I’m loving these new notecards from Wee Wonderfuls. I’m a huge fan of Hillary’s blog, and I always enjoy seeing her latest crafty creations. Luckily, this one happens to be paper, so I can talk about it here!
The notecards feature her signature handmade dolls (adorable!) at the quilting bee and the knitting club. Buy a set for yourself, and/or give a set to a crafty friend. $12 for a set of 8 notecards and envelopes, 4 of each design.
images from Wee Wonderfuls
More Halloween-y stuff, this time in the form of Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street, one of the cheesy-great horror films of the 80′s. Sure, I say it’s cheesy now, but I remember being scared out of my wits the first time I saw it. I prefer to remember Robert Englund as the nice, innocent alien from “V”. I loved that show, even with all the aliens ripping off their human faces to reveal horrifying lizard faces. Oh, my dude! They’re making a new mini-series called V: The Second Generation!
Topic? If you’re a fan of 80′s horror films, you’ll definitely want to download the Freddy Krueger paper toy from Horrorwood and put it on display for Halloween or, if you’re a big fan, all year ’round. via PaperKraft
image from Horrorwood
Planning any Halloween projects yet? My mind has been on Halloween decorating for at least the past couple of weeks. My plans are always grand, but I never seem to have enough time to complete anywhere near what I’d like. Since I’m starting early this year, my ambitious plans may stand a chance!
At least one of my projects always involves fonts of some sort, be it gift tags, a banner, invitations, or a decoration to hang on the wall. And what fun would Halloween be for us fontaholics without a bevy of free distressed, scribbly, melty, and blackletter fonts from Dafont for all of our spooky-fun projects? I’ve chosen 13 of my favorites plus a dingbat font for your Halloween project planning pleasure.
Fonts by name: Undo35, Lugosi, Gipsiero, Old London, Spider Dingbat (from Monster Masher), Distro, A Font with Serifs, Infiltrace, Alias (I loved that show!), Nightmare5, Stamp Act, Inked God, Moony Cat, and Cloister Black.
Eep! How adorable are these exotic bird prints by illustrator Jen Skelley? The colors, the cuteness, the feathery foof! Seeing these birds reminds me of a foofy experience that I had during an art class in college. My theme was “goddesses”, and I was so inspired that I just kept going and going with one of the goddess’ hair until she had tentrils and twists sky high.
I loved it, but my teacher didn’t have the same appreciation for it (his loss) as I did and poked fun. The entire class laughed, and I think that any aspirations I had to be an artist were crushed right there in Drawing 101 or whatever class it was. Good thing I was an art history major, huh? Anyway, I still loved my goddess’ over the top updo, and I still harbor a not so secret love for the foof. My only problem is going to be deciding which of these exotic birdies to purchase:
Check out more of Jen Skelley’s wonderful illustrations here, and see more Gocco prints (of exotic birds and other fun things) at her Etsy shop.
images from Jen Skelley
Wow. Just…wow. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about incorporating paper decor into the design scheme of our new apartment, and paper flowers are something that’s been on my mind. So, it was rather serendipitous that I came across the work of sculptural artist Zoe Bradley the other day on Design Sponge. Zoe’s signature medium is luxury paper, and boy does she ever take the art of paper flowers to a new level!
Her portfolio is an inspirational must see, and her work will be on display at Kate’s Paperie in Soho starting today, September 5. If you’re in the area and love paper, well, you know what you’ve gotta do.
images from Zoe Bradley