January 8, 2012

Well, Fan-cy That!!!

day late and a dollar short...that really should be the name of
this blog! trends and all manner of coolness pass me right by
much of the time...most of the time. thankfully, i am just a tad
too lazy to be all caught up in that stuff so i don't need a shrink
to help me with my self esteem or anything! ;}




{photo: matthew mead holiday }

some of you may be aware that mr. matthew mead put out a little
publication called holiday a couple of months ago...fiiiiiiine piece
of work too! well, i just got my mitts on it a few days ago and...
katie bar the door! such a wealth of cuteness and ideas! but it was
these fans that caught my eye first!




and just who says they have to be for Christmas only??!!
doesn't anyone else have a tree, of some sort, for all the other
holidays too?
well...you should!





so with the help of the inimitable graphics fairy, i found designs for
".everyday" !
{i didn't think ""detailed" instructions were needed...i'm sure we
all have been making fans since we were wee things...a dab of glue...
bits & bobs...a little string...and there you go! ;}




a door knob...





a package...







any 'ol thing you desire! above and far beyond o tannebaum!

Mosaic Monday @ The Little Red House
Project Parade @ DIY Showoff
Met Monday @ BNOTP
Brag Monday @ The Graphics Fairy
Good Life Wednesday @ A Beach Cottage
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm Cottage
Saturday Night Special @ Funky Junk Interiors






and always remember to think outside the fan!

24 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I think these would look great on gift packages, too.

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  2. Very cute! I like them...saw them in the book..but love your take on them. xo Diana

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  3. You took the idea and ran with it, the fans are so pretty!

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  4. There are so many holiday ideas that can be reimagined. You did an awesome job. I love the look.

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  5. I have always loved fans, but never made one--and out of sheet music no less. Yours are beautiful and inspiring, and after the holidays you probably have more time to enjoy making them. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. So lovely! Definitely pinning this to remind me to use this throughout the year. Thanks!

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  7. Pretty, pretty, pretty! I love this idea.

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  8. They are so very sweet, I love them and they will look great in mini, handing from a nature stem.
    xo,Dorthe

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  9. Hilarious...that is what I am always thinking about myself...good to know I am not the only one out there who feels like they miss the boat sometimes. Thanks for the chuckle and the fan...tastic inspiration:o)

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  10. Beautiful and definitely could be used for many holidays and year round!

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  11. Super cute! Love the fact that you used sheet music!

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  12. such a lovely blog you have! love the pitures very much! wishing you a very nice day and my best wishes! di
    ;0)

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  13. Ooh. A very cute idea for packages! And, I happen to think "a day late and a dollar short" would be a seriously cute name for a thrifty blog! As always, I giggle my way through your posts!

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  14. thank you, M. i barely noticed the fans in MMH but i love what you've done here. fancy me inspired!

    wishing you a happy, healthy and creative new year!

    xo
    elyse

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  15. I love the fans, they came out great but I agree not just for Christmas, Laura

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  16. They are so adorable. Thank you ever so much for sharing. I will follow on my way out I know I will be back for many a visit. I hope that you may make some time to come visit me and do the same. I look forward to engaging more in twenty twelve. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  18. So sweet! hoping your new year is filled with happy! Hugs and Smooches, Katherine P.S. have you entered my pink poodle giveaway yet?

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  19. Purchased some paper today with a few French ideas spinning in my mind. Few clicks later and I ended up at your page. Love this idea.
    Thank you.

    Much love,
    Marcia

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love to hear from you! ;}