Saturday, June 27, 2009

Polymer Clay Creations from JooJoo

Sometimes somethings are just too cute not to post about. Take for example this adorable little shop I found on Etsy called JooJoo found here. I had a hard time picking which product to write about because there are just so many cute things in the shop! I ended up going with the birdie magnet in the first picture. The colors are so beautiful and vibrant that it makes me want to reach out and touch it on the screen. As you can see in the picture it is a little birdie perched happily on a branch trying to get to those delicious grapes! (I too would eat grapes if they looked like that)! It is made of polymer clay and painted with acrylic paints...and YES, you do get the branch with it!

The second picture is itty bitty polymer clay mushrooms hand painted with acrylic paint. Whats so cool about these is they have little pins attached on the under side so you can push them into soil, sand, moss, or even your garden! These are water resistant so they will stand up to the rain and humidity.

These unique little works of art would make an excellent hostess gift, after all who wouldn't love getting these as gifts right?

Monday, June 22, 2009

DIY Baby Kimono Template/Instructions

I recognize it has been awhile since my last post for which I apologize. I recently had a baby (a little boy) and have been kept away from writing on my blog. So in honor of my little munchkin I scoured the internet looking for all things baby craft related. Again and again I end up on the queen of all "good things" site (Martha Stewart) and this time I found a lovely diy baby kimono intructions. Although kimonos are only worn on special occasions in Japan now, these lovely pieces can add a wonderful touch to your baby's wardrobe. The template/instructions on how to make one can be found here. These are great for baby's who don't like there "onesies" to be pulled over their heads. The template is for size 0-3 months but instructions show you which size to enlarge the template to for bigger sizes. As usual, have a happy and crafty day!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Centerpieces for Everyday Parties

Pretty things really catch my eye! Take for example these simple yet elegant centerpieces. Both of them remind me of spring ladies luncheons. The first one is just a pile of ribbon spools in assorted styles and sizes piled one on top of another. After stacking a few you can put a pretty plate on top with a few appetizers on it to set the table. How much simpler can it get right? Want to make your ribbon go the extra mile? Use some of it on your invitations or to decorate your favors if you have any to give. You can pull it all together with with this inexpensive embellishment.

The second one is made of six boxes of Jell-O powder mixed with half the water specified. When the gelatin is semi-firm in their glass vases you just push your choice of decorations into it. It just could not get any easier! These beautiful centerpieces for everyday parties and many others can be found here on Rachael Ray's website. As usual have a happy crafty day!