Sisal Rope Bowl

July 18th, 2011

I once fell in love with a rope bowl, it was by David Stark for West Elm.  Sadly that awesome rope bowl is no longer available, bring it back, bring it back I say!   My latest crafty project was inspired by that bowl and I believe has something to do with my fixation on neutrals with layers of texture.  In fact, I think I need an entire Pinterest category devoted to it. 

I’ve had that rope bowl on my mind for many months, so I snagged a cheapo metal bowl from a craft store on clearance a few weeks ago, plus a couple of rolls of sisal rope from my local hardware store, and then got crafty with my glue gun. 

sisal rope bowl by kate

 

How to Make a Sisal Rope Bowl:

Grab yerself a vessel, whatever you like.  Aluminum handled bowls like this speckled one (reowr) work great.  Also grab a dozen glue sticks, your trusty hot glue gun, and 50 to 75 feet of sisal rope (mine was ¼ inch thick).

 

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Oyster Adventure

July 18th, 2011

We had some friends over Friday night who happen to be book publishers, who brought us their latest publication: Oyster Culture.  The book is a great read, one we were happy to add to our library, all about the ecosystem and history of the famous oyster farms along California’s Highway One in West Marin.  We were so inspired by this text, we spent Saturday afternoon on an oyster adventure, in pursuit of a few dozen to bring home and enjoy on the half shell and also barbeque with friends. 

Our first stop, Tomales Bay Oyster Company, specializing in fresh farmed oysters and clams, pulled straight from the ocean water before your eyes.  

tomales bay oyster co

 

The place is packed with people filling up dozens of picnic tables, barbequing their shellfish fresh from the sea, with this sweet beach shack playing music while you enjoy the view.

tomales shack

 

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Haven Conference: June 2012

July 18th, 2011

Hey everyone, happy Monday!  Exciting news! 

Would you like to be part of a blog conference specifically designed for the DIY & Home Blogger niche?  Want to attend a conference where your favorite home bloggers teach you their skills?   How to use power tools, refinish furniture, take the perfect photo, and much more!

Then you’ll want to attend the Haven Conference

 

Haven Conference 2012

 

brought to you by these ladies:  

Creative Kristi Designs

 

It’s the must attend event of next year, so save the date!

June 21 and 22, 2012

Atlanta, Georgia

Mark your calendar, tickets go on sale August 15th,

we all hope to see you there!

 

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