Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Three Little Birds.....

This little craft was inspired by a walk in the woods. It's simple but I think it turned out so cute!

We took a little twig hot glued on some sweet tiny birds and used fishing line to hang it. The whole thing is only about 4 inches long. Hang it in a window and maybe on a little tree.....

Monday, August 23, 2010

How Cute is This?

No sushi eating fairy would be caught dead without these Twiggy Chopsticks from Anthropologie!

find them here:

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Make Me! ~ Fairy Houses ~

We found these little bird houses at Joann Fabric on sale for $1.00.

 We couldn't resist the urge to turn them into little fairy houses. We gently used a hammer to tap in the little perch so that it was level with the rest of the "house". We painted them and then decorated them with things we found in the woods as well as a few silk leaves.  This was a great project for kids and grown-ups!

Monday, August 16, 2010

How Cute is This??

 Back to School supplies for every Pirate....

from MudPuppy.com:

And finally, you'll need something to hold all of this stuff.....

find this at http://www.wraptingifts.com/

Friday, August 13, 2010

Festive Paper Garland

I love paper! My craft room is filled with odds and ends of scrapbook papers, wall papers, old cards, rice paper, etc. So many textures and colors, I love them all! This paper garland is a fun way to display all of those cool paper products and it looks great! 

I used a scalloped circle punch and punched out dozens of circles. Be sure to use something that looks pretty on both sides. I don't have a regular sewing machine so I dug out my mini machine and set to work.

Line up the circles and start sewing. Make sure each circle overlaps just a tiny bit to ensure your garland doesn't unravel. Wrap it around a tree, hang it from a chandelier, drape it across a garden fence.... there are so many places and ways to use a garland the possiblities are endless!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Summer Shadow Boxes

Every summer I add to the ever growing collection of beach finds. I have jar after jar filled with beautiful shells and sea glass. Some of these small treasures are too special to place in a jar and are best displayed in a shadow box. Here are a few....

For years I have collected pieces of shell, stone or glass shaped like hearts, I love seeing them all laid out together!

Tiny coquina clams measuring about a half an inch look like colorful fairy wings in the sand. I absolutely adore them so I came up with this little poem to add to their shadow box. 

Hopefully these shadow boxes will inpire you to create your own personalized art :)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

How Cute is This?

Every mermaid needs something from Mangiacotti's "Ocean" line. Not only do their products come in the cutest containers but they smell wonderful.They have lotion, body wash, dish soap, air fresheners and much more.

The Mangiacotti company "creates, designs and produces environmentally and socially responsible bath, body and homekeeping products". So you can't go wrong! There are so many wonderful things on their site, be sure to check it out:

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Beach trips, family visits, pool time, reading in the hammock.....what a great time of year. No school work, sports, instrument lessons. etc. We've been taking it easy and enjoying the holiday. Our list of things we'd like to share has been growing so we are happy to be back at it! We hope everyone is having a great summer!
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