Monday, November 30, 2009

billy buttons

I know you have seen them around. Cute little yellow ball like flowers. They are called billy buttons and I just love how happy they are. They are sunshine!

picture found here

and the others found here

Thursday, November 19, 2009

for the love of design*sponge

do you read design*sponge? if you don't, you should. i have noticed there are a good number of posts here, inspired by things there, and why wouldn't there be? there are so so many cool things going on on the design sponge blog- i love reading their posts and drooling over their pictures.
some of my faves latley have been:
*tiger wallpaper- you can make it yourself and it's removable! genius!
* any and every one of their before & afters:
* and i have really been digging on ashley english's small measures section, in which she gives great tips on how to be a bit more friendly to our mother earth.
so click on over to d*s, and try not to get sucked in for too long. i dare you.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

oh to be an octopus

just imagine what you could get done if you had 8 legs!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Pretty Swell

I (Katie Speed) opened an ETSY Shop! It is called Pretty Swell and we sell fabric flower garlands. The are all hand sewn by yours truly and you should go check them out. The are so cute for decorations (think bedrooms, holidays, parties, showers, weddings etc) and they really create a lot of fun ambiance.

Also, I would really like feedback if you have time... deciding on prices, colors etc. is actually really hard so any criticisms (positive or negative) will be much appreciated.

Friday, November 13, 2009

sweet idea

Have you heard of Made? Here is my favorite project from this blog. She took a men's shirt and converted it into a dress for a little girl. Clever?... yes... the best part is it was a dads shirt made for his daughter. Such a cute concept. I'm for sure doing this one!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

2 great chairs

This little scene is great. The chairs are standouts. I have wanted an Eames rocker for oh so long. (the chair on the left) And wow... the yellow chair is also amazing! Is that something that could be DIY-ed? anything is possible right?

(picture spotted on Design Sponge)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


WOW! I am in love with this calligraphy. Coming from someone who took calligraphy in 5th grade, she. is. good. Recently I addressed envelopes for baby announcements and it is so time consuming. One day when my budget is a bit larger, I will hire Jenna!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

small space organizing

Here is a good tip from the queen of organizing herself...Martha Stewart.

"Make space for supplies over the bathroom door so that they'll be accessible when they need to be replenished. Use wood screws to secure a pair of wooden shelf brackets to either side of the door frame; screw shelf to brackets. The shelf should rest on top of the door molding, which will help support the weight. Keep small bottled items and toilet paper in handled boxes. Bars of soap can be stored, unwrapped, in an airtight glass container."

I thought this was perfect for all of us who live in such small spaces, and is very simple!

Monday, November 2, 2009

indie pop! shop giveaway

My etsy shop is now open! I am doing a giveaway on the creative blog The Coterie, that you should check out and enter.
The giveaway is for one of these custom silhouette pillows.
Good luck!