Friday, November 2, 2007

Blessings Friday: Celebrating Your Creativity

I hope you have something to drink and a snack nearby because this is a big post full of pictures today to honor all you creative bloggers and Etsy shop owners. You are my blessings this week.

Paisley Notepad Cover

This is a covered spiral-bound reporter's notebook from Yellow Owl just right for all the notes I write to myself (or I forget things). Don’t you just love that fabric and I bet you recognize it right away. It’s refillable which is great.

Amy Butler’s Turquoise Paisley Notebook

I bought this fabric-covered spiral-bound journal directly from Amy Butler’s online shop. It’s perfect for journaling or design notes or whatever I choose. And, just like Yellow Owl’s notepad cover, it’s refillable.

Inspiration Card

This amazing Inspiration Card was found at Make Mine Blissful. She works with you to create just the right card that truly inspires you. The quote I chose is from Aristotle as shown in the picture.

This is a picture of the interior of the card—little tokens to tuck in your pocket for inspiration.

Vintage Sewing Pattern Altered Clipboard

Isn’t this cute? It’s perfect for my daily to-do lists as I move about my house trying to organize what I’ll call my “enthusiasms.” This comes from Jane’s Apron.

Fairy Tales Silhouettes

I fell in love with these silhouettes at Speckled Egg. Here’s the link to her Etsy store.

Camera Strap

I love this camera strap in all its Amy Butler fabric glory from Her Etsy store is temporarily closed but you can see her work on Flickr.

Antique Bone Button String

Adorable antique buttons from The Garden of Pink Shadows.


This sweet wallet has lots of pockets, a zippered compartment, and all kinds of details perfect for my niece’s birthday gift. It’s made by Rosie; she has an Etsy shop.

Fly Away With Me Pillow

As soon as I saw this gorgeous pillow at Primrose Design as well as this fabulous Flowers and Fruit embroidery pattern set, I had to have them. Janet also gifted me with a gorgeous lavender-filled pillow sachet she made.

Happy Shopping!

That’s it for my celebration of your creativity and generosity for today—thank you each and every one!


Rosie's Whimsy said...

There are indeed some delicious things out there! No reason not to make or give "hanmade" this year!!Thanks for including my wallet in your list. I am finally going to list some of my wall pockets today.....if my camera doesn't let me down Grrr

Have the Best of Days, Rosie

Unknown said...

oooo the silhouettes are precious

Anonymous said...

Wow, thanks so much for featuring my notepad cover!!!!!!! And I'm glad you like it!!! I'm also really liking the camera strap and the clipboard. So cute!!! And so practical!!

Storybook Woods said...

Oh, fun shopping !! Thank you. Clarice

African Kelli said...

What a beautiful array of items! I love that AB journal. So pretty! I'm guessing you could make those from the Crafter's Companion tutorial and some of her pretty fabric.
Hope you've had a great week Junie!

a pink-bee said...

Thanks for the nice links- I love handmade :)
crystal xo

Ali said...

"organizing my enthusiasms" - what a wonderful phrase.

Unknown said...

I happen to come across your blog and just wanted to compliment all the wonderful products you are sharing with everyone. So creative indeed! Love them all and love your blog!

Janet Bernasconi
Janet's Creative Pillows

Lena said...

Wonderful and inspiring links June! Thank you!

Yummers! said...

Hi June,
That was a lovely tribute to the blessing of creativity. We have so many blessings in our life that smetimes we take them for granted, It sometimes takes someone special like you to point them out to us.
Thank you,

Monica said...

fun stuff I am loving the Amy Butler notebooks!
Have a great weekend :)

kari and kijsa said...

So many yummy things...we loved them all...time to start Christmas shopping!

smiles, kari and kijsa


I love the silhouettes. I have images of my children done by a Tucson artist. Love your sweet cards.

Linda said...

What a special way to honor these talented artisians. Such neat everthing but the silhouette, and button bracelet speak to me:). Linda

Anonymous said...

Great inspirational finds! Thanks for sharing.

iSew said...

Ohhh, I love the clipboard. I'm gonna watch that shop for more. I need all the help I can get these days.

(Angie) Norththreads: said...

Look at you fab goodies!!!! Wow, beautiful stuff & thanks for the lovely comments on my redwork gift totes!! I always appreciate your beautiful comments!!!

Home ec new Haven said...

Did a little shopping, didja?
Great finds but I am really diggin' that clipboard!

Gumbo Lily said...

What fun I've had "window shopping" here! I love everything!


*BB* said...

Some lovely things in there!! Etsy is an extremely dangerous place to hang out!!