Inspirational Link Roundup

Looking for something... Anything to take a picture of for instagram today. Here it is.

We made it to Friday and the weekend is just about here. I’ve got a bunch of great links I wanted to share, so here I go:

After seeing this on Happiness Is… I bought one of these butterfly jars from ThinkGeek (with a monarch) and it is awesome. I bought it to take to work and make me happy, but it actually has ended up entertaining our cat and so it hasn’t made it to work yet.

For all the mailart peeps out there, have you seen this tutorial by Hanna for making a book binder to house all your collected mailart?Why didn’t I think of that? The majority of my mailart was just hanging out in a card catalog and I had to file through it to enjoy, but now I can put it in a book to properly display. Also, don’t forget to sign up for the mailart postcard swap over on her site. You have until TODAY (Friday) to get in. The deadline was extended because her site was unexpectedly down for a few days.

This sample embroidery piece by TheSmallestForest makes me want to join in the Take A Stitch Tuesday project.

I love these little enameled ladybug pins by Diana Eng (remember her from Project Runway). I love them as a collection, but unfortunately my budget wouldn’t allow for that, each bug is $75.

How Tuesday on Etsy showed us how to make our own leggings, pretty cool huh?

Spring is so close and that makes me want to break out my bike early. This post hasn’t helped.

Warmer weather also means garage sale and estate sale season. I loved this Thrifting Guide series ( 1, 2, 3) by Frecklewonder.

I loved this post by Pam Garrison about her painting class with Jennifer Mercede. So much beautiful art.

Originally watching the TV show Pushing Daisies made me want to take up bee keeping. BUT, watching this beautiful mini documentary Made By Hand about bee keeping made me want to start watching Pushing Daisies again.

The other day I was stopped in my tracks while at Target when I thought I saw a pair of converse shoes that were black and white striped. Turns out it was just the lining that was striped on a solid gray pair of shoes. BUT, this tutorial on converting converse into slip ons has also caught my attention if only because they used striped elastic. Can you tell I’ve had striped shoes on the brain?

Lastly, don’t forget that next Tuesday is the second Tuesday of the month and that means FOUND ART TUESDAY! It’s a perfect weekend to make art and then stealthily leave it behind and brighten someone’s day.


Hi, I'm Robyn and I was Hatched from a Kinder Surprise Egg. Graphic Designer by day, Maker of things by night. I have worked as a graphic artist professionally since I was 16 years old. Went on to get my Bachelors of Art from NIU. I like to share my Artwork online at and on my own personal website I also have an online shop where you can find more of my "crafty" sorts of things, as well as a random piece of artwork here and there. Oh, and I'm also an occasional contributor to Artomat (

One thought on “Inspirational Link Roundup

  1. Thanks for the mention and some awesome links. And WHAT you’re not in the TAST challenge yet? I am. My mom is. Everyone cool is.

    Get sewing girl! ;-)

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