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I remember looking forward to holiday crafts in December all year, I would get tons of DIY project books from the library. I like Phee’s site, she has lots of puppets and projects.
From Phee McFaddell.


A few random confessions from PostSecret, the largest advertisement-free Blog in the world.


Don’t you have the best memories of coloring? I stumbled across this dragon for coloring by Phee McFaddell.


I love Wes Anderson films, especially the colors. I was lucky enough to find Paper Sparrow, where the author, Andrea, posted this Life Aquatic shadow box.

She also made a Darjeeling Limited train case.


Free paper doll to print and play with.


It’s officially winter, and it inspired me to make this memo card. Winter sometimes gets me down, I hope this brightens your day.

Download pdf: memo cards


my monster jar

I’ve been teaching myself to work with Corel X4, and this is my very first finished product. (In other words be gentle, I’m still learning, I know the design is basic.) The backgrounds I used for the postcards I got from the Design Inspiration website. I’d been experimenting with the ideas for these postcards for a while and I’d like to thank my friends and family who kindly smiled at the cut and pasted version! 🙂

The first postcard is called: mymonsterjar. You draw your personal or current monster (you know, that thing that nags at you or holds you back) in the jar, trapping it there FOREVER, and then you send it far away to a friend to neglect, torture or destroy.

The next postcard is mysecretsjar. Since postcards can be sent anonymously, you can send someone something you’ve always wanted to tell them without blushing.

And the last one, the brokenpromisesjar is aimed at the brokenhearted. If he moved in with her, took your only corkscrew and left his dirty dishes, this one’s for you.


I thought this elephant was entirely delightful! It’s always fun to create something so surreal it tickles. I found it on How About Orange. And here are the instructions.


Calling myself a cat person is an understatement. If I had my way and my landlord would allow it I would have seven cats and love them all day, everyday. But for now I am content with my little black cat named Sabbath. When I took her she had been badly neglected and had developed sores on her body. She also loses her hair when she’s stressed, shame, she looked terrible.

One of the sores on Sabbath's back when I found her.

But I had no problem loving her back to her shiny lovable self and now she is the friendliest sweetest cat you’ll ever meet. I couldn’t resist letting her have one litter before we had her fixed. All the kittens went to homes of friends or family.

The sad thing is that because my cat is such a pretty BLACK cat and because she is so friendly, I have to keep her indoors around Halloween time. Unfortunately there are sickos who would steal and actually hurt such a cute thing! Then there are people who believe just coming across her would bring bad luck, well out of personal experience I can refute that claim. She has brought me nothing but luck and joy and maybe the odd playful scratch.

If by now you are a nice shade of green jealousy, you can have your own lucky black cat. Canon has a very cool site called Creative Park. Where they share a lot of intricate paper crafts. If you chose to you can reconstruct an entire Japanese temple! Or you can fold your own lucky black cat!

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