Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Finnstyle, Kalevala Jewelry

i <3 Kalevala jewelry!! I bought several rings before I left and received a necklace and earrings from my lovely Finnish fams since then. From what I remeber, many of the designs are replicas from an archaeological dig they did in Finland many many years ago. The designs are romantic and playful at the same time. Check out and see for yourself! And while you're there, I adore the Marimekko fabric, sigh!!!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Spin Art

I was surfing my blogs, considering an activity for the kiddoes, when I came across this. Say Yes to Hoboken, via, had this cool idea to use a salad spinner for spin art! brody had fun splattering paint, and the mess was minimal :).

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Woman's tank-top onto toddler dress

i finished this gift with time to spare :). Saturday was my Great Niece Kara's 1st birthday. I used one of Nola's Old Navy dresses for a pattern guide and whipped up this blue dress from a women's tank-top i picked up at the Variety Storefor $4!

The design on the bottom is from a linoleum blockprimt i did in high school. I scanned a print into my fave photo editing software, removed the color and upped the contrast. Then I printed it on Iron-On Transfer paper. A lil' ironing and i was done!