Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hoot Hoot Hooray!

I'm always trying to find new ways to re-invent the wheel (the pinwheel, that is). Not so easy. I mean, why mess with something that is already so whimsically perfect? But I am always looking for that new shape, new colour, new pattern, and new hubcap (that little thing in the centre that gives it personality). Recently, I was inspired by several Twitter friends to do a sweet little owl themed pinwheel. This one is in Princess Pink and Semi-Sweet Chocolate but Baby Boy Blue would also be a great alternative. Look for them in my Etsy and Artfire shops when I re-open in September.


Thursday, July 22, 2010

It's Thursday Already?

Another week almost over. Where does the time go? Oh, I know, very slowly when you are trying to make one of these Japanese origami Kusudama flowers. I'm currently trying new paper crafts in order to use up my mountain of paper scraps (and hopefully turning them into something good enough to list in my new Etsy shop this fall) and thought I would try my hand at origami. I thought these lovely little flowers would be a good place to start. They are incredibly time consuming and I've spent alot of time watching the glue dry, but I think it turned out pretty cute. I fear these may become addictive!


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I Made It! {Blog Party Thursday}

It has been awhile since I've joined the party - so glad to be back this week! My Etsy and Artfire shops are officially closed in order for me to spend some much needed R&R with the family and to also think of new ideas to refreshen the shops when they re-open in September. But, it's not going to be all fun and games. I've also opened another Etsy shop, "Twirlie Whirlies, too" (as if one wasn't enough) and intend it as a place to deal with my growing mountain of paper scraps. My first project was to repurpose the scraps from these long ago sold pinwheels into something as equally beautiful - paper rosette embellishments.

How did I do?


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Canada Day!

As Canada Day winds down for another year, I can hear the "pops and whistles" of the firework celebrations beginning. Before I put my feet up, here is my tribute to Canada by way of Etsy.

digital collage sheet - planfstudios, Canada House - thelittlereddoor, cupcake toppers - apaperbuffet, baby leg warmers - BarefootClips, fine art print - Raceytay, pacifier bib - SwaddleinCloth, blankie - SuperflyLullabies, wool acorns - SewnNatural, holiday stocking - rikrak

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