All posts tagged: paper

4 Things that Caught my Eye

  Images from top left to right: I know cacti are easy plants to look after as they relish a lack of water, but if you want even more low maintenance plants make your own. These DIY painted rock cacti are so cute and would make a wonderful handcrafted gift. Even better, get the kids to make them! Find out how at Salt and Pepper Moms. This photo doesn’t do justice to Sena Runa’s quilled paper art which she sells on Etsy. Turkish-based Sena folds and curls and quills coloured paper in all manner of things from flora and fauna to dancers and hot air balloons. You can follow her on Instagram. Want a new take on sushi? Japanese purists might be horrified but if you find the sushi rolling fiddly, try making these sushi donuts, adding whatever toppings tickle your fancy. Watch the video on Bloglovin’ The Edit. Although embroidery is not a craft I’m drawn to do, I am attracted to the work done by others. This one would have to take the cake as far as …

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Art to Admire | Embroidery, Paper, Photography, DIY

Images from top left to right: Embroidery needn’t be boring. Fashion designer Meghan Willis uses thread like a pencil and creates clever and quirky embroidered drawings to celebrate women, “their strengths and sexuality”. You can find her work at Tsurubride. On a diet? Then look no further (with no need to eat) than the realistic food art of Australia-based stop-motion animation specialists, Yell Design, who have perfected the creation of paper food based on gastronomies around the world. See more at Yell Design. American graphic designer Lizzie Darden also loves to play with her food but her creations are too good to eat. I love these poached egg flowers! Discover cake bras, candy sprinkle donuts and coconut disco balls at Fubiz. Fancy doing your own embroidery art? Embellish some plain white sneakers with colourful thread and show off your handiwork with your footwork. Learn how on the Etsy blog thanks to embroidery artist Liz Payne for her DIY idea.

DIY Inspiration

I think it’s time for some DIY. Have you been inspired to create anything lately? Maybe these DIY projects might get the creative juices flowing … From top left to right: Can you believe these Cosmos flowers are made from paper? Susan from A Petal Unfolds (with whom I did an interview here) shares her paper artistry tips on how to make them on her blog. Here she’s teamed them with sprigs of rosemary to make them look deceptively real. I love a beautiful napkin but am always too lazy to always wash and iron fabric ones! These colourful tie-dyed watercolour napkins may look so pretty you only want to have them on show but they are easy to make and, I reckon, if you’ve made them yourself you’ll be more than happy to take good care of them. Find out how at I Spy DIY. How delicious and healthy this salad looks! Made from roasted carrots, beetroot and fennel with a carrot leaf, orange and hazelnut pesto dressing, it’s inspired by a sustainable ethos of using …

4 Things I Found This Week

Today’s post features four very different things made my four very different people. From the pretty to the utterly divine, they all embrace attention to detail and an element of perfectionism. From top left to right: These beautiful flowers are in fact pencil shavings! Can you imagine perfecting the art of pencil shaving to produce such gems? Japanese artist Haruka Misawa cleverly rolls printing paper featuring colour gradation into the shape of a pencil and sharpens it. See more at Lost at E Minor. And you thought those looked fiddly? What about Amsterdam-based designer Rosa de Jong‘s Micro Matter series where she creates miniature camp-sites, trailers, tree-houses and suspends them in glass beakers. Find out more at Hiconsumption. Rosa will also be selling them soon here. If you’re a sucker for a perfect triangle, these cute DIY leather pouches can be easily made if you follow the instructions from Molly of Almost Makes Perfect. Warning: You’ll need to be good at folding and hole-punching. Yum, yum, yum and yum. Yes, you can eat these ombre ice creams but only if you’ve …