I’m still loving the rose gold / copper with dusty pink styling at the moment and Monstera leaves. So on this very rainy weekend, I’ve combined the two. Pictured is an original print I’ve designed using one of the leaves from my Monstera plant, as inspiration. It’s designed to fit an 8 x 10″ frame (you’ll need to trim the paper to fit if you don’t use photo paper), but you can just print it on A4 paper (as above) and stick it to the wall with washi tape. If you’re not in Australia, just your standard printer paper should be fine too. Read more…
Thank You to all that replied with my survey and your input. During the holidays, I’ve had some time to re-energise and also to evaluate your (encouraging) responses, Thanks 😉 The results are in and it seems that this being a DIY & Craft Blog, you really like the DIY Tutorials – YAY!
I’m happy too because I really like putting them together for you, so you will continue to see Craft How-to’s. What I do need to mention here though is that I’ve started some other projects and commitments outside of this blog also … so what does that mean?
The posting schedule in the past (uh oh, the past …) since re-launching Adorablest in September has been daily, with the occasional day off (but then sometimes there were posts on the weekend) and mostly to a *timetable* like DIYs on Mondays, Etsy Finds on Tuesdays, etc.
I’m not sure if that’s long enough to become accustomed to or not and if you would even miss this 😉 I don’t want it to sound like you have nothing better to do than read my blog! but this will change, just letting you know. I’m not abandoning posting altogether, but the frequency will not be to a set schedule.
I’ll be getting back to the core of why I started this blog – to make fun crafty stuff and share how I did it – but not to a routine. I hope you’ll still stop by and if you really don’t want to miss a post, you can always subscribe, as I’ve set it up to email you whenever there’s a new post. But “no worries” if you don’t want to do this and if you just want to pop over sometime, that’d be great too.
Happy. New. Year.
2016. Wow! Happy New Year Everyone!
I hope you’re not too hung over ’cause I’d really appreciate your help. I’ve been blogging since September 2014 and in the last few months there’s been a few changes to this blog. I’ve moved from being on WordPress.com to being self-hosted with a new theme and also trying new things and (more regular) posts, BUT do YOU as the readers like it?
What do you think can be improved, what do you (gulp!) not like – be honest, I need to know. This is the first survey I’ve done, so I hope I can gain some feedback to keep you interested and keep you visiting and engaging with my blog.
Thank You so much for your time and input (and then you can get back to your coffee with aspirin).
The survey will close on the 6th January 2016.
So, here we go. Just 7 quick questions …
What Do You Get if you Cross a Cat with a Cactus? A CATCUS The other night, I signed up with Redbubble. Basically where you can buy cool art & t-shirts (and many other useful items) or sell your art.
I had a giggle and it was so much fun when my CATCUS design came to life on the Redbubble items.
There’s a wide choice of items available, like all sorts of
- Apparel (T-shirts, even leggings and a skirt!)
- Cases & Skins for phones and laptops
- Wall Art (Framed and Unframed)
- Home Decor – think cushions, mugs, duvet covers!
- Bags – all sorts like Tote, Drawstring & Laptop Sleeves
- Stationery – Stickers, Cards, Journals and the Spiral Notepad (below)
and not just my CATCUS design, but many others.
Planty Wishes for 2016 – is the final theme for the year for Urban Jungle Bloggers. I thought I’d show you my Candle Cactus – Make a Wish!
Fancy a FREE 2016 Printable Calendar?
- Each month is on a full sized separate page for printing.
- Starts on Sunday
- Minimalist design with lovely typography month and day lettering
- A light outline around the dates helps you to write your notes / appointment
To get your FREE 2016 Printable Calendar – CLICK HERE, on the image above or the image on the sidebar and Subscribe to Updates from adorablest.com and you’ll receive yours in time for the new year.
Also as it’s a FREE Printable, once you have the file, you can print as many as you need – for the home, the home office, the office … wherever you need a simple Calendar solution. The kids can even stick one to their bedroom wall.
Get organised for the New Year in Style, tell your friends, I’d love them to come and visit adorablest.com too! Happy New Year!
IMPORTANT PLEASE: A special note for my subscriber friends from WordPress.com – Please join me here by subscribing with your email and you’ll receive this Free 2016 Printable Calendar too.
Oh Deer. Yesterday I was called in to work last minute (and worked late) and I didn’t have time to do a post. As we near the holidays, it’s time that I’d like to spend some time with family too and so just letting you know, I will be taking a little rest from posting, just for the time being.
I’d like to say A Big Thank You! to all my followers who read Adorablest – it’s what makes me keep writing and thinking of creative things to share Wow, it doesn’t seem that long ago, that I was writing my first Happy Christmas message – it seems to have gone so fast.
I’ve thought of some new ideas that hopefully I can put into practical terms and share them with readers new and old. If you’re looking for some DIY Craft Ideas during the break, check out my DIY Projects page for some ideas.
Happy Holidays Everyone!
DIY – Easy Table Decoration – Minimalist Look for Minimal Dollars would have to be the easiest DIY ever! We’ll be heading to the garden for this DIY, for something that is in flower or just finishing in the southern hemisphere. Can you guess?
Free Marble Paper Printable. I’ve just updated an earlier post DIY – Marble Look Mouse Pad. I’m in the holiday spirit and now this Marble Paper is available for Free! (was in my Etsy Shop). It’s an actual photograph of a piece of Carrara white marble (without the FREE MARBLE PAPER PRINTABLE written on it).
Download as a PDF here adorablest-free-marble-printable
My Free Printable Marble Paper combined with DIY – How to Make Words with String. Some last minute gift wrapping and ideas for Christmas! Actually you can use the Marble Paper to gift wrap at any time of year. Enjoy!
Fancy a little bling to brighten your walls or your books? Follow the links to view and download these Pretty and Free Gemstone Printables for Friday Link Love …
This Quartz Print is one of nine gorgeous prints.
x o x
Happy Weekend Everyone!
Rose Quartz is such a delicious shade of pink, it’s so pretty I think. I found some DIYs, well recipes that remind me of this special rock that I’d like to share with you today. Click on the recipe link to take you to the blogs for further reading.
Homemade Pink Lemonade find over at The Cooking Bride
Bubblegum Surprise Cupcakes by A Little Zaftig
Pink Rock Candy Fudge recipe available from Kleinworth & Co.
DIY Perfect Pink Macarons by Project Wedding
Feeling hungry now? I am
If you like this post and can’t get enough of this gorgeous shade of pink and mesmerising mineral, see yesterdays post on Etsy Finds – Rose Quartz.
Rose Quartz (Pantone 13-1520) and Serenity (15-3919, a tranquil blue) have been chosen as Pantone Color of the Year for 2016. Bring it on! I just love the soft ethereal qualities of both, especially Rose Quartz. So I thought some beautiful pieces from Etsy in this embracing shade of pink were in order …
Hexagon Rose Quartz Necklace from LiabSHOP
Rose Quartz Archival Print by Lindsay Nohl, find at paperbicycle
Pink Rose Quartz Bobby Pins by LoveandCherish
Rose Quartz Crystal Soap from Rock Hound Soap
This is from one of my earlier posts (from December 4th 2014) DIY Plants Rock – Air Plant Display Idea. I’m pleased to say this Air Plant is still mounted to the Rose Quartz and is doing well, which can’t be said for some of my poor Air Plants that didn’t make it :(.
Perhaps being a crystal of unconditional love, it has helped it flourish? Anyway I loved the colour of the Rose Quartz then and still today. I’m looking forward to seeing more of this pretty shade in the future. What do you think of the colour choices – are you tickled pink too?