Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Monday Inspirations

(The internet at my work crashed yesterday - so today's post should be considered better late than never ;)
I accidently found some amazing free printables earlier today and I thought I would share them with you. 
The first one is my pretty fix for the day and the second one is my definite favourite for today's inspirations. If you look at the 2nd site you will see there are other printables too - from cowboy hats to a batman mask that you can use for a home made photo booth.
The rest are for general Christmas merriment :) 
Have fun.

1. Kitchen printables from the handmade home.
2. Photo booth props from oh happy day.
3. Christmas labels by World label.
4. A holiday gift tag round up from creature comforts. (some of these are unbearably cute)
5. Gift tag printables from yellow heart art.
6. Holiday gift tags from orange you lucky.

Happy Monday (Tuesday)! 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday Inspirations

Today my Monday was sneaky. It snuck up on me, caught me unawares and then disappeared too quickly for me to grab hold of it.
Nevertheless here is my inspiration fix for the day :)
1. DIY Paper lanterns from Martha Stewart's Craft Department.
2. Earwarmers tutorial from delia creates (my favourite one for the day)
3. An ice-cream shoppe wedding dessert table and many more party ideas from Kara's Party Ideas.
4. Cupcake cookies from Bake at 350. (I LOVE her blog) and I might have used these before, I can't remember - but if something keeps inspiring you, then why not? :)

I hope that you have managed to get a hold on your Monday. If you see mine anywhere please tell it I'll be more prepared next time round.

Happy Monday!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Making a photo mosaic.

I thought I would post a different type of tutorial today because although I enjoy crafts I often struggle with the technical side of blogging.

So I thought I'd share a bit of info that I do have because we bloggers should stick together. 

To make a mosaic on the specific programme that I use you need square photos so let's first do that.
First choose a photo that you like and make sure its saved somewhere that you can get hold of it.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday inspirations

I love it when bloggers make a tutorial or 101 series and so I was overjoyed on Friday when I found the following two blogger series.
The first one is called: Welcome Baby Tutorial Series from Clover and Violet.
It just started and the first tutorial is on baby bibs done by guest blogger Kim from My Go-Go Life, they are super cute.

The second one finished in Sept this year (which means you can go through it at your own pace:)
The series is for people that are new to sewing and there is something in it for everyone.
Go take a look - I will be wondering around there too :)

Just to give you a taste; the first guest post, of 24, is about pairing fabrics. It was done by another Kim but this time from Poppy Seed Fabrics.
And remember...

to have a WONDERFUL Monday!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday Inspirations

I was so excited yesterday when I found Oh, Sugar! Events. The absolute genius behind Oh, Sugar! Events has created my favourite cookie to date. Its a Mr. Potato Head cookie with your own choice of cookie parts. 
Take a look! These particular cookies seem to have caused quite an uproar. If you have a second go over to the blog and say hi :)
I think this cookie deserves some kind of prize - it makes me happy just looking at it.

And then here are some DIY's for you on this lovely Monday.

1. Alphafantastical insta-decor (free printables) from the handmade home.
2. DIY Jam heart cookies from the pretty blog.
3. DIY paper cubes for fairy lights from who-knows-where, because the link goes nowhere:( thankfully the whole DIY is here on pinterest. If you find the owner please let me know.
(I think we need to start a "lost and found" section for blogger ideas.)
4. DIY favor bags from DIY Wedding

Happy Monday!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I promise I'm not sleeping over here ^.^

Just in case you thought I was relaxing on this side and sipping a cup of tea or playing in the falling Autumn leaves...I'm not only doing that.
I have been doing a few other things too: Here are 3 of them ^.^

I made a birthday bag for a friend :)

I also made my first zippered pouch.
I inserted my first zip ever.
Then unpicked my first zip ever.
Then I shortened my first zip ever.
And then broke my first needle ever.
I did needle felting onto fabric for the first time ever (the cloud)
And then I finished making this:

I needed a handbag that was cheap and big enough to act as an overnight bag. So I bought a plain (cheap) bag and then hand sewed some of my heart on to it (Africa).

Hope you have been having some creative fun too.