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Monday, October 31, 2016

Buried Questions

Old graveyards intrigue me and cause me to ponder innumerable questions about past lives and secrets.
I could wander through the headstones for hours in retrospection.
My favourites are the tall, beautifully carved, white marble stones from the mid-1800s.
I'm especially fond of the ones that point to a life in Christ.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Carbide Willson Ruins

 This 1911 mill is an enthralling structure of abandoned ingenuity!
Its massive, warped window frames have an elegant industrial feel.
Salt patterns on the stone
Contemporary cave drawings
So much rough texture
A grand spot for photoshoots

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Top Hat

If you need some glamourous inspiration, I highly recommend Top Hat (1935), starring Fred and Ginger! 
It is Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers' most famous musical comedy, and the stunning sets and costumes are at the same incredible level as their dancing!
The lighting and contrasts are so elegant.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Pamela

I'm currently reading this 1740 epistolary novel, Pamela, by Samuel Richardson. Richardson (1689--1761) was a printer in London, and also wrote letter writing manuals instructing readers on how to write and behave properly. One of the letters in the manual sparked the plot of Pamela, the first classic English romantic novel. Pamela is told through a series of letters from Pamela, a beautiful  and godly servant girl, to her parents, beginning with her master's attempts to seduce her. According to this documentary by the fabulous historian Lucy Worsley, which goes into more detail about the success of the novel, Richardson was one of Jane Austen's favourite authors, and Pamela inspired her writing as well as the writing of other love novels.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Ruffles & Roughage Scarf

 I turned some of my Ruffles & Roughage fabric into a scarf! It's printed on Spoonflower's poly crepe de chine and finished off with floral bias tape from Fabricland.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Feast of Praise

It thrills me to see God's plans unfold. "I will give thanks to the LORD because of His righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD Most High." --Psalm 7:17 

Friday, October 07, 2016

New Designs in Shop: Contrast

Happy Friday! Here are some neutrals with a whimsical twist! They are all available in the Creatively Graceful Surface Pattern Design Shop as fabric, wallpaper, and gift wrap as well as cut-and-sew patterns and homewares. Finally, here's Gentleman (Movember, anyone?)
Contrast Bouquet in Black, also available in White
Spoonflower (couldn't resist the pun)

Thursday, October 06, 2016

New Designs in Shop: Travel

It's a good thing the weekend is on its way because Thursday's designs may inspire some sight-seeing! They are all available in the Creatively Graceful Surface Pattern Design Shop as fabric, wallpaper, and gift wrap as well as cut-and-sew patterns and homewares. Here's Union
Nasturtium in Midnight--also available in Bloom

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

New Designs in Shop: Peppy

Have some mid-week cheer in the form of Wednesday's new designs! They are all available in the Creatively Graceful Surface Pattern Design Shop as fabric, wallpaper, and gift wrap as well as cut-and-sew patterns and homewares. Here's Chamomile
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