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Category Archives: Genius

Lovely in Glassy Blue

(Via a creative mint)

The cheer captured in the photograph makes me grin ear to ear.

DIY- Origami Heart Invitations

What can be better than these?

(Via Eat Drink Chic)

The lovely Amy Moss used these as little invitations to her surprise wedding party (cutest story ever!) but I think they would be equally as adorable for a simple love note or picnic gathering. There are freebies to download as well as a full tutorial for the heart and packaging.

You can find her instructions here. Oh happy day!

Valentine’s Day Sweetness

Have you seen the adorable Je t’aime Valentines drawn by Amy Moss of Eat Drink Chic?

(Via Eat Drink Chic)

Such perfection! I can’t stand the cuteness of the polka dot lined envelope. Seriously? It’s adorable.

I am smitten.

PS She is so kind as to have a free printable and even a wrapper for take out coffee cups (if you live around a coffee take out joint) available. Just click on over and print away 🙂

Valentine DIY- Fruity and Sweet

Have you seen Twig & Thistle’s naturally sweet valentine set? SO  CUTE!

(Via Twig & Thistle)

Fabulous and precious.  Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a hallmark infested sore – it is these types of precious thoughts that really show how much you care about your family and loved ones. I like to leave little details like sticky notes on the mirrors or altered desktop backgrounds on laptops to remind Hubs how much I adore him.

It helps keep me in the right frame of mind too! Looking at the good in those around us isn’t always very easy but by focusing on the positive traits, those irritating little things stay little and don’t grow into ugly big issues.

But enough about me.  In what ways do you show your lovies your adoration?

PS Visit Twig and Thistle for the free printable for these adorable stickers!

For the love of type

Can I just say that I love that typography is still a huge trend? It is slowing making its way into South African stores too and *sigh* I am in love.

Loads of Living’s summer collection has some beautiful examples of how international trends are filtering through with that distinct South African flavour.

(Via Loads of Living)

(Via Loads of Living)

But at R500 (almost $100) per pillow, it is more of a dream than a reality. I love the vibe of typography around the house and with its international trend appeal it isn’t difficult to find a style to suit your tastes. Here are a few SUPER cute ways that other people around the interwebz have integrated the love of type into their everyday decor.

(Via House*Tweaking)

Here we have an example of large-scale typographic DIY art made by Dana at House*Tweaking. Painted letters on a large canvas? Cute. Don’t be afraid to personalise your art like Dana did. I am certain her little boys feel special knowing that this words come from a song their mommy sings to them.

Here is another example of inexpensive typographic art:

(Via Knack Studios)

This would be simple to replicate… Grab a piece of delicious wood or a fat canvas and paint away!

How about some functional type? Here are some single character coasters. I would LOVE a set of these!

(Via Evil Mad Scientist)

Grab some cork, some wood and a jigsaw if you don’t live around a laser cutting facility. The straight letters would be a breeze while the curvier shapes might better left to the more adept at hand.

Oh and have a look at these adorable pillows too! I would love to have two pillows on a chair like this one with an “X” and one with an “O”… mmmm hugs and kisses on the couch!

(Via Design*Sponge)

Aren’t these just the loveliest examples of typography in the home? They make me squeal on the inside!

 

What do you think of this type trend? Big fan? Or OVER IT?

Charming Wooden Keyrings

(Via How About Orange)

How adorable and cheerful are these key rings? Jessica Jones has a great eye for kitschy little designs, don’t ya think?

She mentions her process here but really it’s just little doodads she found laying in a craft bin and a couple of permenant markers.These would look so wonderful as a zipper-pull on a sweater or adorable little handbag!

I think it’s these little details that makes life so charming and sweet.

How lovely.