Saturday, August 22, 2015

clothesline bunting in cottage country

I really enjoy developing new ideas and it's such a bonus to be able to share them in print. Cottage Country is a new title from the editors of Romantic Homes and it's filled with inspiring ideas from beautiful homes, and features a new simple project from me!

On pages 106-107 you'll find an enjoyable, easy craft that came about one afternoon after spotting some calico and gingham scrapbooking papers at Michaels.

I played with making templates to trace and then cut-out along folded patterned papers, like making paper hearts.

{I should be working in the Girlie Office but somehow I always end up in the sunnier dining room. Does that happen to you? I don't remember why the watering can is there!}

Of course I had to mix-in some pretty paper {aka color-copied fabrics as detailed in my books} and then use scraps to decorate a clothespin or two.

Also find my "Supplies Party" Make It in the current issue of Romantic Homes.

tinkered trivia: The Supplies Party projects were actually items I made as styling props for my first book that weren't substantial enough to be their own project.

Oh, and tinkered tip: don't forget to grab inexpensive craft supplies from the back-to-school sections at places like Target once they end up on clearance! There's no better time to stock-up on glue and tools like math compasses (compassi?) which are idea for making circles.

Happy tinkering!