Here is a sweet little card to ask your girls ‘Will you be my bridesmaid?’.
It’s taken all this time for it to dawn on me that I did actually have a spot for it and should use it.
I already had the frame and the printing only cost a few dollars at Officeworks (since it only needs black ink and basic paper it was super cheap). It’s now happily hanging by the bed.
Have you created or used any (nearly) free artwork lately?
So here’s the reason why I had a batch of homemade lemon curd sitting in my fridge last week! It’s a lovely hostess gift or wedding favour, especially if you have your own lemon tree (or know someone who does).
If you want to keep it all to yourself, you can pop it into readymade meringue or tart cases for an easy dessert or even just slather it onto a thick slice of fresh bread and top with quark cheese, cream cheese or cream.
Head over to Polka Dot Bride for the recipe plus the cute tag for you to print.
Photography Mel Boulden Photography
Since I was not at home for virtually all of January, everything is rolling around so much faster! I mean, Valentine’s Day, really? Where did that come from?
But the 14th is certainly fast approaching so it’s time to get ready. If you’re like us and don’t do fancy dates for V-Day, you’ll love this cosy breakfast in bed, topped off with a free card for your sweetheart.
I’m off galivanting around the world for a few weeks so I have lined up some some talented ladies to hold the fort while I’m gone. Hope you enjoy!
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Since I discovered the work of Penelope and Pip last year, I’ve been blown away time after time with everything that they produce. Artist Rachael Smith creates the most adorable illustrations on everything from cards to cushions (although the art prints are my faves), not to mention she is totally killing it on the DIY blog scene. Rachael was kind enough to design an exclusive new free printable wrapping paper just for Atypical Type A readers! What do you think guys, totally gorge, right? – Alicia
One of the best parts of Christmas for us over at Penelope and Pip is the chance to create some cute wrapping paper.
When Alicia asked us to join in the fun over here at Atypical Type A while she was away, we knew just what we wanted to share!
Gift wrap can be so expensive and it’s lovely to have something different to the usual Santas and reindeer.
We’ve made a cute little wrapping paper just for you here at Atypical Type A that is full of birds and trees and some geometric shapes too.
You can download the paper here.
Pop over to our blog for lots more ideas on how to make your Christmas a Happy and Handmade.
We hope you enjoy wrapping all your goodies for Christmas!
(And we hope you’re having a fab holiday Alicia!).
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About the guest poster:
Rachael is an illustrator from Brisbane and the creator of the whimsical world of Penelope and Pip. She makes art prints and pretty paper goods and blogs daily about her art, craft and design inspirations at Penelope and Pip Handmade.
I know the Christmas posts have been very light-on here this year but I couldn’t leave you without a little festive something.
My Oi Christmas cards have been so popular that I thought I’d whip up some matching free gift tags for you.
I’ve shared them exclusively over on one of my fave blogs Emerald + Ella.
Head over there to get yours now!
Operation Packing is in full swing over here. But as we get closer to the departure date, it’s not just our suitcases that we need to get ready. As I mentioned the other day, we’re having a housesitter so we don’t need to worry about things like the mail and perishable foods before we leave, but of course we will need to change the linens and make sure the house is in a tidy state.
The required jobs for you will depend on how long you are going away for, whether you have pets and whether you’re having a housesitter, so just cross out any that don’t apply to you. Why not laminate it and re-use it before every holiday?
P.S. Sorry if you were expecting lots of Christmas posts this month, with us going away there’s no decorating here this year. Guest posts will begin on Monday 17th December, starting with some last-minute festive ideas, followed by everything you need for some new year decorating.
I was most pleased to hear from Shivani of My Owl Barn who let me know that the Owl Lover calendar was back for another year!
Now in its third year, the 2013 calendar features illustrations from 43 artists fom all over the world. You can customise it to your favourite 12, which has the added bonus for us antipodeans that we don’t have to put up with looking at wintery forest scenes when it’s 40°C outside!
I’m thinking it would make a sweet little gift for your children’s teachers (trust me, they get enough chocolate) or as a stocking stuffer for family members.
You can cutomise and download your free Owl Lover 2013 calendar here.