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quick, colourful gift tags

A couple weeks ago we had a sort of “unbirthday” party with my relatives for all the spring birthdays we’d been too busy to celebrate together as they happened. I made a couple small sweet hair accessories to give my cousins, and made gift tags for everyone’s goodies. The party got scheduled a bit last-minute, […]

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simple paper circles wreath

Now that we live in a massive, meandering apartment complex with multiple wings and fire doors placed with a frequency optimal for hindering those attempting to lug overfull hampers to the laundry room, I’ve noticed a need for door decorations. Two needs, actually. First, there’s keeping up with the Joneses or the Smiths or whoever […]

folded ribbon bows – we’ve got spirit, yes we do!

Today’s post comes to you at the request of [email protected] Team spirit has never been my strong suit. In high school I went to our football games (the largest of our school’s social gatherings) mainly in an attempt to brush elbows with that cute guy I was crushing obsessively on. But when I did show […]

paper party hats

  It came to my attention recently that there’s a tradition amongst Etsy sellers of making their boyfriends pose for photos in silly hats. Which wasn’t actually why I chose to make paper party hats this week, but it’s a nice little bonus. March, it seems, is the beginning of birthday season. Our friend Matt […]

upcycled cardboard & fabric bracelets

Alright boys and girls, here’s an original, totally Tally craft idea directly inspired by my conversion to West Coast use-your-trash Hippie-ism. As opposed to Midwestern donate-your-yogurt-tubs-to-local-kindergarten-art-teachers-and-throw-the-rest-away-cuz-the-recycling-companies-don’t-function-properly-out-here-ism, I suppose. But I digress. Next week, remind me not to write blog posts after a couple glasses of wine. Thanks to making all those ribbon roses last week, […]

easy ribbon roses

Here’s a fast, simple and elegant craft to help you prepare for Mothers’ Day. Or any other I-love-you, gift-giving, here-have-something-pretty occasion. You don’t have to use ribbon for this, either. You can use any long and narrow piece or cloth. Try a strip of scrap fabric, even a shoelace might work. Don’t have either of […]

ribbons & renovations

I grew up in a house that had character. Translation: a house that was constantly being renovated. My brother and I spent a fair amount of time trailing behind my dad on trips to the hardware store, more because my mom wanted us out of the house for a while than due to any particular […]