bunnies + crafty time

April 1, 2013  /  diy, holiday, instagram

Easter eggs 2013
We’re a bit bunny obsessed in my casa. Did you know that we adopted a sweet Holland Lop rabbit back in November? Yep, Sherman is our new buddy and our pug/beagle mix, Ula thinks she is the bee’s knees (yup, you read ‘she’ correctly, her gender was misidentified twice – c’est la vie!). My Instagram feed is littered with photos of our two sweet fuzzy buddies, if you’re interested in getting a glimpse, or two.
Last year, the mister and I experimented with coloring eggs, we had a ton of fun, but the results were a bit… blah. This year, we were delighted with the results, though I have no clue how to really explain the process! We bought a super cheap gold paint kit and mostly just made up our own rules. We also experimented with marbling with food dye and shaving cream, which you probably saw on Pinterest, just like I did. We layered the two techniques and came up with some mighty fine egg art, if I do say so myself. Brian grew up crafting with his mom, she’s an expert quilter amongst other talents and I love that B knows his way around a hot glue gun. He always comes up with clever costumes, gifts and is game for whatever hare-brained DIY I have in mind for us. I feel perpetually lucky to have such a fun partner.

12 days of holiday cheer: diy with smock {no. 11}

December 19, 2011  /  diy, gift wrap, holiday

{diy gift bows}

{diy holiday garland}

Smock has really pulled out all of the stops with these latest DIY tutorials showcasing their luxe bamboo gift wrap. How amazing are those bows? I seriously can’t wait to try both of these projects!

{images via smock, links via monograham}