Monthly Archives: October 2008

Illustrations by Kareena Zerefos

These dreamy illustrations by Australian artist, Kareena Zerefos are so lovely. Kareena creates a bittersweet, slightly unsettling feeling in her work by exploring themes of isolation and escapism. She works using a variety of media, including pencil, gouache and ink, and often combines traditional drawing with digital graphics. You can purchase some of her work as limited edition giclee prints.

Magnet Baby Shower Favors

I recently hosted an Asian themed shower for a girlfriend of mine that is adopting a little boy from Vietnam. One of the things I did was create these custom baby shower favors from magnet sheets available at any office supply store. I designed them in Photoshop and printed them on my inkjet printer at home. I used this template for the envelope and poked two holes and tied it close with string I had on hand. They were a little labor intensive, but totally worth it!

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Amy Atlas Dessert Buffets

I love these inspiring images of party planner Amy Atlas’ dessert buffets. With the use of monochromatic color and modern themes, she’s created such enticing spreads. And how fun is that lollipop tree?

[ Via Hostess with the Mostess ]

School Supplies

I’m loving these cute and chic school supplies from Kate’s Paperie. They almost make me long for those days of pencils, books and Trapper Keepers again…almost.

From left to right:

Cavallini Jumbo Erasers // 2009 Filofax Academic Journals // Kate Spade Canvas Pencil Case

Cheap and Easy Nursery Art

On my continuing mission to create a nursery on a budget, I recently purchased a couple bright yellow wooden frames from the dollar store with the intent of using them to frame nursery art. The art I was using were a couple of illustrations from a vintage book on dinosaurs. I loved the colors and the vintage quality of the images and I thought they would fit in perfectly with the nursery colors.

I simply painted the frames white and cut my own matting from illustration board. The book that I cut the illustrations from only cost me about $0.50 and the frames, just $2 for both. The illustration board I had on hand already, so all in all it only cost me $2.50 in materials! I love how they turned out.

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