A GIVEAWAY on Discover Paper

February 8, 2012 | Featured, Shop

I know today is normally Workspace Wednesday, but I think you’ll like this better! Donaville from the wonderful blog Discover Paper has just announced a Fellow Fellow Giveaway!

All you have to do is go over to Discover Paper, leave a comment telling us what your favourite Fellow Fellow product is, and you could win one of my large Neon Grid Wallets, and a pack of gold/kraft Flag Gift Tags! The giveaway is open from today until the 13th of February, so head on over to Discover Paper to enter!

DIY Heart Candy Gift Tags

February 6, 2012 | DIY, Featured

Good Morning! How was your weekend?  :)

I have some exciting news! A few weeks ago I was contacted by Fossil to do a Valentines DIY for their Fossil.Life.Style blog, and it went live last friday! I just wrote that like it wasn’t a big deal for me to be contacted by Fossil.. but I can tell you now, much dancing and singing was done following that email! I’ve been a Fossil fan for years so it was pretty much a dream come true.

After a lot of deliberation, I came up with some cute little heart candy gift tags, that are really easy and fun to make.. I hope you like them! You can find the full DIY over on Fossil.Life.Style. :)

**It appears that the links to this post don’t work anymore, so I’ve included the instructions below!**

Here’s what you’ll need:

– Oven-bake modeling clay in candy colours
– Baking paper
– Rolling Pin
– Heart template or cookie cutter (I used a store-bought wooden heart, but I’ve included a template HERE if you need it)
– Xacto knife
– A pointy tool or needle to make a hole for the string
– Alphabet stamps
– Red pen (fine tip)
– Oven

1. Put a ball of modeling clay onto the baking paper and roll it out to about 8mm thick.
2. Lay your heart template on top, and carefully cut around it with the Xacto knife (keeping the knife as straight as possible). If you have a cookie cutter it’s much easier!
3. Smooth out any rough edges, then use the stamps to imprint your text. Push a hole into the corner of your heart using the pointy tool or a needle (make sure it’s wide enough for string).
4. Bake in the oven according to the packet instructions.
5. Once the heart is cooled, use the red pen to draw over the imprinted text. My pen was water soluble, and smudged easily (even after drying), so I washed the hearts under water to get any excess ink off. The red was still visible, but just not as vibrant.
6. And you’re done! They make for fun gift tags, or as little surprises left in a pocket or lunch box.

Extra Last Minute

December 22, 2011 | Featured

Only 3 days until Christmas – eep! Are you ready?

Because most of my packages went overseas this year, I had to be semi-organised in order to have them arrive on time.. which is great because now I’m feeling pretty relaxed about it all! But if you’ve still got gifts to buy, how about giving something that gives back this Christmas?

I was just over on You Can’t be Serious blog (if you don’t know these guys, they are brilliant photographers in Brisbane), and came across their post about TEAR Australia’s Useful Gifts – The original way to buy a goat and other poverty-fighting gifts :)

For as little as $5, you can provide school supplies to a child, or chickens to a family, $24 provides safe water to a household, and $50 will give a family a goat.

Isn’t that a great way to get involved in something positive this Christmas? These photos were taken by You Can’t be Serious while in India visiting some of the people who had benefited from TEAR Australia’s Useful Gifts.

Images from You Can’t be Serious.

Surprise!

November 12, 2011 | Featured

Hey there! I know it’s Saturday and I don’t normally post on the weekends, but today is a special exception because I have something exciting to share with you!

Ez from Creature Comforts has done it again this year, bringing out a beautiful collection of gift ideas in Gifted Magazine. As some of you will know, I was lucky enough to have been asked to participate in last year’s Gifted Magazine in which I did a DIY for some fabric twist-ties (you can find that here).

This year, I was again lucky enough to have been contacted by the lovely Ez to come up with some printable gift tags to be available in this years magazine! I decided on doing something a little less traditional for my tags, but no less fun! So please head on over and check out Gifted Magazine, there are some really great finds in there that I’ll certainly be putting on my list!

Have a great weekend!