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Bad Girls Throughout History Postcards by Ann Shen As I mentioned in my previous geo post, I’m going to show you how I create my Photoshop geo shapes. Photoshop shapes are versatile because they can be scaled to any size without becoming pixelated. And besides, Photoshop shapes can become part of your Custom Shapes library. [...] DvF-inspired tiger art nails / f**k off iphone case by candies The geo trend has been around for a while now. I first noticed multi-faceted design patterns in jewelry, most notably A Merry Mishap’s geometric-cut earrings and later with WXYZ’s statement rings.
The wonderfully talented Bess Harding of Beeb Design has sent us another super cool craft you can do with your kids. Bess lives in London and is an illustrator/designer/maker. If you would like to have her work in your own home, her etsy shop stocks her delightful characters and dolls as well as prints and illustrations.
One of the favourite gifts that I have been making for family members the last few years are Fibre Trends felted slipper clogs . This year, since I'm enjoying chopping up felted sweaters so much, I decided to try making some slippers from the sweaters. I found this pattern and knew it was a must try so yesterday I made a pair. The instructions on that link are very clear and I was able to easily put together these slippers even though crocheting isn't my strong point. I like them so much that I think I'll need to make a pair for myself in January.
Feb Image Credits: Belinda/Tutti Fruiti Doing shows can be so much fun and in most cases profitable. This will be a three part series as there is a lot of information to cover when it comes to shows. Today we are going to focus on a few things to consider before you decide on applying for a show.
Here is a quick tutorial on how to make your own little notebook. You will need: Card stock (I used a cereal box - of probably the worst cereal I have ever tasted, hence why you won't see the label in any photos) Paper (preferable blank paper, but if you want to do something different I'm not going to stop you) I used 10 small sheets. Needle and thread Washi tape
Years ago I made Christmas ornaments with this method in red and white paints which I still hang on my tree. So when I was taking down the holiday decorations the other day, I thought why not try it with a vase. For that matter, you could do it with pretty much anything you’d like to add a little color to. If you’re a bride looking for an inexpensive way to brighten up your table arrangements, this might be a good option as they turn out really pretty, they’re really unique and best of all, they don’t cost much to make but a little bit of time. Here’s what you’ll need. 2 or more colors of paint – Acryllic or Stained Glass (I chose Stained Glass for this project)
5 Pints ( 10 cups) Cold Water Shallow Baking Pan Oil Paints Turpentine Brown Wrapping paper or Paper Bags or A4 paper You can use this paper to decorate notebooks, cover canisters or for making Gift cards and matching gift wrap. Place water into shallow pan.
Happy Monday Lovelies! Today I’d like to show you one of my favorite DIY projects… Swirly, marbled mason jar flower vases! (Perfect for wedding receptions…)
I only had my iphone with me this time, so the pics aren't that great, but they're still pretty fun! Sample Spree haul! Melody Miller in her adorable booth: New Echino samples at 7 Islands: Robert Kaufman rep Cheryl MADE US do these:
Starting a craft blog can be a fun but also daunting prospect. If you are a blog lurker and eager to start your own blog but not quite sure what to write or if you already have a craft blog and would like to build your audience and participate more fully in the craft blog community – then tune in over the coming weeks for tips and ideas on how to build a better craft blog. 1. Be polite: Craft blogging is about building communities and ‘meeting’ people of like interests, sharing ideas and being inspired. Craft blogs are places where people are expressing and sharing their ideas, and these ideas should be respected.
Photo from Celia I’ve had a couple requests for Blog Etiquette hereby known as Blogtiquette . Not that I’m an expert – just looking out, as usual. #1.
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April Fools’ Prank Inspirations Still looking for that diabolical prank for April Fools’ Day? Maybe these cool tricks will inspire you. If you want to learn more, reference the following links: Misbehaving Shadow HP Printer Hack Chia Keyboard Critical Error Miniature Beeping Circuit Prank Shake-Activated Present Prank Magnetic Sonic Cube Landmine Hack a Constuction...
We just returned from a week in Los Angeles. My super-talented sister-in-law, Wendy Lane Bailey , had flown out to L.A. to perform at the Gardenia . We were supposed to arrive in time to watch her sing, but our van's new transmission had a different plan. Even though the transmission was only a couple of months old, it gave out on our way out of town— big time . Needless to say, we started out on a different adventure than we had planned. I'll just say that we got to know the truck stop really well.