Rooms, Stationery

While I’m Away…

April 22, 2008

I thought you’d be interested in checking out Whitney English Paper and Little Pretty Studio’s new collection of bulletin boards. Aren’t these adorable?

While I'm Away...
Thanks Whitney!

{update: This blogger wrote about her idea on how to make these in her post back in early March, so if you want to DIY a hoop for yourself — instructions here. Thanks, Jessie!}

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  • Reply KeRRi April 22, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Thanks Holly!

    Now, go to bed!

    Wishing you a speedy recovery!

  • Reply decor8 April 22, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    I know, I know… I will go back to bed now. :) But I just got up to check emails and saw these and couldn’t resist sharing them. Well at least you know I miss you guys!!

    See you soon.

  • Reply Diana April 22, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    I love that idea!!

  • Reply Terriaw April 22, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    so cool! I like that you can paint the frame too. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply melissa April 22, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    oh wow, I love those! That’s an even easier way to show off really nice fabrics than just stapling them to frames. This way you can actually take out the fabric and use it if inspiration strikes you!

  • Reply Lobster and swan April 22, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    These are so cute!

    Hope you are feeling better soon : )

  • Reply Andrea April 22, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    It is the same with me. I?m ill for 10 days now and never stop blogging and reading E-mails.

    Go to bed now. I do the same (without taking my Laptop with me…)

    Looking foreward to your new ideas & inspirations in a few days!

  • Reply JustAnotherDay April 22, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    wow, what a simple, affordable way to add some spunk into a room! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Husmusen April 22, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Krya p? dig! As we say in sweden (hope you get better soon!)

  • Reply Olivier Lalin April 22, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    And i have just bought a very boring one today. Damn…

  • Reply Jessie April 22, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    I made one of these a while ago – there’s a tutorial here if you’re interested:

  • Reply Samantha April 22, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    such a great way to have a bulletin board without having an office feel. Love the patterns.

  • Reply S.HOPtalk April 22, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    So adorable! Take care Holly…we want you back here happy and healthy!

  • Reply Judit Gueth April 22, 2008 at 8:14 pm


    Aren’t you supposed to be in bed?

  • Reply Jodie Hurt April 22, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    These are wonderful! Now I want to make some to spruce up my workspace…thanks for sharing this great idea. :)

  • Reply Alison Gibbs April 22, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Holly thanks for sharing this with us.
    Great idea Jessie

  • Reply Melissa Lewis-Off The Wall April 23, 2008 at 12:21 am

    You are too sweet to be sharing these wonderful finds with us while you are feeling so icky! So sorry you are sick, but you need to rest to get better!!!!!

    I am loving the prints here:)

  • Reply Paulette Insall April 23, 2008 at 12:30 am

    Oh wow these are so very cool!!!! I’m gonna have to go check out how to make one of these! I’m sure I’ve got one of those hoops lying around here somewhere. LOL! Get well soon Holly!!!

    Paulette Insall

    Mixed Media Artist

  • Reply SimplyGrove April 23, 2008 at 6:35 am

    So so cute! This would be a fun project for my saturday!!!

  • Reply Jen April 23, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Oooh this such nice idea. If only I hadn’t hung a large plain cork board near my desk last month!

    Hope you feel better soon Holly!

  • Reply homedaisy April 23, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    get better!

    stop working. we will be okay (well, for a little while).


  • Reply muchacha K and SPEAKEASY BOUTIQUE April 23, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Definitely need to make some of these…and those Amy Butler fabrics…I had to restrain myself at the fabric store yesterday, the Jetson bead-curtain pattern is totally futuriffic :)

  • Reply la la Lovely April 23, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Those are so darling! Love your blog!
    Hope you feel better soon.

  • Reply Cindy K April 23, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    hope you feel better! i love these!

  • Reply beth April 23, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    Hi Holly~
    Sorry to hear that you’re not feeling so well. I hope you kick it soon, we miss you! Take care.

  • Reply Bella April 23, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    Hope you recover soon! :)

  • Reply WOW! Women's World April 23, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    Love these!!! I am redoing my office and am trying to find interesting ways to add color…Julie for WOW!

  • Reply nejjiferd April 23, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    i heart sweet jessie!

  • Reply IF+D April 24, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Wow, so simple but so great. I love the things that make me go “now why didn’t I think of that!”

  • Reply StickersAndDonuts April 24, 2008 at 2:19 am

    These are so cool! I want to make some!

  • Reply TonicHome April 24, 2008 at 2:26 am

    Wow, those are really cute and I think I could make them too!

    Hope you are feeling better soon Holly!

  • Reply karyn April 24, 2008 at 11:22 am

    What a great idea!

  • Reply sparklypear April 24, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    so cute! I ran over to etsy (virtually) and bought myself one! Can’t wait to get it.

    and for you to get well soon.
    I read everyday and it’s not the same online without you!

    Have you tried Oscillococcinum – it’s a homeopathic flu remedy – works really well.

    take it easy.

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