Fabric Friday

Fabric Friday on PrettyPrudent

Last week we had a really fun mix tapes fabric we were giving away, so we thought this week we’d keep with the theme and give away Dennis Bennett for Birch Organic Fabrics, Ipanema, Bossa Ukes Teal. Oh how I’d love to be sitting on the beaches of Hawaii listening to this song right about now. Do you play an instrument, or have you always wanted to learn one? If so, what song would you love to be able to sit down and play?

To enter for a chance to win one yard of Dennis Bennett for Birch Organic Fabrics, Ipanema, Bossa Ukes Teal tell us what song you would love to learn how to play on any instrument. Tweet, Stumble, or share on Facebook and leave another comment letting us know. Come back every day for new entries. We’ll randomly select a winner and announce right here next Friday.

Find out who won last week’s Fabric Friday after the jump…



Pretty Prudent Home Book: Request for Submissions

Jaime's BackyardHey good looking, is your home just as lovely?

Whether you live in an urban apartment, a tiny cottage, a stunning beach house, a trailer, or a split-level ranch on a cul-de-sac, we want to see your beautiful family home. We are looking for submissions of well-designed, creative interiors which exemplify different ways to style and live in a family dwelling for our upcoming book, Pretty Prudent Home which will lead the Abrams Spring Catalog 2015.

Please submit low resolution versions (800dpi) of your existing professional-quality home photography to: submissions[at]prettyprudent[dot]com

In your email, also include:

1.  A paragraph about your home and family, where you live and how your lifestyle influences the way you style your home.

2.  Information regarding previous publication of home in books, magazines, or high-profile blogs & websites. Never before published is best.

3.  Designer, decorator, photographer and/or architect credits as appropriate. By submitting photos for consideration, you acknowledge that you own all rights to images/photography or have obtained approval from all parties.

4.  Photographic examples of the following decorating concepts if they apply, with explanation:

  • Investment pieces: Investing in one high-end or vintage item that sets the mood/scene for the whole room (the rest of which is more affordable)
  • Working with what you have: Re-arranging or re-imagining a piece of furniture or artwork that you are stuck with to make it work.
  • Budget pieces : Using low-price-point items to decorate (I.e. metal folding chairs at the dining table with stunning results)
  • Repurposing/moving pieces around to refresh space create interest: Pulling unexpected items from other rooms to create a bold new look.
  • Something for everyone: Combining two different needs/styles to create a cohesive space. For example, His & Hers, Parents & kids.
  • Comfort and Durability: A space in which you made comfort the most important factor, a cozy, warm space that is still visually lovely.
  • Ready for any occasion: A dining, outdoor, or living space that is primed for parties/holidays/etc and easily changes for any occasion.
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We can’t wait to see the beautiful space that you and your family call home. Please feel free to pass this request along to all of your fabulous creative friends and share on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and via carrier pigeon. Professional submissions from decorators, designers, photographers, stylists and architects are also welcome! Please submit as soon as possible for consideration. Deadline 2.21.13

Any questions? Feel free to email us or leave them in the comments here.


Pretty Prudent Trend: Anatomical Hearts

Pretty Prudent Trend: Anatomical Hearts
This Valentine’s Day learn the anatomy of love with anatomical hearts!  You can find these lovelies on cards, cookies, bedspreads, and in absolutely gorgeous art prints. I have this one from The Black Apple hanging in our home. It’s one of my absolute favorites.

Use an anatomical heart as a way to turn Valentine’s Day into an educational lesson. Learn fun facts about your heart like your heart pumps 100 gallons of blood through your body every hour (the equivalent to filling up 1600 drinking glasses). Yum…

Pretty Prudent Trend: Anatomical Hearts
When Jaime and Carleton were first dating she bought him an anatomical heart puzzle and wrote something special for Carleton on each piece (totally want to steal that idea).

See more of our favorite Anatomical Heart finds after the jump…



Giveaway: Never Been Stitched: 45 No-Sew & Low-Sew Projects

Amanda Carestio’s new book, Never Been Stitched: 45 No-Sew & Low-Sew Projects is packed with crafty inspiration on every page. Inside you’ll find a plethora of tips and tutorials for how to whip up just about anything with the help of a little glue and minimal sewing skills. Since there are a handful of no-sew projects, this book is perfect for spending snowy days crafting with the kids.

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I want to add those heart elbow patches onto everything I own for Valentine’s Day.

Today we are giving away a copy of Never Been Stitched: 45 No-Sew & Low-Sew Projects to not one, but three winners!

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Find out how to enter for the chance to win a copy of Never Been Stitched: 45 No-Sew & Low-Sew Projects after the jump…