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DIY Flower Fairy Lights Tutorial

Posted by Bold Apps on

What you need: Sharp Scissors (I use these) Glue Gun  Felt, one color for flower one for greenery.  Christmas (Fairy) Lights First you'll cut your petals. Please see the picture below for shapes, I cut mine about an inch tall. You'll need 5 petals per light. Fan all five petals out and glue together.  Place the fanned petals around the light. Place a strip of glue along the base of the petals and wrap around the light. Hold for a few seconds until the glue hardens. Next you'll have to cut the greenery. Cut the leaves in the shape shown...

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Mermaid Treasure // Crystal Seashells

Posted by Carolyn Caffelle on

  You know the DIY projects that leave you yelling at your kids “THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE FUN”? Well, this is NOT one of them. This project is simple, quick and has a pretty stunning result. It’s a slam-dunk. The first you’ll need to raid your weirdo collection of natural objects for seashells. Oh, you don’t have one of those? Ahem, me either. Totally. Well, you can buy some HERE, HERE or check the dollar store! (too much effort? I get it… go grab some rocks) Then you’ll need powdered borax… you can find it in the laundry aisle...

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The Wishing Elephant's debut on ABC! Well, not really.

Posted by Carolyn Caffelle on

Press, it's so wonderful. It's so fun! It's so fickle... This fall we were asked to put together a short video about our Halloween costumes for a news feature.  Unfortunately, some real news popped up and our segment was cut.  Boohoo, right? Ehhh, not really.  I'm thrilled to have a video I can share that gives a little insight into TWE during costume season. Check it out!!!  

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Bunny Mania

Posted by Carolyn Caffelle on

Clearly I'm very interested in bunnies right now.  It's spring (somewhere) so in my gleeful springy mood, I put together this bunny board.  It's Friyay, lets shop!!     Bunny Dress  Bunny Bracelet  Bunny Moccs  Bunny Purse Bunny Ear Bow

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Magical Things 'A Brewing

Posted by Carolyn Caffelle on

I've been thinking pretty hard about this little business.  Where is it, where I want it to go and how to get there.  I am completely sure that I can only be successful when I am true to who I am.  What I make is so intertwined with who I am, that I feel lack luster when things begin to stray from my own general philosophies.  It's a crazy world out here folks and so easy to be unconscious in your day to day.  I took a long hard look at my line and really reconsidered what I'm making. This spring,...

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