Here in Los Angeles, there’s a little store called French General. The owner and jewelry designer Kaari Meng, first opened the store in Soho and then moved to Los Angeles. The store is located in a Spanish-style warehouse and is only open one day a week for loyal and devoted fans to shop and browse through the collections of textiles, notions, ephemera and other items found on her yearly trips to the South of France.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
There’s still time to create handmade or homemade holiday gifts and these ideas from the pages of the holiday issue of Martha Stewart Living are amazing. This story is titled Partners in Craft. I love that title because I love to share ideas and feel like the creative community is all about partnering. The projects featured in the story and in this post were created by members of the Martha Stewart extended family – colleagues, friends, current and past contributors to the magazine.
These cookie snow globes are darling. We’ve all seen hundreds of variations of the mason jar snow globe but these take things to a new level. Everything in the jar is edible. Homemade gingerbread cookies, royal icing and little trees made out of hard candy are nestled in a snowy field of icing.
ALL STORY PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANNA WILLIAMS
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Today’s reading aka book review is just in time for the holidays. Artful Christmas by Susan Wasinger has over 30 elegant craft projects that will make your house beautiful for Christmas without breaking the bank.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
It’s here. The second edition of Willow and Sage. If you’re not familiar with Willow and Sage, it’s created and published by Stampington & Company. Stampington & Company is a paper, stamping and crafty company. This bath & body magazine is out-of-the box for them and it is simply gorgeous.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
If you’re a crafter, baker or creator of any kind, you’ve most likely had a failed project at one time or another. I’ve had many, many failed projects. I’ve never posted about my craft fails. They usually go straight into the trash can. But Heather Mann, creator of the site Craft Fail celebrates the failures.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Hello friends! Get out your felt because these cute Felt-O-Ween projects are sure to inspire you. Today I’m sharing the book Felt-O-Ween by by Kathy Sheldon and Amanda Carestio. You may be familiar with this team since they’ve also brought us books like Fa La La La Felt and Heart-Felt Holidays.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Friends, the September issue of Martha Stewart Living is out and of course, it’s filled with timely inspiration. I loved this story on a Better (For You) Bake Sale. Jennifer Aaronson, Editorial Director of Food & Entertaining at Martha Stewart Living, brings us ideas for the "Better Bake Sale" which focuses on swapping in some better-for-you flours, oils, and food colorings. Favorite cookies, cakes, bars, and breads get healthful makeovers.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
When you think of Stampington & Company, you think of stamping and paper and pretty crafts. So I was surprised when the editors of Stampington & Company emailed me to see if they could feature one of my scrubs in their next edition of Willow and Sage. I happily agreed because, you know, it was Stampington and Company. They explained that their first issue of Willow and Sage had just been published and sent me a copy.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Hello friends. Chances are if you’re here visiting at homework, you like creative ideas and are most likely crafty in some way. Maybe it’s scrapbooking or sewing. Crocheting or knitting? Perhaps you have your own blog or are considering starting an Etsy Shop. And unless you are lucky enough to have a background in business, it’s often difficult to turn your passion into a successful money-making business.
Monday, May 26, 2014
Hello friends! Today is a holiday here in the United States. It’s Memorial Day. The day we remember and honor those we have lost serving this country. Unofficially, it also marks the beginning of summer. So as we pause today to remember, honor and look ahead, I thought it would be the perfect time to share some beautiful inspiration.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
I have another great reading assignment to share with you. MAKE YOUR MARK by Lark Crafts showcases another hot trend in the crafting world. Using markers, paint pens and more to decorate a multitude of products.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
I’ve been thinking about this post for over a year and now finally I can share it with you. About a year and a half ago, the amazingly talented Jenny Doh contacted me about the possibility of being a contributor for her new book, Washi Wonderful. It was a fascinating process and I basically had to audition and submit a portfolio of projects so the editors could decide on who the contributors would be.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
We’re rounding the corner and heading into wedding season. If you’re planning a wedding or know someone planning a wedding, then you are probably already gathering ideas and working out all the details. Today, I’m thrilled to share with you a beautiful new book brimming with wedding ideas.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Monday, April 1, 2013
Paper Flower Jar Lids – from my archives
Thursday, March 7, 2013
I love pompoms! There is something so irresistible about the soft fluffy perfectly trimmed ball of yarn. The pompoms in this book titled Adventures in Pompom Land by Myko Diann Bocek are beyond a cute ball of yarn. They are little works of pompom art.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
This is such a treat. Quirk Books has released a free downloadable DIY Gift Guide. They’ve taken some of their most popular crafts from their fun quirky books and made us a free sampler.