Monday, April 30, 2012

Monday Pretties...

I would love a magnetic chalkboard!

This dress is super pretty and perfect for the warmer weather.

Interesting bowl.

This tulle is gorgeous! I love it.

Hope you enjoyed today's pretties.
xo
Alicia

Friday, April 27, 2012

I Wish I Could


Have a Splendid Weekend!

xo
Alicia

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Handmade Journal, I Made it!

This has been my secret project for awhile now.
Make a journal out of recycled materials.
I've had the idea floating around for over a year now.
Especially since I have a ton of old magazines laying around.
I already save certain images to use in my personal journal.
But I wanted a way to use those pages that have great images on both sides.
I watched several videos before I decided on the way I wanted to bind it all together.
There were a  few test runs that were good but not great solutions.
So here is the final product.



I used a granola bar box and covered it with a paper bag I had laying around.
There was a ton of measuring for the pages and trimming the paper down to the right size.
Then I bound all my pages by sewing them into the spine of my book.
It was tedious but worth it.

I'm currently in the process of making more.
I gave my BFF one of the early prototypes so I can't wait to give her one of new and improved journals.
Would you be interested in a tutorial and/or buying one?

xo
Alicia


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

What? No New Project!

That's right I did not start a new crochet project last week.
I have a hat I started months ago but I've lost interest.
Oh! I did make a new beret for Blythe. I just haven't taken any photos.
I made a new out of recycled material, no pictures today but I will be sharing.
I have quite a few things I want to work on but I'm having a hard time getting motivated.
I think it's because I'm dealing with horrible insomnia.
The kind that has you sleeping through the day and up all night.
It sucks!
Tomorrow will be better, I know it!

xo
Alicia

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Monday Pretties...

Love it! Perfect for toting stuff around.

Oh vintage sunglasses!

Gorgeous! That's all.

Love this print!

Cute flats!

xo
Alicia

Friday, April 20, 2012

Please Don't Forget


Have A Splendid Weekend!

xo
Alicia




Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mostly Pictures






We went out for a late lunch last Friday. We decided to slip out when the rain let up for a bit.
The whole time we where at the restaurant no rain.
There was even a rainbow on the way home.
Once we made it in the house the skies opened up again.
Glad I got to see the rainbow.
Meanwhile, it's gonna reach 90 degrees tomorrow, ugh...

xo
Alicia



Wednesday, April 18, 2012

It's Done!

Oh yay! I finished the blanket I was working on.


Now on to the next project :)
I just have to figure out what I want to make.

xo
Alicia


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Monday Pretties....

Makes me want to head to the beach or a road trip~A road trip is overdue!

Another road trip inspiring print :)

I think I've been bitten by the road trip bug!

Some how my Monday Pretties are all have to do with hitting the open road.
I promise it was not planned. I just have this sudden urge to drive up the coast.
Darn responsibilities keeping me here!


Friday, April 13, 2012

If You Keep On


Have a Splendid Weekend!

xo
Alicia

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Work In Progress Update

I love who this baby blanket is turning out. My only issue has been working the green yarn.
I had to unravel a few rows because I had skipped stitches. Never crochet when your cross eyed tired! I had gained a lot of progress.

Four rows of half double crochets around. I had to unravel. I just wasn't happy with the way it was looking. So I started over just a few hours ago better this post was set to go.

I think it's looking better. I plan on keeping my edging as simple as possible.
Yay! I'm almost done :)

xo
Alicia



Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Yay for Instagram!

As soon as I heard Instagram was availble for Android, I signed up!
I love it! Here are just a few pictures I've played with.
If you have Instagram my user name is AliciaSplendeur, come follow me :)  or you can view my pictures through my gramfeed.





Do you like the photos this big?

xo
Alicia

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Francoise Hardy




I could listen to her all day, everyday! Enjoy :D

xo
Alicia

Monday, April 9, 2012

Monday Pretties....

This is such a magical girl's room.


Pretty mirror


Oh my! I think I need this necklace :)

Love it! Cause I think maps are pretty :)


Cuteness! The onesie, crown and adorable baby!

xo
Alicia

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!


Happy Easter
I hope everyone has a Lovely Day!

xo
Alicia

Friday, April 6, 2012

Life is Short


Have a Good Weekend

xo
Alicia

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Inspiring Finds

Pretty shop with dreamy inspiring photography





Hope you enjoyed!
xo
Alicia






Wednesday, April 4, 2012

My New Work In Progress

 The pattern is based off a Granny Square that I thought was interesting.
I'm just going to work around till it's big enough for a baby.
 I also plan to add a different color around the egde.
I'm thinking a pretty green to help the green in this yarn pop a little.
A shot of the corner detail.

Thanks for stopping by :)

xo
Alicia

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Goyte

My friend introduced me to Goyte's music months ago with this song.
Sounds amazing in the car with the volume as loud as you can take it.



xo
Alicia


Monday, April 2, 2012

Monday Pretties...

Happy Monday!

Omg! This night light is awesome. I must have.

Looking at this print before bed would definitely help to dream pretty dreams.

This moon pendant is gorgeous.

A mask of my favorite villian!

Such a lux sleep mask, love it.

xo
Alicia