Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Natural Grafitti - Moss

After my efforts at trailing vines across a plain brick wall in our backyard failed, I am seriously considering this great idea for moss grafitti, maybe something along the lines of "Love, Laugh and Play".

Head over to Crafting a Green World for the how to (just need to find myself a few handfuls of moss). 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Craft Storage - Pegs

Looking for an easy way to store your yarn and embroidery floss? Pegs are a super cheap, yet super effective option. And if nothing else - the pictures are pretty!

Image via Heather J's Life

Image via Cosy Memories on Flikr

I do have a soft spot for pegs!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Connor Clark - a scottish illustrator

It was this image that initally caught my attention on Pinterest...

And if you follow me on facebook, you will know it had me slightly confused. Intrigued I followed the links and came across the website of Connor Clark, a scottish illustrator, for which there is very little information available on the web. All I could find was this somewhat illusive interview by Underspray in 2006.
Anyway - his illustrations really touched a cord with me - "some" of my favourites below.

Highly recommend you check them all out here.

My Creative Space - Customised Engagement Peg It Ups

This week I have been working on a custom order for my oldest friends engagement party coming up next week. Each washi Peg It Up is hand stamped with their names and the date of the proposal on the back, and will be used to display photos at the party.

I will try and get some shots of them in use to share with you soon.
(Self promotion plug: custom orders are always welcome at another donkey design - just email me at another.donkey.design@gmaildotcom with any questions!).
Head over to Our Creative Spaces to check out some more great projects this week or to play along

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

yes please, thank you - Sparkly Pony Tissue Holders

Yes that's right - tissue holders. Not something I usually lust after - but seriously - these ones by Sparkly Pony on etsy are pretty cool (39.99).

Thanks swissmiss for the heads up

Yes Please, Thank You

Friday, August 19, 2011

yes please, thank you - Akanbe Folding Basket

Love love love this Akanbe Folding Basket which converts to a rug - this would look so perfect in my living room as a place to store my little mans toys which inevitable get tipped out each day. Also great for a trip to the park, storing magazines, anything really!

Available from VivachiStyle for $128.50. 

yes please, thank you 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

My Creative Space - Baby Toys

Well I have had a bit of a break with the "My Creative Space" over the last few months, I have been playing with some things in the background, but nothing I have actually had a chance to photograph and write about. So when I had a baby shower coming up and got my hands on "Simple Sewing for Baby" by Lotta Jansdotter, I whipped up a few little projects to add that handmade touch to our present.

A Baby Giraffe Rattle (minus the rattle as i couldn't quite work that one out)

A Taggy Blanket.
As the book suggests, this is simple sewing, that even an amateur like me can handle!
For more creative spaces, or to play along, head over to Our Creative Spaces

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I want to make.... a whiteboard to do list

This great idea comes courtesy of A Little Hut. Simply take one Ikea Tolsby Frame (currently available from ikea for only $1.99 for 2- Bargain!), insert a plain white card preferably with some decoration, find yourself a white board marker - and voila - you have a super sweet double sided "to do" list for your desk. Would look great as a reminder board on the kitchen bench too!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Get's me everytime!

What is it about little kids in silly costumes that gets me everytime!

 Image and how to instructions on Parents
Image via Tumblr
This one is more sweet than silly.
Available for purchase from sweetpeatoadtots on etsy

Thursday, August 11, 2011

yes please, thank you

Today I am starting a new reguar blogging post - my "yes please, thank you". These will be quick posts of things I find that I would love. I have been posting these as posts on my facebook page, but as I don't want anyone to miss out - thought i would start sharing them with my bloggy exclusive readers to.

So first off the rank - this beautiful burnt orange felted bag from Faint Impressions....

(images via Faint Impressions)

This one of a kind bag is available from Faint Impressions

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Boys on the Land

Head over to Faith Hope and A Whole Lotta Love for more Wordless Wednesdays and to play along.

Etsy Love Revisited - Blancucha

Did you catch my etsy love post back in June on Blancucha and her beautiful prints perfect for both children's rooms and living rooms? Well in case you did - you can read it here.

If you did happen to catch it (and now you have no excuse really)- then you will no doubt recognise the prints on the wall of Kelly of Kelly Oshiro Design.

Image via Design Sponge. Click through to see more shots of this gorgeous interiors

You can purchase these prints from Blancucha's etsy store

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Marbles and Cars - quick and easy ideas

Couple of quick ideas (also easy and cheap!) to whip up when you little ones are getting under foot:

Marble Race Track by via Home Spun Threads

Marble Circus via Paris Bourke

DIY File Folder Parking Garages via Quirky Momma

And I just had to include this too cute one for when your little one is on the go and of course the cars must come too!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Cutest Cupboards Ever

My tendancy would be to take a cupboard and fill it with as much shelving as possible, which I would then fill with junk i don't need to keep - but this adorable kiddie closet, via young house love - has made me rethink this philosophy.

(images above via Young House Love)

I love the little reading nook - but i might be tempted to put in some of these little ikea spice rack shelves too
(image via farm6 flikr)

Or you could of course go all out and loose the clothes and just make a reading cupboard:

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sewing Cards

I remember sewing cards from when I was a little girl - but must admit I don't actually remember playing with them - which could well explain why I am only now just learning to sew!

Mini-eco has these great downloadable version here

Or for the more time pressured people - you can buy a pack of 6 super cute animals from House8810 here (includes yarn, needles and cards)


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