I had my cart full of pretty patterned tapes and ribbons, but the shipping to Canada was going to be ridiculous! Maybe I will figure out another way to get my hands on some of these lovely goods!?
I just discovered the blog A Subtle Revelry this week. And wow, author Victoria Hudgins has overflowed her site with tons of pretty and creative DIY projects and party ideas! I love it and am sure that I will find much inspiration from this blog, I hope you all will too!
I love having flowers in the garden to cut and place in a vase! They always brighten up a corner. But in the winter I have to get resourceful and craft my own flowers!
First, I began by sticking fabric onto the backside of decorative paper with spray adhesive. I had a picture of this but mistakenly deleted it as I was clearing photos of my camera! :(
Then a traced three-inch circles onto the paper and cut them out.
After that I punched holes into the center of the circles with my handy Martha Stewart Crafts screw punch (love this tool!).
Using scissors I cut four lines towards, but not all the way, to the center holes. Then I rounded the corners to make petals.
With floral tape I wrapped a small piece around the top, creating a knob. I strung four to five of the petal circles up to the top. Lastly I finished it by completely wrapping the stem in tape. I also fluffed the petals by bending some up and down and giving a bit of curve to others.
With Valentines Day coming up they would be a pretty and thoughtful gift for a friend!
This year I am going to really work at my photography! One of the ways I am going to do that is try taking a photo a day. Here are the past couple of days and it will give you a sneak peek into my life!
I love citrus fruits!
The February issue of Martha Stewart Living is my favorite. Always lots of flowers, paper crafts, chocolate and other lovely things!
I really like one of her newest additions to her collection, a kit for creating a miniature tart pendant. In an email she explained to me a bit more about it, here’s what Amelia said, “I include strawberry slices and whipped cream, and you just glue it all together. Instructions are included, as is support if you have questions or just need someone to brag to.”
Amelia is giving 15% off to my readers! Use the code JAN2012 at the checkout.
Have a lovely weekend!