Thursday, 4 October 2012

Burlap and Scrabble Tiles Love Note

I just can't get enough of my man
 and making Love Notes fills me with such unspeakable happiness!

Here is my latest!

Burlap stretched over an artist canvas with recycled Scrabble Tiles and a Faux Flower. 


Can be made with:
Family Names (Including Pets)
Favorite Words


With the most beautiful bouquet I have ever seen, as a backdrop 
((well what's left of it that could be dried))

                              ~ TA DA ~

Friday, 7 September 2012

Melted Crayon Art

This is my first try at the "craze" of 
Melted Crayon Art! 
I was hesitant to try, because I thought that once hanging on a wall, on a hot summer day it would melt??! Right?!! Wrong, it took a lot of hot heat to melt those suckers! I mean, I guess if it was crazy death hot, maybe a tiny bit, but I'm safe where I live so all's good! lol
so I have this new guy and he's just some kind of amazing! I cannot bore you with all the details, it would take HOURS! Long story short he makes me feel like a 
giddy little school girl, 
smitten kitten, and 
makes the butterflies do Cirque Du Soleil!
So he had a hand in the inspiration!
<3 <3 <3

Nicholas + Tiffany <3

  • 24 Pack Crayola Crayons
  • 8x10 Artist Canvas
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Painters Tape
  • White Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Blow Dryer
  • Scrap Paper for a 'drop cloth'

  1. Cut all Crayons in Half (easier to start peeling the paper)
  2. Peel them! Some come off super easy others are, well, not so much
  3. Painters tape your whited out design!
  4. Figure out how many Crayon halves will fit across your canvas. Take a few halves out if you need to...
  5. Hot Glue Gun the Crayons onto the canvas, I just glued a line across the top.
  6. Set down the scrap paper, on the ground AND behind the canvas because it will be propped up!
  7. Plug in Blow Dryer and let'er rip!!!!!
  8. Let cool down and dry
  9. Gently Pull off Painters Tape
  10. Touch up with White Paint 
  11. Viola! <3

                   .....::~'":TA DA:'"~::.....

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Poi! Practice Poi for Fire Spinning

I'm back! Been busy overhauling my life! 
Transformation almost completed! 
Here are my latest creations!
For Sale at Laughing Willow Designs

And for all of you Poi Spinning Virgins here's a brief definition.
Poi originated with the Māori people of New Zealand... 
Poi is a performance art in which a ball or balls suspended from a length of flexible material, usually a plaited cord, are held in the hand and swung in circular patterns and forming geometrical shapes....

Key Benefits of Spinning Poi
  • -Increases spacial awareness
  • -Improves co-ordination
  • -Helps to promote flexibility
  • -Works both sides of the brain (bi-lateral motor skills)
  • -Works both brain hemispheres
  • -Promotes sporting ability and stamina
  • -Helps build muscle tone
  • -Can help to Increase confidence and self-esteem
  • -Promotes creativity
  • -Helps relieve stress
  • -Improves posture and body movement
  • -Improves concentration and determination
  • -Improves dexterity
  • -Great for team building and breaking barriers
  • -Good all round cardiovascular workout


Me Spinning at my favorite beach! <3

Friday, 29 June 2012

Latest Faerie / Fairy Villages

Faerie / Fairy Villages made out of Creamers 
(Please see previous blog with Faerie / Fairy Tea Cups) 
I was on a hunt for more Tea Cups! Oh Value Village how you've let me down! As I was saddened by the lack of cute Tea Cups with matching Saucers I found these adorable creamers! 
(I know the last one isn't a Creamer but it's still cute!)

Each Village has it's own unique little personality and much more detail then a camera could ever pick up! 
What kind of Faeries/Fairies will move into each little Cottage?!
PLEASE Visit my Whimsical Gallery

A little Faerie/Fairy Story
Invite faerie and Fae Folk to make your home their permanent residence with a Faerie  Village! Faeries are quietly working their magic around us all the time. Staying mostly hidden when visiting our realm. Encourage your Faerie travelers to rest their tired wings and stay for good with these welcoming Faerie Cottages! If they visit you the belief is that you will be blessed with luck and happiness and maybe a little help around the house or garden as well!!! Expect the unexpected at all times! BELIEVE! ♥

Friday, 22 June 2012

Paw/Hand/Foot Prints Keepsake Tutorial DIY

Paw Prints in "cement"!
So I've wanted to do this for a while now...I was actually going to do it in cement (maybe I still will) but this is perfect for now! 

1 cup Flour
1 cup Salt
Approx up to 1 cup Water

Kneed the dough (a lot) 
If it's too sticky, add a little more Flour
If it's too dry, add a little more water

200 degrees for 4 hours! 0.o
Needs to dry slowly! 
Make sure you check it from time to time!

This Recipe should make 2 Prints (Baby or the pet variety)

I separated the dough into 2 varied sized dough balls
 (haha should be a Pillsbury Dough Boy joke in there somewhere)
I sprinkled Flour into 2 appropriate sized bowls (the tutorial that I read did NOT tell me to do this, and I did not think to, I ended up scraping one of my fave bowls to get the damn dough out, so thanks for that)
Pressed it into the bottoms till I got the shape/thickness I wanted.
Turn the Bowl Upside Down
A perfect Print Canvas!
If you don't get the print you wanted the first time try try again!

So at first I put the big one on a cookie sheet (with flour on it)
Put it on the floor for Diesel to put his foot in
For some dumb ass reason he was SCARED of the cookie sheet! lol
He's totally not a wussy dog either. So I laughed at him and found a plate. Which he was still a tad sketched out about. lol loser
Skeet's turn....
He's scared too! OMG MEN! It's just dough, DOUGH HEADS!
He's lookin' at me like it's the worst part of a trip to the vets!
TA DA!!!
Oh Side Note: If you are going to do Doggy paw prints make sure to be careful you don't get their claws in the dough, it doesn't look as nice!
OH! I almost forgot!
I mixed Brown Acrylic Paint with quite a bit of water...Made sure I got in the paw prints really good and wiped off all the paint surrounding the prints.

And here are my victims lovely participants!


Thursday, 21 June 2012

New Faerie Tea Cup Village

Newest Faerie/Fairy Tea Cup Village
This one is sooo adorable! 
It even has a Faerie/Fairy House of Faith on top of a mossy hill!
4 Welcoming Faerie/Fairy Cottages and 7 Spotted Toadstools

Take a stroll down Faerie/Fairy Lane
"Faerie/Fairy's eye view"
Faerie/Fairy House of Faith on top of the mossy hill!

Check out ALL the Faerie/Fairy Tea Cup Villages

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Insane Quilt Project

So I've wanted to make a quilt for like EVER! I really like love the look of the Jean Quilts and the way they fray! 
So here my journey begins!
So far I've used 2 Pairs of my Jeans, 2 Pairs of little girls jeans (only jeans I've been able to find garage sale-ing) and an old Hurley hoodie that actually used to be my sister's friend's hoodie. Haha.
(These aren't all the squares I got from said jeans)
For the back squares I used my very favorite sheet! 
Is she flippin crazy?!?!
 I never use the top sheet on our bed! I never liked it as a little kid and so all our top sheets get to get upcycled!
But yes, I am a LITTLE crazy!
 Umm Ooops I think I made a bit of a mess
Skeeter says he's tired from watching me destroy denim!
 Making a mess is hard work ~mom~ lol
 OMGosh! First Row all Sewed up!
 THREE rows Sewed!
The very first 5 Rows to my Jean Quilt! 
They will actually end up being the middle rows of my quilt!
I'm so excited to see the finished product!!!

GO ME GO!!!!!!!!!