The New Domestic Design/DIY RoundUp

The New Domestic Design/DIY RoundUp

Splatter Party Invitation Garden Starter Gift Bags Missing Goat Jams Luna’s First Year Birthday Party Loot Bags Place Cards An Artists Kits A/M Birthday Card Christmas Cards 2009 Customized Chocolate Bars Cherry Tomato Gift Box Weekend Art Project Here’s a collection of some of my most favourite DIYs. I also feel lucky to have been able to work with the lovely Heather Cameron of Missing Goat Jams to redesign her delicious jam labels. They are the only jams I eat now. Trust me, they are divine! And those customized chocolate bars, they are so easy to do. Great for party giveaways. Enjoy and happy...

Luna’s 4th Birthday Invitation

It’s that time of the year again where we celebrate another year of Luna’s life. This month of October, she turns 4! My little girl is growing up too fast. Last year when she turned 3, we had her birthday party at Jump Gymnastics. This year, we’ve decided to do a Paint Splatter Party and Luna Can’t wait! Me being a designer, I always like to design Luna’s invitations. I kept the Paint Splatter theme to the invitation by scanning a painting Luna did at preschool and changed the colour to pink & yellow (the colour theme for her party). And instead of using pretty envelopes, I used gift bags instead (with no gusset). They are cheaper than envelopes costing only $2 for 30 bags! I love spoiling Luna and her friends on her birthday and I wanted them to feel special when they received Luna’s invitation – like a little special package made for them. Similar topics: Luna’s 1st Birthday Luna’s 3rd Birthday Luna’s 3rd Birthday Handmade Goodie...

All Wrapped Up!

I love packaging gifts especially over the holiday season. My most favourite materials this year are washi tape & self ashesive colour coding labels. They work perfectly together. With washi tape, you can use it to create simple graphic shapes. In this case, I made a christmas tree shape and topped it with a yellow or red self adhesive colour coding label to give it a festive look. I packaged this years home baked good for friends with simple white cake boxes, brown paper bags and little red bags from Ikea. Then dressed them up with washi tape and self adhesive colour coding labels. They are so easy to wrap up and so fun...

Winter Workshop at Collage Collage

On Tuesday, I attended the first winter workshop at Collage Collage. We learned to make Pom Pom Garlands and Wreaths. When we got there, all the supplies were ready for us all stacked up on the long communal table. I couldn’t help but admire the mountains of colourful yarns ready for us to use. I was excited. Once everyone were settled in, Erin Boniferro, the brilliant mind behind Collage Collage gave us a demo to make Pom Poms with a little handheld tool. We immediately started making our pom poms and by the end of the 2 hour workshop, we made over a dozen pom poms each. We had a choice to either make a wreath or a garland. I chose a garland and tied my little pom poms together with a white yarn. I couldn’t have been more pleased. I went home that evening with 3 rolls of yarns and my pom pom maker tool purchased at the shop. I made a few more pom poms that evening before going to bed. I’ve been making more since then as it’s extremely addicting. I think my house will be filled with pom poms soon! Collage Collage opened 3 years ago and located near 15th and Fraser in Vancouver. It is a shop filled with art supplies, little toys, books and prints. It’s like a mix of art studio and shop all at the same time. You will be inspired as soon as you walk in. There’s a long communal table right in the middle of the shop where workshops are held in the evenings and weekends. If you haven’t...

Instagram Book

Blurb had an awesome offer to make free 7×7 Instagram books via The 10 Cent Designer. It was only a 2 day offer so I jumped on it right away and made myself a little soft cover 60 page Blurb book with my Instagram photos. The hardest part of putting it together was choosing the images – I have so many! This book is a collection of Instagram snaps that form a vignette of life and memory. Creating this book makes me realize that taking the time to capture the things we do ensures that we celebrate the little things. And it’s those little things that make every day an adventure. Btw, I’m loving Instagram Profile. Nice to be able to see and share Instagram photos...

Handmade Goodie Bags

We’ve had a very busy week with Luna turning 3 and having 4 birthday parties! Part of the fun of organizing a party are the goodie bags – I just love making special things for little people. For Luna’s 1st birthday party, I packaged the treats in a lunch paper bag wrapped in fabric & bakers twine. This year, I wanted to make something special again and more personalized for each child. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on them and wanted to be resourceful. I have a studio at home filled with materials I have collected throughout the years. I was going through my pile of fabrics and thought how fun it would be to make little drawstring bags. They are easy to make and are useful too. Each bag is personalized with their name printed in front. I had some iron on paper from 10 yrs ago and luckily, I had a few sheets left so I used that to print the children’s names then ironed them onto the fabric. For the string, I have a roll of red bakers twine which worked out great. There are probably better options for strings but that’s what I had at home. It’s such a joy to make things for little people especially for Luna’s...