We made some Valentine’s today for Mom’s and Dad’s and everyone we love! I’ve been trying to come up with a fun Valentine’s Day project for awhile and was inspired when I saw this V-Day post over at Small for Big. This one was fun, quick and easy. It’s really great seeing these kids go to town and create. I would’ve loved to have had some super bright fluorescent paper on hand, but neon ain’t no thang when you have glitter. Take that hot pink.
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A few weeks ago I found some curtains I really loved at Ikea, they were just the look I wanted, at the price I wanted. The only thing is that I wasn’t into the the gathered curtain thing going on at the top. I don’t mind this look, but the curtains were going in the new music room, and it needed to be a little more dudely, plus all the other curtains on the main floor of our house are have grommet headings. Luckily, I’ve had experience with this type of thing; last May when I was putting together Gus’ nursery I made curtains for him with grommets and the whole process turned out to be pretty easy. I’ll show you how to turn your Ikea curtains into grommet curtains for less than 20 bones and in less than 1 hour!
Congrats Graham! (Jeff totally picked you cause you were the only dude, bros stick together). I hope your sweetie, Jes, loves the card and your sentiments too of course. Do you think you’ll give her the Bruce one? That would probably be best.
Thanks to all who entered! It was nice to hear from all of you and I appreciate all the kind words and positive feedback about the new site redesign.
Have a good weekend,
I thought I’d do a post about how I edit my interior shots in photoshop. This is a little bit of a tricky topic because everyone has their own way of doing things in photoshop, but I thought I’d give you my two cents. Maybe it will help somebody out there and maybe you will laugh at me, either way it’s cool.
To start out this tutorial, here’s a before and after so you can get a feel for what this looks like straight off my camera and how light filled and airy a few simple steps can make your pics.
First off, I’m sure results can vary, so it should be noted that I white balance all my photos prior to shooting and I take them in natural light. Obviously, if you were not doing this, the stuff I’m about to show you might not help ya much. Also, I have no idea what a lot of the technical terms for some of these photoshop thangs are so bare with me. Click on the “READ MORE” below for a complete tutorial.
You might have noticed that I have been up to a lot of new things around the old Henhouse these days. I’ve got the new site redesign, some new features (like the etsy finds), a really awesome new spotlight involving cool people and studio tours, and some new projects I’d like to share with you. To celebrate all the new changes and to welcome you to the new and improved Henhouse, I’d like to try something new, a GIVEAWAY! Yep that’s right. Colz and I are going to be giving away a suite of 3 Valentine’s (featured below) from our stationery shop, The Henhouse Press.
All this being said, I’d love it if you made yourself at home, check out the new space, nose around and head over to the Facebook page where I have been sharing news, a few instagram photos and some other random inspiration.
Here’s the Deets:
❤ This Giveaway is for a suite of the above 3 Valentines. The top 2 are letterpressed A2 notecards in Fuschia and the bottom is a handmade, Gocco screen printed note card (also A2) in Neon Pink & Gold. Your sweetie(s) will love these!
❤ Enter your name and email address in the comments.
❤ Tell me who’s your special valentine(s)
❤ Entries will be accepted through the end of the day (8pm CST) Wednesday, February 8th and the winner will be announced on Thursday, February 9th!
❤ The winner will be randomly selected from the pool and notified by email.
❤ International and domestic participants are welcome, and the items will be shipped for free anywhere.
❤ Please do not email your entry, I will only accept submissions left in the comments, thank you!!!