I realize this post is called Happy Monday and is supposed to be published on Monday, but it’s Tuesday, and I’m publishing anyway. Bah! What a rebel am I. Or maybe I’m being lazy. Or maybe I was too busy Netflixing on Sunday to schedule the post on time.
In other exciting news, a recent lull in design work has given me ample time to paint my butt off. Weird stuff. Some of it good. Mostly flowers. Painting flowers in March is my futile way of ushering in spring with a paintbrush, though, sometimes it feels like a sledgehammer. In any case, I’m hoping to coordinate another pop-up sale sometime soon. Stay tuned! In the mean time, the internet is full of all kinds of amazing stuff this week!
How needles are made. Did you know they tumble for two days?
An oddly brief-yet-comrehensive-yet-heartfelt fill-in-the-blank wedding speech.
The good news is unicorns were real, the bad news is they were hideous.
14 surprising things about parenting in Sweden. Three words: outdoor winter naps.
Marble coasters got me like whoa.
These wall hangings from JuJu Just are the cats pajamas!
My recent adventure with dyeing wooden beads has me on a pinterest DIY bead bender. These clay beauties are awesome! Also, THESE. Also, if anyone has experience with wax coating wooden beads, I’m all ears.
Ten beauty tips I had actually never heard of before.
Karlie Kloss started a coding camp for girls and I want to go!
And here is a vintage video from the Hershey’s chocolate factory. Nostalgia and chocolate in one! I’m also crazy about their new commercial. Not saying it made me cry, but I might have needed a new round of mascara. And s’mores. And what is this wetness all over my face. Jeezers, these people know how to induce the chocolate spiral.
PS: Any folks out there want to participate in a community art project?
Last year I shared with everyone about the trees in my neighborhood being yarn-bombed by one of my favorite stores, Stumble & Relish, and they are doing it again this year. And THEY NEED HELP! They need roundish pieces and roping made from macrame cord (that way they can take it down and reuse it again next year). If you are in the Chicago area, there are workshops all over Evanston this month (scroll down for dates and locations). If you want to mail in some pieces, leave a comment below (I’ll see your email on the backend) and send you the details. They need everything in by early May, so now is the time!