Shannon Berrey

Pixel People

Friday, October 28, 2011

I’ve shared before how Jack loved the superhero’s as a little boy. Dress-up wasn’t reserved

 for Halloween at our house. It was every single day. He loved his costumes. I loved his costumes.



I actually have spent my entire life with superhero’s. My younger brother was just as determined

 as Jack to dress as a member of the Justice League every opportunity he had. He had the

coolest ride-in pedal car batmobile.


Even Maris jumped in as Wonderwoman for our Christmas Card back in 2000.

And Batman surprised him at a Birthday Party!

What better time than Halloween to share these adorable crosstitch patterns for sale at

 weelittlestitches on Etsy called Pixel People.



 {Batman's Enemies}

{Justice League}

There are lot's of other just as cute, but, non-superhero patterns available as well. 

 {Star Wars}


{Scooby Doo} 

{Harry Potter} 

And my favorite:

{Alphabet Sampler}

They have tons of other fun patterns and will even do custom patterns.


This morning Robert nonchalantly asks ‘So, what’s Jack going to be for Halloween?’

What'cha know, he read my blog.

Nice try, sucker….Not when there’s a million dollars at stake.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

No, this isn’t the way we decorate our house for Halloween. Although, I’m sure my neighbors are somewhat always scared as to what they may drive by in my driveway…heck, who am I kidding, my husband is probably scared as to what he will come home to. There are always projects.

This is a clients childhood furniture—a bed, desk, dresser and bedside table that I am

 sanding, priming and painting for a new guest room in their mountain cottage. It is going to

 be a really fun transformation. I am hoping for an install next week so stay tuned.

At 9:30 last night, my son decided that he is, in fact, going to dress up for a Halloween party

 that is happening on Saturday night. ‘I need you to make this costume, mom. It's simple.’

Upon some investigating, I discovered I will need battery operated lights {only available

at Radio Shack}, gold spray paint, gold lame fabric, tons of hot glue, some kind of helmet,

 lots of cardboard, 2 cabinet knobs, 2 plastic cups, a sewing machine, and black mesh.



A million dollars to the person who can guess the costume.

Good Luck.

Meeting Grace: Design Sponge

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Grace visited Asheville yesterday. It was great to see so many locals as excited to

meet her as I was. 


She writes one of the most popular design blogs, Design Sponge, in the country and has just

 released a book which is filled with fantastic interiors and some great ‘how-to’ projects.   


Malaprops bookstore was filled with folks who joined in on a stamping project

with Grace’s direction.



I have seen Grace on the Nate Show, on her blog and in her ‘how-to’ videos, but

I was surprised at how tiny she is!!


She was so lovely and kind. She signed all of our books and we 'blog talked'.




Go get her book if you haven't already!!

{Thanks Maris for tagging along with mom and snapping pictures!}

Caitlin Wilson Textiles

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I have been anxiously waiting and am so excited that Caitlin Wilson's textile line has finally launched!

She has fantastic pillows and fabrics by the yard. Look at how beautifully all the pillows work together. 

You can browse all her goodies here.

Shannon Berrey Bio
I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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