Jolynn Krystosek

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008
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Jolynn Krystosek

Jolynn Krystosek, via designers block. I gotta say, paper craft is gettin’ big. First these Extraordinary Thank-You Notes, and now this. Beautiful work.

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Christmas Garland with Paper Stars

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008
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Festive star garland

Remember all those stars I was talking about before? Well, here’s how to turn them into a Christmas Garland. I made mine out of dot matrix paper, but shredded junk mail could also work. So here’s an idea: take all your junk mail this Christmas and pick out the ones that have a similar colour overall for the bottom or top half of the page. Then stick them into your paper shredder one at a time, and you have around 20 coloured strips for your garland! (Obviously, this only works if you have a shredder that makes only long straight cuts, none of that confetti-ing business.)

Jane’s Doily Bowl

Monday, December 15th, 2008
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Jane's Doily Bowl

I’m going to make my mom one of these Doily Bowls for our Christmas table, to hold flowers. I think we’re going to go for a blue and gold/brass theme, so these will sort of fit into the gold half.

Bedwarmer

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008
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Bedwarmer

Bedwarmer, via Blather Magather.

Holly Stalder Lace Shrug

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008
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Holly Stalder Lace Shrug

Holly Stalder Lace Shrug

Here’s a beautiful Lace Shrug (by Holly Stalder) to wear to a Christmas party.

Temari: Japanese Christmas Ornaments!

Monday, December 8th, 2008
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They don’t do the religious bit, but they do the other stuff swell.









Froebel Star Ornaments

Friday, December 5th, 2008
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Froebel Star

Make a Froebel Star using the instructions here. Apparently it’s a German tradition! I had no idea. You might be able to make permanent versions of these stars out of interfacing (as shown here), so they can be reused every year. Via whip up.

Here’s a video:

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Joana Vasconcelos

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
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Joana Vasconcelos

I saw this today and I figured I’d get it on the blog before it explodes all over the blogosphere. This is work by Joana Vasconcelos, and there’s a whole bunch more beneath the jump. Via whip up. You know this shit is going to go crazy.

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Wooden Ornaments

Monday, December 1st, 2008
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Wood Ornaments

Wood Ornaments, via Creativadoration.

Cute Padded Envelopes

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008
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Padded Envelope

I like this Padded Envelope via Creativadoration. I don’t know about you, but recycling and reusing things has turned me into a packing supplies pack rat. I have random padded envelopes everywhere, because I always imagine myself reusing them to mail things out. But I’m not much of a mailer, so they just sit there in random crevices. I imagine I could cut apart a few of those old ones I’ve scrabbled away, tear off the bubbly part and recover them with brown paper, then zip up the sides with a little sewing machine. Voilà, a pretty new envelope for mailing things out.

I won’t, though, because I’m still not much of a mailer.