Tuesday, January 31, 2012

It's The Little Things - Augusto Esquivel

My second favorite thing to use when crafting (my favorite is felt...of course!) is buttons.  I love to find fun new ways to incorporate them into my crafts..  Today I came across this hanging button sculpture of an upright piano by Augusto Esquivel.

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This is by far the most creative button art I have ever seen.  If you look at this side picture you can see that it's three dimensional.

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This one is my favorite.

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It is so inspiring to see someone take such a simple object and turn it into a beautiful piece of art.  It makes me wonder what new things I can think of if I just open my mind to see something simple in a whole new way.  I want to try all of the crazy unfinished ideas I have hiding in the back of my mind just to see what happens.

Are there any artists that really inspire you?

Saturday, January 28, 2012

I Heart Stop Motion - Against the Grain

I found a new stop motion animation today!  This one is a music video for a song called Against the Grain from Hudson. 

I love this video because it's so colorful and a little bit crafty.  :-)

I'm spending my weekend making lots of plushies for a fun event I'm participating in in February.  More info to come soon! 

What are you up to this weekend? 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Fortune Favors the Brave

I'm a Chinese food fan.  Not only is the food delicious, but you also get a fortune with your meal.  I like to save the good ones.  I have been noticing a pattern in some of my fortunes over the past few months.


I'm really liking this pattern.

I got this fortune on my birthday.  Three months is February 16th.  I wonder if anything will really happen.  :-)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

What's with all the carrots?

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Bunnies!  Bunnies, it must be bunnies!!  :-)

I made lots of carrot plushies this weekend!  Did you work on any fun craft projects?

p.s.  I learned about Make a Gif from Grrfeisty's blog.  It's pretty fun!  Now I have to come up with more fun pictures to take so I can make more.  Yay!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I'm over here!

Hi!  I'm just stopping by to let you know that there's a giveaway happening over at Crafted.  Guess what.  It's my giveaway!  I guess I didn't get enough of giving away cute stuff to all of you awesome readers.  :-)

Want to win this felt zipper pouch from Dreaming in Craft?

Dreaming in Craft Giveaway

Just click on the picture to be directed to Dom's site and enter!

Good luck!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Rainbow Frazzles

Remember the Frazzles?

They are available at Dreaming in Craft in 

and white.

Guess what!  The red and white Frazzles made some friends!  You can now get them in a rainbow of colors!

These new colors are available for a limited time only so head over to Dreaming in Craft and get your favorite colors while they last!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Let's Create! Pottery

This weekend a friend came to visit and she told me about an iPhone app called Let's Create!  Pottery.  I love it because I get to do something creative while I'm playing games.

In this app you make pottery.

Fire it

Decorate it

And sell it to make money to buy fun new colors and decorations.

You can also do challenges where they give you a picture of a piece of pottery and you have to try to match it.  It's harder than you might think.

There are three different versions of the game so it's perfect for any budget.  You can start with the free version and work your way up so the game stays new and fun!

Aren't these awesome?  I found them on the Pottery Community website.  You can submit pictures of your pottery there.  They even have contests where you can win prizes!

I'm off to create some more pottery.  Have a great day!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Sneak Peek

Just stopping by with a sneak peek at one of the upcoming limited edition Rainbow Frazzles! 

Stay tuned for peeks at more colors coming soon to Dreaming in Craft!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Dreaming in Craft Giveaway Winners

It's time to announce the winners of the final giveaway in the Dreaming in Craft month of giveaways!

This week there will be two winners.  Winners were chosen using random.org.

Winner number one will get this Pink Love Bites mini plushie.

The winner of the pink plushie is comment number five...Erin!  Congratulations, Erin!

Winner number two will get this blue Love Bites mini plushie.

The winner of the blue plushie is comment number two!  Congratulations, Velma!

I will contact both of you to get your addresses today! 

Thank you to everyone who participating in this month of giveaways. It was a lot of fun!  Stay tuned for my giveaways in 2012!  :-)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Road Trip

I have never been on a long road trip before but lately I have been thinking a lot about it.  It would be great to get some friends together and pick a place to drive to.  We wouldn't have to rush anywhere.  We could take our time and stop at different places along the way.  Nothing to worry about...just having fun.  I don't know when I'll ever have the time or money to do this but it's something I can daydream about until the time comes.  It's on my list of things to do some day.

For now I'll just have to go on adventures like this...

Have you ever taken a long road trip?  Where did you go?

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year, New Plushie

Happy new year!  I know that was yesterday but I was so busy working on something special that I didn't have a chance to blog.  :-)

With the new year comes new products for Dreaming in Craft.  That means new plushies!

Meet the Dust Bunnies!

These little guys were a bit of an accident.  I was working on drawings for new plushie designs and I drew this.  I was trying to draw a larger plushie and I drew this shape for the head but I didn't like the way it was coming out.  I played around with it for a little while and decided it would be super cute as a smaller plushie.  As I was making them I thought they looked a little bit like bunnies but with a twist.  :-)  I showed them to a friend and she suggested the name Dust Bunnies.  I love it!

Right now they are available in three colors...

with more colors to come.

These plushies are now available at Dreaming in Craft!

How did you spend your first day of 2012?