Recycling, Upcycling & Being Unique: A Collection of Handbound Notebooks


By and by, I have added the first few handbound notebooks to my Etsy shop over these past two weeks.

Here some photos of the ones already listed with many more to come shortly! There will also be some new felt accessories available.

   

And all these lovely and colorful food packaging boxes? Some of them are simply too cute to be thrown away … here’s to recycling,  upcycling and being unique … all the way … even down to your notebooks ;o) 

  

Happy August everyone.

Cheerful & happily sparkling Rainbow Blessings,

Nicole xoxo

Modern Handmade Child ~ Autumn Issue 2011


Modern Handmade Child’s brand-new Autumn Issue 2011 went online today! Come join me and let’s check it out! This way please => ;o)

MHC Autumn Issue 2011

Modern Handmade Child’s Autumn Issue 2011 is full of inspiration and happy ideas for the colorful and radiant harvest season (have you seen the totally cute & clever Drawer Pull Toadstool Tutorial on page 39), the new school year, the spooky Halloween Party preparations.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies? Easy peasy recipe included in this issue … next to a Colorful Spinach Salad … or how about some homemade Granola? Did I hear you just groan “yummy”? Yeah, I knew, I did.

Are your fingers itching and twitching to get a grip on some awesome fabric & to get sewing? There is an awesome article on some fab Australian Fabric designers and fabric types and their uses.

In the mood to hang out and have a cup of tea with some very sweet and oh, so talented artistsMeet  them here in the cozy interview corner of Modern Handmade Child Magazine. Be sure though to get a steaming mug of tea (or coffee), a delicious sweet (or salty) treat and make yourself comfortable to dig into their creative wisdom and their brillant ideas. On a second thought: you may even like to have a pen and little notepad at hand … just in case, you know … so you have a safe place to remember all the colorful, delicious, creative and ideas, treats and wisdom. This Issue is full of it. Simply click on the cover below to step into the Autumn Abundance!

MHC Autumn Issue 2011

 
About MHC
“Modern Handmade Child is a seasonal online publication celebrating handmade living in a new way. Our mission is to provide a fun and valuable resource helping families to embrace the handmade way of life, by intertwining the skills and values of days gone by with the trends and technologies of today. Our editors and contributors come together from around the world, including Europe, Australia, Canada, and many parts of the United States. Modern Handmade Child is published quarterly and available for free at http://www.modernhandmadechild.com/.
 
 
 

Modern Handmade Child ~ Summer Issue 2011

 

The Summer Issue 2011 of Modern Handmade Child, of which I’m contributing Co-Editor for the Create section as well as Copy Editor, is online.

Modern Handmade Child’s Summer Issue 2011 is full of gorgeous inspiration and happy ideas for the great outdoor season.

Enjoy yummy new recipes, sweet summer outfit finds, quick and easy craft activities, and much, much more.  Simply click on the cover below to step into Summer fun!

MHC Summer Issue 2011

 
About MHC
“Modern Handmade Child is a seasonal online publication celebrating handmade living in a new way. Our mission is to provide a fun and valuable resource helping families to embrace the handmade way of life, by intertwining the skills and values of days gone by with the trends and technologies of today. Our editors and contributors come together from around the world, including Europe, Australia, Canada, and many parts of the United States. Modern Handmade Child is published quarterly and available for free at http://www.modernhandmadechild.com/.



 
 
 

Modern Handmade Child: Winter Issue 2010 * My Premiere


Modern Handmade Child’s latest issue is out … and it is GORGEOUS! Click on the cover to view the magazine.

MHC Winter Issue 2010

Being one of the two new create editors responsible for the modern handmade child craft tutorials, this issue also happens to be my premiere with this online publication.

Enjoy!


High Time …

 

… to catch up with my blog posts. ;o) So much has been and still is going on – in a very good way – lots & lots of new creations, and even many more ideas, …

Recently, I put together new mosaics of my creations to take with me to fairs and to have  some sort of portfolio. Finally, once the mosaics were done, I leaned back looking at them and was actually a little overwhelmed when I realized how many items I have already made. Taken one by one, it always looks a little thin, taken all of them together however, … wow! I’ll be sharing pix with you shortly, as well as news & novelties.

News will include:

* “Sneak Attack” on my shop last night ;o)

* preparing for being a featured guest seller in a mortar-and-brick shop for a full 4 weeks soon

* novelties

* ideas, wips, plans, new designs

* switching over to 100% wool felt

* blog make-over

* … and I’m sure, there’s yet going to be more  ;o)

So, please, stay tuned! I’m aiming at catching up over the next week.  Until then: have a happy week-end, enjoy the first rays of spring sun & I’m looking forward of hooking up with you all again.

Happy smiles & sunny cheers,
Nicole

White Christmas

 

Woke up this morning to find a message in my in-box telling me that my newly listed “Heart Melting Heart” felt ornament is featured in FashionTouch‘s absolutely lovely “White Christmas” treasury. Be sure to check out all those stunning items and the great shops – the treasury can be visited till Sunday, 15 November. Enjoy!!!

 

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Quick interlude: News in bits & pieces

 

* My new Christmas collection is currently making its way into my shop:

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 White & soft blue

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… with more new creations to be added by and by.

 

* Commitment to Mother Earth: for each of my sold creations, € (Euro) 1 will go towards a good cause that nurtures and takes care of our Mother Earth. I’m still looking into a few possible projects here. The final choice of project will be announced as soon as I’ve made my decision.

Thank you for whatever little things or big things YOU are doing to support, care for, love, heal and be attentive towards our Earth Mother! We’re all in this together, so thank you! 

 

* Treasury “The Glow of Snow”: Over the week-end, while I was away, my Snowy Felt Tree Ornament was chosen for the lovely Strawberryona‘s beautiful and snowy treasury. The treasury has already expired. However, I did get a chance to snatch a screen shot of this beautiful, soothing collection. Isn’t is  just beauty-full? Thank you Strawberryona!

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* WeeFolkArt (full with stunning craftiness!) is hosting a Support Handmade Holidays Directory this year. Head on over to check out their growing list of entries and discover crafty new products and shops for you. And if you’re running your own crafty shop: you may want to try to get it listed, too. Awesome opportunity to be found and seen. Happy season to you all!