Friday, October 29, 2010

Owl Dress

A few weeks ago I got a fabulous Halloween dress in the mail - made by Carmenmerie a.k.a repurposefulpunk, so this year I'll dress up as an owl :)

I love handmade clothing, especially if it has pockets, which this little number certainly does - so handy for holding a lipbalm, keys, and so on.

Thanks for making it, Carmenmerie!

p.s. Check out her Etsy shop for great pieces and ideas.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

More Petal-By-Petal Mums

Here are more pictures of my recently found passion for making petal-by-petal mums :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Petal-by-Petal Mums

I've been admiring mums and other fall flowers these days, and I've started re-creating them with book paper petals lightly touched with archival ink.

Each petal is cut and formed by hand, then glued in place, layer upon layer. I added a hook at the back of the flower for hanging, decorating a gift box, or for attaching a future stem to display it in a vase, and a nice brown button for the center.

More paper mums are in the making...Maybe I'll use them in a bridal bouquet, or for decorating gifts.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Owl and Fox Felt iPhone Cozy

Of all the pretty iPhone accessories out there, these felted iPhone keepers are among my favorites!

The owl and the fox were created by frauleinschmidt. I love these felt piecing works, as well as the felted acorns she makes - perfect for fall decor around the house.

Check out the other felt goodies in her Etsy shop.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Autumn Lights

As the great Massachusetts skies turn dark and gray this fall, I will have to rely on light other than the Sun to keep my spirits warm and cozy.

While in the summer I would come home from work to an apartment drenched in sunlight, even after 7pm, the last few weeks, it's been consistently cloudy and dark by the time I got home.

Still, one flick of the switch, and our place turns cozy again. Add a few candles to the mix, and it's positively magical!

Even on my train-commute days (when I also walk 1.5 mile one way to my office, and sometimes catch the occasional rain on the way), this warm light makes me as happy as a cat in matter of minutes :)

Viva you LED lights and you, pretty candles, too!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Book Paper Flowers

Once there was a book... and after I read it and got that all I could ever get from it, I didn't want to part with it or sell it, and since other books came and wanted to take its place on my little bookshelf, the pages of that book became a wonderful material form which rose petals sprang...

Monday, October 11, 2010

Paper Roses in Egg Packaging

I've been hogging plastic egg packaging for a few weeks now and this weekend I've decided to use it for storing pretty paper roses.

I made these from pretty pink paper with added wires and paper leaves. They are about 2" in diameter - perfect for decorating something small, like a vase, or a gift box. Or as wedding favors.

I also use them as bookmarks :)

The packaging used to hold organic free range eggs coming from a local farm and I don't think I'll switch to other eggs any time soon. The only thing I didn't like about my eggs was the plastic packaging, but now, after finding a second use for it, I think I like them even more :)