It is with a heavy heart that I post my latest crafty creation…this sweet, little fruits & veggie wall calendar that was destined for my darling best friends in Kansas City has lost its way. Oh, the tragedy of displaced crafts. Hayley and Kyrstin – please enjoy your intended Christmas gift via the interwebs. (yes, I do realize I was a tad behind on sending out my holiday gifts, so what.)
So it is with a snowday and afternoon glass of wine that I am finally able to write about my craft-baby that met its unfortunate demise. Since my gal pals are excellent cooks and avid locavores, I decided making them a hand-drawn/painted seasonal produce wall calendar was a fitting holiday gift.
Even if you have never really drawn or painted in the past, this is actually quite simple and requires much less artistic ability than you may assume (after all, I was able to manage it).
so. here’s how you make a V E G G I E C A L E N D A R (or any theme you choose, for that matter) : :
step one : : do your research.
for this I simply googled produce availability by month. I came up with a list for each month (3-4 items each) and searched for simple drawings/images of each to aid in my sketching efforts.
We had been planning to host a holiday dinner party for some time. The most appealing part of this so called ‘project’ was decorating the table! We wanted to stick with an organic, yet elegant ambiance. Taking a few ideas from our cocktail party last week, I think we added the perfect amount of holiday decor to complete this table setting. Here is what we did:
A few nights ago we decided to host a cocktail party for a few close friends. We gave ourselves two challenges, 1) to decorate only using items we already had and 2) to buy locally! I think we succeeded our mission, here is how!
The night was a success and took almost no time to put together! Thanks to all our friends for coming out and joining in the fun! And a very special thanks to RYAN MOORE, our ever so talented photographer, for shooting our party for us!
I have a drawer dedicated solely to all my brown Trader Joes bags. I have been trying to figure out the best way to reuse them. While shopping for wrapping paper this year, my cart quickly started to add up ($+). That is when I made it my mission to 1)save a little money and 2) put those trader Joes Bags to good use!
You will see just how easy it is to recycle those items that you tend to have an abundance of!