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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Holiday How-to Christmas: Holly Snowman Figurine

This project is for personal, non-commercial use ONLY.
Do you want to build a snowman? 
Put on your winter sweater, make yourself a cup of hot cocoa and sit down for a little crafting on these snowy days.
Our new Scupley & Swirly how to is the perfect winter time project.
You can find the instruction here.

Friday, December 12, 2014

SoWa Holiday Market show

Come by and visit Swirly Designs this weekend and support creative makers. 
We will be at the SoWa Holiday Market 
41 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA  SAT & SUN
Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Swirly Christmas Collection is online Today....ONLY!

Our 2014 handcrafted Swirly Designs are online for ONE DAY ONLY.
Today at 9am EST
Merry Christmas!
Lianne & Paul

Friday, December 5, 2014

Swirly Christmas Collection Date

Our 2014 Holiday Ornament Swirly Christmas Collection will be online 
this coming:
Monday, December 8th 
9am EST

xoxo Lianne & Paul

Thursday, November 20, 2014

DIY Thanksgiving place card holders

Take a little break this weekend from all that cooking preparation and try making one or all of these designs to adorn your Thanksgiving table. Here is the link to each project:
• Turkey 
You can create just one turkey or even better a whole rafter of them. Your guests will be so impressed knowing you made these yourself.
• Acorn
Make a half dozen of these cute acorns to showcase your kids' artwork along your table.
• Pilgrim Hat
Make one on these Pilgrim hats for each place setting or have your guests write down all the things they are thankful for and display them.

Tag your creations using the hashtag #swirlythanksgiving on Instagram.

Gobble... Gobble... Gobble!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Holiday How-to Halloween: Happy Haunting Door Wreath

This project is for personal, non-commercial use ONLY.
We are EEKcited to share with you our new ghoulish Halloween how-to project we created for Sculpey. You can find the project here and we will share more images in our next post.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Swirly SALE!

Autumn is here and which means Halloween is just around the corner. To celebrate the fall season we created these limited Swirly Designs Halloween & Autumn ornament gift sets for you.

If you see something(s) you love,  Be the first person to email us your choice(s) (Halloween or Autumn) along with your *Paypal email and zip code at sales@swirlydesigns.com  and we'll let you know if they're still available. First come first served!
(*If you don't have Paypal let us know and we can work out another payment option) 
Swirly Scarecrow
AUTUMN Gift Set includes FIVE ornaments:
• Swirly Scarecrow, a mini Owl, Pumpkin, Corn husk and Acorn.
$36 (plus S&H)

Swirly Ghoulish Witch
HALLOWEEN Gift Set includes FOUR ornaments:
• Swirly Witch, Moon, Bat and Ghost 
$38 (plus S&H)
 If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at info@swirlydesigns.cominfo@swirlydesigns.com

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Autumnal Equinox

Have a Swirly first day of Autumn!
It is the summer's great last heat,
It is the fall's first chill: They meet.
–Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Our First Reading Fall Street Faire

Hello Friends! Swirly participated in our first Fall Street Faire in our hometown a few weeks ago.

We visit the event every year with the kids and always left saying "Gee, next year we should get a booth and give it a try". Well, things happen and we always seem forget to register. :-(

This year, however, we remembered! And we're glad we did. The weather was sunny and pleasant, which brought in the crowds. The event organizer estimated approx 10,000 people visited this one day event, choc full of local businesses. Having two kids in the school system here, we were visited by many of our school friends, parents, teachers and neighbors. It was funny that they were all kind of surprised and a little puzzled to actually see what we make and do for a living. I guess we aren't the heaviest self promoters of what we do when socializing with our community.

Crowds of people roam the streets visiting and supporting the community.
Our booth is all set up and ready. (It was quite windy that day, so our table cloths were blowing)
Our two Swirly Helpers manning the booth.
A framed process helps explain what polymer clay is and how we make our Swirlies.

All and all it was a fun day. Having our kids join us for a large part of the day helping pass out business cards was great. And when the event was over and the car was packed up it was especially nice to know we were only a 5 minute car ride home!

Remember to Shop Local and Buy Handmade!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Where is our Halloween update?

Next week is the start of Autumn. The kids have returned to school, the days are getting cooler and we are busy gearing up for the upcoming Holiday season.

However, we are usually gearing up and preparing for our BIG Swirly Halloween launch right about now...BUT after much debate (well, as much as two people can have:) we decided we weren't going to do a large Halloween/Autumn collection launch this year. Boo!Hiss! I know! Instead we are focusing more on our very popular Christmas collection.

We didn't want to totally pass by one of our favorite Holiday seasons without some acknowledgment, so to celebrate, we have updated our Autumn & Halloween ornament section in our shop with some of our favorite Swirly Designs. And if you are on our mailing list you will have an opportunity to order a special Halloween and/or Autumn Swirly ornament set coming shortly. So be on the look out for that.

Hope you are enjoying the season! Happy Autumn!

Are you on Instagram? We would love for you to follow us. We post almost daily on what we are up to in the studio, interesting craft finds and sometimes a glimpse into our family life.

Black Raven Cage Ornament
Autumn Greetings
 Red Hot Devil
Swirly Designs Haunted House Ornament

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Look who Swirled by the Studio

It's always nice to have visitors come to the Swirly Studio. It's a great way for us to really get the studio clean and organized. (Don't mind the vacuum cleaner, trying to get it spotless!)
Plus it give us another reason to decorate the studio with seasonal flowers.
The visitor we had the pleasure of finally meeting, after working with her only threw social media for the a few years now, is Iris Weiss from Polyform Products. Which makes our all-time favorite crafting material!
Even though there is two of us working here most of the time, it's always nice to exchange stories and ideas with other creative professionals. It was so nice of Iris to visit our little Swirly studio. We had a wonderful time talking shop, sharing marketing ideas and giving her a peak into our new Sculpey & Swirly Halloween and Christmas Holiday how-to projects coming soon!
Be sure to follow Polyform Products on Facebook and Swirly Designs to stay updated on our upcoming how-to projects.
Also, are you on Instagram? We would love for you to follow us.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Swirly Summer SALE!

Today is the Day!
We have a very limited number of these new summer ornament designs titled the Swirly Sea Sisters.
Visit our Swirly Designs facebook page at 10am est.
To pick up one of these summer beauties.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

NEW Swirly Sea Sisters Ornaments

Hope everyone is enjoying the warmth of the summer. We are soon going to switch our focus on creating new Christmas designs, but first we are very excited to share this surprise
***Swirly Summer Sale***
We have a very limited number of these new summer ornament designs titled the Swirly Sea Sisters.
Visit us this Tuesday, July 8th on our Swirly Designs facebook page at 10am est.
To pick up one of these summer beauties.

Rules are: The first Paypal email with zip code wins in the comments. We will then send out the Invoices and must be paid within 24 hours, or it goes to the next person in line.
xo Lianne & Paul
If you have any questions please feel free to email us!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July!

 Wishing everyone a Swirly Star Spangled Fourth of July!!
 With all this crazy weather here on the East coast. 
We don't know if we will see fireworks this year, so instead we decided to create our own.
God Bless America!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Our Swirly Crush

If you know anything about Swirly is that we love, love, love, our magazines. See here, here & here. We especially love the Holiday themed issues. With fewer magazines being produced we feel the need to spread the word when we find ones that shine.
Fresh Style simple ideas for creative living….. does just that! It shines brightly in our book! 
The courtship....
We first came across this back in 2012 when we gathered all the Holiday issues we can find at our local bookseller etc. We prefer magazines that have a heavier focus on creative projects, holiday décor ideas and projects versus cooking and recipes.  With a quick glance through the pages, and seeing the inspiring creative projects, the beautiful photography, and artist profiles, we knew this was one for the Swirly library.  

We’re dating….
Then the 2013 Holiday issue came out and we knew this was something special. The lovely smooth quality of the cover paper stock alone is worth picking us up an issue. It feels like “buttah”.

We are In Love….
Now we are in 2014, and we found that we were picking up every issue, not just Holiday based…that’s big. The most recent issue is chock-full of design eye candy with simple ideas, creative living ideas and inspiring spaces. We highly recommend that you check out this magazine (for anyone who still misses and craves the Mary Engelbriet Home Companion content, we think this will fill that void). We, for one, are excited to see where Fresh Style magazine goes from here. 

We are not affiliated or have been paid by the editors of Fresh Style to promote this magazine.  Would we love to see a marriage (story) between Swirly Designs & Fresh Style in a future holiday issue of the magazine? YES!! Of course:)  But honestly we really just want to share with you all things that we like about it and maybe you will enjoy it as well.

Share your thoughts… We would love to hear if you are crushing on this magazine too.
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