Saturday, December 18, 2010

DIY Christmast Deco!

Everybody have their own way to express their self to made this festive season special with their own way. I just found this adorable DIY deco inspiration from Flickr group call Country Living - esque.I want to shared with you all. 

What I want to shared is, you can be handy decorator for your own home. Just used your decor collection items, take them out from it case or your cupboard. Mix and match the theme, colors, size or maybe you can made some cute deco item hand made. You can find crafts idea at marthastewart. Find some simple crafts idea that can complete all your decor. Have fun! Dont be afraid to add something unique to your decor, example add some glitters.
Do you know this is a picture of kitchen window decor? How delightful this is. Decor by GryNoka

Simple yet beautiful, decor by Saidos by Concha

Kitchen table for thanksgiving, decor by Just Jolynn

Christmast is not always red, why not add blue to your decor! decor by The Custards

Monday, November 22, 2010

Iam back with new begining!

Wow ! Its feel so great, after have long....long...vacation. But now iam back with fresh mind and new begining. Recently I just open my Etsy shop. If you havent heard about Etsy then I will tell you about it. Etsy its a website to sell or buy handmade. Just like ebay but this site is "just" for hand made! 

I already have wrote about items on Etsy, now its my turn. Well, my Etsy shop its sell fine handcrafted jewelry made by me. I call my shop Anita Crafts shop. I think it simple and I believe most people who already visit my shop, will remember about it. Ok, now..what kind of jewelry that I sell on Etsy. I already have two section in my shop. One is children jewelry which I made it with wooden beads in rainbow colors. Second section is fine earings, all the items that you see in my shop, is guaranty design and handmade by me. Well, I want to shared some of my working process with you. 

working with wire

after pearls, crystals and glass bead  join together

my work corner

As you can see in the picture, all material that I used is pearls, swarovski crystals, quartz, glass beads, wire, etc. All material need different treatment some hard, some soft, some shiny...but thats why I found made jewelry is something excited and once you in, you will find your own creative wonderland.

Well, picture above show you the process. now the finishing touch!

In these jewelry design, I used purple quartz, diferent size of faux pearls. I made it in set, with one rings design. I made it as hairband for bride to be. The ring is adjustable in any size of fingers. Lately Iam so inspired by romantic and elegant colors, I think it will great for wedding jewelry.

Well, if you already visit my etsy shop, Please remember to not forget to visit my blog too. Because in my blog I will inform you about my latest handmade product, it could be jewelry or other crafts creation. Cheers!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Vintage Ceramic Collection

I always intrested in ceramic for home decor, some collection are unique and collectible. Iam so inspired by ceramic vintage collection from europe. But what exactly ceramic is?

Well, according Wikipedia, a ceramic is an inorganic, non-metallic solid prepared by the action of heat and subsequent cooling.[1] Ceramic materials may have a crystalline or partly crystalline structure, or may be amorphous (e.g., a glass). Because most common ceramics are crystalline, the definition of ceramic is often restricted to inorganic crystalline materials, as opposed to the non-crystalline glasses.
The earliest ceramics were pottery objects made from clay, either by itself or mixed with other materials, hardened in fire. Later ceramics were glazed and fired to create a colored, smooth surface. Ceramics now include domestic, industrial and building products and art objects. In the 20th century, new ceramic materials were developed for use in advanced ceramic engineering; for example, in semiconductors.
The word ceramic comes from the Greek word "κεραμικός" (keramikos), "of pottery" or "for pottery",[2] from "κέραμος" (keramos), "potter's clay, tile, pottery"[3] which is said to derive from the Indo-European word *cheros (unattested), meaning heat.[4][5] The earliest mention on the word "ceramic" is the Mycenaean Greek ke-ra-me-we, "workers of ceramics", written in Linear b syllabic script.[6] Ceramic may be used as an adjective describing a material, product or process; or as a singular noun, or, more commonly, as a plural noun, ceramics.[7]

Types of ceramic products

For convenience, ceramic products are usually divided into four sectors; these are shown below with some examples:

Classification of technical ceramics

Technical ceramics can also be classified into three distinct material categories:
Each one of these classes can develop unique material properties because ceramics tend to be crystalline.

Here are some great example for Vintage Ceramic from Europe.

AldoLondi for Bittossi "Rimini Blu" Sculptures plus Rarity: Marcello Fantoni Beautiful 1950s Italian Modernist Vase

German Mid-Century Pop Art Vase Enemble /Polar/ with huge Floor Vase Duemler & Breiden 70s

Vibrant Hutschenreuther 70s Ceramic Collection

Stunning 1960s Fat Lava Vase Collection with thrilling "Horses" Floor Vase

All the ceramic collection above are selling at Ebay by German Modernist start this week. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Nature Shabby chic Inspiration

Nature is one of the best inspiration for home decor, check this shabby chic furniture and wallpaper. To get shabby chic furniture look, you can repaint your old furniture and add some inspiration picture into it. Just like what Yabette do! With this deco tree dresser. Isnt it pretty?! For more info about her collections you go to her website. Her collections more than just furniture, you can find her vintage fashions, jewelry and home decor collections too.
Dont be afraid to try new things in the end you will be surprise with the final result! Here are some best example that  inspired me alot.  

Monday, July 19, 2010

Ethnic Inspiration for your Creative Mind!

I already two days in Kuala Lumpur, city where everybody is rushing and busy. Love the friendly face, food and city colors and style. Anyway, I find some time to write my blog. Iam so inspired by Jocelyn art work from Budapest. Iam so inspired by the detail and colors. For ethnic lover I hope you will inspired by her work. Its great to have ethnic style which you can use for your ethnic decor such as Moroccan and India decor.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Turn Your Closet Into Your Home Office dream!

Thinking to work at home? Why not? Are you thinking that you dont have enough room to made your own home office? Hmmm…let see…Well, cheer up friends! What you need is some inspiration that can guide you to get you home office dream. Here are some creative inspiration that I put together. Hope you get inspired too!

Before its just some untidy closet and fully utilized. Maximize every square inch with smart storage solutions, so a closed-door disaster becomes a sweet space worth showcasing.

Look at this beautiful make over, what you can do is tidy up, organize  your home office supply such stationary, files cabinet, work or craft portofolio.To get the look above here are the tips from the expert. Visit Country Living to get more detail information.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Free Download and Creative Craft From Your Computer

Hi! welcome to Pretty Inspired Living! This first day of July I want to start new section in my Blog. Its craft section! Today craft project is CREATIVE CRAFT FROM YOUR COMPUTER. I will focus to made some easy transfer paper project that you can easly apply for your home decor improvement.Its easy, save money and I believe you will get beautiful result.

First tools you will need are computer, transfer paper, scissors, iron and textile (For best result I recomend you to use cotton textile). Why computer? Why not? Here in Pretty Inspired Living, I will take my readers to think out of the box! You can use your computer to made some project where you can be the designer.

Still dont have any idea to start some new design? Dont worry, here are some tips for you to start.

For the first design tips is we can use words, phrase, your favorite quote, poem, or clip art, family picture etc.Depent on Where you want to put it? Is it in the cushion? curtain? or pillow case? tablecloth? where you want to put your creation later? Is it in your bedroom? kitchen? living room?

Example if you want to apply your easy iron project at your cushion for living room, you can add words like "HOME SWEET HOME" or "cozy". Or you can use your favorite clip art from your computer collection. For clip art becareful with copyrigt terms.Except you made your own clip art. Well, you can play with your imagination.

Basic Iron-on Instructions

Creating iron-on transfers is a simple project. Computer software is available to print onto transfer paper, or you can simply photocopy your design onto the paper. Keep in mind that letters and words need to be printed in reverse to transfer correctly.
What You'll Need:
-- Transfer images
-- Iron
-- Fabric to be embellished (cotton works best)
-- Bedsheet
-- Scissors
How to Make It:
1. Cut out the pictures, words, or phrases. Turn the iron onto its highest heat setting with the steam off.
2. Fold the bedsheet and lay it on the ironing board. Set the fabric on the sheet and position the transfer on the fabric.
3. Run the iron over the transfer for several seconds (follow the manufacturer's instructions).
4. Peel off the backing.

*Source: Better home and garden

Here are some other tips that you can use for your home decor D.I.Y project.

Customize a Canvas

Nothing adds personality to a room faster than displaying your favorite photos. Creating a display like this one is a surprisingly simple two-step process.
1. Print out scanned versions of your photos onto water-slide decal transfer paper.
2. Attach them to black stretched canvases, which can be purchased at art supply or craft stores. Many sizes are available and come already mounted on easy-to-hang wood frames.
* Better home and garden

Dish It Up

Give glasses and plates a sunny disposition with fresh blossoms.
How to Make It:
1. For each glass or plate, print small flower images onto water-slide decal transfer paper. Trim closely around each image with a crafts knife or scissors.
2. Soak the cutouts in a shallow pan according to the instructions provided with the transfer paper.
3. After a few minutes, the paper backing peels away from the image, leaving a gummy layer that will adhere to the glasses.
4. Press the decals into place.
5. Bake the plates for a glazed finish.
6. To protect the images, coat glasses and plates with water-based clear varnish. The items should be washed by hand.
* Better home and garden

Here are some design sample that I made, you can use it to start this craft project. Its "FREE DOWNLOAD", high resolution, size a4 for inhouse printing. Save the picture by click your right mouse button and save the picture to your computer. Enjoy it!

For colors printing maybe the result will not the same with the color on your computer, dont worry you still can adjust your printer color set up to get closer result.


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Welcome to the barnyard!

Get inspired by shabby chic, vintage and country living look with "hard to resist" barnyard animal decor! They all animal that we love a horse, cow, rooster, pig and sheep. This charming decor item will be perfect for everyday use and in every room of your house.

Pig bookends
 This charming pig bookends help books lover to decor their favorite corner, design legacy's cast iron duo. You can get for $70 for set, made by Open House living; 215-922-1415.

This red cherry drinkware's get all your favorite barnyard on it. Great for everyday use or special occasion like family gathering.  Design by fishseddy, get more of their product by visit their website.

Horse Pillow

Cozy up and inspired by horse pillow that warming up your favorite corner. You can get $80, 22" square at

Rosster Vase
 This are my favorite, with stunning design by Laura Zindel's earthenware it sure will rule any roost!
The price is $165, 4 1/2"W x 11"H, for more info and latest product visit

Vintage Milk Can Vase
 I like to recycle things, some decor item can come from reused item. Great example are this Vintage Milk Can Vase. Produce by Park Hill's repro of vintage milk can doubles as an adorable vase or candle holder.
You can get it at $6.99, BitterSweet Flowers, 608-782-3276. 

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Get Wow with Painted Furniture

Sometime if you get bored with old pattern on your old furniture and next you think you want to do something about it. But you dont have any idea how it will look, well be dare and experimental artist. Check this WOW! painted furniture by Mareike Scharmer. She is artist from Hamburg, Deutschland. Her creation are so bold and yet so unique and beautiful. Dont worry about color harmony, you can use some similar color to your favorite room hue or you can just add something eye cathing in your home decor.

the artist in action

Karls BildmöbelStuhl

Bildmöbel No. 4, My favorite!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Colorful Student Wonderland !

Do you live in the student room? If yes, maybe you will caught in the situation when you need make over your room. But there is so many rules from the warden that made you thinking twice before you do it.Or you dont know how to make over it.

Well, I have great decor example how to make over by mix and match color that can change your student room into colorful wonderland. The example come from Lisa who is still student and live in Ghotenburg, Sweden. All item in her room are made by her.

This charming living room, made you dont want to go anywhere. Look at the color harmony, you can use your colorful blanket collection to cover the basic white sofa. Or if you can sew, you can made cushions from you favorite fabrics.Why not repaint your old furniture and made decorative drawing on it.

How about the bath room, maybe you think it will look boring with the basic look. Check this simple and chic solution from Lisa. You still can freshen up your bath room with your favorite decorative items.

Here are Lisa idea in home decor that can inspired you.

Her new bed set
Her work space
Her Easter decoration
Lisa do her creation
Need Lisa looks? What you can do is repaint old furniture cause it can make look like new, put your favorite decor items some art touch, rearrange the furniture in the room, maximase furniture in the smal space.

Happy Decor!!!

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