Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Braxton-Hicks and Tribal Inspiration

It may seem odd for a woman who is 11 days away from her due date to still be searching the internet in her free time for summer inspiration, but ya' can't control creativity.
When I showed you this a few days ago, I was very complimented by your kind words about the craftsmanship, both on it and the suspension pendants, which I loved creating by the way.
I'd like to get back to each and every one of you, but I've been busy lately.
We've been gussying up the nursery so that it's all ready for baby girl to arrive, the bassinet is ready to go, the stroller is assembled, and I found a great deal on a swing so little girl shall have no shortage of places to lay her head.
Anyway, I wanted to drop by today and talk tribal.
It's my latest obsession.
I really can't get enough of the beadwork, the bright colors, the repeating patterns.
And of course, after getting sucked into Pinterest, I started an entire board dedicated to my new-found inspiration.
Here's a few of my favs:
I started wearing a hot pink sweater that I bought at Target when I got pregnant and while my husband laughs (it's not one of my go-to colors), I'm finding that I kinda like the eye-searing hue.
Did I already say something about hot pink?
(Oh, and while this bag definitely fits the bill, I don't think it has the durability of a diaper bag, so I'll be passing it over this season.)

The collar on this shirt is just amazing. I like the idea of working black and white into the tribal patterns and colors. Most of the time I get caught up in the idea that tribal has to mean color, color, color, and while most of the time it does, black and white really make the colors pop.

I know, I know, boot season is over...but don't you know that's the best time to buy boots? (Assuming they still have your size in stock..)

Okay, last one, this chair wouldn't match anything in my house and I don't really have anywhere to put it, nor can I justify the purchase (um, at what age do babies start sitting up?) but it's like a piece of artwork and a piece of furniture all rolled into one, and you know I'm a fan of multi-functional things.

If you want to follow my tribal path, you can catch me over at Pinterest.
I find myself over there a lot lately (especially when the pregnancy cramps and back pain have me relegated to the couch).
I hope your week is off to a good start and take some time this week to find what's inspiring you. I for one, am sketching little ideas for tribal stacking rings and multi-colored suspension pendants in my notebook while simultaneously counting days until baby gets here. 
Adios, Amigos!   


  1. How did it get to be so close to your due date so soon? Good luck!

  2. OOH! I am so excited for you! These next last few days will go by quicker and slower than you can imagine. My 'baby' is turning 15 on Saturday. How the heck did that happen? And I won't even be home (going to Madison to take classes and attend a bead show and go shopping and eat bon bons! All by myself!) but he won't care anyway as he will be scoring a state basketball tournament and making loads of moola. I will be thinking of you and thinking sweet pink thoughts! Can't wait to 'meet' her!
    Enjoy the day.

  3. Wow - it seems like yesterday you announced your pregnancy! Wishing you a smooth delivery!
    Great tribal inspiration items btw!