It’s always an epic moment, when I have the privilege to type the words ‘NEW STAMPS’ as the title of a new blog post. Especially this time around, as I know, that without YOU this would not be happening! In fact, just a few months ago I was determined to quit the stamp business and focus on other things.
I’m very glad I listened to you instead! Thanks
Well, the excitement is just about to begin There are 3 brand new releases and some of your all time favorites will be back as well! As always I’m pretty darn nervous if I hit the spot with my designs or if I missed…. I guess we will find that out soon as they are supposed to arrive early next week
As I am really running out of space here, I thought I would be doing you and myself a favor in gifting you some coupons for the Etsy Shop! Bonus for you: Good deals on stamps – Bonus for me: I don’t have to trip over yet another box of stamps when I have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night heee
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This offer is good until April 23th 2012
PS: Come back tomorrow for the Stamp Reveal and a Giveaway
Squeeze out some glue on a plate or piece of scrap paper. Start picking up quiet a lot of glue with the brush and start painting the candle. You want to work in vertical sections so the glue doesn’t dry before you’re ready to glitter.
Once you have a section (about 1/3 of the candle) pour the glitter onto the candle and DON’T TOUCH at any time! The flatter the glue, the nicer the end result, so make sure you don’t have any pumps of glue before you use glitter.
Since our bedroom also is my studio / work space, it is very important for me, that it gets some Christmas cheer as well as the other rooms of our lovely little home.
I started out by taking out my IKEA Christmas bedding – what a difference that made!! Then I hung a watercolor painting, a single reindeer antler and decorated it with shiny ornaments
PS: see how pretty my Woodsy Pillows are??
Adrian’s nightstand got a vase filled with black stones (both from the Dollar store) on top of some books, wrapped in silver and white wrapping paper. I added some branches to that vase and hung a few more ornaments…
( I just love the contrast of those branches )
My side of the bed is held simple with two pictures as backdrop, a little basked for those necessities like lip balm & co and one tall taper candle.
To finish it all up I transformed the shelf overneath my workspace into a winter wonderland with some cheap white Christmas trees (Dollar Store), a scented candle and some planters from IKEA. Also I filled up one of my decorative bird cages with some cheap silver ornaments – that gives it that final bling bling moment
I know, LOTS and LOTS of pictures in this post…. Hope you enjoyed it tough
When I saw this idea on one of my daily walks in the big dark forest of the internet, I knew I had to make some of those cases myself!
It is actually very easy to make, but takes a few hours if you want to stencil as many trees as I did
You’ll need: Fabric Color (find at JoAnn’s or Michael’s), Stipple Brush, Pillow Case, Cardboard
1. Start out this project by drawing some simple trees on a piece of paper. Cut that out and use it as a pattern on cardboard, trace it and cut out as well. I preferred to use my exacto knife to get those sharp corners of the trees. However, I made only three different shapes – make more if you want a bigger variety.
2. Before you start to paint, lay a piece of cardboard or a bunch of newspaper in between the pillowcase! If you don’t do this you will end up having ugly paint stains on the backside of the case, since the paint likes to go through the fabric…
3. Place your stencils, squeeze out some paint on a plate and start stippling! Use enough paint and always stipple vertical so the edges get nice and crisp.
4. Once you’re done, let it dry at least 24 hours (or see directions of your paint) and have lots of fun with your pillow
At IKEA I got some really cheap pillows (INNER, 2.99 each) that are nice and full and perfect for craft projects! Today I will show you how I made some really easy Envelope Pillow Cases and tomorrow we will talk about making them pretty So check back tomorrow to complete this project
You’ll need: INNER Pillow, White Fabric, Sewing Machine, Pins
1. Cut your white fabric into shape. You will need one 33×16″ and one 20×16″ panel. Zigzag the edges so they don’t fray and sew the two panels on the 16″ edge together (see first picture)
2. Lay the piece of fabric on a flat surface, right side up, and place the pillow on the bigger panel, close to the seam. Now wrap up the pillow and make sure it is nice and snug on the two shorter ends.
3. Start to pin and gently take out your pillow. Sew both long edges together, turn the case right side out and you are good to go
Merry Christmas ♥
Quick Stamp Update: The stamps should arrive next Monday and will be up for sale on (hopefully) Tuesday