Etsy favorites Wednesday: budding artist

Back in February my daughter discovered the world of coloring. She loves to scribble and if we’re not keeping a close eye on her she’ll move from the paper to the table and then the chair. She’s even gotten a few marks on her clothing and face! Luckily she hasn’t gotten to the walls yet. (Knock on wood!) That said, this weeks favorites is for my Little Peanut who loves >> Continue reading

Origami + frame = affordable art!

Buying art can be expensive, but if you have a picture frame and scrapbook paper you can create fun affordable art. This is a personalized piece by creating my name using the alphabet instructions. Great for a baby’s room! The possibilities are endless though with origami-club.com’s great diagram or animated instructions. You could make flowers or animals or even landscapes.  [6-13-13 edit: the English page seems to have stopped working, >> Continue reading

Get creative with twist ties

When you’re in need of an activity for the little ones (or big ones) pull out those twist ties and exercise your imagination by making people, animals, buildings – anything! Not to sound cliche, but the possibilities are endless and you’re only limited by your imagination. I discovered this art when I was setting up a computer at my old job. While waiting for software to install I started twisting >> Continue reading

Digital photography for instant art

I’m always looking for ways to add interest to my everyday life, and one way that I found to be fast, fun and yes, cheap is digital photography! It’s taken me a little while to find the perfect setting on my digital camera for close-up shots, but once I did, the possibilities for all of the pictures I’ve taken are endless! Here are some ways to transform the digital pictures >> Continue reading

Pretty & Practical

If your child is like mine, he receives many gifts that–I’ll be honest with you–don’t get a lot of mileage. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the thought and the gift itself, but at the end of the day, he loses interest in it. And then it takes up space and starts to collect dust. (Hmmm, I hope I didn’t just talk Isaac out of some presents come Christmas time!). When I create things, >> Continue reading