Not only am I obsessed with making new Etsy treasuries but I’m also obsessed with paper cutting. I love the flimsy elegance of this art form and I really admire anyone who has the patience to do it. I’ve gathered together 16 of my favourites in this Etsy Treasury.
I’d like to know what your favourite family holiday tradition is. Do you do something kooky? Have you created new traditions in the last few years? Does your family have any long standing traditions? I want to hear all about them. Leave a comment below and I’ll choose a winner at random on the evening of December 13th. And yes, this competition is open to international readers too.
January 1st is creeping ever closer, so it’s time to share some of my very favourite calendar picks for the new year. This is part one of what will surely be a looooong list!
2012 Art Print Wall Calendar by Fine Day Press
So, the other day I came across a site that will surely be my undoing. I present to you – Paper Pastries, home to a magical array of correspondence related goodies. I want one of everything please!
A few weeks ago the lovely ladies at Studio Bomba opened the doors to their very first retail space aptly called the Studio Bomba Shop. How exciting, right? Well it’s super exciting for Perth peeps who love pretty things (like moi). You can wander in and peruse delightful paper goods and whole lot of other smashing stuff (jewellry! ceramics! cushions! oh my!). Doesn’t the space look amazing? I can’t wait to visit.
Check them out at:
Studio and Shop of Designery Goodness
379 Oxford Street, Mt Hawthorn
What a great idea for your holiday cards! If you’re like me, and you have bushes of Rosemary in your garden, these cute little mini wreaths will give you a great excuse for some harvesting. Check out the tutorial over at Frolic!
(Image credits: Photography: Lisa Warninger. Concept and crafting: Tokketok. Floral and styling: Chelsea Fuss. Created for Frolic!)
Yikes! Sorry for the lack of posts folks. I have been slammed with work this week! Excuses, excuses I know. Anyway, prepare yourself for a barrage of paper related goodness over the next few days.
To kick things off I wanted to share this great Australian themed advent calendar that I just spied on Mr Sparrow. It’s called the Mokoh Australian Advent Calendar and the kit contains 25 designed numbered cards (each with an Aussie-themed illustration), 25 brown paper bags for your Christmas treat, 25 wooden pegs and 3 metres of butchers string for hanging. What a cool idea. You can fill the bags with whatever you like – no more horrid compound chocolate! Yay!
You can order yours online at Mr Sparrow or directly through Mokoh Design.
(Image credit: Mokoh Design)
^ To Do 9″ x 12″ by Annie Vought
My latest guest blog for Paper Runway is up!
A little while ago I discovered the amazing work of paper artist Annie Vought. She creates the most intricate art from handwritten letters. Have a read and explore her work! I think you’ll agree that it’s amazing.
(Image Credit: Annie Vought)
The Design Files released their 2012 calendar the other day and it looks fab. They’ve gathered together 12 Australian illustrators who worked around the theme of their Collective Creative Clutter. What a great idea! Each calendar costs $30 and you can order them at Lamington Drive.
(Image Credit: The Design Files)