Wednesday, March 10, 2010


One of my childrens' least favorite words is staycation - when you stay in town and have a vacation. They think it's not a real vacation, but I say it is. You're doing fun things that you wouldn't ordinarily do, just in your home town.

Today, I am going to propose we all take a little webcation - suggesting that we each take a few minutes to visit some blogs and websites that are new to us. The vacation part is that we are venturing out of the regular ones we read and visit(I know many of us read over 20 blogs a day). But maybe I will suggest some that you haven't visited before....

For a look at beautiful France go to Occitania Tours. Perhaps you can plan a vacation to France this summer?

Next let's visit my favorite food blog The Dogs Eat the Crumbs. The pictures are fabulous and and recipes amazing and tested.

Want to see some beautiful, reasonable jewelry? Go here SPJ. I have many pieces by this jeweler!

A friend told me about this website yesterday Alabama Chanin. It features hand stitched clothing and accessories that are works of art. Don't miss their blog Alabama Chanin blog tour. This jacket has incredible handwork! I used to sew a lot (made many of my childrens' smocked and embroidered clothes) - and this amount of handwork is remarkable!

Always wanted to create your own fabric - check this out Spoonflower. Have fun!

The best place to find amazing fabric remnants The Designers Attic.

And last, but certainly not least, my favorite Etsy stores:
High Street Market
Decorative Instincts

Isn't this pillow from Decorative Instincts awesome? It's so reasonable - go see for yourself.

Here are a few of my recent finds at the above four online stores. Next week I'll post what I'm doing with all of that stuff.

Enjoy your Webcation!!

Photograph credits in order:
Occitania Tours
The Dogs Eat the Crumbs
Stephanie Putter Jewellery
Alabama Chanin
Decorative Instincts


  1. Ohhh I love that Barbara Barry fabric! Good find!

  2. Tonight when I have more time I am checkig the ALL out - thanks for the heads up, I look forward to it!

  3. you are too sweet! so glad you are enjoying your fabrics!

  4. I love the idea of a webcation. Now I have something to call it when I steal an hour or three on the computer! Thanks for linking to me, and I enjoy the other links too. I found Alabama Chanin a couple of weeks ago and spent a bunch of time exploring the books/site. Enjoying your recent posts.