The independent ice cream parlour here in Portland gets particularly busy this time of year. From early afternoon through to late evening there seems to be a constant stream of dessert lovers queuing up to sample the latest flavors on offer. Last summer I realized that those wanting to purchase a whole pint (or two!)… Read more.
A pretty play on a papel picado, this love banner is perfect for DIY wedding decor or to decorate any party. We cut ours from a metallic white paper from paper-papers.com and you can either use card stock or they also cut beautifully with a text weight paper. We have included the SVG cut file… Read more.
I love to make my own jams and fruit spreads and love even more to hand a jar or two to neighbors and friends after cooking up a batch on the weekend. In fact I love to give edible gifts on any occasion and have been known to package up macarons, sugared almonds, gourmet coffee… Read more.
I loved giving these Olive Oil, Vinegar and Salt & Pepper grinders our own stamp of creativity. As part of our entry into Cricut’s Design Star Space competition we created these fresh yet classic text transfers to add a little individuality in our kitchen restyle. This is one of those projects that just wouldn’t be… Read more.
Happy Friday! To complete our set of Easter DIY projects we had to make a felt Easter bunny. How cute is this little guy? He is so easy to make with just a little bit of felt, embroidery thread and beads. You can download and print the tutorial below and use the step-by-step tutorial to… Read more.
We just LOVE to customize. Not only for ourselves, but for friends and family when we are gift giving. It adds an extra personal touch that can only be achieved when we put a little bit of ourselves into it. Personalized labels are the perfect way to add a touch of ‘homemade’ to your offerings… Read more.
A simple DIY tutorial that oozes gallons of “cute” is my favorite type of project to share. If we could spend a little more time playing dress up with the little ones in our life I think we would – we had such fun with this one! These DIY felt Easter bunny and lamb ears… Read more.
Last month we were approached by Porch.com and Wayfair.com to build and decorate a dollhouse for a charity of our choosing. A charity close to our hearts is Ronald McDonald house here in Portland, Oregon. Inspired by the need to support families far from home whose ill children are in Portland hospitals, the Oregon Medical Association… Read more.
We have shared lots of super cute Easter craft ideas for kids over these past two weeks from the ever so popular candy huggers to the personalized Easter baskets and decorated animal eggs. So today we’re switching it up. We’re going all grown up and glamorous with these elegant Easter eggs using tiny paper flowers,… Read more.
This is the perfect project for book lovers. Traditional bookplates are used to identify books in your personal or public library and are a great way to ensure your treasured texts are returned to you safely. They are also great for teaching children to treasure their stories and I’ve had friends allow their kiddos to… Read more.
We created this pretty Scandinavian style flower pattern as part of the Design Space Star competition with the intention that it could be used on a lot of different products in our kitchen restyle. We picked up this gorgeous linen apron, teal linen towels and cocktail napkins at Crate & Barrel, the edges and pocket… Read more.
It is just a few weeks before Easter so today we are sharing a set of four utterly adorable Easter cards and a matching DIY envelope for the kids to personalize, print onto card stock and give to classmates or friends. The little animals are based on our designs for the Easter candy huggers, Easter… Read more.
We are on day three of our #CricutEverywhere week and today is the day to win a Teal Cricut Explore Air! Make sure to check our Facebook page for the contest rules today and each day for the rest of the week. We will be giving away and iPad Mini tomorrow and another Explore Air… Read more.
Today we are kicking off our week of the Cricut Everywhere giveaway! This is an exciting week where not only do we share what inspires us and where we find our inspiration, but we are having a 5-day contest giving away two TEAL Cricut Explore Air machines, an iPad mini as well as other Cricut… Read more.
How gorgeous is this mug collection? I spoke a little in my kitchen restyle post about my love for both Scandinavian design and traditional Native American art and these designs pull those two great styles together perfectly. The geometric shapes mix beautifully with the simple Scandinavian outlines. I chose a gold and black color palette… Read more.
As part of 12-months of Martha Stewart, we receive a box of crafting goodies each month and are asked to create a fabulous project from the contents. If you’ve been following our posts this week you will have noticed our love for Easter and so the arrival of the Martha Stewart Easter stencils, paints and… Read more.
We have a blast coming up with Easter crafts for kids. There’s always a lot of ‘oohing’ and ‘aaahing’ involved in design meetings and when our designer Krista came up with these little fellas we considered adding a “cute overload” warning to the post :-). We each have our favorite (mine’s the little lamb –… Read more.
I recently teamed up with Cricut and Creativebug to film a number of tutorials for you to watch and learn some of the techniques involved in making some of my paper projects. Up first is the video on how to make your own paper hydrangea. It was the obvious choice to shoot this tutorial first… Read more.
Isn’t Springtime the best? Our studio is filled to bursting with various prototypes for paper tulips, partly decorated Easter eggs, and a whole host of baby farm animals in various forms from candy huggers in yesterday’s post, to these adorable Easter goodie bags. The little bunny rabbit, duckling, chick and lamb are all easily printed… Read more.
The candy huggers that we made for Valentine’s Day were so popular that we have adapted our design to bring you these adorable baby animal candy huggers in time for Easter. We get really excited at Lia Griffith HQ about Springtime and all that happens at this time of year. It’s a time when we all… Read more.