Thursday, January 27, 2011

Instant Collections

WOW! What a great idea these Instant Collections by Suzanne Scott of Sushi Pot Parts are really terrific. ( Whoa try saying that three times in a row! ha ha)

Anyway, I love these collections, sweet and simple, old, new, worn and found and all collected by color, just yummy! Any of these would look lovely in a shadow box.




Monday, January 24, 2011

Kraft paper sketch pad

Love this idea by sarah. wandering. It's inepensive to make and looks great on the wall! I think I would also create a monthly calendar as well as the weekly to do list. Your kids will love coloring on it too.

How to make:
1 old curtain rod
1- 2 rolls of Kraft paper,
some yarn or other string
paper clips (use these to secure the bottom of the rolls)
something to write or color with

So Fun!



Saturday, January 22, 2011

25% off My Valentine Day Cards

Here's the coupon code for the 25% discount at Snapfish. Sale ends Feb. 7th. Enjoy!
Code LOVE25FS


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Mini Terrariums

A made these today for my new work space. So easy and sweet.
All you need is a few old jars, some moss (growing everywhere in the NW this time of year), a little dirt, water and some plant clippings.
1. Add a little dirt to the lid inside the lid.
2. Put moss on top.
3. Insert the plants in the middle of the moss.
4. Add a tiny bit of water.
5. Carefully put jar over the top of the plant and close lid.
So Sweet!

I got the inspiration from Design Sponge.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Wedding Cards!

I've started to put up some new wedding cards on Snapfish. More to follow as well as some free printables here to match a few of my sets! Here's a sampling...



Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Hens Teeth

Oh I just heart the little lovelies that UK artist Hens Teeth is creating. My favorites are the envelopes collaged and stitched. You can buy some of her work here and see most of it here. She also has a blog. So nice.





Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Dear Dodo

Vancouver artist Dear Dodo (that's all I have for a name!) does some beautiful work in various mediums. I love her felting stuff, but her drawings and collage are just as wonderful. You can see more of her work here and she also has a shop.





Monday, January 3, 2011

The Amazing Aunt Julia

Aunty Julia and I (she didn't want me to show her but I just had too!
I went to San Diego for the holiday's and spent lots of time with family. It was so wonderful! One of my favorite visits was to Aunt Julia's house. Aunt Julia is a fabulous crafter/artist. Although if you tell here she's an artist she just bats her eyes and politely disagrees, of course she's mistaken.

Ms. Julia lives in a sweet bungalow and as soon as you walk in her style and character surrounds you, it's so charming and warm...just like an aunty should be. The house was decorated for the holiday's with  a wonderful collection of Christmas trees upon the mantel and lovely Christmas crafts. I loved them all but the one place I spent most of my time in was her crafting room.

You see Aunt Julia loves to crochet (or that's her thing these days) and because she gets to entertain her great niece and nephew often, they get to enjoy the bounty. Like her wonderful collection of play food! My nephew helps her come up with what to make. They've got hamburgers, tacos, donuts, pea's in a pod and so much more. I heart them so. But that's not all, she showed me her collection of sea creatures and a wonderful octopus she's working on, plus flowers, bags, and even cactus!

Then there was the sewing projects! She has a collection of multi-ethnic dolls she made and a giant box of doll cloths, all meticulously designed and crafted. My little niece is so spoiled. Wonderful boxes, embroidered bags and of course the quilts! Aunty has so many quilts, it took a while to see them all...no problem for me, I adored them. She even gave me one, and I'm so thankful for it :)

I left her house feeling so inspire. All of that beautiful handcrafted work in one place by one amazing woman...I want to grow up and be just like her!

P.S. She doesn't sell a thing she makes, but maybe I can convince her too!

Christmas Crafts, Love the crochet pine cones!
Bags, Bobbles, and Buttons
Crochet oddities...Love the cactus!
Crochet Food :)
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