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GIT’R’DONE: Rose’s Papel Picado Snowflakes

17 Dec

Papel picado (“perforated paper”) is a decorative craft made out of paper cut into elaborate designs. Although it is a Mexican folk art, papel picado is used as a holiday decoration in many countries. The designs are commonly cut from tissue paper using a guide and small chisels, creating as many as forty banners at a time.”

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r1-04902-0020Serene came over yesterday and we had a delightful time making making these snowflakes.
Here’s a little how to for you mimomito folks in case you are willing and wanting to do your own!
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GIT’R’DONE: Alexander Girard’s paper girl garland

11 Dec

Paper+Dolls+Wall+Art+by+Alexander+Girard+for+Urban+OutfittersHere is an easy holiday garland you can make out of Girard’s popular paper girl design.

DSC_0047First get your image to the size you like and print it out on printer paper. Not too small – because it’ll be tough to cut.
I decided to go with 5 inches. Don’t worry if you get it a lil’ pixelated on the print-out –  iz just going to be used as a stencil.

DSC_0048Cut out the image, or slice out using an X-acto knife.

DSC_0055Trace the image onto the back of the paper of your choice. Wrapping paper, craft paper, whatever. Just make sure it’s a little bit taller than your tracing (in my case, approximately 7″) and as long as you want your garland to be, around 20-30″ unless your paper is so thick that it would be difficult to cut through.

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Around the house: It’s beginning to look somewhat like Christmas!

6 Dec

Finally got a big puffy Christmas tree up in our apartment, and our tall friend Thomas helped up string our lights and put our tree topper on for us. Alan and myself like a tree to really lord over us – showering us in holiday spirit. This year I decided to go through the dubious task of making really quick origami butterflies as ornaments. I like a monochromatic and simplistic tree, myself – not droopy with mismatched ornaments.
Our little apartment feels so cozy, finally. I come home all sad and cold from the dismal outdoors to my warm cave. Alan has been perfecting ham-hocks and beans with a side of collard greens. LET’S HUNKER DOWN, Y’ALL. IT’S OFFICIALLY WINTER.

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Kiva Ford: smaller is cuter.

15 Jun

$79.00
I came across Kiva Fords gorgeous little glass creations a couple of months ago when I was thinking about glass blowing. Then I forgot to share them. Now I remembered! There is almost an air of mystery when it comes to Kiva’s stuff. Like how it’s even possible to make something so small look so amazing and dynamic. Wouldnt it be the most cutest thing ever to be able to have a little collection of these guys in a corner on your bar? Or in the window sill? Man they’d look good. Ne-who here’s some more of their good lookin’ things.
$24.00 I feel like my great Aunt Juanita when I see this teeny Klein bottle. I know ch’all got some Aunties like that ya know ya know the one that grabbed your face cheeks when you were little and nearly ripped them off and started to talk to you like you were a (small) cute animal.
$30.00 Seriously the magic just keeps getting more magical.
$66.00 I was thinking of Gretchen from Eichlerific when I saw this.
$65.00 Ha! Also here is an intense photo from Kiva’s shop of the seller doing they thing.
Glass blowing looks hella (HEAVY) metal. I like to think the intensity of this picture is evidence that all this stuff is very magical and great…Yup. … … … BYE.

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