Air-dry clay ornaments are nothing new, but they're so easy and so beautiful in their simplicity. I finished up this tutorial for the Minted blog last week featuring a Scandinavian-inspired take on them. Head over to Julep to for detailed instructions and step-by-step photos.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Just dropping in to share a few projects from this month: a Thanksgiving invite and menu (above).
Printable cards to record the things we give thanks for. (Download them here)
A marbled favor box, to welcome guests.
Paper pumpkins to decorate the table (full tutorial here).
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Gold leafing is my favorite technique for getting a beautiful metallic finish. Unlike spray paint, it's odorless and easy to do indoors — perfect for this city dweller. Plus, it really gives better results than any type of paint I've tried. Find the full instructions for these gilded pumpkins on Julep.
Monday, November 4, 2013
Our early autumn is dust and dried earth, wild grasses made gold by the heat. Branches low and heavy, fallen fruit rotting among the ditches and furrows. In September we drove north, out of the city, meeting high sun in the orchard and a measured coolness in the barn. Press and plow were still, half lost in shadow. We left with a jug of cider, passing through the yard outside where they were setting up for a wedding, stringing cafe lights in the trees.
Friday, November 1, 2013
I hope everyone had a happy halloween this year! Here's a trick-or-treat bag project that went up on Julep earlier this week. Annie Clark and I came up with two designs you can download, print and add to a tote using iron-on transfer paper. Read the post for full instructions and downloads.