Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Gemma Correll

I just adore these daily dairies from UK illustrator Gemma Correll.

From Gemma:
"I've decided to upload my daily diary drawings on here. Sure no-one is really interested in my boring life, but never mind."

Says who? I think these are hilarious...

Friday, March 26, 2010

TGIF: It's a Wrap!

Since Easter will be here in no time, we thought it would be appropriate to have a bunny-style wrapping tutorial today!

Today we're using our Give Cheer fabric wrap. This tutorial is great for wrapping round objects.
1. Place fabric wrap face-down and put object in the middle.

2. Take opposite corners towards each other and bunch together.

3. Tie a knot and fluff to form bunny ears.

4. Take the remaining opposite corners and wrap around the bunny ears.
5. Tie a knot on the back.

This is what it looks like at the back.

And completed front view.... voila!

Happy wrapping, folks!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sweetcorn Pillow

It's certainly corny but boy, do I want one of these in the house for laughs!
The velcro corn kernels are detachable, but kids, please don't eat them.

Designed by Weng Jie.

via Yanko Design

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy Spring!

Enjoy the first day of spring, lovelies!

image source here


Friday, March 19, 2010

TGIF: It's a Wrap!

Today we'll be wrapping a wine bottle in kimono style. A nice little complement to last week's napkin tutorial for your dinner party...
We're using our grey "Give Cheer" wrap but you can of course use any fabric you like.

1. Place fabric wrap face-down. Fold the top side towards you and fold again to create a pleat.

2. Bring pleated side up towards bottle and wrap both sides across each other.

3. Wrap a rubberband around the bottle neck to secure the wrap.
4. Take the side closest to you and fold twice to create a pleat.

5. Bring the side up towards bottle and secure with a knot on the back.

6. Fluff the ends to show the "Give Cheer" message. Voila!

TGIF and happy wrapping!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

wedding invitations for chefs

wedding invitation for chefs... yay or nay?

"For chefs, the main course is the most important part of a meal.
The meat highlights the meal. For the two chefs, finding each other is like finding the perfect piece of meat that completes their lives."

by justina zun-zun

image source here

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Inspiration to Reality Photoshoot

it's a happy day... our recent photoshoot is currently up on Style Me Pretty and Design Sponge. It was so much fun to work with Stacy, Lisa and Priska, Lisa N, Kelly, and so many more talented folks on this project... love ya'll!!

images by Lisa Neighbors/Blonde Tulip Photography

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

TGIF: It's a Wrap!

Today's wrap tutorial is posted on 100 layer cake, where I was guest-blogging this week. (Thanks 100 layer cake ladies!!) It's a kimono-style napkin fold, and so versatile for dinner parties and events. Here we go...

We're using our mustard "Give Luck" wrap but you can of course use any napkin / fabric you like.

1. Place fabric wrap face-down. Fold the top side towards you and fold again to create a pleat.
2. Take one corner and fold towards the middle.
3. Repeat on other side to form the kimono collar.
4. Take the side closest to you and fold towards the kimono collar and make a pleat.

5. Turn the whole thing over.
6. Take one end and fold in.

7. Repeat on other side. You should have a neat rectangular shape now. Turn it over….
8. … voila!

Have a lovely weekend! Happy wrapping!

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

100 Layer Cake

We are so honored to be guest-blogging about wedding inspiration over at one of our favourite this week. The ladies of 100 layer cake always has the prettiest eye candy...

Harry Barker Fetch Balls

When i first came to the states, i used to say things (all british-like) like "...my brother will fetch me from school.." and my friend would burst out laughing and retort "what are you, a dog?" These fetch balls by Stitch Design co. remind me of her...

via the dieline

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Mad for Stripes

I'm been mad for stripes lately... love these spring outfits from See by Chloé

via coco+kelley

Friday, March 05, 2010

Origami Packaging from Plastac

We're still playing catch-up after a looong week... so alas, no wrapping tutorial for today,. But we shall be back with more goodies next week. Happy Friday all!

In the meantime, check out this soap packaging series from Plastac... from soap to origami...

via the dieline