Monday, December 17, 2012

Hello Monday

Hello Monday, it's nice to see you again. I'm sure many of you despise Monday's and like Office Space have 'the case of the Monday's', but oh no, not here. I love Monday's. I get to enjoy some one on one baby time since big sister goes back to school and the hubbs usually has a client meeting or two. I also get to look at a bunch of blogs, shops, websites {Pinterest} to get inspiration for what I will be working on this week. Whether it be a new product for the shop, a blog post for entertainment, a new Pinspiration Friday project, a new design element for Chevron Stitches, something for our home, new art to display - anything! So each Monday I am going to share with you my Hello Monday inspirations that come from sitting back, relaxing with a cup of coffee, and listening to baby babble and blow raspberries. There might also be some Twilight involved....

This weeks inspirations involved a personal project, a home project, a Etsy shop project, a blog element, and my Pinspiration Friday {sneak peek}. 

Personal Project:

I ordered some amazing japanese import fabric in hopes to make a rad bag for myself. I got the fabric a while ago in the mail, but haven't been able to find a pattern or tutorial that really rocked my socks; until this morning. Here is the fabric...

Amazing, right? I really want to make a bag that I haven't made before. Yah know... with a recessed zipper, interior zipper pocket, leather handles; the works! I wanted to make something that was outside of my comfort level and something that would give me a challenge. So I found this...

The 'It's a Cinch' bag over at Sweet Verbena. I will be adding a few different elements and changing some things up, but this is the inspiration bag. I simply cannot wait to make it! 

A home project:

We have some chore jars that don't really have a proper place in the house where they will be seen and are easily accessible. {What are chore jars? Don't worry - a diy post will be going up later this week about them!} We have this empty wall space under a piece of canvas art that would be perfect for a floating shelf to house those jars. 
I love this shelf - the drawers are perfect cause I can put little trinkets in them or use as junk drawers, ha. 

Found on Etsy // Honeys Treasures

Etsy Shop Project:

A new banner for the shop. I really love what I have right now, but it is a little hard to tell that it is for Olivers Treasure Chest.

That image was taken at Oliver's baby shower, just cropped to fit 'Oliver's Treasure Chest' in the photo and get some bunting in there. I really do love it, but it's time for a change. I like something with the idea of bunting as well as flags. Maybe washi tape? Im not sure. We will see what I come up with.

**Update! I had some spare time and made a new Etsy shop banner! Tell me what you think!**

Blog Element:
A sponsor section. I have been going back and forth on when to add sponsor space to the blog and wondering if it would be a good fit for me. So many of my bloggie friends offer it as well as some amazing blogs out there and I feel a tug to go in that direction. I currently am just showing blog love with buttons I've grabbed from some of my fave blogs, but eventually would like to add sponsor swaps and maybe even sometime in the future paid sponsor space?!? Some of the blogs that offer sponsor space and are amazing:

{Please check them out! They've been amazing friends of mine and wish all the love on them. They deserve it!}

Pinspiration Friday:

Sneak peek at what will be this weeks Pinspiration Friday Project

And I can't wait to make this!

Do you have any current inspirations? Share with me!


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  1. LOVE!! And I totally saw that drum and thought of you the other day!! LOL I was like this is so Ashley!!! XOXO

  2. love all of the projects! cant wait to see the bag :)

  3. found you from the hop- love your blog- look forward to more! new follower!


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