Archive | January, 2011

it’s my favorite … skins, the original

I am sure by now everyone has heard the controversy over the MTV show Skins. With threats of child pornography, most of the cast is under 18, the show has been pulled back from it’s original vision. I have not seen the show, but am sure that I will check it out eventually, because let’s face it, I love trashy teenage drama!

Skins is based on the original show, Skins from England. Think The Office England turns into The Office USA. My lovely husband found the original show on Netflix and we have been busy watching it ever since. If you have Netflix, some time, and are in the mood for some fantastic British TV I would suggest that you check it out!

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make it … terrariums at terrain

The last time that I made a terrarium was fourth grade. I think that it was really more like an eco system because the point was to put a hermit crab into the environment and have it live there happily. After school, my lovely mother took me to the pet store, purchased a hermit crab, name unknown. We returned home, I had dinner, and settled in for the night.  The next morning I woke up super excited to check on the hermit crab, and it was gone, never to be seen, or heard from again..

On Friday I saw that there were still a few spots open for a Terrarium workshop at Terrain this weekend and immediately signed Katie and myself up! I made a reservation for brunch at the cafe, and called my dear friend Melissa, who lives in Philly to join us! Our brunch was amazing, as always, and with a cup to tea we were off to the workshop!

lyle bag

We gathered in one of the greenhouses and were greeted with a small box and plastic bag.  The box was to transport our plants from the main building, and also worked very well for transporting our new Terrariums home.  Plants are very delicate and even though were were only outside for a few moments, they needed to be covered, hence the plastic bag.  {This is also good advice when giving flowers this time of year!}

Christa and Tim were our knowledgeable leaders for the day, and were really very helpful. There were a few terrariums set out for inspiration, and to demonstrate different construction methods. Most people chose to plant an uncovered terrariums which gave them a wider range in plant choices, and ease in care. All of the terrariums were built with the same foundation. The base was a mixture of small pebbles, for drainage, and charcoal to purify the water, especially important in closed terrariums. This was followed by soil, and then the plants.

I kept it simple with three, and very out of my nature chose a purple flower.

We had a marvelous time and literally spent the whole day there! I have already been looking into what other workshops Terrain is offering in the coming months.  There is a Healthy Home workshop on February 26th that looks interesting, I will be sure to keep you posted.

I really love my finished terrarium, and hope that I am able to keep it alive and well for some time! On a side note, there is a large difference in Terrariums, and hermit crab/lizard environments, this was mentioned a few times at the workshop incase there was a lizard lover in the mix!

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long weekend

I have a four day weekend starting at 8pm tomorrow night and I am so excited! I am not traveling, or visiting with in-laws. No meetings, nothing on my calendar. It will be a proper stay-cation and I could not be more excited! Of course I had to make plans, but ones that I have laid out, and am giddy about!

a little bit of backstory…

We moved into our house two years ago this month { how can it possibly be two years} and I have used my studio as little more than a dumping ground. I have re-organized, and changed the layout about three or four times, but have not found the best fit for me. The main problem is that I was trying to only work with what I already had, and without adding anything new to the mix it did not work out.

Last weekend I made the trek to the suburbs and IKEA. {I have a love hate relationship with IKEA, but that is a story for another day!} I also purchased some much needed paint.  All of the walls in our house were painted the same color when we moved in, “sell it” cream or something along those lines, Navaho White by Sherwin Williams in our case. {Apparently people purchase homes based on wall colors, ridiculous, but again, this is a story for another day!} Last year when we were painting most of the other rooms in our house, I discovered that Lowe’s had the recipes for all of the Benjamin Moore paints, and I have never looked back! I save a ton of money, about half the price, and still get exactly what I want!

So in summation, this weekend, on my four day stay-cation, I will be renovating my studio, and hopefully making it a more pleasant, inspirational, and useful space! Below are a few of the goodies that I picked up for the project!

I will be adding before and after photos, and some wish list items to add to the room over time, in the coming weeks!

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poppytalk handmade

K Flick Studio is thrilled to be part of Poppytalk Handmade’s, Love Transforms market! The market will run from Monday January 17th to Friday February 11th. There are so many great artists in this market, below are a few of my favorites!

Ruby Press{Blossoming Coasters set of 8 by  Ruby Press $10}

the little light{This little light…, by Honeytree, $28}

matte stephens{Natural Habitat by Matte Stephens, $60}

Comma Workshop

{Three Blind Mice by Comma Workshop, $550}

Spread the Love{Each Day by Spread the Love, $20}

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it’s my favorite … studio on fire

Last week when I posted about art for children’s rooms I was inspired by a print that I had seen a few days before.  I then spent about 2.5 hours looking for it, and could not find it. But, hooray!!! I have found it.

paper goods

This amazing poster by Studio on Fire is a collaboration between father and son. Measuring 14 x 20, it is a perfect addition to any child’s room, or anyone young at heart! $30

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it’s my favorite … wonderland room

I just found the most amazing Etsy site! Wonderland Room is a paper lovers dreamland! It reminds me a lot of a Sweet Bella who we carry in the store. I purchased a few goodies, and I can’t wait for them to arrive!

{Kraft Sticker Planner, 4 for $3.40}

{Doughnut Sticker, 5 sheets $3.80}

{Cotton Tape, $7.50}

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