I couldn't be more thrilled to celebrate the book launch of Furniture Makeovers by Barb Blair of Knack Studio! Barb is such a hard-working and talented person, so its no surprise that she pulled off such a huge project with her usual incredible flair! I am very sad to miss her signing tomorrow night, but if you are near Greenville, SC, don't miss the party and a chance to meet the woman behind all the magic! Love you BIg, BB! Congratulations!! xox
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Print by Departika and available on Etsy here.
I just noticed I pinned this print a year ago! I'm still struggling with getting back into the swing of creating, actually more like making TIME for creating. Not working definitely creates anxiety within me. My father-in-law is my hero and helps me realize any crazy idea I come up with, from a farm table three days before Thanksgiving to a screen door on my studio in the basement (how cozy! it leads to the garage!). Currently, he is helping me overhaul my basement studio to be more user friendly, e.g. better lighting, electrical outlets, heater, flooring. It takes time, and I pray for patience and constantly remind myself how blessed I am to have such a helpful, generous, and kind man in my life! And, not only that, my he and my mother-in-law take my child overnight two or three nights a week! Thank you, Oma and Opa!! I am one lucky and grateful girl. xoxo
Posted by Katie Runnels at 9:53 AM
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The lack of credits and proper links on Pinterest really irks me. I want so much to enjoy browsing the site because I actually find it most useful! I rely on it for our weekly dinner recipes and I've started a private board that's helped me organize some things I'd like to do around our home. It is disheartening though to see pin after pin without any credit to the artist/designer/stylist/photographer/illustrator/blogger/whatever! Someone, usually more than one person, put a lot of work into that image and I believe it simply isn't right for all of us to cruise through thoughtlessly banking these images without, at the very least providing a link to the original creator/s. I am afraid I was guilty of this while using Pinterest at first, and it IS more time consuming to stop and make sure you've sourced the image. But it means the WOrLD and usually time and income to that creative! I still have yet to go back through all my earlier pins to double-check- so don't scold me- I'm working on it! But I will make a point to at least credit SOMEONE connected to the image in the description and link the image to a page that includes the original source information. Encourage your friends to do the same, won't you!? Here's my little attempt to bring awareness to the issue... feel free to PIN! (And let me know it you like it or not, thanks!) xo
Posted by Katie Runnels at 12:38 PM
Since the birth of my son I've been mostly over on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest! Much easier format for a newbie mama. I would like to get back to blogging, if just for a bit here and there, as I finally have things to share other than sleepless nights, colic, and smelly pants (although, there's no shortage of those). This mama needs to WORK and Interact with the art and craft world again, as it is sooo very good and vital for my bones! We'll see how it goes! Happy Spring! xoxo
Posted by Katie Runnels at 12:02 PM
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Hello, Blog! I'm so happy that spring is finally on the horizon and what better way to celebrate than with a copy of the brand new Back in The Day Bakery Cookbook-NOw AVaiLaBle!
Last summer, Cheryl and Griffith Day kindly commissioned me to craft some original cake and cupcake toppers for the dessert section! I can't thank them enough for including me in their amazing cookbook project! Back in the Day Bakery is simply my favorite bakery/restaurant in all the land and for them to share their recipes with all of us (especially those of us who live so stinkin' far away!) is super generous and much appreciated. Although, I doubt my buttercream will ever be anywhere near as magical! xox
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Posted by Katie Runnels at 5:28 PM
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
"Thanksgiving" Life, November 1903
via Tortuga on Flickr
As creepy as this image might be, I actually found it a bit charming because I thought this was all I might be serving up this Thanksgiving! However, after visiting my doctor this morning I realize I might actually have to wait out these last painful three weeks as he seems pretty cozy in there and making no attempts to leave! So, Happy Thanksgiving to my family and friends...wishing we could be together! Staying close to home now is all I can manage and thankfully Jon's family is here to celebrate! I'm so grateful for you all! xoxo
Posted by Katie Runnels at 4:03 PM
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
I was excited to find out that Savannah Magazine had used one of my giant yarn wreaths from ShopSCAD as a prop for their cover photo shoot for their December issue! I made a trio of these giants for a window display a few years back and never really gave them much love here on the blog...so since I'm not currently making much in the studio these days, here's a recap...
ShopSCAD window photos by the awesome Jade McCully!
Posted by Katie Runnels at 1:28 PM