Sunday, December 27, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Yep, that's the extreeeeeme, silly, and CREativE TeAm at iLoveToCreate.
Yesterday we ran outside to get a quickie pic of the crazy peeps that make it happen here. It was a bit frosty outside (for California) but we still managed to be wacky and have fun with it.
Hugs, Kisses, and Holiday Wishes to EVERYONE!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
It got a little wild in the iLoveToCreate design studio today!
Allee decided that the zebra snuggie we did for the website was just what she needed to warm up.
Chloe, our copy write was freeeeezing, so she grabbed one of the snuggies that says "NICE" in glitter and iron-ons. She is itty bitty, and the pink snuggie was HUGE!
I think she like it because it made her look "NICE".....
Allee was pretty happy that her's said "NAUGHTY".... and there it was.... Snuggies Girls GONE WILD!!!!
To see how we embellished them go to iLoveToCreate.com and get the scoop.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Have you run out of Crafty Christmas ideas? Well, I've got videos for you to see how fast and easy you can still create crafty goodness for your friends and family.
Check it out!
There are tons more videos at iLoveToCreate.com and you'll also be able to shop for all your crafty needs.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
You can add these super cute snowball pompoms to slippers for fabulously easy gifts for Christmas. I picked these up at Target and added the pompoms with my Pattiewack Pompom Tool. It's the 4-inch pompoms made with a little bit of the fancy yarns you can snag from any craft store. I love the white-on-white, because it's so snowy and winter looking.
You can also dress up some ordinary shoes from your closet and make them totally rock the dance floor by adding darling pompoms.
Here's how to make the Pattiewack Pompoms:
Wind yarn 1o times around the 3-inch step of the Pattiewack Pom Pom Tool.
Wind wire or yarn around the center and twist or tie.
Cut the yarn on both sides to release the pom pom.
Pull the pom pom off the tool and glue it to your shoe.
Fabulous and fancy! And it's not too late to order a Pattiewack Pompom Tool on the Pattiewack website. Use your PayPal and it will be on it's way just in time for the holiday dance!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Fresno Etsy Especial presented Cirque Du Noel on Thursday night at the Big Red Church. There were dozens of artists and makers there with some of the most fabulous handmade items for sale. The theme was a French circus, and the Etsy crowd was dressed in black berets, circus costumes, and moustaches.
The event was a great success, with DJ Jonny Q provided the musical entertainment for the holiday bazaar, and roller derby girls, french croissants, coffee, and of course....
Aleenes Collage Pauge was flying everywhere at the iLoveToCreate craft bar, and Alexa and I stayed busy all night setting up the shoppers with a glass ornament to decorate with glitter, a holiday greeting, tissue paper, and Traci Bautista collage papers.
Traci's papers can be downloaded and printed at iLoveToCreate.com for your very own collage art. They were perfect for our Cirgue Du Noel theme, and great for our craft bar.
The first step is to tear out a greeting and glue it face down with Aleenes Collage Pauge. Then tear up tissue paper and any other paper to continue the collage to the edge of the glass. You can sprinkle glitter in the glue as you go.
What's really fun is when you turn your glass ornament over to see how it looks. It dries clear, so the tissue becomes transparent, and beautiful when lights are behind it or when you hang it in a window. You can also use Tulip 3D Glitter Fashion Paint to embellish the front of the ornament for a little more pizzaaaaaaz.
I brought mine home and hung it in my front door wreath. I had a blast with all my Etsy friends, and I'm glad to be a part of the event, because we also contributed to the Fresno Westside Farmers Food Bank with donations and canned goods.
Happy Holidays Everyone!
You can go to Fresno Etsy Especial Blog to see what you missed, and to snag all of those last-minute gifts from some outrageously talented artists!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
If you look at fashion magazines, shop the mall, or look around at the coffee shop you already know how HOT houndstooth is right now. And I jumped on the fashion wagon with these two honeys with my own version of fashion t-shirts for the iLoveToCreate website. I wrote about this photo shoot a couple weeks ago, and now the project is up on the site with tons more project ideas for the holidays.
These sweet tees would be fun for a holiday party, and perfect in California. But if you're in the chilly willy weather, they would still look great peeking out from a velvet jacket.
First I dyed the shirts in an ombre style, by dying one side much darker than the other side. Then I surfed the web for a nice houndstooth design, printed it out, and then drew a pattern on freezer paper for a stencil. After cutting out the pattern I ironed the stencil onto the shirts and painted them with black soft paint. After they were totally dry, I peeled off the paper and they were ready to go.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Michelle is an outstanding Creative Director, and is always full of great ideas and imaginative ways to improve marketing, graphics, and the craft studio. She has been renovating a contemporary home in the beautiful area around Fig Garden in Fresno, and we could hardly wait to see the results of her hard work and artistic flair.
The birds of paradise form a natural curtain in the dining room.