Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Favorite Things: Matou en Peluche

Matou en Peluche (a.k.a. Samantha Battersby) is an illustrator of such lovely drawings and prints. I want so many of them. Her Art Deco ladies, animals, and mermaids are so charming! Which would you choose?

Mermaid Jemima takes Harry for a walk
Bird art - The Blue Bird of Happiness
Art Deco Georgette
Jemima leads the Crustacean Calisthenics class
An appreciative audience
Bird art - TWO BLUE BIRDS of happiness
Dorothy
Mermaid art - Crustacean cafe
Art Deco Millie

Friday, January 21, 2011

Valentine's DIY

There's a great post today over at oh, hello friend: you are loved that's full of Valentine's DIY projects: diy with Brittni. This adorable heart makes me want to learn to crochet!

Valentine's Day :: Crocheted hearts tutorial
 Plus Martha Stewart's site has a big section on "How to Charm Your Valentine." Check out the Heart-Shaped Soap

 and Crayon Hearts projects.


 
 A few other of Martha's craft ideas I love:

Good Thing: Heart-Felted Scarf
Valentine Flowers
Knot Bracelet  

And this one has to be my favorite... I have always wanted to learn how to do this... Luckily it has a video, so maybe there is hope for me!

Papercut Hearts

If you love craft tutorials, also check out Totally Tutorials, which I just discovered. I love this Valentine Bath Salts tutorial from Shrimp Salad Circus.

how to-sday . valentine bath salts
And I totally want to make these... Yum.

strawberry pink champagne cupcake recipe


And last but not least, over at Craft Gossip, check out Nine Valentine's craft tutorials.




All these crafts make me think of the childlike joy that comes with making Valentines at Valentine's Day.
What do you think? Do you want to try any of these or any other crafts for your loved ones?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Super awesome free sites to advertise and promote your handmade crafts

This is a great list over at the Unanimous Crafters site. Can't wait 'til I have time to dig into it!

Super awesome free sites to advertise and promote your handmade crafts | List of helpful resources curated by Unanimous Crafters

Wednesday, January 5, 2011