Inspired Artist: James Merrell

I spotted a gorgeous roundup of James Merrell’s photographic work over on the lovely Ripaus Inkivaaria blog, and just had to share his talent here.  I’d love a home that looks as comfortably lived in as these.  Mine is more a model of (what I like to call) “organized chaos.”  I know where everything is, but it might not look like much more than random piles of stuff to anyone else but me.  Does this sounds like your space?  How do you manage to keep track of everything and create a beautiful home around it?  Share your tips here.  I’d love to know!

D.I.Y. – Embroidery Tutorial

Check out this gorgeous project and tutorial over on the Purl Bee blog.  I love the beautiful simplicity of the embroidery work… I think that even I could manage this project!  The instructions feature large color photographs that are easy to follow… and the finished look is so inspirational.  I love it!.

Tutorial right here.