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to celebrate just how ace thursday & her blog my girl thursday are i made some filofax printables to help get your blogging organized! or blorganized. or blogifiled… clickety-click-sticks to get yours now! you know i won’t rest until you aaaaaall have filofaxes.

please note: i do not offer tech support, or customization on printables.

inspired by vintage pyrex patterns and colors, you’ll find a downloadable page to keep your blog on track for every possible occasion: my regular features, blog notes, blog to-do and a blogging plan. now get printing and organizing!

 


what’s better than a cute craft project? a practical and cute craft project. and what’s better than that? a chance to recycle while making something cute and practical!


today i want to share with you a tutorial for making your own little box out of a recycled cereal box and some recycled card or paper. its relatively easy and you could make a whole box in a couple of evenings. satisfying and just in time for easter.


hop to it! this box is so cute and easy, you’ll have one made in no time!


i certainly didn’t invent this method, but it seems to have fallen out of common knowledge. do you remember your grandmother or older relatives making these kinds of boxes? i remember seeing crochet edged boxes like this made of recycled christmas cards, wrapping paper or greeting cards at fetes growing up. even my sewing basket is made in a similar style, and i know a friend who has a wastepaper basket made the same way. its a very versatile way of using old cards or papers that you can’t bring yourself to throw away, and with environmental responsibility and saving money at the forefront of a lot of people’s minds, i think its time to re-embrace this canny little craft! does this craft even have a name? if you know, leave a comment!



you could top the lid with ribbons, flowers, rosettes. be creative!


i specifically wanted to make an easter basket, so i designed my own paper to use. this box pictured was constructed from photo paper (with my design printed on it), a cereal box, and some plain white card to line the box. i recommend covering the interior and exterior layers with clear plastic vinyl or transparent plastic (like overhead projector sheets) if you want your box to last well or intend to present edible treats in it. imagine receiving a cute handmade box filled with some fresh baked cookies! now thats a resourceful but heartfelt gift i’d love to get. hint, hint, any friends reading!



easter cookies

did somebody say cookies?


 

i love ‘old lady’ crafts because most of the time they’re very practical and born of necessity. practicality really isn’t my strong suite, but i’m a sucker for boxes and containers to store little stuff in. while the crochet edging is very pretty, don’t be put off if you can’t crochet. just follow the instructions the same way, but replace any mention of crochet with a simple blanket stitch. it will be a little bit less frilly, but you’ll still have a cute way to use up those pretty bits of paper.


all you need, plus some cardboard


click here for instructions and template to make your own recycled card box


and as an early easter present to you lovely draw! pilgrim readers, you can make an easter patterned box just like mine! click here for an A4 sized easter paper pattern you can print out.

please note: i do not offer tech support, or customization on printables.



 




last weekend i decided to pretty up a pair of plain slip on shoes i have by making up some felt flower clip-on’s. i think felt is just the cutest medium for crafting, if you’re lucky and have access to good quality felt it will have a really nice thickness and will come in just about any color you dream. i got my gorgeous felt from little sparrow.


add a cute button if you like

i made up this bold little flower design and if you’d like to make one too, click here for a printable pattern. the flower clip-on is quick, easy and its versatile. clip it on your hair one day, and the next try it on your lapel. i’m sure you could think of a thousand more uses!


why settle for accessories that look like everyone else’s when you can craft a little something to set you apart from the crowd? and even better, its no trouble if you change your mind: just un-clip them!

did i mention you can make them without sewing? you can either sew them onto the hair clips or use a hot glue gun if you’re staunchly anti-sew.

sewing not necessary!

if you use my pattern, i’d love you to show your results with a link in the comments. happy DIYing!


love day is coming! is that good news or bad news? its not really a big deal in australia. when i was little my mum always put a little heart chocolate in my lunchbox, or left a little hand made card on my pillow. i like the idea of small, sweet gestures. nothing ostentatious, just something to make this one day a little more special than all the others. and its even better if you made it yourself!

not quite up to weaving a commemorative valentine’s day macrame wall hanging? too busy to bake an anatomically correct heart shaped croquembouche? never fear, draw! pilgrim is here, with a sweet and wholesome solution to your problems: the valentines day 2010 apple sticker! fill your loved one’s brown bag with sweet, juicy, love!




all you need to do is choose your apple, print out the design (on sticker paper, or regular paper that can be double-side taped to your apple) and pop the flirty fruit in their lunch bag! easy as pie a la mode!

not into apples? (you are aware that taken daily, they keep doctors away, right?) i’m not here to judge you. but you too can feel the love with my super special valentines day wallpaper! use it on your twit-face-space page or right click to set it as your computer’s wallpaper. or better yet, print it out and paper the whole house!


let the lovin’ commence!



here we are at friday again and what better day to take a few moments to express yourself creatively! in my opinion there just isn’t enough opportunity for coloring in once you pass a certain age, so just for larks i’ve made a coloring sheet you can print off. click on the image above to go to a full page version you can print off and color in to your heart’s content.

i hope everyone has a great weekend and i hope to see you back here on monday for some groovy new posts!


tweet tweet tweet… are you on twitter? i know, i know, it seems like its all anyone talks about lately but its fun and minimal effort. i love sharing tweets with someone interesting and getting new followers is exciting, so i thought i’d take a moment to share some thoughts on how i use twitter, so if you follow me or want to follow me you know what to expect from me:

i work from home, so twitter is a nice way of feeling like i’m not the last person alive in a post-zombie-attack world. i tweet for fun, occasionally i tweet about this site, but i’m not really on there to pimp myself.

i value quality over quantity: he who dies with the most followers does not win in my opinion. the people i follow amuse me, or share awesome stuff, or are friendly and talk back. you’re welcome to follow me but unless i know who you are i might not follow you back right away. but don’t be sad: if you @ me a few times and we exchange some pleasantries, i’ll follow you!

i think trends like follow friday are nice and i’m always really touched when i get a mention, but i don’t do it myself so please don’t be sad if i don’t follow friday right back at ya!

and hey, i’ve made a little twitter button you can use on your blog if you’d like:


or maybe you’re after a new wallpaper for your twitter page (or desktop, even)?


i hope you like them. so now you know how i approach twitter, tell me your twitter stories! are you on there to watch the celebrity dramas unfold? are you making you presence known in the marketing circles? or is it just for larks?

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