Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Halloween Tablecloths

Halloween Tablescape, originally uploaded by ModernJune.

Want to know how to make a small circular tablecloth? Check out my Oilcloth Addict blog for the 411. Want me to make one for you? Not a problem, Modern June custom makes oilcloth tablecloths in every shape and size! Either way your good to go!  Order now for Halloween!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Maddies tiny bouquet

Maddies tiny bouquet, originally uploaded by ModernJune.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A peek at the madness!

Well the gang and I have been cranking out the Modern June Goodness.  Wholesale Heaven round one is almost out of here, 5 orders out two to go!  Then I start all over again with round two, then Christmas.  Wow, Christmas!  We need to get a cutting now girls!

Here are a few pics of what is headed out the door later this week...
96 placemats!  Well only 84 shown I have 12 more to make.
New cotton aprons in the works! 
Everyone love an owl tote! 
A few new oilcloth aprons awaiting appliques and pockets.  

Friday, September 11, 2009

Today is brought to you by the letter M

My new M!, originally uploaded by ModernJune.
So my favorite thing about Sunday morning is the Etsy "Get the Look" email in my inbox. It sends me off to many fantastic homes across the country, I am such a home decor voyeur, especially when it comes to that vintage and sometime kitschy look. Last Sundays GTL featured Kim Ludy's Mid-Century Modern home, and well, I must say I was inspired. Right away I jumped up from the computer and mimicked her vintage tray vignette. I knew I had just the tray hiding out in the pantry. Isn't it great, it is from my kids 94 year old Great Grandmothers home. The great thing about the GTL articles are the links for all those inspiring little goodies in the persons home. So, after combing Etsy I found the perfect letter M at Art Vintage, it is so cool. I have been wanting a great big letter since I saw this on Design Sponge, to die for!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Handmade Holiday!

 A Juried Indie Craft Show in Richmond, Virginia.

Why: Buy Handmade, Buy Local!

Who: The Richmond Craft Mafia, The Visual Arts Center of Richmond and some of Richmond's most talented indie crafters.

Where: The Visual Arts Center of Richmond (formerly the Hand Workshop) on Main Street.

When: Preview Party, Friday Evening, December 11th - 7-10pm
Open to the Public - Saturday - December 12th 10 am - 5 pm

How: Applications for Handmade Holiday Craft Show will be available online from September 5 - October 10th. Applications are only available online. Only crafters living in the Richmond, Virginia area will be eligible (applicants must be within a 30-mile radius of the City of Richmond). Please read and fill out the application carefully - only complete applications will be considered.

Click Here to Apply
Application - Deadline October 10, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

another part of me

I was recently asked if my blog was a professional blog, for which my answer was a simple no, I just don't know how to draw those lines. I am Kelly, a homeschooling-stay-at-home-work-at-home-momma! I can't figure out how to separate any one of my jobs from the other. Here is a part of me that I haven't written about in a long time - HOMESCHOOLING!

I'm a proud homeschooling momma.  For those of you that don't know, I started this 5 years ago (WOW) when my DD was beginning first grade. I did so because both of the kids have some issues that would make traditional school very difficult for everyone involved, but I came to believe and cherish it. Especially when it rains cats and dogs on the first day of school, just as it is today.

Traditionally, we don't start school on the same day of  Richmond Public Schools--why would we? After all, I'm a rebel at heart. So, here I sit here peacefully, instead of worrying about the days lessons. Typically on this Tuesday we go to our coffee shop, Stir Crazy, where all the other mothers are lounging without kids. I must say that some years this has left me disappointed! Maybe a trip to the movies would make a bigger and better point?

Then, on the Wednesday after Labor Day, we go the Richmond Area Homeschoolers (RAH) "NOT Back to School Picnic."  This is the day where we find all our friends both old and new--we catch up with those that we shared classes with in the past. It never disappoints.

While I'm not an unschooler, our approach to teaching our kids leaves some naysayers at a loss. Last year I gave their voices way too much credence. Last year was the worst homeschooling year ever. It just didn't work for us to do "school" at home. Doing things the way others said we should was our ruin. Last week I had to remind my anxious daughter that this year would not be a repeat of last year, and I noticed her relax right away. I won't have my kids hate learning, in school or at home. Well, Dear Son says he hates everything, and I have no delusions that I can change the mind of a 9 year old who says that. He can say what he likes, I know better.

Hmm, what to do on this oh so rainy day? Shall we start a new tradition of a day at the movies? Sounds delightful to me! Happy Not Back to School Day part one!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

My Swatch Portrait Wall!

At last weekend's Crafty Yard Sale, I found myself getting crafty. My dear friend Dawn, of Lark Studio fame, has this load of embroidery hoops, and I had a load of fabric, vintage aprons and tea towels. What else could I do but get started on this new wall of hoops? I love it. What an easy way to get a punch of color.

Get started on your wooden embroidery hoops today, at Dawn's shop new Etsy shop, "The Bins", which is now open for business!

For the 411 on how to make your own Swatch Portraits check out The Purl Bee!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

linky luv!

This post was from MONDAY,  I am just getting back to it!  Life is crazy here right now.  Everyone is working at high speed but me, I have a jaw ache from hell.  (since Sunday) The pain certainly has me on edge.  Yes, I do have a dentist appointment today.  I am thinking wisdom teeth, yep, I still have 3 left.  I am very-very wise!  So while we are getting our wholesale orders out by next Friday enjoy these links, I tell you homey eye candy!

Today feels like the first day of fall, cool, cloudy and peaceful.  We don't start school for another two weeks so I plan to use this time to "feather my nest", organize our school books and supplies and put our fall routine into action.  (Let's not mention the 7 wholesale orders the "Junies" and I are getting ready!) 

I was thrilled to see a ton of inspirational links in my in box, Via DIY CITY, Craft and  Here is the list of links that I just have to enjoy this morning while sipping my morning tea!  I hope you enjoy, leave me a comment telling us what you liked best, better yet send us a link or two of your favorite sites for inspiration. What is not to love, Make it Mondays, Crafty Round Ups, and Etsy Finds Friday?  I am giddy!
Purl Bee - an online journal about sewing, knitting, quilting and other crafts
Design Is Mine - great blog for inspiration

The Craft Begins  Check out these great inspiration boards!  I love that!

Dear Daisy Cottage - Now this is some good shabby chic inspiration!  Her beautiful home is just a riot of color!  

CasaSugar!  How to hang plates, thank you craft for this link!  I have been dying to hang up a few of my deviled egg dishes ever since my Philly trip.  I saw a restaurant that hung about 300 of them on their walls.  They were all white it was so very cool!