Showing posts with label good ideas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label good ideas. Show all posts

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Hello Sunday Morning!

                                  I have been waiting for this to show up on my doorstep!
                           It's a collection of inspiring creative projects from various artists. 

                                             It's here, it's Sunday and I'm a happy girl.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Lena Corwin: MAde By HAnd

Lena Corwin's MADE BY HAND – Book Trailer from Lena Corwin on Vimeo.

I have been waiting 
 for this book forever.. 
or so it seems. 
October 15 baby! 
Cannot wait.
Order yours here,
and in the mean time, 
watch this. 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

bringing back the cap

Seriously folks.
Maybe a purchase
of one of these gems
and a run through the sprinkler 
is all a girl needs today.

I think so.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Who says?

 Who says you can't draw on your walls?
Or door, bed, chair, car or sneakers?

Shantell Martin here.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Mind The Gap

I just found these gems on Pinterest,
starting my Monday off with a big blast of color and inspiration. love.

"Mind The Gap" is a colourway inspired by the London Underground, and features the twelve iconic colours of the Tube map. Socks in "Mind The Gap" are the perfect portable knitting project for your daily commute! 
This is a self striping sock yarn, which means it will pattern into bold, colourful stripes as you knit. Each stripe will be five or six rows wide (12mm, half an inch) depending on your gauge and the number of stitches you cast on. The sequence of colours will vary between dye lots, and will not necessarily be in the same order as the sock in the photograph. 

from trailing clouds

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Nutscene Garden Twine

My mom gave
me this great garden twine.
She's  given me larger spools 
(in a handy can) which I've used in and around the garden throughout the season. There was something about this colorful row of tiddlers I could not share with my tomatoes.
Today, I made a great hand scrub and wrapped it up tight.

twine here.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

brown paper packages tied up with string...

I made these accordion books 
 for my family last year,
filled with photographs of my 
children, niece and nephews.
I love love love them,
 they are simple & sweet.  

You can find one
 for yourself 
and a friend 
here in my Etsy shop!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Psst! check out these giveaway goodies


Seriously folksies, THIS is a great giveaway. 
Discover Paper has put together a ginormous holiday gift guide
 and outta sight giveaway.
My favs-
 the Retro calendar, 
 the Uppercase subscription and 
 coolie watercolor postcards.
Check it out for yourself at 
and while your there peruse the blog, 
chock- full of great ideas and inspiration.  

Friday, October 19, 2012

paper collage on wood

We re-worked  these collages for the entire 6 week session..
 adding rich layers of color, texture and pattern each time.
We began with handmade papers that I collected,
 followed by construction and tissue paper cutouts, and then
printing with a mix of paints.
Stencils, oil pastels, colored pencils
 and sharpies to finish. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Twig Creative

Twig Creative  is a creative boutique 
that specializes in childrens' toys. 
        First I fell for the necklaces,
and then I found the cameras...oh boy!
great blog      fun shop

Friday, September 7, 2012

summer bags

It's almost time to put these sweet bags away...
but not quite yet, I've still got some summertime adventure in me.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

PAPER Lanterns

We made these gorgeous paper lanterns last week during All Things Paper.
Three layers (let each layer dry over night)  of white tissue brushed onto a balloon with mostly white glue thinned with water. The last layer we added was a glittered white tissue.   
We had 3 ft. dowels (we've used long sticks which I still think is my fav) and wrapped them up with colored tissue strips.

Bakers twine, a needle and some clever stitching secured the lantern to the dowel. 

Beautiful, delicate, glowing orbs.. my summertime favorite.