Entries Tagged as 'DIY'

In the Land of Nod




I had the pleasure of spending the day at The Land of Nod’s Seattle store today. I met a lot of new, fun friends. And we most certainly got crafty! Cannot wait to share what we did with you guys.






Pretty Party | Mama J + Baby M



It’s Friday, my friends. Who doesn’t love a Friday?!? I’m hoping I can give you another reason to love this day – by sharing this super sweet, baby shower for Mama J + Baby M.

Like most of the parties I’ve shared here, it was a labor of love. I’m not sure where or when it started. But every time there is an important event or milestone in our family, the cousins (Crafty Cousins Creative) band together to help make that event even more special. Whether it’s creating beautiful invitation suites for weddings, baking delicious cupcakes for birthdays, cooking amazing food for showers, or crafting beautiful little details every type of party in between. Together we can always make anything better and more beautiful.

Sisterly Bond | I couldn’t resist capture this moment while we said a little blessing.

The Milk Bar | Ruffled cake stands, blue suitcases (source) and mini paper fans + homemade Momofuku Milk Bar Cookies (cookbook).

Details | Labels to match the invitation + Blueberries and Cream Cookies (recipe).

Food | Honey Lime Chicken Skewers (recipe). YUM!

Details | DIY Stained Mason Jars (tutorial) + original geo painting by my little sister.

And lastly, how adorable are the Lolas (Tagalog for Grandmother)!?! They seriously LOVED these photo props. I think they had more fun with than the younger set did!

This is where we got our sense of family from, these ladies. They’ve taught us that family always sticks together and helps each other out. Thankfully, we’ve been blessed many times over, so we’ve only had to help each other with fun, beautiful, and joyous occasions – like this shower. But I know that even when we face super hard times, we will always be there for each other. I mean if we can make parties like these happen, only imagine what we can do!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!



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Crafting | DIY Ombre` Napkins



Happy Weekend’s Eve!  Our first week back to normal (the kiddos were on Spring Break last week) has come and gone.  It’s pretty amazing fast it goes when you are running around all over the place – haha.  After all is said and done, it is so nice to be back to busy.  Sounds crazy, I know.

And to finish the week off, I thought something crafty was in order.  Which is perfect because it is our turn to host ‘Supper Club’ – super excited for that!  We’ll be having a Mexican themed meal with carnitas and black bean soup, just to name a couple dishes.  So I wanted to create something bright and festive for the table.

Dip-dyed Ombre` Napkins seemed perfect!

They didn’t turn out exactly the way I wanted them to.  But you know what?  I’m okay with that because I can foresee this being something that I will be doing quite often in the future.  Practice makes perfect, right?  For a first, not too bad.

Here’s what you’ll need:

- plain white table napkins (mine were from Target).
- fabric dye, the powder kind.
- jar/bucket.
- warm water.
- wooden clothes pins, the kind that you hang laundry with. So your fingers don’t get messy.
- baking rack, the kind that you use to put your cookies on.
- rimmed baking sheet.


- fill your container of choice with warm water and fabric dye, less is more when adding the dye.
- quickly dip your fabric as high as your want the color to go. Repeat as many times as it takes for your to achieve the lightness that you want.
- add more dye
- dip the fabric again, but this time a couple inches below the original dip-line.
- repeat the last two instructions until you achieve the ombre` you want.

What I’ve learned from this DIY:

- only add a teeny, tiny bit of powder. That way you can create a more gradual ombre`.
- use a container with a big enough opening so that you don’t have to fold your fabric too many times. This will give you a straight ombre` line.

Have a wonderful weekend!



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Brand New | Journalist no. 1 + Essential Tapes – Just Dots



It’s Saturday and that means new product releases over at Designer Digitals!
Journalist no. 1 is available HERE

Essential Tapes – Just Dots is available HERE

Brand New | Onesies + Tapes



Remember these?  Well, they are now available in 3 different color ways – Surprise, Modern Girl, and Modern Boy, in the Designer Digitals Store.

Essential Tapes – Confetti

You can get them Here.

It’s Here | Gifted 2011!



Have any of you seen that holiday image floating around Facebook and Pinterest?  You know, the Nordstrom one where they explain why you will not find Christmas trees and Christmas music in their stores because they like to take things one holiday at a time?  Well that’s the way we like to do it here too, one holiday at a time.

I’ve been doing pretty well, focusing on Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving with my family.  But this is definitely getting me into the gift-giving mood!

Photo by Ez, Creature Comforts Blog.
Another beautiful edition put together by Ez of Creature Comforts filled with so many unique gift ideas!

Take a peek at Gifted, you are sure to be inspired!

That’s it for me for today.  Have a great weekend!


Brand New + 4th Quarter Sale



It’s time. Time for the Designer Digitals 4th Quarter Sale.  Time to stock up on some digital goodness.  And time to start thinking about how you are going to document your Holiday memories.

Available right this very second is the 2012 edition of the Skinny Calendar series.  Full of bright, hand-drawn designs.  You can find it here.  Did I mention these make fabulous gifts?


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