I've always loved rockets. And how I wanted to be an astronaut, I particularly loved the idea of space camp...still do, truth be told. Oh, how about adult space camp, where we get a 3 course meal at the end of the day and a bucket of wine...oh yeah! (Take a moment to ponder the… Continue reading Retro Rocket Boy!
New Etsy Listing For Halloween
New listing ready for Halloween. We don't do much Halloween here in Australia, but the retail stores keep trying to make us do Halloween. But it doesn't need to be Halloween to use these cake decorations. A few years back my sister got married so it was my task to organise the Bridal Shower. My… Continue reading New Etsy Listing For Halloween
Kaisercraft Paper American Craft Paper
Ruby Canoe Design mostly uses Kaisercraft paper, which I love. I have a huge stock of them in the studio and, maybe once a month, buy a bit more of the colours I need...until last week! I was a little (a lot) horrified to find my local supplier is no longer stocking Kaisercraft and is… Continue reading Kaisercraft Paper American Craft Paper
Psst! Have You Heard Of Scatterflies?
So, have you heard of Scatterflies? Probably not, cause I just made it up. I decided to do a new line of products for my Etsy shop. Complete with proper big girl packaging. And here is the completed product. Scatterflies. Hand punched paper cutouts of butterflies, dragonflies, and hearts...so far. There are currently 27 in… Continue reading Psst! Have You Heard Of Scatterflies?
Featuring: Diorama Man and Wild Girl
And you thought doing diarama's at school was a challenge. I took this photo when I was at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane last year. Simply amazing isn't it? I saw this floating around Pinterest lately and wanted to share it again. By Nguyen Manh Hung, Click to visit I haven't posted much… Continue reading Featuring: Diorama Man and Wild Girl
Butterflies, Books And Birdhouses, Oh My!
Two newbies at the Etsy store. Butterfly Cake Topper is only $7 for one Birdhouse and Books are $20 I am taking orders for these Birdhouse and Books Cake topper for Graduations. It doesn't take too long to make them but I have received a few orders already. So send me an email… Continue reading Butterflies, Books And Birdhouses, Oh My!
No Cake Decorators Were Harmed In The Making Of This Stunt Wedding Cake!
I wanted to revamp the Etsy store recently, so I decided to make a wedding cake...as you do. Not just a wedding cake, but a stunt wedding cake. Not for eating...although the icing is pretty damn good! (So I am told!) So I have created a whole heap of new cake toppers in the last… Continue reading No Cake Decorators Were Harmed In The Making Of This Stunt Wedding Cake!
And Loving It…
Well I actually made myself a little something last week. &! A paper cutout of and ampersand with a nice little spray of flowers. 🙂 Simple and lovely. When I actually go window shopping I always admire the big & that some specialty shops have on display, do you know the ones I mean? Big… Continue reading And Loving It…
Antique Birdhouse Plans
Some cut little birdhouse plans. I am pretty sure that if you print these you could just add a few tabs when you are cutting these out and have yourself some little paper birdhouses. Or you could print them out and make yourself some wooden birdhouses.There are quite a few patterns for birdhouses floating around… Continue reading Antique Birdhouse Plans
List of Kaisercraft Paper Names:
A very long list of Kaisercraft paper colours, for those that need it! Coconut Licorice Smoke Elephant Ears Steel Mineral Eggshell Coffee Bean Chocolate Mocha Cookie Latte Vanilla Forest Moss Khaki Olive Fern Avocado Willow Aloe Toffee Spiced Pumpkin Cheddar Sunshine Buttercup Tangerine Papaya Burnt Orange Blush Fuzzy Peach Burgundy Cherry Tomato Scarlett Watermelon Bubblegum… Continue reading List of Kaisercraft Paper Names:
Really in love with the chalkboard effect of recent years. It used to be all hand drawn and now most of it is digital. Which makes it way more accessible I suppose. You can get your own things done, invitations, announcements and everything in between. These are ones are available from Donna at Bubba Beanz… Continue reading Chalkboards
Write A List, Check It Thrice Or More.
I have a little business starting to kick off, a little, on Etsy. Finally. So much work goes into these little things. Many hours and lots of money too. But finally, finally starting to reap the rewards. I was starting to get so busy a week ago that I couldn't sleep due to all the… Continue reading Write A List, Check It Thrice Or More.
Dear Artist: This storage idea is too good to miss!!
Reposted this from July I think. This is way too good not to repost every so often. Simple to do. A board, nails, clips and paint. Your done. Share to someone that is in need of this kind of help. I am sure there are numerous uses for this. Have a great day! xx… Continue reading Dear Artist: This storage idea is too good to miss!!
Easy Do It Yourself Pet Bed
***I originally posted this in June 2013. However due to its popularity I have decided to repost this one. I made one for one of my cats, she knows it's hers and everytime I look at her curled up or sprawled across it it makes me smile. So here it is...give it a shot, it's… Continue reading Easy Do It Yourself Pet Bed
Something New At Ruby Canoe
Check out the new additions to my Etsy Shop, and buy lots or even all of them if you would like. Go on you know you want to! If not just go and have a look and keep me in mind for any weddings or parties or such. Hope you had a nice New Year.… Continue reading Something New At Ruby Canoe
Ferris Wheel Fun
Spent a fair bit of time on this and I love it. The carriages are little bird houses tied with red ribbon. Just posted it on my facebook page, I just wish that I could have taken some outside shots of this but mother nature had some other ideas. We have just had a… Continue reading Ferris Wheel Fun
Using My Silhouette To Cut Transparencies
Well, I took the plunge a few hours ago and finally used the OHP transparencies I had bought last week. I was terrified that the transparencies would ruin my laser printer...my new laser printer at that too. So I hummed and harred (is that really a word?) for about an hour, loaded the feed with… Continue reading Using My Silhouette To Cut Transparencies
School finishes, in Australia, in the next few weeks and I have been asked by a few people to do some little teacher thank you gifts. Here is the 5 that are for sale in my Etsy Shop. So why not visit sometime.
Vintage Origami Dresses
I love vintage dresses and patterns. A few days ago I scored a little pad of beautiful vintage papers just the right size for origami. I had all intentions of doing some origami dresses all week but was just too busy...I have sold quite a few of the Teacher Poem Paper Art piece and it's… Continue reading Vintage Origami Dresses
Have I told you lately that I love you..oh Silhouette Cameo machine how I love thee. Can't wait to see what this looks like in a frame. This reminds me of sitting on the banks of a river with willow tree branches hanging down behind me. ❤ Enjoy your life, it ends too quickly...even when… Continue reading Gone Fishin’
A new listing on my etsy store. Australia only, unless you're desperate...money talks 🙂 I received my Silhouette Cameo this week and this is my first piece. Hopefully many to come. I have found this machine to be wonderful, so far. The software is easy to use and the outcomes limitless. It's also great that… Continue reading Love Tree
Sent With A Loving Kiss…
Just listed on my Etsy store...Air Mail mini envelopes...with buttons and a few stamps and ribbons and stickers...and da daaa I give you a cute little bunch of gift tags! I personally am going to use them as Christmas decorations on my Chrissy tree but you can really use them any time of the year… Continue reading Sent With A Loving Kiss…
Tag You’re It…
Just listed a pack of 10 gift tags in my Etsy store. I have decided to try a few new things in the store, and they should all be listed by Sunday, hhmm that's if I don't get the flu that is bouncing of every human in my house at the moment! Unfortunately these are… Continue reading Tag You’re It…
No Milk In These Milk Bottles
Remember the days of the glass milk bottles? Clearly this week I have a thing for glass milk bottles...see yesterday's post. I remember the sound of the milko delivering the milk in the wee early hours of the morning, the sound of the bottles clunking together, waking me up... Just recently a local company has… Continue reading No Milk In These Milk Bottles
Tag You’re It…
Well I had a wee bit of spare time yesterday and decided to work on a few things to add to my Etsy store. So for the next week or two I am going to be working on a heap of paper products like the cute little birdie gift tags, my first attempt at a… Continue reading Tag You’re It…
DIY Pet Bed…Cheap and Easy.
The above picture is actually from a McCalls pattern. I saw this picture on Pinterest and had a good look at it, sorted it out in my cluttered brain and then proceeded to make one pet bed complete with a top blanket...and I did it in about 15 mins for about $8. I just know… Continue reading DIY Pet Bed…Cheap and Easy.