There are so many different things you can make with paper and Papercraft, by Marie Claire has over 50 designs that will have you folding, cutting, sticking and weaving like an expert.
Including crafts for a variety of occasions, there are many beautiful and innovative ideas that you can make at home, such as Stationery Bags for organizing all of your crafty bits and pieces, cut outs for Festive Windows, and decoupage boxes covered in money, which are a great way to use up foreign change when you come back from holiday.
I particularly liked the lights section, which included tutorials for gorgeous Newsprint Lanterns and a papercraft Candelabra. This book will help you discover a new world of possibilities and give paper a whole other dimension.
You can pick up a copy of the book from Quadrille now.
There's an awesome tutorial for making your own vanilla extract on Bethany Actually.
Check out the how-to here.
This weekend Cut Out + Keep attended London Edge, a trade buyer show, where we had a sneak peak at the new lines from some top alternative fashion brands. Hundreds of retailers attended, but here are our top picks to look out for in 2009:
Monkee Genes Ethical company who want you to go bananas for their organic jeans. www.monkeegenes.com Sweet & Co. Fashion accessories and jewelry which look good enough to eat. www.shopsweetandco.com Miss Fortune Vintage, pinup clothing for modern day guys and gals. www.missfortune.co.uk Girlie Pants Clean undies for dirty girls. www.girliepants.com
These snow globe bars of soap look adorable and you could cast anything you like inside them.
Check out the how-to from Alpha Mom.