I always find it interesting to see how people got to my site. There is a stats tool that comes with wordpress.com and on .org you have to down load a plugin called Jetpack to get it.
I see the traffic with all spiders traffic blocked from my stats. I think I get a healthy amount of traffic but I wish I knew why more people don’t comment. I am thankful for Chris and Victoria’s constant comments though even though if I blog something and neither of them respond I feel like I bombed for the day.
I get the most hits on Morocco because I had started out with the intention of decorating Moroccan style but that junk is not easy. They have intricate crafts that are hard to duplicate and people are constantly searching the web looking for techniques just like I am. I had to kind of switch over to Indian crafts as there are more sources available and I love browsing Yahoo India. So my new house theme, if you haven’t already noticed, is Indian with a splash of Moroccan. Or Turkish, haven’t made up my mind. Its all beautiful!!!
Here are some Moroccan treasures that made me fall in love with their style:
The Moroccan Lanterns…I love the ambiance they cast on a room. I have some tabletop candle holders but I recently acquired some lanterns on eBay for a reasonable price. Not real fancy like this though
I would love to have an authentic pair of Moroccan Leather Slippers aka Babouche laying next to my bed
AND OMG YOU KNOW I AM DYING FOR A MOROCCAN BLANKET. I have been shopping around for materials to make my own and instructions for that is coming soon as I get the house organized some. I found a perfect piece of material, for the trim I had no choice but to go with maribou boas. I acquired a crap load of silver sequins from a guy who claimed they were metal. ..yeah he ripped me off…and did not even respond to my complaints. I am still searching high and low for real metal sequins…but for now I decided to substitute the sequins for pearls and I think it is going to work really well. In my mind this blanket is going to be the bomb but we will see when I make it. Its not going to be the same without at least a couple of metal sequins to click clack when it is moved though. That is part of the charm. When I put instructions to make this my stats will go through the roof no doubt, as this generates the most hits now. BTW it is really expensive to make as well.
The bedroom ceiling will be tented. If I can ever get that far. I have the septic tank liner fabric to do it super duper cheap but in my mind I am thinking of taking the one I have back and exchanging it for wider cloth, which will have to be special ordered. Still super duper cheap though. I think it will come out better using wider fabric. Also I am wrestling with the idea of using a color (dying the fabric) vs using white. Not sure why since my bedroom is so small. White should be the only thought in my mind…but its not 😦
Other crafts are the pottery …I can do pottery very well BUT I don’t have my own kiln and there is no pottery shop close by that can fire my stuff for me. That has saddened me since I been here.
tiles,,,uhhh I don’t have the patience nor the talent for this and I can’t afford to buy them.
Rugs. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Beni Ouran rugs but my pocketbook can’t handle them either. I thought about modifying a rug to make it look like them (found instructions for that on the net) but in this case nothing like the real thing… I wound up ordering a Flokati rug for my bedroom but Ouran was what I REALLY REALLY wanted
Poufs…i can probably handle one or more these… but my version will be my tuffet ottoman
I will try to duplicate the Moroccan feel as much as I can and share as many craft instructions as I can figure out how to do.
Thanks for sharing my journey.