Blogging: easy or effort?

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 “This is difficult!” Blogging. It’s alot of work, isn’t it? I’ve read a few posts lately that have some bloggers either taking a hiatus or have quit. It makes me wonder what I’d do with myself if my computer was taken away from me, enforcing me to quit. Quite simply, because I never would on […]

SNS #70 brings you ~ slipcovers!

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   photo courtesy of Mustard Seed Interiors Welcome to Saturday Nite Special #70, the ‘slipcover’ edition! If you’re new here, join in! There are three categories to link to. Home Decor as well as Crafts, Sewing, Recipes, plus the 3rd themed link up which stays open indefinitely. Check below for this weekend’s theme. Party starts Fri night and […]

Pallet Farm Table Desk ~ Part 2, the build

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Don’t miss Part 1 – gathering the goods Continuing on… Remember all that pretty wood I found? While pretty, it sure was in rough shape as all pallet wood is. However no fear, that’s what palm sanders are for! This is another reason I love working outdoors. Wide open spaces for that dust to escape. […]

My outdoor workshop

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  If you’ve followed FJI for sometime now, you may have picked up on something. I like a lot of natural daylight in my surroundings.  And this would be one reason I do alot of my builds outdoors. I’m fortunate to have a nice overhang along the front of the house. I open the garage […]

Pallet Farm Table Desk ~ Part 1, gathering the goods

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Much like these cedar planks all lined up in a group, I’ve been swarmed with good wishes and kudos over the last little while. And yeah, I’m totally overwhelmed. Thank YOU and to many personal friends that have shared in the joy I’ve experienced over the last few days. When amazing news comes one’s way, […]

Winner of The Copy Me Challenge, FJI style

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Mmmmmm, typography. Vignettes fooling me that I was there myself swingin’ my fav rusty treasures around. (I myself own 5 things in this picture!) A FJI signature of plants amongst the rust and chippy wood. An FJI style ‘toybox’ with signature barn stars, rusty relics and antique checkerboards. I positively LOVE how this was set […]

The Copy Me Challenge ~ top 5

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 We’re nearing the closure of this fun contest! And it’s my total honor to show off these 5 entries that I feel emulated my style with full colour junky flair. 🙂 Here are the top 5 entries I fell head over heals in love with.  In no particular order… Sweet Nothings – BJ Well BJ, […]

SNS # 69 brings you – bulletin boards!

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  Welcome to Saturday Nite Special #69, the ‘bulletin boards’ edition! If you’re new here, join in! There are three categories to link to. Home Decor as well as Crafts, Sewing, Recipes, plus the 3rd themed link up which stays open indefinitely. Check below for this weekend’s theme. Party starts Fri night and ends Sunday 11pm pacific, so […]

THEY SAID YES

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 Remember the book proposal? The 2nd call came. They want it. AND. They loved my designwork so much, there may be an option for paid designwork in the mix. Oh my gosh. I cannot tell you how much I look forward to finally having the opportunity to meet so many of you. Because speaking engagements […]

The Copy Me Challenge continues ~ with 3 honorable mentions!

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 You guys are awesome. You completely overwhelmed me in a very good way with all 151 of your Copy Me entries! I really enjoyed how you viewed my own individual style. You celebrated junk in a way like I haven’t yet seen and I loved seeing what you came up with! So creative and inspiring! […]