Friday, August 9th, 2013
Image of Houses Seamless Pattern via Shutterstock
Now that back-to-school season is on the horizon, it is time to think about all of the ways kids can make their upcoming school year as bright and fun as possible. Covering text books with whimsical, charming, or even funny patterns can turn your kids’ backpacks into mini art galleries. This kind of personalization can help older kids feel more connected to their school experience.
I found the above seamless, repeating house pattern on Shutterstock, and I instantly felt like my eyes could hang out in this colorful neighborhood for days! Seamless patterns are perfect for book covers because you don’t have to worry about centering images – it is like wallpaper for your books!
Mustaches, because they are all the rage right now:
Image of Art Deco Mustache Seamless Pattern via Shutterstock
And, hot air balloons — to remind us of grand possibilities:
Image of Retro Hot Air Balloon via Shutterstock
Visit here and here for two fabulous DIY book covering tutorials.
Searching for your favorite images can lead to hours of fun! A nice rainy afternoon activity, perhaps?
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Friday, December 14th, 2012
1. Abby Glassenberg’s adorable mice softies make me smile! She posted this sweet design on her blog few years ago where she offers a free pattern for all to enjoy. Awesome, right?
2. Shirley Link is a new girl detective series that my daughter is crazy about. This is an amazing series, my friends! Your kids will be hooked and you’ll feel realllllly good about it. Visit author Ben Zackheim’s blog for more details and information.
3. Oooooh! A Book Page Star Garland! I have a thing for crafts made from dilapidated books.
4. This lovely wreath ornament uses left-over bits of yarn and fiber. Easy and beautiful! via craftycrow
5. LOVE these prints. (love, love, love)
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