Handmade garlands

There are so many pretty handmade garlands on Etsy, and I just can’t get enough of them. They’re the perfect combination of sweetness and whimsy, so I thought I’d round up a few of my favorites to share during this busy week. You know, in case you’re decorating for a party or something. Or a wedding, perhaps.

White felt garland by Fairy Folk.

April showers wedding garland by Airy Obsessions.

Vellum garland by Coco Sailore.

Washi tape: Yes or No?

These whimsical rolls of paper tape are so pretty and tempting. Every time I see them, I want to start collecting them in every possible print and color. Unfortunately, I don’t have the slightest idea what I’d actually use them for. Wrapping gifts? Taping photos to walls?  

What do you think of washi tape? Do you have any favorite projects/uses for it?

Here are some pretty examples.

Lotta Jansdotter washi tape, set of 3.

The stripes and polka-dot varieties, like this one from Pretty Tape on Etsy, are my favorites. 

This polka dot set is from Paper Source.

Field Guide: Naturalist Lifestyle

1. My last semester starts in a week, and I am in search of the perfect bag.  This natural one with cheery handles would be just perfect, don’t you think?

Handmade Leather Tote Bag by Lou Collection.

2. At last, the illustrated produce calendar I’ve been searching for.  It even includes suggestions for preparing the featured fruits/vegetables.

Seasonal Produce Desk Calendar by Lily Jane Stationary.

3. Well, now that you’ve picked up that fabulous rustic farmer’s market loaf, you might as well give it a nice home on this whimsical bread board, right?

Cloud Bread Board by Snug Studio.