Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Studio Violet

This is what happens when two incredibly talented artists get together... studio violet presents circus violet... sweet!!

image source: studio violet

Monday, February 22, 2010

some very cool examples of recycling from
CD spindle as a bagel lunchbox?

or how about a salad bowl from old washing machine glass doors?

More ideas here...

Friday, February 19, 2010

TGIF: It's a wrap!

Happy friday lovelies! Today we're using our fabric wrap to create a little shopping bag.

This tutorial was inspired by a sweet bride (Kendall, that would be you!) who wanted to use our wraps as welcome bags for her guests. What a wonderful gesture to give luck and joy to your wedding guests!

Luckily our "Give Joy" wrap is in Kendall's yellow and gray palette.
Place wrap face-up on your work surface.

Fold into a triangle.

Tie a knot on one side.

Repeat on the opposite side.

Turn the wrap inside out from the open end.

Tie a third knot to create handles.

Voila! A handy shopping bag...

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Amazing Elizabeth Messina on Style Me Pretty...

I'm a little late in posting here, but yesterday, we got some blog love from one of my favourite wedding blog: style me pretty. Elizabeth Messina is simply amazing... each time I receive my prints, I just fall more and more in love with her styling, composition... and just the love she puts into each shot... l o v e!

all images by Elizabeth Messina

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

ABC Paper Cups

Think of all the possibilities with these fun paper cups! Parties, weddings, art classes...
By IaM design via the dieline

Friday, February 12, 2010

TGIF: It's a wrap!

Just in time for some valentine wine and dine, today we're using our fabric wrap to gift TWO bottles of wine!

We chose the blue "Give Luck" from our collection for this feature.

Lay the wrap face down.
Tip: The two corners with the "give luck" message should be on either side of you.
Place the two wine bottles in the middle of the wrap.

Lay bottles flat with bottoms facing each other.

Start rolling...

... and rolling till you reach the end of the wrap.

Gather the ends and bring bottles upright.

Tie a knot and spread the ends so the "Give Luck" message is visible.

Voila! Happy Valentine folks... tis the day to get tipsy...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Just in time for Valentine's Day... our "Sew in Love" letterpress card received a little shoutout. Thanks for the love, Country Living!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Giveaway at Kiss the Groom

Lovelies, Kiss the Groom is hosting a wonderful giveaway of my fabric wraps and other goodies. Go check out Elizabeth's fabulous work... and good luck!

image source: Elizabeth Messina

Friday, February 05, 2010

TGIF: It's a wrap!

Today's tutorial shows how to use our reusable fabric wrap to gift some books with a bit of flourish: a rose knot.

We chose the blue "Give Love" from our collection for this feature.

Lay the wrap face down. Place books in the middle of the fabric wrap.

Take the side closest to you and tuck it around the books.

Take the opposite end and bring over, neatly folding in the edge.

Gather one side and pull towards the middle of the box.

Repeat on other side and tie a knot.

Pull one knot end up and wrap the other around it. Tuck the end of the tip into itself.

Repeat with the other knot end.


Monday, February 01, 2010

Write on...

Giant notepad
Woodgrain block post-its

image source here

Having these goodies in the studio sure would make my to-do list a lot more fun...