Friday, June 8, 2012


It's all about the URL and the need for a fresh start. Keep up with all of the creative ventures over at heypaulstudios.blogspot

New look, new series, no reason not to change your bookmark!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Current Stitch Project

This week's current stitch project is begging me to complete it. This one is much more daunting than my normal monotone work. This is sure to be my favorite large scale kidney yet. 
Here is what the finished product should eventually resemble! 

Sunday, May 27, 2012

May Before and After Gallery

La di dah! We are about 98% complete on our backyard. I'm sure Adam may estimate it at more of 50% completion. This has been years and long evenings of backbreaking work in the making. The backyard is functional and I have enjoyed filling it with family members over the Memorial weekend. Off to light a fire!
Our Patio bench was inspired by this 
Pinterest Pin.

More pics to come soon!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Cleaning Product Organizer

For my weekly organizational project, I tackled the cleaning supply cupboard. This over the door shoe organizer fits well on the inside of the linen closet door. Most of my cleaning products fit well in the shoe pockets, allowing extra space under the sink for the bulkier supplies. There is no digging because you can see the labels of the products clearly through the plastic.

Check back next week for the next organizing solution!

Current Stitch Project

This week's current stitch is in the very early phase. I'm working on an enlarged scale version of the human lungs that are currently for sale in my Etsy shop. Once completed, this piece will be stretched and permanently displayed in a 17"x14" frame. I'll keep you up to date on the progress!

Sharing 30

Another wonderful birthday month. I'm happy to start sharing our 30's together!

Vintage Typewriter Fabric

I've always had a thing for vintage typewriters. I stumbled upon this fabric at Bon Bon Atelier in Kansas City. The very next weekend I was given my very own vintage typewriter as a gift! I feel an embroidery pattern inspiration coming on...stay tuned!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Photo A Day May

This is my first Photo A Day challenge and I'm so excited! I wake up, excited to seek out the daily photo opportunity. 
If you haven't already joined the fun on Instagram, join at #photoadaymay.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Mobile Vintage Boutique

We ventured out to Westport today to check out Mo Vi, the Vintage Mobile Boutique. One look at the vintage airstream trailer and I was hooked. You can bet that I bought the blue dress pictured below! 

 Check out Mo Vi in Kansas City on Westport Rd every Saturday 
and at 19th and Central for First Fridays! More details on the Mo Vi Facebook Page.

Friday, May 4, 2012


Breaking the news....things are really picking up around the studio, the blog, and the Etsy shop. It's time to make the change that I've been contemplating for the past year. 
Spec-ta-cles will soon be no more. Anticipate the announcement of the new shop name, logo, and branding soon!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

AIDS Walk Kansas City 2012

This was the most successful year ever by Team KC Free! At last count, our team raised $11,581.80. Our initial goal was $3,000.00. I'm still accepting donations on my fundraising page until May 30th.
Your 2012 Team Captains!
Team KC Free

Gold Rush

Good-bye silver, hello gold. It's taken me awhile to become gold friendly but now I can't get enough. Check out this "Gold Rush" treasury list that I created on Etsy.
View the rest of the collection on Etsy!

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