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DIY Father’s Day – The Doneness Test Poster

Happy Memorial Day for those in the US. I am actually taking the day off and popping down to Oregon wine country with friends for a nice drive and perhaps a few sips. Today is a big BBQ day here in the US. Inspired by a love of entertaining and spending time with the people… Read more.

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DIY Father’s Day Dish Towels

If you were here yesterday you will have seen our rather fab DIY Father’s Day apron iron on designs. Today we continue the DIY Father’s Day projects with these matching dish towels in two different designs. We purchased these gorgeous navy and white dish towels in our local West Elm store. The horizontal stripe is… Read more.

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BBQ King Apron

DIY Father’s Day BBQ Aprons

Father’s Day fever is in full swing at Lia Griffith HQ – we are surrounded by color palettes of navy and copper, gold and gray, it’s rich and glorious and we’re rather excited for the Dads in our lives. Last month we shared our adorable treasure box for the little ones to fill. Today we’re… Read more.

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DIY Baby age shirt

Safari Themed Baby Onesies for 1 through 12 Months

Our illustrator Krista loves to spend most of her days designing little characters. She’s been known to go one step further and give them names, ages and even a back story – she’s crazy nuts and we love her for that. Today’s post sees us sharing some of Krista’s adorable safari animal characters as part… Read more.

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Video: How To Make a Felt Hobby Horse

Last year I posted my tutorial and pattern for these adorable felt stick horses. I know a project like this can be daunting for some so we have put together a video tutorial that shows you step by step how to cut, glue and sew your horse together. You can order the gorgeous felt from Benzie… Read more.

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Ocean Party

Under The Sea Photo Backdrop Party Props

A children’s birthday party can be the perfect time to roll up your crafty sleeves and get creative. When we were recently given a box full of foam balls from Floracraft® Make It:Fun® and we decided to use them for something other than paper flowers or floral arrangements. A children’s birthday party with an underwater… Read more.

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Papel Picado DIY

DIY Papel Picado Banner for Cinco de Mayo

One celebration we absolutely love here in Portland is the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo (May 5th). Traditionally a celebration of victory after the Battle Of Puebla in the late 1800’s, today Cinco de Mayo is more about celebrating Mexican culture and traditions. Here in Portland the entire waterfront area is awash with color as… Read more.

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Lemonade recipe

Food Lover Friday: Honey and Lavender Lemonade

Earlier this week we had a blast hosting our own children’s party featuring a DIY lemonade stand made from wooden crates and dowels. Head back to Tuesday’s post to see the party in all it’s glory and download your free label designs for lemonade cups, bottles and baggies. We purchased all our gorgeous party ware… Read more.

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Lemonade stand DIY

Make Your Own Felt Bunting Flags and Lemonade Stand

Summer is on it’s way and so, to coax it along a little we are hosting a children’s party with our own lemonade stand! Yesterday we shared our super cute handcrafted lemonade stand party with you including all the PDF’s for the cute stickers that we shared over at World Label plus details on where to… Read more.

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DIY lemonade labels

Host Your Own Lemonade Stand Party

This week we have put together the cutest lemonade stand for a children’s party so your kiddos can enjoy playing shop in their own backyard. Throughout this week we will share details from our party, from how to build your own lemonade stand and felt bunting flags, to the recipe for our delicious naturally sweetened lavender… Read more.

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DIY Gift Tags and Belly Bands – Creativebug Video Tutorial

DIY Gift Tags and Belly Bands – Creativebug Video Tutorial

   I was lucky enough recently to be asked to film a collection of tutorials for Cricut in collaboration with online craft class website Creativebug. In this video I will talk you through the print and cut feature on the Cricut explore and together we will make a range of beautiful DIY gift tags and… Read more.

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Spring Paper Flower Garland

This is a sponsored post for paper-papers.com.  Every season I do what I call a “re-fresh” to my living room, by that I mean that I change my living rooms wardrobe to welcome in the new season. For the winter I used a lot of gold, grey and navy blue (see this post) and for… Read more.

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DIY Gift Bags and Coordinating Tags – Creativebug Video Tutorial

DIY Gift Bags and Coordinating Tags – Creativebug Video Tutorial

Gift wrapping is often overlooked as an afterthought to the gift itself. But for me it offers another opportunity to get super creative and keep my gift giving personal – more is more I always say! These DIY gift bags and coordinating tags were designed in Cricut Design Space which makes it the perfect project… Read more.

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Printable Gift Wrap

Printable Gift Wrap and Tags for Spring & Easter

Okay, I admit it, we went hopping mad for Easter this year – but it’s been SO much fun! We have shared heaps of kids projects from the super popular candy huggers to the felt bunny and lamb ears, a selection of elegant projects for the grown ups from the decorated eggs to the sticky… Read more.

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DIY Icecream Social

Host an Ice Cream Social + Party Printables

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.

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Wedding DIY

Spring in Bloom LOVE Banner

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.

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Easter labels

Pretty Printable Easter Labels

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.

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DIY Elegant Eggs

Make Your Own Elegant Easter Eggs

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.

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A Pretty Printable Easter Brunch Kit

It’s just a little over two weeks from one of my favorite holidays – Easter Sunday. (I realize that almost every holiday is on my favorite list). For me Easter is about celebrating the new season. It’s about coming out from the previous months of hibernation, giving the house a Spring clean, shaking off the… Read more.

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DIY Easter Basket

DIY Easter Basket and Easter Grass

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.

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