Wednesday, September 30, 2009


today i am pleased & excited to tell you about my new business- alongside Nikki Baxendale, i present to you PIXELATION. a dream of ours that is coming to life. Hop on over to the website, and let me know what you think!!! your feedback means the world to me. :-)

day 198. sweet.

photo shot by nikki baxendale!

Monday, September 28, 2009

i love long weekends. just so incase you were wondering.

lots of baby time & babysitting time & planning a new business time.
also, a very long sandwich :-)

pic is blurry, but how cool is my parent's kitchen?! i love it.
(and echo, guess which baby is which!!)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Let the Wild Rumpus Start!!!

with some Where the Wild Things Are themed garland. Here's a super easy tutorial so you can make your own:

*****PLEASE NOTE: it is against the law to photocopy from books. In order to make mine (and other themed decor I have in mind) i bought two copies of the paperback. the book is about $9.00 and if you google coupon codes you can easily get at least 20% off.
select the images you want to take from the book and loosly cut them out and mount on clear contact paper. Back as shown with graph paper (incase the images turn around, they'll have a nice clean but interesting backing)

STEP 2: loosly cut out characters (it doesn't have to be perfect- it is WILD don't forget!)
and also with the extra scraps use a large hole puncher to cut circles. I did this with both the book pages and the graph paper for variety.

STEP 3: gather ribbon, sequins, fishing wire, colored wire, fabric or any other random bits that you'd like

STEP 4: hole punch where needed and string together! since my garland is being hung near my (faux)fireplace, I used push pins to assist with it sticking into the wood.

hope you enjoyed this tutorial (it's my first!!!)
and i hope you go ahead and make some garland! if so PLEASE send me an image of it to margot531(at)gmail(dot)com or if you blog it, send me a link!
have a wild weekend!

20 questions...

this is going around the blog world! started by LA i believe!!!
if you've done it too, leave me a link in the comment section! happy saturday!
1. Show us the inside of something cute
my makeup palette!

2. What's the last homecooking you had?
BOK CHOIIII. i'm obsessed!
3. What do you miss?

4. What makes you laugh often?
kathy griffin! if you haven't read her recent memoir, you should! it's excellent.

5. What's your favorite word?
6. What are you trying to quit?
shopping. (not working)
7. What's your favorite commercial right now?
ohhhh, i don't watch tv enough to know of any commercials..cause i dvr and fastfwd them lol. but i love the where the wild things are trailer. love love love.
8. Whose style do you dig?
the lovely ladies of RVA!

9. Link to a great blog you've discovered lately...
the blog of THIS lovely lady!

10. What's the last craft you made?
this pillow!! project from the

11. A photo of the last happy mail you got :]
this amazing pin from JAMIE- i loveee it!

12. Something you've got lately?
a new bag that i'm too lazy to go photograph!
13. What are you looking forward to?
a visit from my favorite robot!

14. Post a recent snapshot of yourself.
i went goth today :-)

15. Recent Favorite Movie?
500 days of summer
16. Something you're working on right now?
i will show you soooooon! i can't yet but GET EXCITED!
17. If a movie were made about you, who would play you?
ummmmmm....tina fey i think!
18. What gives you goosebumps?
the thought of going on a rollercoaster.
19. Share a new obsession.
doodling tattoos!
no worries mom, it's not real!
design is Elsie's!

20. What's the meaning of your life?
family :-)

Friday, September 25, 2009

jump for joy friday!!!

perhaps a new weekly blog post?
photo cred for the below pic HERE:

photo cred for the below pic HERE:

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Quirky Thursday!!!

ummm, TETRIS WALL DECALS ANYONE?!? amazing! found HERE!

how cute is this mug cozy? found HERE:

this lunch bag is awesome- found HERE:

coolest rings ever? quite possibly! found HERE:

AND my favorite of all- check out this video announcing the winner of a custom necklace giveaway- CLICK HERE TO SEE IT!
i'm so happy to be getting the necklace and the video is HILARIOUS! (and quirky!)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

autumn is...

HERE! along with the redvelvet online autumn class!!!
here's a necklace i made for one of my projects!

Monday, September 21, 2009

peace love & lattes :-)

this is part of the embroidered square i made for Janel's quilt project! it's LATE.
i'm sorry janel!!!!!!!! BUT IT IS BEING MAILED OUT TODAY! along with some surprises so hopefully you forgive me!anyway, oddly appropriate since it's international peace day!

and some photos :-)

the photo below is a journal prompt from the class i'm taking right now!

and i love this picture. pretty much sums up my apartment.
starring melissa and kelly ripa.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

fall is in the air...


happy happy happy happy birthday to liz and chris!!! :-) :-)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

la la la weekend la la la

and this is the best picture of my parents, like ever!! totally sums them up, i'm obsessed with this LOL!