Thursday, April 28, 2011

Picture-Perfect Thursday: Keep Calm and Carry On

Have you chanced upon at least one parody of Britain's World War II propaganda slogan? The internet is brimming with these parody posters and I'm still amused by all of it. For today, I'm posting some of my favorites.

This is the original slogan:

Now here are some of the parodies:

This speaks to me. :)

Great for a nursery! :)


And another "ehem..."

Hope floats...

This shirt is by Spoofs and The Tshirt Project. Funny! Find it here.

This is perfect when I walk down the aisle. Afterwards...


I found a website where you can create your own parody poster. Right here. I tried it and this is what I came up with:

What parody would you make? Share! :)

Save for the "Keep Calm and Carry Lang" shirt image and my "Gorgeous" one, I forgot where I found the rest. Sheesh...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The One About the Easter Craft

Here's a late post (teehee!!!) on a charming Easter craft. Great as a giveaway on your next Easter egg hunt!

I got these cupcake wrappers here and here.

I then wrapped them around some small paper cups. They won't exactly fit but they'll be snug enough.

I cut a sheet scrapbook paper into strips. I was amused with prints-on-prints at this time.

I used tape (or double-sided tape) to attach the strips onto the cupcake wrappers to make small baskets.

Inside the baskets, I stuffed cut up styrofoam. You can also use florist's foam (floral foam? flower foam?).

Then I scrunched up sheets of green tissue paper. Another great idea would be to shred the tissue paper using a paper shredder to make "green grass."

Then I stuck a bunny-shaped lollipop onto the foam and placed some chocolate eggs (Easter eggs) in the basket.

Nice! It makes for a great spring craft as well!

Happy crafting! :)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Picture-Perfect Thursday: Between Real and Unreal

I saw these insanely genius "real and unreal" art installations over at Anthology. They're made by an artist named Nils Nova.

They're perfect wall dividers! Hahaha!

Have a great Thursday! :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The One About the Teacher's Stash

Last year, I made this for my teacher-friends in the "queenly South" where I used to teach. This year, I decided to make a more useful gift for them.

I got some plastic containers (the ones with dividers) and made labels for each.

Each container followed a color scheme: a base color + black + silver.

I filled the box with what I believe to be some of a teacher's necessities in the classroom: paper clips, binder clips, push pins, and chocolates (hard to work with a grumbling tummy!).

This was initially my favorite scheme: white + black + silver...

But then I saw a pack of Hershey's Cookies and Creme Kisses in our house and loved the blue wrapping. I loved how the blue Kisses looked so nice with the yellow paper clips and push pins!

They went conveniently well in the blue container too, especially when I ran out of the silver-wrapped Kisses!

It's so easy to put together and more importantly, teachers would love something like this! Especially if it's one who is overworked, underpaid, and wallowing in dirty school politics *wink*. Hahaha! Happy crafting!