Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy 2011! Happy Color!

Being addicted to color, I always await the color trends for the coming year. Home trends always follow fashion trends, and for 2011, "they" are saying "Wine is the new black." The official pantone color is "Honeysuckle" and by the photo of the color above, it embraces the full spectrum all the way to wine. Benjamin Moore is calling their color selection "Vintage Wine" and it is also shown in the photos above taken from blogs, "Sensational Color" and "Live in Full Color" which I came across browsing the internet. If you are looking for a diversion, check them out so you can see where else this color is popping up. If you are going to use this color, they say it is paired well with neutrals and to keep it simple with accessories. The "color" needs to do the talking!
Happy New Year to all of you! Happy Color!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Now THAT is a tree skirt

I love this picture courtesy of French Hen Farm in Marysville, Ohio. French Hen Farm has semi-annual barn sales (and a blogspot,, and this is a pic of their creative work. I have yet to attend a sale, but I have heard it is fabulous. I hope you guys are all having fun preparing for the holidays!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Glitterbug and Honey Girl Studios

Tracey of Glitterbug Studios from Uniontown, Ohio contacted me and I wanted to share with you her blogspot - and and her friend's blogspot of Honeygirl Studios The peace wreath was created by Tracey of Glitterbug and the snowman created by Honey Girl. There is even a pattern on how to made the adorable little guy on Honey Girl blogspot.
We have been snowed in for the last two days and these types of days are really my favorite! I love it when the world stops and we get to stay TOGETHER here at our house. We spent the entire day baking yesterday and I would not change it for the world! I hope you all are enjoying getting ready for the holidays.

Monday, December 6, 2010

more felted wool ideas

Judith at Adore - House of Bloomsbury Loft has used upcycled sweaters to create wreaths and trees for the holiday that are so darling. What a fab idea and what cute seasonal decor. Check out her store in the Short North on High Street if you are near Columbus, Ohio!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving came "early" this year for us at Lila's school. I volunteered to make an 18 lb turkey for her classroom's Thanksgiving feast and it was so cute. The 3rd graders prepared all of the side dishes IN the class with hotplates. Mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn bread and even homemade butter! Brian came in to carve the turkey and we really enjoyed ourselves. The second picture is my little Indian with her Picasso inspired self portrait that she was so proud of. Happy Thanksgiving everyone and I really hope you enjoy the day with your family and good food!

Monday, November 8, 2010

cute sweater pillow

I was inspired by the SNOW this weekend here in Northeast Ohio so I made this snowman pillow out of upcycled felted sweaters. I have been loving going to Goodwill and finding wool sweaters and making cool NEW things from them. This one is $38 plus shipping and if you are interested please email me at or call me at 330-650-2135. I'm making more and will be posting them!

Sunday, October 31, 2010


WHAT FUN!!!! Here are pics of our costumes! I made Lila and Edie's... Love this time of year!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

this is cool...

This is BOLD! I believe this image is from the blog Department of the Interior which is a very neat blog you should check out. I cannot imagine that you would be unhappy or sleepy in this room! LOVE those chairs!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

No November Sale...

So "the cat's back IN the bag..." - NO HomeGirl November Sale. I "let the cat OUT of the bag" when I said I was going to do a November sale, but it is not going to happen this fall as I had hoped. I sold most of my inventory at the Country Living Fair, (which is a beautiful thing ;)), and I'm not going to be able to accumulate enough cool stuff to have a stellar sale. I REALLY AM WORKING on an online presence and are trying to sort out all of the details of that. Do look for cool things to order online sometime between now and JUNE 2011 when I will open the barn again for the big sale. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who had expressed interest in coming. YOU guys make this so fun for me and are my favorite part!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Country Living Fair Video 2010

Look top right on my webpage to check out the You Tube Country Living Fair 2010 video for a "guided tour" from Sarah Gray Miller, editor in chief for Country Living Magazine. My friends, Judith from Adore/Bloomsbury Loft and Hillary from Chicks Picks are also in it, as well HomeGirl customers from Pittsburgh and Chicago! Super cool!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Letters from a friend

My friend, Tracy Corpus sent me these pics from her son's (Thompson and Barrett) rooms. She has triplets (2 boys and a girl) and the boys have a "jack and jack" suite in their home. She used the awesome salvaged letters from HomeGirl and I love how she went around the corner with Thompson. Great job, girl!!! If you have pics of your letters bought from HomeGirl, please email them to me at Can't wait to see them!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Here we go again...

So I'm thinking of having November sale which means I need more space to hold cold (but happy :))shoppers... We are heading into the basment of the barn and fixing it up as beautifully as the upstairs. I cannot belive I never took pics of the barn upstairs before it's transformation. That will not be the case with the downstairs. The funny thing is the downstairs is a "nicer" version of what I was faced with upstairs and we all know what that beacme. I will keep you all posted on our progress. SERIOUS FUN STUFF for us Bishop's!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

country living fair 2010

OH what fun at the Country Living Fair! Thank you so much to everyone who came and supported us. My favorite part is seeing what you guys find and talking to you . :) These are some of the only photos I have of the fair because we were too busy to get more. Please send me any photos you have so I can share and also send me pics of your favorite HG finds! I want to give a shout out to all of my awesome artists that work with me, (Shannon (Stash Style), Heidi and Megan (Stitch Cleveland), Jean, Leslie, Teresa Widdoes, Jim, Patti, Joanne (Beads of Change), Teresa Bosko (Petunia Begonia) and to Brian and Mary Jo for all of your hardwork and help!
If you have a special request from the fair or thought of something you cannot live without, PLEASE email me at, or call me at 330-650-2135 so I can fill that for you. I'm working on the online market logistics, but until then, I will post of things you can buy and I can send... thanks everyone so much!!!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

let freedom (to create) ring...

Where will this flag "fly"? Made from jeans, men's shirts, sheets, tablecloths, skirts, etc... super fun working on!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Bloomsbury - Columbus, OH

If you are in Columbus, make sure you check out the new location of Bloomsbury Loft in the heart of the Short North - 745 N. High Street. Judith has moved from Powell and her shop is so beautiful and filled with really cool, unique things.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Niagra Falls and Toronto, Canada

We were trying to squeeze in one last summer adventure before school started and last weekend we went to Niagara Falls and Toronto in Canada - what an inspiring trip! Niagara Falls was so amazing where we went to the "windcave". You take an elevator shaft down near the falls and you are so close, you feel like you are in a hurricane. Then we went on to Toronto where we went to the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) where we saw the Terra Cotta Army exhibit (traveling for the first time out of China - no pics allowed) and Lila and Edie got to do a ceremonial dance with the Native Indians.

We also visited China Town where these murals were my favorite. I love the colors and energy!