Along with wearing pastel bows in our hair, revisiting Emma Block’s Style Icon series, channeling Lolita with sunglasses by Tumbleweeds Handcraft and keeping our mugs cozy with these adorable knit sweaters, this week, we made a confetti wall, couldn’t wait to get our tickets to see She & Him + Camera Obscura, sewed an angel collar, learned how to hand print pillows, geeked out over new songs by Conor Oberst and Iron & Wine, and crafted origami hearts for Valentine’s Day. Spy the rest of our little diary after the jump. xo.
Meeting at a kissing booth during an art school carnival, Shauna Alterio and Stephen Loidolt soon fell in love and began creating art together after graduation. Working under the handle Something’s Hiding In Here, the married duo fuse their respective backgrounds in sculpture, wood work, and printmaking, in order to create unique, quirky products out of their home studio in Philadelphia. One such item in their faux-bois logs. The petite plaster cast logs feature wood grain-detailing in pastel hues, along with adorbs letterpress gift tags that read “Stick With Me” and “Wood You Be Mine,” which you can spy below.
Along with perusing Rachel Levit’s Botany illustrations, remembering our first crushes with Julia Pott and swooning over Colenimo’s Paper Moon fashion line, this week, we wanted to paint our bodies in retro camera tattoos, discovered ombré paper garlands, learned how to make flower lights out of cupcake liners, wished that Neil Gaiman spoke at our college graduation, and checked out SoKo’s latest music video. Peek inside the rest of our little diary after the jump, and have an amazing Memorial Day weekend! xo.
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This week, we discovered how to make honeycomb book shelves, wanted to carve our initials into faux bois heart stamps, toyed with the idea of making mini notebooks, started planning out our summer reading list, adored the 1960s styling of a fashion editorial, and were mesmerized by Anna Schuleit’s Bloom. Check out the rest of our little diary after the jump. xo.
Based out of Michigan, Ashley Pahl creates magical paper-cut prints and note cards that boast a simple, yet sweet vibe. The crafter’s designs are all hand cut and painted, with her Valentine’s Day line — featuring floating hearts, faux-bois patterns, romantic phrases and arrows — being particularly cute for this time of year. Swoon over Pahl’s lovely paper-cut work below, and send them to sweethearts via Etsy.
Totes geek-out worthy, these magical wood bark heart stamps combine crush nostalgia and crafting. And the shop features lots of sweet stamps—from raindrops to mustaches—but it’s this darling initials-carved-in-bark heart number that brings those feelings of childhood swoons to present day.
Get all craft-dorky over this stampage.