Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sweet Straws

With Saint Valentine's Day quickly approaching, I wanted to reflect upon a few lovely, and ever so simple, holiday tokens of affection that make Valentine's Day so very sweet! Clearly, my love for vintage embellishments and beautiful things knows no bounds. And luckily for me, I am not alone with this untamed obsession. I have been a fan of the darling creations of Olivia Kanaley from A Field Journal since I can long remember. Her attention to detail is impeccable, her projects are above and beyond inspiring and her gift of talent alone is absolutely remarkable. Gazing upon her designs is like a lesson in all things fabulous. Each project that she sets out to create is flawless perfection and I am undoubtedly enthralled by her talent to say the very least. Really, it's just that good. Actually, maybe even better.

Photo Credits: Papermash

Amongst the many lovely things Olivia keeps herself busy with, she is currently a contributor to Victoria Magazine as Artist-In-Residence for 2010. What a title to behold! And just as you would expect from a gal this talented, all of her featured designs are on a level of greatness all their own. It's that perfect balance of vintage elegance with a dash of whimsy that keeps me coming back for more each month.

Photo Credits: (1) Victoria Magazine via A Field Journal , (2) A Field Journal, (3) A Field Journal

Most recently, Olivia created a delightful tutorial of Sweet Straws exclusively for Papermash. A step by step tutorial on this design can be found right here for your Valentine's crafting pleasure. Take note, these stripey sweet straws are best served with something sweet!



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