DIY

The leaves are speaking to us

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Dear Blob,

Happy Thanksgiving! Ohhhhhhh the autumn leaves at the moment are just so beautiful.

I recently started working at the Craft Council of BC doing Social Media and Communications and I made these Happy Thanksgiving leaves this week for work. I am super chuffed with how they turned out so I thought I'd share them here too. 

If you'd like to DIY something similar you'll need some leaves, a cutting knife, cutting mat, possibly a pencil and definitely some patience. It helps to plan out the placement of the words or letters (reversed in pencil  on the back) but I kind of just winged it this time and that is why things aren't completely centered. Use your knife to cut out the letters or shapes and TA DA! 

I have so much to be thankful for! For example tomorrow I am going to a Waffle Party. There will only be the two of us but we are still calling it a Waffle Party. Life is good.

Love, Tara

Yay! I named this leaf after me. Meet Tara Jnr. 

Yay! I named this leaf after me. Meet Tara Jnr. 

Yummy Yummy Ice Cream DIY

To make your own Ice Cream Envelopes head on over the the Bird on a Wire Creations Blog for the DIY :)

Dear Blob,

Last week I created a little Ice Cream Printable Envelope DIY for the Bird on a Wire Creations blob ummm I mean blog. Pop on over there for the download and very simple instructions. May I recommend this song while you are making!

I have especially had ice cream on my mind after my fellow and I went to Portland for the first time the other weekend to celebrate our birthdays and anniversary. It was just wonderful and one of the highlights was visiting Salt & Straw multiple times. Yum yum yum. They have lots of different delicious flavours and one day I thought I would get a little adventurous and get a Bone Marrow and Smoked Bourbon Cherries Cone. I thought it would be more about the Cherry flavour but found it to be a little too meaty for me. Too adventurous! Incase you need to know I my fav was the Chocolate with Gooey Brownies and Bill loved the Double Fold Singing Dog Vanilla . 

I am curious, do you like meaty ice creams? Have you had any good ice cream adventures or misadventures lately? Do tell!

Love, Tara

Poppytalk Etsy Craft Party

Loved these little Cacti in Half Light Honey Pots on the table tops.

Dear Blob,

A couple of weeks ago I went to the Etsy Craft Party hosted at the new Poppytalk space. It feel that is so important to play and when I saw the event announced on twitter I had to pounce. The theme was Recapture (bringing new meaning to photographs) and we embroidered vintage photos. I had a lovely afternoon chatting it up with the other participants, eating yummy treats from Coco Cake Land and I even won a goodie bag! 

I love the Poppytalk blog and their move from the online world into the "real" world with the retail/workshop space is just super. The space is just around the corner from two of my favourite stores Bird on a Wire (obvi) and Much and Little. Wonderful and dangerous. 

The other night I couldn't sleep so I decided to watch Orange is the New Black and embroider into photos. Things got really fun when I decided to add a little paper into the mix too. Doing a craft activity when you can't sleep only wakes you up but I still think it was worth it.

Love, Tara