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Pimp my...passport?

I have already featured this Ukrainian artist, but apparently the beautiful beaded jewelry is just a tip of the creative iceberg that she is.
Here come the unique, beautiful, custom-made covers for your passport. You can see more of her works on her private blog, or on her website (where you can also purchase on these beauties).

On the blog, if you don't read Russian, just select the links on the right side, which are categories to her various creations.

Felt/Zipper crafts

These wonderful creations are made by Odile Gova, a very talented stay at home mom from Canada. It was very hard for me not to continue putting up pictures, because everything she makes is so wonderful. Please visit the artist's Etsy shop to see more of her work, and perchance even buy something. There is also a large collection of her work on her Flikr photostream.

I think the bees are my favorites. Or the fishes. Ok, I love them all!

Lena Guberman illustration

Lena is an Israeli illustrator,working with no only illustrations and drawing, but also textile and embroidery. Her work is truly inspiring. Please visit her site to see more of her unique work.

Mini-food rings

This is an ideal gift for any miniature foods enthusiast. These darling rings are both jewelry and pieces of art - so meticulously crafted, so pretty. Please visit the artist, Sofia, at her Etsy shop.
Her creations are not only one-of-a kind, but are also reasonably priced. I am in love!

Ideas: Recycle into fun and beautiful useful things

1. This is a simple but pretty unique and elegant way to organize earrings, using just a few easy-t0-find items.

All you need is a pretty fingerless glove.

And a bottle of any size.

"Dress" the bottle in the glove, wrist opening down. Use a few stitches to secure on the bottom. You can just fold the top neatly to tuck the material and secure with a pretty ribbon.

You can use a variety of containers, including a simple plastic cup, to store various jewelry items.

2)Got left over embroidery yarn and not sure what to do with it? Make Christmas ornaments!

Found on Russian craft blog

3) Used light bulbs recycled into elegant flower vases.

Carefully saw off the end of the lightbulb and take out the "guts". Make holes on the metal sides, so you can hang them.

Boudreaux's Butt Paste - got it for the name

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Boudreaux's Butt Paste. All opinions are 100% mine.

When my son was still in diapers (whole 3 torturous, if you listen to my husband, years) diaper rash was a huge problem for us. In fact, if we let it get out of hand, he was sent back from daycare. Have you ever been THAT parent, where even the daycare doesn't want your child because of their diaper rash?

At first we were using the Desitin, primarily because it sounded like a medication. It was OK, but I really don't like the harsh spackle-like stuff. Its a pain to wash off as well, I'm sure many of you know what I'm talking about.

I have to admit, that I got the Boudreaux's Butt Paste for the name at first. It sounded funny. Once we started using it - I realized it was more than just a cute name. Actually, the severely red and painful areas started to clear up the next day. From then on, if we even saw an inkling of a rash starting to appear, I'd say "Honey, get the paste. It spread pretty easy and you don't even have to use a whole lot of it. It actually feels more like a lotion rather than paste.


I would definitely recommend visiting the Boudreaux's Butt Paste website and getting a free sample to see if this will work for you.

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Unique porcelain cups

I don't know who manufactures these beauties, although I would love to find out. I imagine Alice sipping cup from those while hanging out with the flowers.If I had to pick a favorite, I think I would pick the peacock feather one. But all of them are really amazing...