DIY Geometric Notebooks

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I love notebooks and I love DIY projects so to me, the Curious Doodles items are irresistible. You can find this geometric embroidery kit here in Curious Doodles’ Etsy shop. Each kit comes with two perforated and ready-to-stitch notebooks, red and teal thread and you can use the pattern included in the kit or create your own.

Laura Trimmell, artist behind Curious Doodles: ‘When I looked at embroidery kits out there, I couldn’t find anything that appealed to my aesthetics. This is when I started applying my own graphic sensibilities to a very old craft. I love mixing the old and the new by combining Redwork stitching with paper and wood.’ I totally found my Sunday afternoon project;-) (via)

Printable Wrapping Paper

printable wrapping paper

Recently I heard a great quote at a video talk of Tina Roth (swiss-miss.com, inspriring blog!) that made me think: ‘The best way to complain is to make something’.

Just a day before that, I was actually complaining about a thing as trivial as wrapping paper. I’ve not yet found a place in Hong Kong where you can buy nice patterned, cheap wrapping material. But this quote made me do something about it;-). I made this printable wrapping paper in 15 minutes and the perky teapots made me happy at the same time! An attitude changed for the better.

If you like perky teapots;-), you can download the wrapping paper here for free. A little gift for the holidays from my studio (only for personal, non-commercial use).