The independent ice cream parlour here in Portland gets particularly busy this time of year. From early afternoon through to late evening there seems to be a constant stream of dessert lovers queuing up to sample the latest flavors on offer. Last summer I realized that those wanting to purchase a whole pint (or two!)… Read more.
Happy Friday! To complete our set of Easter DIY projects we had to make a felt Easter bunny. How cute is this little guy? He is so easy to make with just a little bit of felt, embroidery thread and beads. You can download and print the tutorial below and use the step-by-step tutorial to… Read more.
This is the perfect project for book lovers. Traditional bookplates are used to identify books in your personal or public library and are a great way to ensure your treasured texts are returned to you safely. They are also great for teaching children to treasure their stories and I’ve had friends allow their kiddos to… Read more.
It is just a few weeks before Easter so today we are sharing a set of four utterly adorable Easter cards and a matching DIY envelope for the kids to personalize, print onto card stock and give to classmates or friends. The little animals are based on our designs for the Easter candy huggers, Easter… Read more.
As part of 12-months of Martha Stewart, we receive a box of crafting goodies each month and are asked to create a fabulous project from the contents. If you’ve been following our posts this week you will have noticed our love for Easter and so the arrival of the Martha Stewart Easter stencils, paints and… Read more.
We have a blast coming up with Easter crafts for kids. There’s always a lot of ‘oohing’ and ‘aaahing’ involved in design meetings and when our designer Krista came up with these little fellas we considered adding a “cute overload” warning to the post :-). We each have our favorite (mine’s the little lamb –… Read more.
Isn’t Springtime the best? Our studio is filled to bursting with various prototypes for paper tulips, partly decorated Easter eggs, and a whole host of baby farm animals in various forms from candy huggers in yesterday’s post, to these adorable Easter goodie bags. The little bunny rabbit, duckling, chick and lamb are all easily printed… Read more.
The candy huggers that we made for Valentine’s Day were so popular that we have adapted our design to bring you these adorable baby animal candy huggers in time for Easter. We get really excited at Lia Griffith HQ about Springtime and all that happens at this time of year. It’s a time when we all… Read more.
Our St Patrick’s Day crafts continue today with this adorable paper shamrock garland. The clover-like shamrock plant is the national emblem of Ireland so we often see it in representations of Irish culture – and I just love what it symbolizes. The patron Saint of Ireland, St Patrick, used the three leaves to illustrate the… Read more.
Leprechaun traps are such fun to make with the little ones. Legend has it that if a Leprechaun is captured by a human then he has the power to grant three wishes in return for his release. Teachers often set children the task of making a Leprechaun trap as a school project so there are… Read more.
St. Patrick’s Day is coming up March 17th so we have thrown ourselves into the Irish spirit with a couple of great little St. Patrick’s Day crafts for you to make at home. Yesterday we brought you the PDF and cut file for these cute Leprechaun candy huggers. Today we have taken that same cheeky… Read more.
Tuesday March 17th is Saint Patrick’s Day. Traditional celebrations commemorate the patron Saint of Ireland, a 5th Century Bishop from the Emerald Isle. In recent history, celebrations have tended towards the country’s rich heritage and culture and with over 30 million Americans having Irish ancestry (like me) it seems only right that we share a… Read more.
I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t have a little denim in their wardrobe. Personally, I live in blue jeans as it is perfect for my on-the-go creative lifestyle. The tough cotton twill textile has been widely used since the 18th century and there’s not a decade goes by that the fabric doesn’t seem… Read more.
My team and I love coming up with ideas for handmade children’s Valentine’s Day gifts and this year has been a blast. I wanted to bring them all together in one final post for those of you who fancy a little afternoon crafting before the big day. Our quick and easy candy huggers are a… Read more.
Valentine’s day is the perfect time to get out your craft kit and make something beautiful so I was super excited to be asked by Cindy from craft blog Skip to My Lou to create a unique Valentine’s project just for you. I’ve already posted the pretty heart garland, cute kids candy huggers (and more!) so this time I… Read more.
I remember when my daughter was little she would come out of school on Valentine’s Day with candy, notes, pictures, pencils and stickers falling out of her school bag and every pocket of her winter jacket. This little desktop mailbox is the perfect solution. We’ve included two color options and space to add your child’s… Read more.
These little animal candy huggers are the perfect handmade Valentine for children to share with their classmates at school. Download the template or SVG cut file below and your little ones will have fun wrapping the cute little animal paws tightly around a chocolate treat. We made our set from a kraft card stock, but… Read more.
If you have little ones, these adorable printable Kid’s Valentine’s Day cards are just for you. You can download this set of 6 cards by using the button at the end of the post. They are ready to print onto card stock and trim. You can then write in the to and from onto the… Read more.
What a fun craft to make for the little ones in your life! Wool blend felt is so soft and touchable and it the perfect material to make these adorable Valentine’s Day bears hugging their soft pillow hearts. You can download the pattern for these bears using the button below and follow the direction on… Read more.
One of our readers asked if we could make a thank you note for kids in the same style as the kid’s Santa letter we posted earlier this holiday. What a great idea! Here are two versions of that printable. The first is a “fill in the blank” style making it easy for the little… Read more.