Sunday, November 29, 2015

Custom Needle Felted Dog Ornaments

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!A pet portrait holiday ornament of your favorite pal. Smaller and less detailed than my custom dogs, but just as precious. Makes a great gift! Order one here

Custom Needle Felted Dog Ornament - Facci Designs

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Making simple dessert cups with Cuplettes

Cuplettes are unique silicon baking trays that come with attachable smaller cups that snap in place after filling the larger cup. They come in two sizes. I'm using the smaller ones for these dessert cups. You have to get these, they're so cool, easy and fun. You can buy them here

 Click here to get the full instructions.

Cuplettes Dessert Cups

Cuplettes Dessert Cups

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

DIY: Herb Scented Place Cards

Here's a simple, last minute Place Card DIY project.

You'll probably have all the materials on hand come Thanksgiving Day. Like card stock or heavy paper and your typical holiday herbs like Rosemary, Thyme and Sage...even a sprig of dried flowers will do.

I created my cards in a design program and printed on white card stock, but you can simply use card stock in any color and cut into 3 1/4  x  2 3/4 pieces, then fold in half. (I scored mine for a cleaner fold.) Use a hole puncher or poke a small hole in the middle of the fold with the tip of a scissor or knife. Write the name of your guest on the front.

Try using a gold marker for a touch of sparkle.

 Insert your sprig of choice, place your card on the table and enjoy the aroma of the holidays.

TRY THIS on the BACK of the CARD
• Have your guests write what they're thankful for. 

• Write why you're thankful for their friendship.

• Write their name on both never know if the person sitting across from them has the best memory!

• Or simply write "Give Thanks".

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Darby Smart & Gap Holiday Gift Tag Contest

Darby Smart, the do-it-yourself project and craft supply site, has partnered with Gap to do a design contest.

Darby Smart is designing a series of holiday gift tags for the Gap and their designers get to come up with the designs. The best 5 will be featured (including their name and brand) in holiday boxes in their stores. The best 5 are based on most voted. 

Being a Darby Smart designer, I was personally invited to participate.  I have so many ideas and can enter as much as I want. Here is what I have so far! It's a standard size tag and will be printed in black and white. #gapxdarbysmart. I hope I win!! You have to sign into Darby Smart to vote, so if you have the time, go here and do it! :) It would be much appreciated.

Facci Designs DarbySmart & Gap Holiday Gift Tag Entries

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thanksgiving Entertaining and Decorating Tips

Looking for some entertaining and decorating ideas for a fabulous Thanksgiving? Christopher Knight (of Brady Bunch fame) now has his own online home furnishings collection. He also has a blog with some great tips. They recently posted Tips for a Fabulous Thanksgiving and included my pine cone candle holders. So, check it out here

 Click here for Making Pine Cone Candle Holders DIY Craft Video

Saturday, November 7, 2015

A skull scarf & silk top designed by Facci Designs

Just the other day I received an email invitation from VIDA, a Google Ventures backed company that collaborates between designers and makers around the world to bring original, inspiring apparel and accessories to you.

They wanted me to collaborate with them on transforming my artwork into luxury fashion and apparel products. They work directly with artists from around the globe to convert their design vision into beautiful, quality tops and scarves. For every VIDA product sold, they offer literacy programs for their makers in Pakistan. Isn't that great?! And, the designer receives a portion of the net sales for every design sold. Use code Voicesinsider for 15% off!

So, I had to jump at the chance. My first designs are now available HERE. I decided to create something a bit edgy with a skull I illustrated. I feel the skull icon is hip and just doesn't seem to go out of style... I figured it's a good start.

There is a soft, luxurious scarf available with a my skull ombré pattern HERE

Facci Designs Ombre Skull Scarf

And a sleeveless silk top with a flattering A-line and a rounded asymmetric hem HERE

This design started as a rubber stamp I carved for a previous project. I stamped it on brown leather in silver ink, photographed it then brought that image into photoshop. I played around with some filters and then enlarged it. Viola! A Facci Original.

Facci Designs Skull Silk Top

I hope you like my first designs and I would love for you to wear a Facci original!! With the holiday's coming up, why not purchase a few for your friends?! :) Check back on the site for more designs.

Happy Shopping and thank you! Click here to order.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Cuplettes: What to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers

I know it's a bit early to be thinking about your Thanksgiving leftovers but I found these Cuplettes and think they're the perfect solution. Cuplettes are unique silicon baking trays that come with attachable smaller cups that snap in place after filling the larger cup. They come in two sizes, a larger version for more savory treats and a smaller size for desserts and appetizers. In just a few minutes, you'll have a Cuplettes creation with a fillable hole. You can buy them here

They're great for entertaining and the possibilities are endless.

I added some stuffing to the larger cup. Tip: you'll need a moist stuffing so I added an egg to mine. I then placed the smaller cup on top and layered it with sweet potato, turkey, cranberry sauce, sweet potato and then topped it off with some mini marshmallows. Baked at 350° for about 20-30 minutes.
Let the cups cool down a bit before unsnapping them.
Remove each filling from their cuplette and place sweet potato mixture inside stuffing cup.

I added some gravy to mine and sliced right into it. Yum!! I can't wait to create more recipes.

For step-by-step instructions, click here