27 November 2007

crafting + cocoa

a bird's eye of my mini diaries on my mini art desk.


two tried + true tricks. number one: blunt craft needles are the best. their eyes are extra wide for ribbons and twine. plus no sharp edges, therefore thimbles are optional. number two: after a far + wide search for a lovely paper weight, i've found that my utilitarian scotch tape dispenser works perfectly for holding down the pages while i tie square knots. here's to solving problems by happy accidents.


nellie in new york may be the most put together bride i've ever known. she is already wrapping up most exquisite wedding plans for her summer wedding. i was pleased as punch when she asked me to create a few custom mini diaries to match each of her bridesmaid's personalities. it has been such a dream to help her with the details of her special upcoming event. {your order is coming soon. and i do hope your bridesmaids blush at all of your thoughtfulness!}


after some serious crafting, d + i sat down with some good reads. i was happy to pull out my christmas inspiration binder and flip through (and add to) it. this month's Real Simple has some stellar ideas, as usual. we sipped his + hers cocoa to celebrate the first sign of snow.



15 comments:

EliseBlaha said...

your posts = delightful.

Angie said...

Great idea- I love the Christmas inspiration binder :-)

meladoriem said...

marta! thank you for the shout out. :) i love seeing your work in progress and i wouldn't dream of asking anyone else to make such personal gifts. you put so much heart into everything that you do. i am so excited for these pieces! you're the best!

Casey said...

sounds like a perfect, cozy night.

love.boxes said...

They turned out so cute!

Jill said...

i'm crazy about that red + white string, perfect for christmas crafting

Holly O. said...

What a perfect gift for bridesmaids. And I love the idea of a holiday inspiration book. I have several inspiration books I have put together over the years, but haven't ever thought about a holiday one. Thank you Marta!

melissa deakin said...

gorgeous diaries and what a lovely bride. such a fabulous gift.
love the first photo with your feet visible.
love seeing your work space too.
:)

chelle said...

I can't believe the kinderdness I feel when I come here. I share your love for quotes, inspiration binders, red and white bakers twine, and paper crafts. As well as finding happiness in the sweet small details of life.

Marty said...

Your inspiration binders are always inspiring. I remember looking at your organization inspiration binder one Christmas and re-doing my whole house in January because of it!!

Catherine said...

Those mini diaries are too cute!
What a wonderful gift idea. Your cocoa look delish too very decadent but most deserved if snow is on the way, how lovely.

gab said...

I have been trying to take more bird's eye photos in your honor.

Also hot cocoa tastes extra yummy with a candy cane/spear!

sarah at twolooseteeth.com said...

my favorite part were your little feet in their white socks in that first picture.

swell.life said...

i am drooling over your inspiration binder...and hot chocolate! what a sweet winter day.

Kristi said...

I love your mini diaries, Marta! Gorgeous. And your crafting space. Oh my, His and hers hot chocolate sounds fabulous.

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