embroidered linen bracelets

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I have haven’t had a ton of time to make stuff so far this summer. I hate to multi-task and most days I choose to do something fun with my little one. But I have been stitching here and there. I made some embroidered linen bracelets. This is an updated version of bracelets I have made in the past. They are so much fun and always one of a kind. I listed them in my etsy shop if you’d like to have a look.

 

pretty glitter

ImageImageImageWe had some friends over for brunch the other day. Eventually our conversation turned to the topic of glitter, so we got some out to play with. I think glitter is so pretty. We all had fun decorating shells, rocks, and other things. We did it all outside and used a lot of glitter! My friend Miwa helped to style these photos :)

diy papercutting cards

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I made some cards using botanical cutouts. I found images of botanical prints online, resized them, and then printed them onto colored cardstock. I then used scissors and an exacto knife to cut out the flowers. I did the same thing with the lettering. I used a free font called the only exception which you can download here.  I printed the text onto cardstock and cut out the letters. Before printing make sure to choose the fliphorizontally printing option because you will be flipping the cutouts over before gluing. I used a spray adhesive to glue the flowers and text onto the front of the cards.

I thought this would be a tedious project, but these were a lot quicker to make than I expected. I ended up making quite a few plus a framed picture for my daughter’s room.

animal collage frames

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There is a local store that I sometimes go to where I can buy cardstock by the pound. I usually keep a big stack of it around, and we use it for all kinds of projects. On a recent day at home I pulled it out and we made these little animal collage frames. We used Sachiko Umoto’s book  Illustration School: Let’s Draw Cute Animals. I love this book, and have since ordered her other two books–Let’s Draw Happy People and Let’s Draw Plants and Small Creatures. I am saving those for Saya’s birthday. And she has a fourth book coming out Let’s Draw Magical Color that is now on my wishlist too. I just love these books. Saya’s frames weren’t quite finished when I took these photos, but her little animals and clouds are so cute. I love making things with her.