Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Keep it Simple....Keep it Simple....
Friday, February 20, 2009
Language of Flowers, London,
Routledge, 1884. Engraved and
colour printed by Edmund Evans.
I think they are just wonderful!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I have been getting so many Atcs in swaps, that I needed a quick and easy way to keep them safe and tidy. I also wanted to have quick access to admire them. So, on a Dollar Store run today, I found a little photo album that I thought would work perfectly for storing my treasures.
Here is a little tutorial on how I did it.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Here is a series I just finished. The challenge was to use a brown bag on most of the card. I had a lot of fun sewing the newsprint to the fabric.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
This movie is based on the young adult fantasy novel, Coraline by Neil Gaiman, Amazon reviewed the book this way:
"Coraline lives with her preoccupied parents in part of a huge old house--a house so huge that other people live in it, too... round, old former actresses Miss Spink and Miss Forcible and their aging Highland terriers ("We trod the boards, luvvy") and the mustachioed old man under the roof ("'The reason you cannot see the mouse circus,' said the man upstairs, 'is that the mice are not yet ready and rehearsed.'") Coraline contents herself for weeks with exploring the vast garden and grounds. But with a little rain she becomes bored--so bored that she begins to count everything blue (153), the windows (21), and the doors (14). And it is the 14th door that--sometimes blocked with a wall of bricks--opens up for Coraline into an entirely alternate universe." Karen SnelsonSince I had not read the book, the movie was my introduction to this story. I had read about the movie in various blogs, and was going for the graphic/animation/crafty tie ins that had been blogged about. I was not let down. The graphic details in the movie were awesome, and the story was hauntingly delicious! My only regret is that our tiny, little movie theatre could not support the 3d format. Not to worry though, because I have convinced my 12 year old son, who said that he wouldn't be "seen" at a "gothic chic flick", to travel with me to an undisclosed location, far away from our town, so that we can inconspicuously wear our 3d glasses and devour the movie in all its 3d glory!
Buttons have a special significance in this movie, since all the "robots" have button eyes. The official Coraline site has a vintage button poster up for grabs. You can download it here.Ebay. That is where this one was purchased by Laura Hall.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I fell in love with the valentine bouquet that Val and her lovely daughter made. I finally found the link ;), and, decided that my 12 year old son and I would make some for his Valentine Day celebration. Guess who made the flowers? ME! Unfortunately, 12 year old boys would rather be outside in the 50 degree weather playing lacrosse than inside crafting tissue paper flowers! He was more interested in EATING them than making them. (Note the guilty grin above!) But, he was very appreciative of the bouquet, and happily took them into his teachers today!
I also wanted to give a link to a wonderful site with cute, free wallpaper and a template for a sweet little valentine gift box. The blog is called Bric.A.Brac. She also has a cute storefront, Jinjerup. This is where I found a selection of wallpapers, like this one:And, here is a photo of the little box that I made:
There is a PDF download with several different designs. It is perfect for that last minute Valentine gift!