Showing posts with label be my guest. Show all posts
Showing posts with label be my guest. Show all posts

Monday, July 2, 2012

Be My Guest: malia of yesterday on tuesday


Hi friends,
I'm away for awhile but I have a lineup of wonderful guests who will be sharing some of their favorite projects. The link party will still be on for tomorrow but features will be a little delayed.

Kicking off this guest series is one of the sweetest bloggers around -  Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday. Malia has a wonderful blog full of crafts, food and other fun things.  Here's how Malia describes herself and Yesterday on Tuesday.

Art is an important part of my life. Much like my morning cup of coffee, if I don't get my art fix, I get cranky! I literally need to be creating or appreciating it on a daily basis. There are so many places to find inspiration: in crafts, design, painting, sewing, style... in illustration, photography and typography... in pieces that hang in a gallery and projects that are displayed in children's classrooms. It's all art to me.

My favorite types of projects are those that involve up-cycling-- rescuing something from the recycling or trash bin and transforming it into something beautiful and useful.




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Hi, My name is Malia and I'm a friend and fan of Carolyn's Homework. Carolyn's letting me share a patiotic post with you while she's away.
Have you caught in to Mason Jar MANIA? Me too. I love how versatile Mason Jars are for crafting and organizing (and even recipes). But you can end up with a surplus of Mason Jar Lids sometimes... so here's an idea on what you can do with them, just in time for the 4th of July... Rustic Tic Tac Toe!


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Measure the jam jar lid to cover with paper. Glasses make great templates or use a circle cutter. This one is the Custom Cutting System from Creative Memories. I think it could probably be considered *vintage* but it still works great. You need two sheets of patterned paper. The polka dot paper is from Canvas Corp and the navy stars is from October Afternoon. The red and white gingham is from Martha Stewart. I made two sets of game pieces.

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Use Modge Podge to adhere the paper to the lid.

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Make a grid using washi tape (or duct tape would work well too).

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Use a dot of hot glue on the back of each lid to secure a magnet. Pop into the frame and you're done.

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Patriotic Tic Tac Toe.

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Grab a snack and you're set.

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 Thanks, Carolyn, for letting me hang here today.
Visit me at my blog Yesterday on Tuesday anytime!

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Happy 4th of July!

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Be my guest: katycakes

I’m so pleased to tell you about katycakes. My friend Katy makes the most delicious baked goods. Trust me, I’ve sampled many, many of Katy’s bundt cakes and cupcakes.

Formerly with Bakesale, Katy is branching out on her own with delicious, fresh baked goodies. The only downside…katycakes is local in the Los Angeles area only. But if you live in the area or are visiting or have a friend in Los Angeles – check out katycakes.

Everything is made with the best ingredients and made with old-fashioned homemade care.  

Here’s what Katy has to say:

Katycakes is not for lovers of "store bought cupcakes" with whirling twirling frosting dyed all the colors of the rainbow or for fans of mouthfuls of sculpted fondant on top of cakes that have spent a few days in the fridge

It is a culmination of lots of years of baking...with my grandmas, my mom and dad, my three wonderful sisters & a couple of very special cousins, and from a lot of late "sugary" nights tweaking my recipes until the cakes were super moist and the frostings buttery rich and creamy dreamy.


Thanks Katy and best of luck with katycakes.
Let me know if you need me to taste test anything!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Be my guest: a different point of view

My friend Julie sent me these beautiful cards that she made from photos she took on a recent trip to Tokyo. I was expecting cherry trees, shrines maybe a statue or two. But her eye for detail captured something I would never have seen – manhole covers.


Each one is so unique – they remind me of enamel medallions.


Julie’s a fantastic graphic designer and her artistic point of view has reminded me to look around because you never know where you’ll see creative inspiration – even down on the ground.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Be my guest: Tranquilli Regali

Who doesn’t love jewelry? Especially, handmade-keepsake jewelry. My friend Michele has just launched Tranquilli Regali, a beautiful line of jewelry and other items using photos, school crests or logos. So pretty.


Check out the vintage inspired collection and the furry friends pieces.




I’m thinking about the school crest key fob for my son.



You can find the link to Tranquilli Regali here and under my friends tab.