words

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Such pretty flower words! These are collages, created by Alexisanne. Check out her photostream – it’s well worth it!
Via DesignDig.

Ah! This swimsuit cover-up is so cute! I want one! And I can have one, because happily, Creative Kismet has very detailed and easy DIY instructions so that we can all make one! Check out the tutorial here.

birdie books

I’m feeling so inspired by these pretty rolled bird books! Anyone know anything about their creator?
Via BettyJoy via Fffffound via Mint.

Trish Goodfield -Jul 31, 2009, 9:33PM
These are so effective, beautiful.
Courtney Curtis -Jul 28, 2009, 10:45PM
Those are gorgeous! I could totally see a wall papered with long strips of bird books. Maybe in a loft? LOVE it.

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cut leaf silhouettes

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How cool are these custom-made leaf portraits by Jenny Lee Fowler?! Such a clever idea to use leaves!
Via SwissMiss.

Annette Vazquez -Jul 30, 2009, 10:14PM
Love it, really clever.

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knit & color

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Valerie Molnar‘s work with knitting and color is really interesting! I like that it throws my eye off for a moment, and makes me think! Check out more here.

Podiatrist Haughton Green -Jun 21, 2010, 4:53AM
Thanks for posting this, lifted my day.
Dana -Jul 24, 2009, 12:10PM
the second and third remind me of what Mark Rothko does with color overlap. lovely.

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beachy hair – how-to!

Ever wanted to have hair that looks like you played in the ocean all day, but you didn’t have easy access to the beach? Problem solved, thanks to our stylist Wesley! Watch as he shows how to create the perfect beach hair, without the beach!
Don’t forget to check out our video that shows how to make pretty hair wraps as well – it would be the perfect addition to wavy beachy hair!

anonymous -Jul 25, 2009, 2:54PM
haha true
melissa -Jul 25, 2009, 11:07AM
can you post a list of the products and brands used?

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daily affirmations

Who can’t use a little positive encouragement each day? A group of five blogs, Kind Over Matter, Magpie Girl, Joy Rebel, Jamie Ridler, and Mirkwood Designs, got together and created this little set of daily affirmations with a cute box to keep them in! The idea is that you read one each day for a little inspiration! Best of all, they have put the pattern for the box and all the affirmation circles on the web so that we can make our own set! Click here to be taken to where you can download the patterns!

Leah -Jul 22, 2009, 1:20PM
Yay for the affirmation cards! They're lovely!
Jamie -Jul 22, 2009, 11:15AM
How wonderful to see this kindness project spread! Thank you so much for sharing the affirmations and the inspiration. It's a joy to be featured on your site!

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I am amazed at the detail of Amanda Michelle Smith‘s ceramic work. The way she draws is also really appealing! Check out this post on If The Birds Knew and click the pictures to see much bigger photos, and more of Amanda’s work! Seriously, do it! The bigger pictures do more justice to the work – the little intricacies are really great!

Sometimes when I get bored of a piece of clothing, all it needs to be exciting again is a new fun color! In the past I have been limited to using tea to get a warm brown color, or going and buying some dye at the drug store if I want any different colors – so I am really psyched that recently Pioneer Thinking put together a list of colors you can get from a variety of different plants! Dyes made from red cabbage will turn your clothes blue, and some dandelion roots will turn them red! They have something on the list for almost every color, definitely check it out if you are interested in some home-made dye! Threadbanger also has some great tips on preparing your home dyes!
Picture via Threadbanger.

Funkey Monkey Company on Etsy -Jul 19, 2009, 7:59AM
Great post. I have 3 girls with very unique tastes and they love to alter their clothes. I love dying t-shirts in red wine, chocolate and hibiscus infusions. The t-shirts not only come out dyed but they also smell like the dye.

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These paper birthday flower rings by Tithi Kutchamuch and Nutre Arayavanish are so clever! Each ring resembles the birthday flower for one of the 12 months of the year, and you can get them all, or individually as a birthday card for your friend! I love it!
Via noquedanblogs.

denim floor mat

I love the look of this floor mat, and to my delight, Instructables has easy directions for making your own – out of the old seams and waistbands from jeans! What a smart idea!

Courtney -Jul 31, 2009, 2:29PM
This is pretty neat. I think I'd probably use some sort of beaded or other fringe on the edges though. Neat idea.

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I love this cool idea from Merel Karhof! They have built a machine that uses the power of the wind to knit a long scarf along the side of their building. Periodically they take down the long knitting and separate it into scarves, each with a label that tells how long it took to knit and when! Very awesome.
Via Now Voyager.

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