Monday, February 25, 2008

Envelope book

Keep those new year resolutions for tidiness and organisation. Brown paper letter envelopes could be turned into an envelope book to stash important notes and letters, ephemera, tickets and other small objects. Alternately an envelope book can find good use as a household budget envelope. Simply designate each envelope for a particular household expense such as food, lunch money, etc. It makes budgeting and organising so much easier.

Envelope book instructions here.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Bonita Bunny

Imagine green dewy grass and bunnies hopping all around! Oh, the promise of Easter!

It's never to early to make Easter bunny dolls. Here's Susan Kramer's Bonita Bunny project. Use tea dyed muslin cloth for a country style bunny or soft fleece/flannel cloth for plushier bunnies. Dress them up in vibrant summer and springtime outfits.

More bunny doll projects:

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

All dolled up

Presenting my first ever Ruby Dolls, Fortune and Ginger. I adore them so much since they're the first softie dollies I've ever made.

The super creative and talented Jhoanna at One Red Robin has a free ruby doll pattern for everyone. Check out also the various, delightful handmade offerings in her shoppe.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Sweet candy craft

This is probably the easiest gift in a jar idea ever. Comfort Smarties in a Jar is the perfect food craft for yourself, family, friends and co-workers. Fill it with tiny candies, gumdrops or any candy that soothes the sweet tooth. Make one today!

Friday, February 15, 2008

An angel on my table

Angels have no philosophy but love.

~Adeline Cullen Ray

Cut, colour and fold a tiny Christmas/Valentine/everyday paper angel from Jojo's Blog via iHanna's Blog.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Love gets better with time.

Record sweet mementos in this brown paper bag/lunch bag scrapbook project from Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Be good, feel good crafts

For comfort queens out there! Make this easy rice heat therapy bag from Sew Mama Sew's online tutorial. Simply nuke in the microwave for 20 seconds or so (with a microwaveable glass of water). Rice heat provides long lasting, warming relief for everyday aches and pains or to warm tootsies on a chilly night. Alternately, make a bedside wellness basket filled with other self-care essentials.

More be kind to yourself crafts and ideas here.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Valentine month: Things to make and do

Let love bloom this February with these easy to do cookin' and craftin' projects. Happy Valentine's Month!

1. Cute valentine cards by Black Apple

2. Simple stamped fabric valentines by Liquid Paper Blog

3. Heart garlands by One Hour Craft

4. The perfect caramel by David Lebovitz

5. Pretty in pink desktop wallpapers by American Greetings

6. Cherry baby cakes by Better Homes and Gardens

7. Send some e-valentines.

8. Love poetry notebook by Michelle Simone

10. Pillow talk by Creature Comforts

12. Sweetheart softies by One Red Robin

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

French inspiration

I have been traipsing along and found this oohhh-la-la link from Calamity Kim's blog. It's the French Marie Claire's Idees blog! Thank God for Babelfish. You can translate the entire webpage sans the hassle.

And how about ushering the lunar new year the French way? Download a pretty new year card here.

Gwendolyn the Wee Bunny

Make a cute, wee bunny pet from Hillary Lang's Wee Wonderfuls. My wee bunny is a cotton candy, Moopy inspired creation. It sits on my desk and keeps me company just like a good cup of tea!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Bookworm project

Dress up favourite books with a book cover project. Look up to Moonstitches for some book cover inspiration.