This has to be one of my picks for this fall...Trendy or not, I don't care!
I love this fur vest.
Would love to see this paired with a sequence top--A little sparkly under it!
But alas, I have no idea where to buy it!
My life seems to be on fast forward these days. This would be why I call myself a "random" blogger!
I just wanted to give a nod to the sources and information that I used in this episode...
The opening photo credit can be found on PANTONE.COM. For more information on what Pantone has to say about their color of the year, Tangerine Tango, go here.
SPOTLIGHT ONE came from an article on APARTMENTTHERAPY.COM
Visit here to read the article.
SPOTLIGHT TWO was a website about books called APRETTYBOOK.COM.
Visit here for some tangerine tango books.
SPOTLIGHT THREE is one of my favorite interior designers to follow. You can find him at JONATHANADLER.COM.
Visit here if you want to purchase his juicy dinnerware.
Visit here if you want to purchase the glasses to coordinate.
SPOTLIGHT FOUR: And finally this cute lamp project can be found at BHG.COM.
Visit here for some more instructions.
I have some exciting news...well scary actually.
I have a new webshow coming out on My Craft Channel.
They needed someone to talk about design trends in the interior, fashion, and crafting world because really they are inter-related. One leads to the other.
Being on a show is a little out of my comfort zone. Nothing like putting your self on TV to find out what your nervous habits are. But I need to take more risks since I'm a low risk kinda gal. It makes life more interesting, right?
The show is called SPOT on DESIGN.
I had a really fun time researching the topics and putting together the stuff for the show. It's kinda hard to cram in everything you want to talk about let alone remember what you wanted to say but I hope I'll get better as I go.
My friend Lori Allred, marketing director for my craft channel asked me if I would participate in the "Make it your own Challenge" put out there by Northridge Publishing
She would give me a scrapbook page out of the new issue of Scrapbook Trends magazine
and then I turn around and create something that was inspired by that page. It could be anything really...a card, craft whatever.
Since I am an interior designer by trade and not a crafter, my inclination was to say "NO WAY"! However, I have a hard time telling my close friends no,
so I said Y-E-S to the challenge.
The scrapbook page I was given was one that involved pennant banners.
Such a hot trend right now in everything I have seen crafty. What on earth could I do with a pennant banner that hasn't already been done?
In true "NICKI" fashion, I came up with a G-R-A-N-D-E idea and after 2 trial runs, scrapped it (no pun intended)! After several more craft *FAILS*, the day before it was due, I came up with the last revision and one that worked...
Are you ready to see what I came up with...
REVERSIBLE EASTER PENNANTS
These pretties hang in the two windows that flank my front door and almost act like a valance for these windows. Both sides color coordinate and have cute vintage easter images so I can see them inside my house and visitors can see them through the windows. Pretty fun, right?
I'm working on putting a tutorial together for these so hang tight...more to come!