Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Surprisingly there's only own guest post on owls, but maybe that's good because I don't see how any other owl could've topped Andrea's tutorial!
You're probably tired of people saying that Autumn is their favorite time of year, so I'll get it out quick--I love the cripsy yellow leaves, the blustery wind, a warm bowl of soup and a cup of tea in the afternoon, a warm scarf, and all the fall colours. In fact, since we've already had a forecast for snow in NY, it's all come and gone a bit too quickly. Anyway, I was really excited to make something for Laura's Autumn Party so here are some Blue Eyed Owl Brooches! -0v0-
I always buy up craft supplies when they're on sale and couldn't resist the Fimo section this time. You only need a few simple supplies for this easy Owl Brooch DIY.
I molded the clay into an owl shape with my fingers and thumbs until it looked like this.
Then paint a few layers of paint and add a nose, eyes and some feather details.
Wear these with your favorite Autumn colors and you can even add an owl mask.
Sarah from One Owl Please has a wonderful free printable owl mask available. So if you still need a Halloween costume or you like to dress up all year round, this is perfect for you!
Thanks so much, Laura, for having me on your wonderful blog!! xoxo
Now you're probably already familiar with the PaperSparrow blog and shop. If not, head on over there because you are in for a real treat! Andrea also happens to be the Queen of Blog Parties and there will be a Amelie themed party on November 9th, don't miss it!
Hi there, Here is my biscuit recipe for scary spiderweb cakes!!!
It is not a fancy thing. Basically whisk up a batch of sugar cookies or buy them!
A quick recipe is:
240g butter +180g sugar mix them together until fluffy. Then mix in a beaten egg. Add a couple of drops of vanilla essence. Mix in 280g plain flour until dough like. Then roll and cut out into cookies!!!
Then make some glaze icing. Take a cocktail stick and dip it into some food colouring. Dip it into the icing on the biscuit and draw a little spiders leg. Be careful not to use too much colouring as it will run.
And there you have it! Spider web biscuits!
Also, don't forget to check out Hannah's blog. She always has amazing tips and recipes, knows the most amazing illustrators and has a passion for adorable toy cameras.
Carrie has made an incredibly easy yet extremely magical tutorial. Enjoy!
Hey I am Carrie from Carrie's Little World and I am so happy be part of this great Halloween party!!!
Today I have a great and cheap Halloween idea: Glow jars!
You need glow sticks (I got mine from the dollar tree) and empty clear jar with lid.
Cut open the glow stick and empty them into the jar put your lid on the jar and shake.
Cool right? I plan making a bunch of these to put out on Halloween
All those glowing leaf colours made me think of the bright colours in my collection of Japanese fabric scraps. I found these in Paris on a trip last year. I use a mixture of vintage/recycled and new fabrics in my projects. I cannot resist buying new fabrics but I try to buy scraps and off-cuts that need using up! Appliqué is great for using up small scraps of material.
Yay, this is the fun bit! You can see it all coming together! If you're adorning a onesie, make sure the design is on the top half so that it can be seen if the little angel happens to be wearing trousers (pants) or a skirt. Now you just need to...
If, like me, you're an embroidery newbie or novice, I highly recommend this post on the Ais for Ampersand blog, by Mel from Thrifted. It's a brilliantly clear and helpful introduction to embroidery! It was quite slow doing all the stitching but I found it a relaxing thing to do in the evening.
And there you have it: an Autumnal upcycle to give new life to plain clothes! All you have to do now is find a cute model to show it off ;)
p.s. many thanks to Josella of Tack-O-Rama for the 1950s-style Pacifico font (by code.newtypography) I used in the images for this tutorial. You can download it for free, here, along with lots of others.