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Teri D.
Portland, Oregon
Owner and Designer of Giddy Giddy. http://blog.giddygiddy.com
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We interrupt this blog to show you a color wall. Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2016 at giddygiddy
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When you are on a creative roll, you roll with it! I had to call this item a "piece" because I'm not sure if it is going to remain as is and become a shirt or if it is going to be attached to a skirt and become a dress. Such is the nature of creating something new. Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2016 at giddygiddy
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Remember that dress Bjork wore to the Academy Awards back in 2001? I do. This is my updated, kid-friendly version. I like to play with textures and fabrics, of course. The tulle lends an ethereal quality, don't you think? I'm really happy with the way the wings turned out, too. Layering different fabrics imperfectly gives it a more feather-like appearance. And the glitter top and center is just a little touch of magic. Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2016 at giddygiddy
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Because sometimes you just want to sew random fabric scraps together for fun. Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2016 at giddygiddy
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These two lovely girls made me the mom I am today - Imperfect, zany, inspired, and a little bit tired. Happy Mother's Day to all mothers. Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2016 at giddygiddy
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On a gorgeous day like today I had to get outside. Since moving here I've noticed the occasional building art piece so striking or funky or creative it stops me in my tracks. Today, I went to a few of those places and snapped photos so I could share them with you. Sadly, one of my personal favorites of pigs in space outside a tattoo shop on Belmont had been painted over. While I am a fan of white space and believe there is beauty in the unadorned, I'll miss those helmeted pigs floating amongst the stars. Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at giddygiddy
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We kept pretty close to home for most of spring break but finally managed to get to the Oregon coast, which is noteworthy because we've lived in Oregon for nearly two years. I choose not to compare Oregon's coastline to California's because the ocean is always beautiful. What is important is that we all got to take a break and absorb that beauty for a bit. Nature as a muse is pretty spectacular. I feel inspired after witnessing the expanse of the sea, smelling the salty breeze, and feeling the rhythm of the tides. What'd you do for spring break?... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2016 at giddygiddy
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It might be time consuming but weaving on a loom can also be incredibly relaxing. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at giddygiddy
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We have a lot of scrap paper so when we found extra time in our schedule we decided it was best to get creative with it. My daughter was able to wing it but I preferred a more structured process that involved working from a sketch. Here's a glimpse of what we achieved. Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2016 at giddygiddy
Fantastic! I'm glad you're happy with the result. Even if we don't get to it this year, it's on our radar for the future. It must translate well to other holidays. Perhaps we can do an egg one for Easter?
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Did you know I'm on Pinterest? It is a fantastic source of inspiration for me. If you're interested in viewing my boards, you can get to them by clicking here. Not only can you easily access the DIY tutorials for various Giddy Giddy projects I've done with the girls, you can view boards on Art I Love, Kiddos of the World, and Tiny Homes and ADUs, to name a few. Today, I wanted to take a moment to highlight a super cute St. Patrick's Day related DIY craft for kids from Live Craft Love: The Darice Craft Blog. I have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2016 at giddygiddy
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Having a home that uplifts and inspires means I can design the things I want to design. Whether it is a well-placed footstool, a book of beautiful illustrations or an artfully thrown blanket on stairs, there is beauty and love in the things in my home, which I hope translates to beauty and love in the items I create. Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2016 at giddygiddy
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It's still over a month away but we can't wait for spring. Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2016 at giddygiddy
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We're busy putting on the final touches to get them ready for you to take home. Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at giddygiddy
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As the holidays draw near the orders come rolling in, which means we often look like this by the end of the day. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at giddygiddy
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When life gives you a basket of yarn, make a shaggy latch hook rug. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at giddygiddy
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The last few months has sped past us like a rocket! Way back in February, my husband (who happens to be my partner in all things fun and creative) officially registered us for an art show called Open Studios. Open Studios allows artists of every medium and every level to participate and show their stuff to the public. For both of us who have only made art for recreation, this was a pretty scary way to light a fire under us. So our goal was set: 4 months to make art that we would want to show. Since that fateful... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2012 at giddygiddy
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Hi copycat, I am curious that your reply to this blog entry comes over two years after the fact... For your education, know that one cannot claim patent on sewn products. As far as copyright, I do claim legitimate copyright on my designs. As I have explained in this blog entry, I have documented all my designs and chronicled their original inception and introduction into the marketplace. I have dated website archives, sell sheet sets for all my distributors and trade reps and store customers, invoices, catalogs, etc. These show how my designs were introduced to the marketplace years before copycats started selling exact designs on etsy or their own website. Furthermore, I could easily obtain affidavits from professionals in the children's apparel and design trade that support my case. However, I choose to not wage battle with anyone who has stolen from me. Nor do I choose to expose and publicly humiliate those who have blatantly copied me. I prefer to channel all my energy into positive, affirming and creative projects! Those who steal and copy have their own karma to contend with. Teri
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Look at this beautiful present from my daughter.... Oh and look...there's another... and yet another one!!! YAY! There's lots, actually...enough for a tea party! These are the beautiful byproduct of 2 months worth of ceramic classes. My husband affectionaly calls this: "Stuff we'll never be able to get rid of". How can we even think of that? Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2012 at giddygiddy
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