This is a segment of an ongoing series called, "Gypsy Girl Life" that spotlights members of our creative team and friends of the Gypsies sharing how they live and what inspires them. The first in the series was Renee Camacho back in Nov 09... if you missed it you can read it here. Today we have creative team member Rachel Carlson joining us (of the Heart Pillow fame) from Colorado. Rachel is as sweet as they come so sit back, grab a cup of coffee or a Diet Coke and find out what inspires Rachel. Just maybe you will find some inspiration too.
Gypsy Girl Life: Rachel Carlsongypsy (lowercase)
3. A person held to resemble a gypsy, esp. in physical characteristics or in a traditionally ascribed freedom or inclination to move from place to place.
I tend to like the aforementioned meaning of gypsy best because it describes my love of traveling by car and the fact that YES we have moved from place to place. We love to take road trips. I find a lot of inspiration on the road. This past summer’s road trip afforded for the perfect photo op:
"Like a band of gypsies we go down the highway"
Speaking of markets, that is one of my favorite things to do with my friends in the summer. Good junk is simply fun to find. Not sure if it’s the hunt or best bargain at the end of the day.
I think it’s mainly about having a network of friends that I enjoy doing this with. I’ve also dragged them along on thrift adventures or early breakfast dates. Some of them kicking and screaming too. Okay, maybe not kicking.
Some of my favorite ‘at home’ spaces:
I also work with fabric. So of course you need a space for that too. Unless I’m on the go with sewing club dates. Luckily I managed to tuck it into a space measuring: 6 x 8 feet. One wall has an inspiration board:
The other wall has a fabric ladder:
A view from outdoors and the lady that waters the pond. This is a great space in the summertime.
My favorite blogs to name a few:
Seven Gypsies - naturally
One Lucky Day
I heart Linen
These are the ones that I peruse over a cup of joe in the morning before I hit the ground running or falling depending on how you look at it – for those of you that know my background.
Thank you for letting me share a little of my gypsy life with you.