pearltrees • plumeplume • Blogs • A l'ombre du marronnier I don't care for what Facebook does to my sanity, my time or my image. Before I dive into explaining all that, please don't take this personally if you're someone that enjoys Facebook. These are simply my ideas and experiences with the site. I don't aim to be a know it all on the subject. I simply am sharing my thoughts because I don't want those of you that have seen me pop in there to wonder what happened. [our table runner was made by the very talented Heather Moore - love it! So back to my opening comment... How FB affects my sanity. The privacy changes — I consider this is a major issue. Design and interface— The fact that this site is so popular and yet so confusing perplexes me to no end. Who to friend and who not to friend— I'm not out to offend anyone, so at the beginning I tended to add friends that I barely knew online because I couldn't say no. How FB affects my time. I feel like I'm repeating myself too much— How annoying is that? How FB affects my image.
Tunnel Vision I know you are invited to at least one wedding this summer. Bring your camera. This is a neat way to present a special wedding picture. Materials: 4 copies of a photo that has a fore, middle and background. shadowbox frame mat 2 pieces of cardstock glue stick Tools: scissors In this sample, the frame and mat are 8" x 10". Leave one photo as is. Glue the pleated card stock to the back of the mat. You should have a photo that looks like this one. Make Bracelets! | Bracelet Making Tips & Design Inspiration by Tracy Statler Il me va comme un gant ! : Nain.de.Jardin Et pour cause... C'en est un ! Le Mâm' Sca'lett du gant, vous connaissez ? Nonnn... Une idée à croquer, née sous les doigts agiles de Miyako Kanamori. Où comment recycler tout en douceur l'ultime gant de Poupette, gardé dans l'hypothétique espoir d'un retour de son jumeau... Et de vos mains agiles rendre vie à cet esseulé. Un doudou doigts doux. ***Nain.de.Jardin***
How About Orange Lemonade Goodies: Part 2 Because you know I can’t get enough of labels (particularly the French vintage kind ), here’s a few more to incorporate bright and happy as ‘lemonade’ into your celebration. And for some Tuscan (Provence?) flair, I’m loving the garland embellished with citrus fruits. Happy weekend folks! DIY: Gift Bags made from Newspaper « alicecorrine Gift bags made from newspaper is a great idea for birthday parties or weddings! We saw this on a site that was we think was in Vietnamese?? Anywho -here’s our best try at translation along with the photo tutorial. Supplies: Glue, Scissors, Paper Doiles, Newspapers, and Wire Ribbon Step 1: Cut into rectangular sheet of paper and then press twice the leading newspapers in the Middle as shown on the picture Step 2: Use glue fixed two edge paper overlap Step 3: Fold one end securely to the bottom of the bag Step 4: You fold the side edge short and long edges paste twice in photos to form bottom bag Step 5: Wait for the glue to dry Step 6: Place treats inside the bag Step 7: Fold the remaining margin 2 cm down to form the mouth of bag Step 8: fold and glue small paper doile over the top of bag Step 9: Finally, punch holes to put Ribbon through. Voila – beautiful little gift bags! If you like this article go to the home page to see other similar posts. Like this: Like Loading...
Origami Jewelry: delicate jewerly for that special lady in your life. If you have come to this page of the web site, then you must want to make origami jewelry! The good news is that you can easily transform your origami into wearable jewelry with minimal skill. However, you do need quite a few supplies (see list below). Quick-and-easy jewelry can be made in an hour, but jewelry that is intended for extended wear or for selling will take at least half a day to complete. Most of the time is spent waiting for glue or coatings to dry before proceeding. (see tips and techniques below). Tips and Hints on Making Origami Jewelry Never made jewelry before? Tools, Supplies, and Terminology Don't know the difference between a head pin and a eye pin? Sharing Have you made an exciting piece of jewelry? Shown: Fluted Diamond earrings by H Graham.
Urban Comfort When it comes to walls, I'm more of a paint person than a wallpaper person. But I'm still interested in the great prints that are available, so I'm always on the lookout for different ways to use it. Using wallpaper off the wall (or just on parts of the wall) is hardly a new idea, but I've compiled a few of my favorites to inspire you: I think this is a stunning example of what you can do with wallpaper remnants. I'm not usually drawn to patchwork design, but I think it works well in this room. This is a great project for the truly commitment phobic (or renters). The unifying effect of wallpaper makes this set-up feel like a built-in at first glance. You can cover an ugly (or just plain) headboard with wallpaper to create an entirely new effect. I love the clever use of wallpaper on stair risers - which tend to get scuffed easily anyway. Using wallpaper on the insets of doors and cabinets is an easy way to add detail and focus to a generally overlooked area. ShareThis
1 Design Per Day For The Love Of (Free) Labels Part 1 Oh yes, I just can’t get enough of them. Just search free labels on the blog and you’ll see what I mean, hehe. So to my fellow label whor hoarders out there, here’s another roundup of some of my faves for your downloading pleasure. For organizing, gift tagging, addressing or packaging just about everything– wedding-related or not. Add your own text, print onto adhesive sheets or plain cardstock, then cut. P.S. Stay tuned, there’s more on the way…
Porch Furniture | Atticmag | Kitchens, Bathrooms, Interior Design When we first moved into our new home, I was excited to finally have a screened porch. The first few weeks I spent several hours sleeping outside each night – on a new dog bed. Believe it or not, it was comfortable, and every time I saw a swinging porch bed I promise myself “one day, one day.” This architectural version is made from old porch railings and is the most popular design available from a favorite local home store. This clean line Spanish cedar swinging bed was created by Austin husband and wife team Mark and Christina Landers. My husband and I love doing things together for our home, so it’s always nice to see what other marital teams are up to. There is so much talent available, locally or via the internet, that having a custom swinging porch bed made is fairly simple. Read about my “one day” finally arriving in Swinging Porch Beds 2. (Sources: Seibels, Landers’ Studio, Extraordinary Coastal Living, Coastal Living)
How to make gift bags from newspaper When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper. I liked it very much and had to make some more—thus today's DIY recycled newspaper project: gift bags made from the Wall Street Journal. You can vary the dimensions, of course, but here's what I used to create a bag that's 5" tall, 4.5" wide, and 3" deep. Stack two sheets of newspaper on top of each other. This will be a two-ply bag for extra sturdiness. Cut out a rectangle that's 15.5" wide and 8.25" tall. Fold a flap 1.25" down from the top. Cut two pieces of cardstock or chipboard to 4.25" x 1", then glue them on the widest two panels just under the top fold. Put glue on the outside of the 0.5" tab and bring the left-most panel over to form the body of the bag, aligning the cut edge of the panel with the folded edge of the flap. Upend the bag so the 2" flap is now up. Put glue on both flaps and fold them inward to form the bottom of the bag.