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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Easter Sunday is coming up on April 5th and this year we have lots of fun DIY projects planned for you. Up first is this gorgeous printable Easter brunch invitation and envelope liner. I love to have friends and family over for a meal and drinks on Easter Sunday. For me it signifies the end… Read more.
St Patrick’s Day is such a fun celebration and it’s just around the corner on March 17th. Traditionally commemorating the Patron Saint of Ireland, in recent years celebrations have tended to focus more on the history and culture of the Emerald Isle. Over the last couple weeks we have shared various fun St Patrick’s Day… Read more.
Our St Patrick’s Day crafts continue today with this adorable paper shamrock garland. The clover-like shamrock plant is the national emblem of Ireland so we often see it in representations of Irish culture – and I just love what it symbolizes. The patron Saint of Ireland, St Patrick, used the three leaves to illustrate the… Read more.
St. Patrick’s Day is coming up March 17th so we have thrown ourselves into the Irish spirit with a couple of great little St. Patrick’s Day crafts for you to make at home. Yesterday we brought you the PDF and cut file for these cute Leprechaun candy huggers. Today we have taken that same cheeky… Read more.
Tuesday March 17th is Saint Patrick’s Day. Traditional celebrations commemorate the patron Saint of Ireland, a 5th Century Bishop from the Emerald Isle. In recent history, celebrations have tended towards the country’s rich heritage and culture and with over 30 million Americans having Irish ancestry (like me) it seems only right that we share a… Read more.
There is so much fun to be had when handcrafting your wedding day – or helping out with a friends celebration! This month we have DIY wedding tutorials for paper lanterns, cupcake and wedding cake toppers, family seating signage and a gorgeous matching wedding invitation (coming next week) . . . all using the same delicate… Read more.