Saturday, March 6, 2010

the graphics fairy

When I found this blog, I instantly thought of my sister-in-law.  So Cissy, I'm posting this for you. Let's come up with something fun to create with all of this vintage clip art - maybe your Valentine's card wreath or one for Christmas.

Friday, March 5, 2010

roman shades

I've been searching all over for a good roman shade tutorial online. I'm thinking it might be something I want to make for the windows in my basement.  This tutorial from ReadyMade is the best I've seen and actually creates the shade completely from scratch not an existing, inexpensive roman shade.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

luggage tags

I'm going on vacation soon. Every time I'm standing at the baggage carousel waiting for my luggage, I wonder why I didn't add something to my basic black luggage to make it stand out. This luggage tag idea from Martha reminded me that it's about time I personalize my suitcase. I'd love to create a really cute design to print out and slip into clear luggage tag. Although...I'm pretty sure the luggage tags will never look as good on standard, boring black suitcases.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

plaster flowers

I love this idea from Songbird where you dip flowers (or anything else) in plaster. I've always been intrigued by plaster, but it seems a little intimidating. This project seems easy...can't wait to try it.  

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

abc book

I've wanted to make an abc book ever since Elle was born.  Now almost 3 years later, it's still on my list of things to create.  If I do actually ever get around to making one, I'm definitely using this c page idea from Hippos and Dinosaurs.

so you think you're crafty

I've been following the So You Think You're Crafty blog for the past few months and love to see the new projects posted each week. They follow the "so you think you can dance" format where you can vote for a winning project each week. The winner posts the step-by-step tutorial of the project. They also just started a So You Think You Can Decorate blog. Check it out!

Monday, March 1, 2010


I love this picture. It fits them perfectly.

Elle being silly.
Liv watching in complete adoration.
Liv trying to be just like her.
Elle showing her how.
Side by side.

canvas envelopes

I love these canvas envelopes. Definitely on my list of projects to try.