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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Shop Local- Knoxville, TN

Thimble's Shop "My first love is quilting but, I'm always looking for something to create. I love working with beads and wire, I can sit for an hour just trying to pick out the perfect bead for a project. I'll be updating my shop often with new things and I hope you will find something that makes you smile."

Book Sculptures "by Daniel Lai, of Chinese descent, was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He moved to the U.S. in 2000. He has a BA in Linguistics (2003) and an MA in Art Studies/Art History (2006) from Montclair State University. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in criminology. When he is taking a break from his studies, he makes art. Lai's work has also been published in numerous books and magazines. His work has earned awards nationally and internationally. "

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Reclaimed Wood Accent Wall Project

I am very proud to show you an easy weekend project that you can easily tackle. After being inspired by so many great wood accent walls on Pinterest, it was a 5 second thought process to do one inside our home. For us, it cost less than $40 to install.
Items needed:

Ugly wall (FREE)

Wood Screws ($8)

Electric Screwdriver (FREE if you have one)

Measuring Tape (FREE you must get one)

Reclaimed Wood (we took wood from our ugly car port since we have plans to rebuild soon, plus it was FREE)

1 inch by 3 inch posts ($8)

Wood Stain ($15) Optional
I promise you you won't regret this look in your home. It's very simple and can be done in one weekend.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Knoxville's Best Flea Market: Turkey Creek Public Market

If you haven’t checked it out yet, I encourage you to stop by and see the Turkey Creek Public Market. I have been twice now and I think it’s a gem for Knoxville. I love it most because within one space they have a wide variety of items across the shopping spectrum. Inside they have Goodwill, local farmers, crafters, all the way to upscale interior design stores like Gift, Gourmet and Interiors. My experiences have been very pleasant with friendly shop owners, lots of great booths to shop, and easy parking.

Things you may find:
Affordable quilts
Children’s gifts
Dog gifts from PetSafe and locally made treats
Fresh farmer’s produce
Garage sale finds
Handmade arts and crafts (baskets, clothing, art, candles, edibles)
Reproduction art
And more

Bring cash, not all vendors take credit cards.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Follow Me On Pinterest

I, like many, am obsessed with Pinterest. I really don't know what made me happy before this fantastic invention. I use it as my visual, digital inspiration board. I enjoy sharing projects with friends, showcasing my own work and even just to stir up my own creativity. I'd be more than happy to send you an invite if you aren't on. If you are follow me at

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thrift Store Shopping Remorse

I think I am the opposite of most; I regret when I don't purchase something. When I shop I take photos of things I like. A lot of times when I decide to purchase them they are no longer there and I have remorse of not purchasing the item. It's hard for me to pick up a wing back chair for $50 (I know it's a good deal!) when I don't have the space in my home and I'm already working on 15+ projects. Here is just a very small sample of projects I wish I had purchased. This also served as proof to my husband that I don't buy everything I find. I'm picky!