{monday morning's inspiration}

Remember this little series I was writing about for a bit?  Then Summer hit and my blogging mojo went out the window...

Well, I am excited to bring it back only this time, I have a twist!

Monday Morning's Inspiration is going to be a new link-up party.  Each week, I will ask you to share on your own blog, your Monday Morning's Inspiration.

It may be a special moment with your kids, it may be a piece of artwork, it may be a person or designer, something in nature...share what inspires YOU to create each week and share what you are working on.  I love it when I get to see what each of you have created and to hear your stories of what brings you joy.

Here's how it works.  Write your Monday Mornings Inspiration post and then come here to link up.  You have until Friday to share your posts.  I'm going to open this up starting today.  Please join in as you are able.  You can use the Monday Morning's Inspiration banner above or use the button for your sidebar to please link back.  And be inspired!  Can't wait to visit some new blogs!

Here's the code:

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This Monday, I want to share with you one of my inspirations.  I had the pleasure of spending this last weekend working for a friend of mine, Kelly McCants.  You might better know her as "June" from Modern June or the Oilcloth Addict.  She was hosting a booth at the Country Living Fair in Columbus, Ohio (Oh, I'll tell you more about that later).

Kelly always has a smile on her face.  A cheerful greeting.  Infectious enthusiasm for everything she does.  And she does so many things so well.  Kelly has found her niche in sewing with oilcloth which is the title of her first book just released, Sewing with Oilcloth

Seriously, how adorable is Kelly?!?  In 5 years, she has successfully started her business and built it into a thriving, fun and exciting career path.  Kelly's new book is full of inspiration, 20 different projects, that will have you sewing up some oilcloth and laminated cottons in no time.  Think modern retro table covers, art smocks, aprons, placemats, pet mats, splat mats, pennant banners, pillows...the projects in the book and the products she offers goes on and on.

During the Country Living Fair, Kelly did a demonstration using the laminated cottons and covered one of my dining chairs from my sunroom.  I am a lucky girl!  She used this yummy print and it goes fabulously with all my beachy decor and colors I use in that room.  Those chairs were covered with stains from little people but no more!  Now all I have to do is just wipe them clean...no more worries about spills and stains!

Not only is Kelly an amazing business woman but she also is "teacher" to her 2 children.  Yep, she homeschools her kids as well and somehow, manages to keep her studio running in tip top shape and takes care of Mr. Modern June.  I love her to pieces and I'm so incredibly inspired by all that she does.  It was so much fun and an honor to work with her this weekend and watch her in action, doing what she does best.

Here's the best part, Kelly has a signed copy of her new book and a yard of this oilcloth print to giveaway!  I'll have random.org choose a winner from all of the link-up party entrants and announce the winner next Monday.

So, one more great reason to link up.  {Thanks Kelly!}

Link up!  {p.s.  the registration for the Tie Tote bag will begin soon...not today but soon!  Few technical kinks to still work out.  We will keep you posted!}