Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Big-Ass Book of Crafts

I don't normally pick up crafting books, if for nothing else than the price alone, but when I saw this at my local Hasting's, I HAD to have it.

This book is HUGE with over 150 crafting ideas and endless inspiration for more. There's even a website and blog from author Mark Montano with even more craft projects and ideas.


- awesome projects in a wide array of materials and difficulties.
- projects for the home, office, gifting, etc, etc.
- great instructions, easy to follow
- wonderful photos of the projects and the process of making them
- great for giving further inspiration
- nice blog, though new, with additional projects

Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Friday, June 11, 2010

The Friday Five: Summer Time (Teal and Yellow!)

For today's Friday Five, I decided to do a summer inspired splash in teals and yellows. Enjoy!

First, we have this ADORABLE dress by ZoeChen, featuring her original artwork. I love it!

Next, this vintage pendant from soradesigns is just to die for!

Next, we have a gorgeous print from ara133photography. I love the colors in this print, and such a reasonable price!

Next, we have this adorable and unique tea towel from leahduncan. I love the design and the gorgeous color scheme!

And last, but not least, we have GORGEOUS teal blue depression glass plates from corrnucopia. I love depression glass, and will always have a weakness for it, lol.

Thank you to all of the amazing Etsysians out there who make my Friday Five possible. Happy crafting and happy sales!

In Bloom

Summer is upon us, and flowers are in bloom everywhere! It just make me want to capture those perfect blooms forever. Well, now you can, paper style.

Today, I'll be featuring various paper flowers, from easy-peasy to a little more advanced that you can fill your home with.

21 Paper flowers
from Martha
Crepe Paper Party Streamer Roses
Kawasaki Rose
Origami Lotus Flower