Sunday, July 10, 2011

crafty people: go jump in the lake.

Crafty people can be the worst dressers. Being somewhat crafty myself, I'll be the first to admit it.  This weekend, I witnessed it first-hand at Plymouth, Michigan's Art in the Park. Every year, artistans, merchants, and hippies alike converge in one place to sell their creations and show off their tie dye outfits and appliqué t-shirts.You know the ones I'm talking about. 

So when I come across something truly different, I can't help but share it. A few years back, I came across these great signs by Go Jump In The Lake a few years ago. They make these incredible rustic-looking silkscreened signs. Last year, I got one for my in-law's cottage on Higgins Lake. This year, their booth had doubled in size, as had their offering of fabulous signs in delicious colors. I couldn't help but pick the following sign up for our son's room (shown with a rustic chair I picked up at a nearby antique sale for my mom, and some cement bunnies for my favorite rabbit-lover):

It's hard to tell in the photos, but it's the most gorgeous papaya-orange color behind one of his favorite songs (second only to "God's love is like a circle").

A few of my other favorites...

They also have some options for customization, so be sure to visit their Etsy store here.
Credits and kudos to Laurie and Lee Dayvault of Go Jump in the Lake. You've made a certain mom of a two-year-old very happy... and have renewed my faith in local art fairs.

Now if only I could find my tie dye jumper for next weekend...

Friday, July 8, 2011

Potty time.

So we're potty training in our house. In a burst of creativity and optimism, I decided to paint a potty chart. Our little trainee helped me pick the paper and accessories out, and I got to work.

The final product doesn't look much like a chart, and a month later a certain someone's still in diapers, but you can't say that I haven't tried.