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October 17, 2014 Reblogged from honeythistledesigns


☽ Giveaway Time! 

This is a giveaway to celebrate my 100th sale on etsy :) Here’s the lowdown:

  • Follow me HoneyThistle
  • You’re only eligible if you’re a follower
  • Reblog this post with all the original text - one reblog per day
  • No giveaway only blogs
  • Winner will receive a Fox Terrarium Necklace, valued @ $60 CAD
  • Must be 18 or older or have parent/guardian permission to enter
  • Must be ok with giving a physical address for the prize to be shipped to
  • This contest is international :)

Giveaway ends on October 31st 2014! The winner will be chosen using, and announced on November 1st. This giveaway is not affiliated with or sponsored by Tumblr.

Thanks for all the support so far everyone, and good luck!

I’m running a giveaway over at my shop blog :) Enter if you like cute jewelry ^_^

September 21, 2014

Set for my next mini photo shoot… it was a simple paper cut and I just love the 3-dimensionality it brings to my photos :)

September 1, 2014 Reblogged from frozencrafts


Mouses Houses on Tumblr

Buy the book, The House that Mouse Built

I love the miniature animation here :) The props are amazing!

August 17, 2014

I’ve had a pretty productive week offline last week (hence the silence on my tumblr), and this is a few fruits of my labours :)

I posted one of these earlier but now there are 3 (and more are to come!) They’re hand sawn and formed from solid sheets of copper and brass… click through here to look at them in more detail and to see how they look on in the individual listings.

More to come!

August 17, 2014 Reblogged from fatbottompurls



DIY Miniature Loom from Fall for DIY. This is a cheap and easy way to weave rather than macrame a small piece for jewelry, a dollhouse etc… I have a loom that my mom gave me that is full size and I had to take classes on how to use it - huge, complicated and back breaking - so I like the idea of miniature weaving. 

For matchbox weaving I posted a Roundup of 5 Matchbox Weaving Tutorials and Inspiration. 

I want to make a tiny loom but I can’t, for the life of me, figure out what you’re supposed to do with these tiny weavings. Any ideas?

I use mine as coasters :) (actually wrote up a tutorial a couple years ago for these things here)

August 7, 2014 Reblogged from jessschultz


My painted shorts came out beautiful! I stole the idea off this blogger who painted the Martinique Beverly Hills Hotel wallpaper pattern on shorts for a charity auction and as a DIY feature for her blog. Well, I wanted a pair too!

This is regular acrylic paint with liquitex’s fabric medium mixed in. Although liquitex’s medium didn’t specify, I also set the paint with an iron since most fabric paints require that. So far I’ve worn them around the house with no problems of stiffness or cracking. Fingers crossed it stays that way, though I think it could also look kind of cool “distressed.”

This reminds me of the days I painted my chucks to customize them. Definitely a cool project, and I would totally give them a go if I could find a pair of denim shorts that actually fit well.