Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tuesday Treasures 33

Thanks for stopping by for Tuesday Treasures, my weekly collection of favorite finds from around the web! Be sure to put up your feet and stay awhile!

These painted storage dishes by Alice of Thoughts From Alice are so cute! I love seeing everyday thrift store finds resurrected in beautiful ways, and I especially adore the way she's taken something I would have interpreted as a leaf and transformed it into a feather with very subtle details. You can find the full tutorial on the blog of Jennifer Rizzo, or by clicking on the image below!


Trust me on this one: you need an alpaca in your life. Whether he's wearing a cute little saddle, shaved like a poodle, or dressed up in a bouquet of flowers like this guy below, you can find the handcrafted camelid of your dreams at Cat Rabbit Plush.


These nail designs are freaking awesome! My nail art attempts always end up looking like they've been fingerpainted on (no pun intended), but if you'd like to try these out for yourself, the tutorial is up on So Nailicious.


You know you've discovered a truly talented artist when you can't pull your eyes away from her illustrations. These are just a few of the surreal pretties by Whooli Chen that could keep me captured for hours.




I love this floral pendant by Ruby Robin Boutique! Handmade by shop owner Kay Bells using real Irish wildflowers, each piece of jewelry in the shop is a unique celebration of the everyday beauty found in nature.


Thanks for reading! If you missed last week's issue of Tuesday Treasures, you can check it out right here!

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

6 Awesomely-Creative DIY Halloween Costumes

That time of year is creeping up on us again! As Halloween draws nearer and nearer, each year I find myself attempting to create a costume that's just a little bit different from the norm, one that makes me want to shout from the rooftops that I made it myself! (...or at least find a bar to be dressed up at so I'm not just some adult loser in costume on Halloween without plans.) Either way, if the only thing you love more than Halloween is making your costume yourself, then you'll die for these 6 easy and creative costume tutorials!

I love this simple pineapple costume by Kelly of Studio DIY! This is such a great example of how you can really create a costume out of anything, even if it's just a dress and a few accessories! Be sure to click on the image below for the full tutorial!


This easy Medusa costume by Marie over at The Joy of Fashion is absolutely fabulous! If you told me that you could create a sultry, iconic Halloween look using only household items and rubber snakes, I might not believe you had I not witnessed this beauty firsthand!


As you've seen here, sometimes the most creative costume is made by focusing on a single statement accessory, so I'm happy to include this DIY spiderweb hat created by Angie of Little Inspiration!


Lichtenstein-inspired makeups have been super played-out over the past few years, but this look inspired by the famous photograph of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo on What I Wore is so fresh and inspiring!


If you have a hard time saying goodbye to Summer, then perhaps this gorgeous Mother Nature costume over at offTRACT would be perfect for you! Did I mention there's no sewing required?


What's a Halloween party without any candy? This cute little piñata costume by Chanel at Camille Styles Inc. is so creative and colorful, and is fittingly made out of one of the cheapest and easiest-to-find party supplies out there - crepe paper!


Thanks for reading, folks! Be sure to have a happy and safe Halloween!

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tuesday Treasures 32

This little fella is an adorable one-of-a-kind figurine hand-carved by Anouk of Piccolo Circo. His tiny heart-printed sweater is just lovely.


From the moment I first saw these suspended button sculptures, I was completely awestruck. These were designed and constructed by Augusto Esquivel; you can head on over to his website to view his full body of work.




Not only does this cardigan look warm and cozy, I really adore the subtle mixture of soft colors and geometric patterns.


This unique work of art, entitled The Kraken, was hand-cut, painted, and pieced together by Ashley Smith of AB Smith Design. The elaborate hand-painted details and interesting textures are combined gracefully, like the many mediums used by the artist in producing such an intricate body of work.



This adorable storage box DIY by Jennifer of Brave New Home is just stellar! The full tutorial over on DIY Candy shows you how she created a custom tray out of polymer clay for storing essential oils, but you could really use this idea for absolutely anything!


Thanks for stopping in for this week's edition of Tuesday Treasures! Stop in again next week for more of my favorite handmade and vintage-inspired finds from around the web, or check out some of the previous issues! Thanks for reading!

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ponce de León Lighthouse

As long as I can remember, I've had a thing for lighthouses. It might have something to do with being born in Michigan, because I've met a lot of folks from there who feel the same way. Living in Pennsylvania, of course, you don't get to see them all that often, so when Brad and I vacationed in Florida this Spring, visiting this lighthouse was one of the few things I had actually pre-planned.

Unfortunately, we didn't have time to climb the stairs to the top, as Brad had a little something else in mind for that day... but I can guarantee that you'll be seeing some photos of that little occurrence in the near future. Thanks for reading!





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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tuesday Treasures 31

These quilled paper sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya, dubbed "papergraphic arts" on her website, are so intricate and beautiful that I could just stare at them for hours on end.



I'm not usually fond of headbands, but as soon as I saw the Loli Millie fall collection with adorable little antlers sculpted on top, I almost snatched them all up right then!


I love Tina Belcher! Done by Dallas-local tattoo artist Nick York, you can see many more of his boldly-colored traditional designs over on his Instagram account!


This upcycled decorative heart is absolutely genius! Pauline explains how she very carefully pieced it all together out of tiny bits of scrap wood and gorilla glue in this tutorial over on My Altered State!


It's been awhile since I've expressed my weird obsession with teapots on Tuesday Treasures, but it sure won't be the last time! I love this butterfly-covered design by ceramic artist Paul Cardew, from the monarch-inspired pattern around the lid and rim of the pot, to the adorable little guy perched on top.


Thanks for stopping in for another edition of Tuesday Treasures! If you've enjoyed this post, feel free to check out some issues from the archives, or stop in next week for even more new finds!

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Treasury: Humble Harvest

This Etsy treasury is inspired by brightly-colored leaves in mid-transformation, family get-togethers around warm fireplaces, crisp, cool air, and all of the things that leave us fascinated with Fall. Please feel free to visit each and every item listing, and show some support for the creative individuals behind these works of art.


Amanita with Bokeh. Orange R...
$18

Autumn
$30

Cat bed/cat cave/cat house/o...
$54

Mustard Yellow Velvet Flower...
$8

Fall Wedding Decoration. Fal...
$17

RED AUTUMN LEAF Still Life O...
$95

September Sale Burgundy post...
$8.5

Dragon Vein Lava Bracelet; a...
$6

Shiloh / Burgundy Friendship...
$29

Orange Gray and Silver Weddi...
$47

Burgundy Mineral Lipstick - ...
$9.95

Fall Leaves Metallic Czech G...
$3.3

Nature Photography, Bare Bra...
$30

Red Branch Earrings - Extra ...
$26

vintage lace up brogue heels...
$48
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