Etsy Pages

swissmiss on Etsy

I was thrilled when the fine folks over at Etsy reached out to me and asked if I would like to be one of the first bloggers equipped with what they call Etsy Pages. My love for Etsy and what it stands for, is so big, how could I say no? They just launched the project today which means you can now follow my swissmiss Etsy Page to discover some of my favorite and recent finds.

I’d recommend you also check out other curated pages such as Sweet Paul Magazine, Walker Art Center and Martha Stewart Weddings. And here is Etsy’s official announcement of Pages.

Konstruktor

Take your analogue DIY experience to the extreme and build your own 35mm plastic SLR camera with the Konstruktor set by Lomography.

(Thanks Matthew)

Printable Father’s Day Card

Printable father’s day card // Isometric font

Leave it to Mini Eco to come up with a super cool Father’s Day DIY.

ELIOOO

ELIOO

ELIOOO is a brand new book, by Antonio Scarponi, teaching you how to grow food in your apartment using inexpensive IKEA boxes. The system uses hydroponics, a farming technique that can be used to grow plants in water instead of soil. Hydroponics allows you to save up to 90% of water used in traditional agriculture systems, requires much less space, and you don’t have to worry about watering the plants.

Now go and grow your own food. Available on iTunes and Amazon.

DIY Cocktail Sticks

cocktail sticks

I am totally going to make my own cocktail sticks this weekend. Wait, I should also plan for the cocktails. Hmm…

Origami Fox

origami-fox

This little Origami Fox just won my heart.

How To Make a Paper Bow

How To make a paper bow

Here’s a fun tutorial teaching you how to make a paper bow like the one above.

Your DIY Print Shop

You DIY Print Shop

Thanks to Print Liberation for creating DIY Print Shop. I totally want to get one of these so I can start printing with Ella, my seven year old.

DIY Stories

DIY STories

DIY, the fantastic maker network for kids, launched Stories today. I would have *loved* this as a kid. So much.

Woven Heart Card

Woven heart Card

A lovely Woven Heart Card Tutorial over at MiniEco. Ready for Valentine’s day this Thursday?

Wall of Paper Hearts

wall of hearts

How about orange created a charming DIY to create a wall of paper hearts. Valentines day is just around the corner, folks!

Heart Potato Print

potato-heart

Jason Polan made heart potato prints.

He bought a potato and cut a notch on the top of it. Each cross section of the potato was then in the shape of a heart. For each artwork, he would cut a sliver of the potato away, added paint and made a print. The first ones were small hearts. The hearts got bigger until the thickest middle part of the potato and then again got smaller until there was nothing left of the potato.

Each print is unique as he made only one print per cut. The edition size was to be however many the potato would make. This potato made 32. He numbered the prints in order of printing so the first few (1 thru 3) and the last few (30 thru 32) were smaller hearts than the middle ones (15 thru 17). They were printed on Fabriano 4.5″x6.7″ (115x170mm) paper and are all signed and dated (all on the back).

(enter smile here) Makes me love him and his work even more.

DIY 3D Hearts

boxed 3D hearts

A tutorial that teaches you how to make 3D paper hearts? Yes, please.

eco-glue

eco glue

One of the best things about attending a gift fair is to meet the founders behind products I like. Take Eco Kids for example. I already liked their products but meeting the founders, Kip and Cammie sealed the deal. My loyalty to a product or service grows exponentially when I share the same passion and outlook on life with the founders. Their products are all made in the US, eco-friendly and non-toxic.

Check out their online store. I personally love their eco-glue (pictured above) and the eco-dough.

DIY Animal Craft Jar

These DIY animal craft jars are just amazing! I will have to finally get myself a Glue Gun and make these with Ella one of these upcoming weekends. Brilliant!

(via coolmompicks)

Dog Camera Cozy

This Dog Camera Cozy just put the biggest smile on my face. Congrats to Sarah Goldschadt, the crafty mastermind.

Touchscreen Glove Kit

Have a favorite pair of gloves but wish they’d be touchscreen friendly? Touchscreen Glove Kit by Brit.co to the rescue!

Balloon Rocket

This weekend, I will be making Balloon Rockets with my kids. You can find more projects like this over on Toys from Trash by Arvin Gupta.

Pom Pom Bookmarks

A tutorial on how to make simple Pom Pom Bookmarks? Yes, please.

Knitting Clock

This Knitting Clock by Siren Elise Wilhelmsen is quite a poetic way of showing the passing of time. Made me smile.

(via Stilsucht)

Potato Stamps

Martin Schmid, Art School Teacher at Schule für Gestaltung in St.Gallen, Switzerland sent me the above image of type potato stamps he did with his students. Each student did two letters. It put a big smile on my face and yes, I am totally going to do this with Ella.

Tree of Ideas

I stumbled upon this Tree of Ideas over on Etsy. What a lovely idea! Would love to create one for my kids.

ELIOOO

Zurich based Antonio Scarponi is currently running an Indigogo campaign trying to raise money for ELIOOO, an instruction book on how to build a hydroponic system to grow plants, herbs, or vegetables in your apartment, using IKEA components.

Hydroponics is a clean, sustainable, and efficient way to grow vegetables using water instead of soil. Hydroponics has enormous advantages compared to traditional agricultural methods. It uses only 10% of the water needed with traditional agriculture, allowing for higher production in smaller spaces.

CustomMade.com

CustomMade connects consumers looking for fine custom home furnishings and unique goods with the skilled Makers who create them. On CustomMade you can get anything you want, custom made, just the way you want it. Fantastic idea.

Check out these galleries of book cases, custom beds and tables. Obviously I am not fond of many of the ornate designs, but, it shows that anything is possible.

#YayInternets