Hot off the press // MiniEco: A Craft Book

Yay! A copy of my new book popped through the letter box today. It’s so good to see a copy in the flesh (- it’s been a year in the making).

MiniEco: A Craft Book

It looks lovely! It’s got a neon green/papercut dust jacket (which is really hard to photograph!) and is full of beautiful photographs and illustrations.

MiniEco: A Craft Book

You can order a copy from The Book Depository, or It would make a great gift for Christmas *^_^*

If you just want a quick look-see then why not order a copy through your local library instead?

MiniEco: A Craft Book

MiniEco: A Craft Book

MiniEco: A Craft Book

MiniEco: A Craft Book

MiniEco: A Craft Book

MiniEco: A Craft Book

I hope you are all having a happy day. More Halloween Craft coming soooon! Kate x

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Photography by Garry Maclennan.
Styling by Clare Nicolson
Illustration by Jil Wiesner.

MiniEco: A Craft Book is published by Cicada Books and will be out on 11th Nov 2013 is out now! You can order a copy through The Book Depository, or – yay!

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Distractions: a pineapple wigglegram

pineapple wigglegramI‘ve had a week of crafty disasters so I gave up and made a pineapple wigglegram instead!

Wigglegrams (also known as ‘stereoscopic images’ or ‘wigglegifs’) are just fancy animated gifs. I’ve been wanting to make one for ages and as it turns out they are pretty easy to make – all you really need is a camera and something to photograph. I chose a pineapple!

A wigglegram is made from several photographs of the same object, all taken from a slightly different angles. When you view the photographs in quick succession you sense the illusion of depth.

If you fancy having a go then there are a few pointers below.

Happy Friday (nearly!).


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RIP Google Reader // Free Fonts #2

I just found out last week that Google Reader is going to retire on the 1st of July. I think I am the last person to know! It sent me into a bit of a flap because, until now, all of my email subscriptions have been handled through google reader.

After a frantic weekend I have now set up a new newsletter plugin and have copied all the old subscriber email addresses over. If you are currently subscribed you will (hopefully) receive two email from me while I test out the plugin. From the 1st of July you will continue receiving one email per post, as usual!

If you aren’t subscribed to minieco and want to receive updates via email then click here to join!

If you are looking for a replacement reader I can heartily recommend bloglovin (I have also tried feedly and that seems pretty cool too). If you have any recommendations then please share!

Fonts: Soy milk // Jess Font // Brain Flower // The Skinny // Peach Milk

While I am here I thought I would show you some lovely fonts I’ve just discovered. The chunk of wood behind them has just been chopped up and features in my next project!

Soy Milk by Denise Bentulan
Jess Font by Jess from
Brain Flower by Denise Bentulan
Peach Milk by Frédéric Rich
The Skinny by Jusebox

View more free fonts here.

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{Printable} 35mm Pinhole Hasselblad Camera

Sorry for the silence! I’ve been catching up on some long overdue DIY around the house! It’s been two years since we moved into our house and I’ve been so busy with the kids, blog, book and various pieces of work that our home has been totally neglected!

My cousin sent me a link to this amazing printable 35mm Pinhole Hasselblad Camera and I thought you lovely folks might think as highly of it as we do. It’s definitely on my to-do list!

35mm Pinhole Hasselblad Camera

You can download the camera from Kelly’s site and there are full video instructions you can follow.

I’ll be back on Monday with a new paper-craft project! Hope you all have a great weekend between now and then. I’m still pinning lots of crafty projects on my Pinterest site so do check it out if you haven’t already. I’m thinking of setting up a group craft board so if you are interested then leave a comment below.

BTW my cousin is in a band called Officers. You can check out their site here. They just toured with Gary Newman…very cool!!

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