monday inspiration

Prarie Sky{Image from Cre8}

I spent 14 hours driving through the plains and prairie this weekend. In the past, I never saw much beauty in the trips from Denver to Nebraska. This time I appreciated the blue skies and green crops and small towns. I didn't take any pictures quite as lovely as the one above, but when I saw it on craftgawker, I had to share.

Here are a few other links to inspire your creativity on this hot, summer Monday...

Earring embroidery ring

I need one of these! But I'm not sure I have the skills to make it myself.

Paper flower tutorial

Learn to make these lovely paper flowers (easy!) to add some color to your next project.

Paper flower tutorial

Bandana Print Cookies

I'm really impressed by these bandana print cookies! Very creative!

Bandana print cookies

bike art

Did you know May is National Bike Month? In honor of National Bike Month, Gertrude (my road bike) and because...

  • Gas prices are high
  • I don't own a car
  • I'm training to bike 100 miles in June
  • The weather is getting warm
  • Biking is good exercise

...here are a few links dedicated to bikes and my love of cycling.

bike art bike art

I love the bike beer pints (in all different colors) from Vital. They have all sorts of other bike items like the hoodie pictured above. And they happen to live in Denver, which obviously makes them even cooler ;-)

bike art bike art

One Gear Clothing sells this "Ride Me" shirt in a variety of different colors. I'm not sure I would wear it, but I like it.

bike art

Dynamoworks makes letterpress posters and cards. I really like the message and style of the one pictured above.

bike art

And I'm not looking to replace Gertrude, but don't you think she'd be happy with one of these Creme Cycles as a friend? (found via Design*Sponge)

etsy links: may 2, 2011

etsy links I love the handmade journals at LinenLaidFelt.  Check out the artist's blog for more beautiful creations.

etsy links

I'm not sure what I would do with the baker's twine from CocoaBeans, but I'm sure I could find a use for it...

etsy links

The greens and teals in this lovely embroidery piece are totally my style. Love it. Check out the whatnomints Etsy store for more creations. I also like the geeks have more fun hoop (obviously!).

etsy links

I'm a sucker for stationary and letter press.  I would be happy to send or receive these hand printed wood block cards by hrsmithjones. Check out Heather Smith Jones' website for her other art pieces.

links--food

  • these sweet potatoes are delicious. the goat cheese spread is the perfect complement.
  • i made these snowball cookies with pecans instead of walnuts.
  • burdick's hot chocolate is perfect on a cold, northeastern winter day. if you live in the boston area, you must go there. if not, i highly recommend ordering their hot chocolate.
  • i love nutella and can't wait until i have time to make these cookies.
  • have a leftover pumpkin or can of pumpkin? make pumpkin butter!