a home and I was looking for something similar but more gold-ish, but for the price, this one was coming home with me. I've since found curtains for the room, light blue. As I complete the room I'll take photos however, I will say that I have had 2 people, just this week, walk by it and ask if that's my craft room.... I must have done something right with it. ;)



and finally, starting this Monday - Crate paper will be hosting an entire week of inspiring wedding themed projects.... and I may have a project or 3 to share next week for their wedding extravaganza!! Oh, and there will be 4 giveaways too, so be sure to pop in throughout the week - because you know you want a chance to win Crate Paper products!! :)



have a beautiful weekend. ~ T

7 comments:

Amy said...

Hope you are doing well Tara!! :D I totally understand needing to take a break. It is essential at times. My thoughts are with you! Take care!

Oh and I thought you might think this a little funny (as did I)- reading your post I got to the part about the table you bought and had to re-read it twice as I kept reading "It needed a home and I was looking for something similar but more goldfish" Laugh!! We just got a fish for our eldest recently and it is all she talks about so I guess I must have it on the brain too! :D

Bonnie said...

It's always good to have a break from technology, including blogging. I hope you are well and enjoying your studio as you re-decorate. Looking forward to seeing the photos. I love your color swatch and scrap page-beautiful!

Amy524 said...

Hi, I am a new follower to your blog and I am very glad I found you, your work is amazing! Thanks so much for the inspiration! I also wanted to comment on your post, mostly because i do the same thing. Sometimes hiding is just what you need to do, it just makes us feel better.

im zoe said...

just can across your blog its so pretty, i have enjoyed having a peek about :)

Zoe
http://blessedbeeapothecary.blogspot.com/

retrospection said...

Why thank you Sweet Tara - you're a perfect match for Crate as well - thinken' about you tonight! Fun to chat this afternoon....let's reconnect tomorrow.

Zarah said...

WOW! Beautiful stuff! That LO rocks my world...! :D

Danielle said...

WOW Tara...sometimes a little break from the internet is a good thing!!!! I did, for the completely opposite reasons, but I still needed to do it.

You've definately been busy and I adore all the cool things that you've done!!! I love the new color combo and the colors that will be in your new craft room are gorgeous ;)