terrarium craft June 9, 2011

Hoping to see lots of Portland folks at the Etsy Craft Party/Quilts for Quake Survivors bee tomorrow! All the details are here and here, and I can’t wait to do some sewing and see our lovely community-made quilts on display at the museum…

making terrariums with Diane

Speaking of lovely things: it’s no secret that I am completely crazy about terrariums.

making terrariums with Diane

The day I made a whole bunch of them with Diane was one of the five best craft afternoons of my life,

making terrariums with Diane

I adore the teeny-tiny version I made for CraftStylish,

teeny-tiny terrarium

and my Star Wars Terrariums in World of Geekcraft are a true lifetime favorite project.

Star Wars Terrariums

So I was beyond excited to snap up my own copy of Terrarium Craft after my reading at Powell’s on Sunday. (By the way, all the Timber Press books, including that one, are currently 30% off there – yay!)

Terrarium Craft

It has some beautifully photographed sections on basic techniques, and then a collection of 50 original projects to make in different terra-genres and containers. I haven’t had time to make anything from the book yet, but next time I stop at Artemisia (co-author Amy Bryant Aiello’s lovely shop on SE 28th, where I bought pretty much everything but the jars and the action figures for my three Star Wars Terrariums) I will be choosing a few new favorite things to make these stunning projects…

Rainforest Raindrop

From the Forest chapter, the Rainforest Raindrop is just gorgeous. I can’t wait to get one of those glossy glass drops and put some cool things inside.

The Lost Beach

From the Beach chapter, I really love The Lost Beach (which I can’t help but think of as the LOST beach). That tiny bottle!

Test Tube Babies

And from the Desert chapter, I can picture about a dozen of the Test Tube Babies in all different combinations.

Terrarium Craft event Sunday!

If you’re in town or nearby, co-authors Amy and Kate Bryant will be at the Division location of Portland Nursery on Sunday for a book signing and terrarium party! I’m hoping to be there for sure, and I actually just bought two more (giant) vintage Mason jars this afternoon that were calling out to me at Village Merchants.

making terrariums with Diane

Plus, twist my arm, an extra trip to Portland Nursery??

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