Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Another Birch Beer Resource and a Give Away

Christmas (Hannukah, Kwanza, Yule  and Winter Solstice) is a time to share in traditions old and new, give gifts and share the love. I would like to impart two traditions here and announce a contest give away. 

I was a lucky enough monkey growing up to be surrounded by a crafty and loving family who made EVERYTHING from scratch and I am talking some serious scratch here. Carding and spinning your own wool, hunting and growing your own food, making your own wine kind of scratch. My favorite home spun tradition is hands down home brewed birch beer, so I am always on the lookout for new and easier recipes. I have found the ultimate birch beer resource here in a handy little guide that FERIC (Forestry Canada) recommends.

Another beloved family tradition is the hand made ornament. Pomanders, popcorn, ethereal feathery bits and baubles. Check mine out at Birch Beer Boutique  Two pair of these reindeer cork ornaments are up for grabs in this month's giveaway. You can enter by following my blog and enter again by Tweeting about this giveaway.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bleu Nature Beats Us To The Punch!

My husband Joe and I have been working on a sage and juniper wood product for quite some time no that resembles this amazing design from Bleu Nature in France (via The Contemporist). 

They have prepped particle board panels with driftwood circles (or cookies) that you just nail to the wall. Our product differs somewhat in materials (we use "pest" woods that over grow the natural plant community and cause damage in the eco system along with discarded wood backing) and design (a leveled and planed look) but close enough! 

Ah well, Bleu Nature has done a great job and we salute them. Bonne chance mes amis.

Anthropologie's Shop the Snow House Rocks

Anthropologie's Snow House is quite a concept in styling and marketing. I'm unable to look away from this eye candy. Image via Stellar Blondie.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Re:Design Tech is Overjoyed to Join Poppy Talk Handmade!

I am brimming with enthusiasm to announce that Re:Design Technologies has been accepted to participate in Poppy Talk's Holiday and Gift Market this November.

What an honor to join the ranks of Fold (top left) and Please Be Still (bottom left). Thank you to Jan at Poppy Talk for the spot!

Friday, November 6, 2009

NEW PDF Paper Clip Chandelier Tutorials

Not for the impatient, my new Paper Clip Chandelier "Master Key" Tutorial outlines all the necessary concepts and steps to construct a paper clip chandelier using my methodology.

This Master Tutorial is priced at $18.00 USD and will be followed by shorter individual tutorials for around $8.00 each.

My shipping fees were getting to be OUTRAGEOUS (costing me $100.00 to $150.00 USD!) and prohibitive, so...a tutorial to share with everyone.