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On the go, in a daydream or Seattle
We love to travel.
Interests: travel, outdoors, mountaineering, hiking, writing, photography, climbing
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I found this idea online and thought it was cute. Getting the feet painted was easy but getting a clear print was not. It took us four attempts to get this pair. Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2012 at Design Mouse
My aunt Amy made these shirts for Miss Zoë. Looks like we found Zoë's Christmas day outfit! Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2012 at Design Mouse
I dressed up our party table, rodent style, with these cute chocolate mice. They were really easy to make and also left me with extra melted chocolate to dip various candies with. I got the idea from here: Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2012 at Design Mouse
Proof that Pinterest is not just a waste of my time! I pinned this, then I made it. Once again, I actually followed the recipe. (There are only 3 ingredients, so its kind of hard to deviate. Although, now that you mention it, I could add something...maybe some cayenne, or...... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2012 at Design Mouse
I bought this cloth in the remnant bin at JoAnns because it was too cute to pass up. Tip: Shop the remnant bins just after all the black Friday sales for a really good selection. I sewed this by hand because I don't have a machine. I simply rolled the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2012 at Design Mouse
I got a little crafty in the kitchen and made a dinner that was all red, green & white. Here is what we had: Salad with green & red lettuce, topped with tomato and soft white cheese Meatballs with Tzatziki sauce Red-pepper hummus White Basmati rice pilaf with green &... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at Design Mouse
Yes, I have a baby, but that doesn't mean I can't craft now and then! I can't claim this idea as my own, but I do like how it turned out. We are still trying to figure out how to hang it, so no photos in situ, yet. Here it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2012 at Design Mouse
Somehow food always tastes better when it is served in pretty dishes. We picked up a set of these split casserole dishes from a vintage store in Minneapolis. I've been using the summer pattern even though the weather isn't sure its ready. The best thing about these - they have... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2012 at Design Mouse
I love how you capture the details that seem so mundane - and yet they are the details that make a day magical. Thank you for reminding me to savor the small things.
Toggle Commented Jan 30, 2012 on In the Woods at Posie Gets Cozy
Happy New Year! If you're looking for an alternative to resolutions this year, I suggest you check out the idea of One Little Word. I've been doing this for the last few years and I find it is much more impactful than a to-do list for the new year. Instead... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2012 at Design Mouse
Dear Santa Stationery: Glitter Ornaments: Polymer Clay Gift Tags: Draw Your Own Gift Wrap: Illustrated Characters to Use for Cards or Scrapbooks: DIY Felt Ornament Kits: Recycled Paper Wreath: (I'm going to try it with ribbon scraps.) Milk and Cookie Snowmen: Pop-top... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2011 at Design Mouse
If you like to make your own cards but need a little creative boost, card kits are a great place to start. I find that they typically have enough supplies to make a lot more than the cards they specify. I took some classes at the CKC scrapbooking convention, which... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2011 at Design Mouse
Need some quick gifts for your neighbors or friends? These treat bags are easy to make and yet still personal. You could change the paper and treats for a different occasion, too. Supplies: Christmas paper Sealable baggies with Christmas pattern (Ziploc makes them, but these are an off brand) Treats... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2011 at Design Mouse
What can be more fun that creating with your friends at Christmas? Over the last few years we've been hosting parties to make and decorate gingerbread houses. This year we added a cookie decorating option for those who didn't want to try to get four walls to stand up. Every... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2011 at Design Mouse
A few years ago I bought a small live tree for my house. None of the tree toppers I had for my miniature trees were big enough, so I made this angel. Materials: Gold polymer clay White polymer clay Flesh polymer clay Ribbon Star aspic cutter Lotion (for smoothing) Steps:... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2011 at Design Mouse
An advent calendar has been part of our Christmas tradition for as far back as I can remember. One year, I created a twist on this for my parents, who lived 13 hours away. I made 25 cards using family Christmas photos for the front of the card. Then I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2011 at Design Mouse
If you are a crafter & a photographer (or have one in the family) here is a great way to combine those two hobbies. And it's a quick way to make lots of Christmas cards. Not feeling crafty? You use the same concept by uploading your pictures to photo sites... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2011 at Design Mouse
Small Christmas trees have been a holiday tradition in my family. We often traveled during Christmas and it is easier to decorate many small trees than to do a large tree that we will only see for a couple weeks. My mom used to be able to find me cute... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2011 at Design Mouse
Gift tags from last year are recycled to create crafty Christmas cards for this year. Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2011 at Design Mouse
Blue tape and paper cutouts are used to create that wintery feeling. Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2011 at Design Mouse
5 different recipes for roasted pumpkin seeds - a healthy, tasty fall treat! Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2011 at Design Mouse
I love all the coordinated wedding invitations I see online, but I didn't want to pay for custom invitations. Besides, I wanted the fun of designing my own. I loved the poster-inspired invitation from The Spark Machine. So I borrowed that idea. For the main focus of the invitation I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2011 at Design Mouse
Here are my inspiration board pictures. I still need to find some of the links to reference the pictures, but this is a good start. Headband from Anthropologie. Rings from tinytokendesigns on Etsy. Earrings from simonewalsh on Etsy. Button flower pins found on Paper Crave. Garter from The Garter Girl.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2011 at Design Mouse
I designed and (with the help of friends) made all the decorations for our wedding last year. We wanted to save our money for the honeymoon and I love to craft things. I'll post details on all the handmade decorations over the next little while. The first step for me... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2011 at Design Mouse