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I recently made two new Foto Books that I’m selling on Etsy.  I’m especially proud of these, and love the fact that they will soon hold someone’s special memories.  I think that’s why I love what I do: I make the tools that hold the special parts of people’s lives.  It’s an inspiration and an honor.

This is the Floren Baby Book.  It’s a big book, full of themed pages for parents to record their baby’s firsts.

This is the Poppy Foto Book.  It’s a big book as well, made from nearly all recycled materials.  The book itself is an antique: at least 30-40 years old.  The blank pages inside are original, so they’re a bit yellowed and absolutely beautiful.  I’m going to include photo corners with it, to continue the feel of the antique romance.


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Excited for the holidays!

The weather’s chilly, the trees are bare and I swear I can smell cinnamon in the air! It might be a bit early to start decorating the tree or playing my Christmas With The Chipmunks CD, so I’ve channeled my excitement into crafts!

The Emo Snowmen Holiday Card Set

The Snowman Variety Holiday Card Set

The Noel Holiday Card Set

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I’ve been thinking about different ways to creatively wrap this year.  While I like to stay away from the basic wrapping paper, ribbon and a peel-and-stick tags, sometimes it’s easier than getting really creative.  especially if you have a million gifts to wrap.

I remember one year, when my sister and I were young, my mother helped us make wrapping paper.  She cut raw potaties in half, and my sister and I carved designs into the flat cut side, much like pumpkin carving.  She then laid out big sheets of paper and  plated of craft paint, and we stamped the paper with our designs.  It was so much fun, and a great memory to keep.

I made some gift tags for my etsy site, all out of pretty decor paper.  They’re big, about 5×2, and would look great on a plainly wrapped present.  They’re bold enough that they’ll make a gift beautiful, if I don’t say so myself!

What ways have you creatively wrapped your gifts?

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I obviously love papercrafting, but there’s so many awesome other homemade crafts out there.  These are some of my chilly-weather faves:

fave 1

Navy Upcycled Leg Warmers by TaffyCrafts

fave 2

Neck Warmer Scarflette by AMothersCrochet

fave 3

Doggy Neck Warmer by Have2Knit

fave 4

Coif Spicey Pumpkin by HotWeinerDog

fave 5

Eco Chic Cup Sweater by CuffeShop

fave 6

Pixie Hat in Huckleberry by Pixiebell

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