Spitfire Girl DIY: Make a Mini Snowman

The holidays have arrived at Spitfire Girl! We’re loving our unique and thoughtful gifts, vintage-inspired wrapping paper, and sparkly ornaments, and all of the good vibes that go along with them. And if you’re looking for a DIY-able way to get into the seasonal spirit yourself, we’ve got you covered too. Just follow these easy steps to make a cute lil’ snowman, perfect for decorating your mantle or sneaking into a stocking!

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White tube sock
Stuffing
String
Scissors
Permanent marker

What you’ll do:
Stuff the toe of the sock until you have a rough sphere. Cut a small piece of string and tie it tightly around the base of the sphere. This will be the head of the snowman.

snowman2 Spitfire Girl DIY: Make a Mini SnowmanContinue stuffing the sock to make a slightly larger sphere, and tie it off with string. This will be the body of the snowman.
Draw a smiling face on your snowman’s head with the permanent marker.

snowman3 Spitfire Girl DIY: Make a Mini SnowmanTrim down the extra sock material, and snip away any long pieces of string.
Display your adorable new friend alongside your other holiday decor!

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 Check out more ornaments in our online shop and below, and browse our retail stores in LA and spitfiregirl.com for extra inspiration!

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Spitfire Girl in Cottages & Bungalows Magazine

We’re so excited to see some of our favorite Spitfire Girl items in the holiday gift guide of the new issue of Cottages & Bungalows. The Unicorn Mount Ornament, Good O Whiskey Drink Glasses, and Little Red Accordion featured on the pages are available in our
LA stores and online.

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Spitfire Girl in Star Magazine

Well looky here… Spitfire Girl‘s Comical Embroidered Cocktail Napkins are featured in Star Magazine. Who doesn’t enjoy a little humor with their beverage of choice? Shop these funny elegant linens in our LA stores and online.

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It’s Your BFF’s Birthday!

It’s your best friend’s birthday, and you have no time to get him or her a gift. Don’t stress, we have everything you need for your special buddy. When we say everything, we mean it. Thinking laugh out loud birthday cards or perfectly crafted wooden cards that will last them a lifetime. Just write some super sweet poem, stick in some cash, and BAM you’re done.

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Great, so your friend has sense of humor. Now you can buy them a Spitfire Girl No. Collection or Potion Collection perfume and in a subtle way tell them that they smell. Or get your friend a fancy soap, bubble bath, or bath salts for a luxurious, relaxing bath. Tell your birthday friend to just soak for a while in their birthday suit. Burn a candle and just chill, my friend. That is love and I have no doubt about it.

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Our Box Cards and Jars of Fun are a great way to say it all. Who doesn’t love that..

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All that and more in our LA stores in Los Feliz and on Melrose, and online.
Don’t let that birthday sneak up on you. Start shopping!

 

Love,
Spitfire Girl

 

Angela Rossi of Beat Up Creations

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Angela Rossi is the artist behind Beat Up Creations, one of our favorite lines we carry at Spitfire Girl. We love her antique altered plates and teacups because they’re humorous, sometimes morbid, and always weird!

We love that Angela works with recycled, abused, broken, and forgotten items, and  transforms them into one of a kind creations that are nostalgic with a twist. We wanted to learn more about her work and process, so we reached out to her with a few questions.

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How did you get started with Beat Up Creations?
This idea of the Altered Antique Plates started because my mom was an avid antique collector and dealer. When she retired she began getting rid of lots of stuff, in that “stuff” was many old plates. Some of which were old portrait plates with demure ladies posed in proper positions and big fluffy dresses. They were all beautiful with hand painted details, gold accents, and delicate porcelain but in reality they did not exactly match my modern, urban style. So, were they useless? No, I must make them cool again…. atlas the idea began.

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What inspires you?
I love the idea of taking a traditionally formal piece and bringing some humor to it. It is really about revitalizing these beautiful vintage plates, altering them to be a bit more fun and contemporary.

 

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What are some of your favorite images to work with?
The juxtaposition of highbrow classicism with a sense of humor is really my goal in creating the plates. I love the contrast between the old vs. new, pretty vs. ugly, soft vs. hard. I love the working with images of punk rockers, circus freaks, animals in clothes, monsters, zombies, famous rebels, sci-fi characters etc.

 

What has been a favorite moment in your career?
Honestly, everyday is just so awesome.  I never thought I would have a career where I get to create everyday.  My studio is my back house, so I can work at home, whenever… Im just so lucky…

 

Shop Beat Up Creations in our stores and online!

 

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Spitfire Girl’s Scary Good Drinks

Hi Spits and Spots,
With Halloween coming up, it’s time to throw the scariest party and Spitfire Girl has got your back. We decided to become mixologists for this very holiday and are passing our skills down to you and your lil zombies. These drinks not only sound creepy and look creepy, but they will also send serious chills down your spine.

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Blood & Sand 1 serving
.75 oz Scotch
0.5 oz cherry liqueur
0.5 oz orange juice

 

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Zombie Slime 1 serving
1 oz Vodka
1 oz Peach Schnaps
1 oz Sour Apple Schnaps
1 oz Coconut Rum
1 oz Sweet and Sour Mix

 

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Shake with ice and pour into one of our spooky glasses
available in stores or online.

 

Don’t worry we didn’t forget about the kids or those not into the poison. They get a sweet treat that will haunt their dreams too.

 

Pumpkin Nightmare
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
3/4 cup of milk or vanilla yogurt
1/4 tsb cinnamon
1/8 tsb nutmeg
2 tsb brown sugar
4 ice cubes

 

Blended it all up and BAM you’ve got a perfect desert drink for everyone to enjoy!

 

To make your Spitfire Girl Glasses look even spookier and make your guests gag,
you’ll need some blood slime. You can make that by mixing 3 tbl spoons of corn syrup and 1/2 tbl of red food coloring. Don’t forget the dry ice and our Bags of Eww Gross to make the decor even more spine chilling.
Please drink responsibly.

 

Love,
Spitfire Girl

Halloween Cat Makeup Tutorial—Meow!

Here at Spitfire Girl we love Halloween, makeup, and cats. We found our favorite cat makeup tutorials to get you inspired for Halloween, and selected a few of our favorite cat products we have available in our stores and online.

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Feline Glam
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While we’re on the theme of cats, here’s some kitten items for you or that special cat lover. Happy makeuping and shopping!

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Halloween Movie Party—Spitfire Girl Style!

We love this time of year because it’s the perfect time to add some spook to your decor and show it off by hosting a Halloween movie night. We’ve gathered our favorite Spitfire Girl items to get you and your home in the Halloween spirit, and a list of the baddest witches from our favorite Halloween flicks.

The Grand High Witch The Witches
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Mary, Winifred, and Sarah Hocus Pocus
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Louise Teen Witch
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Elvira Mistress of the Dark
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Now that your movies are queued up, here’s a few of our favorite Spitfire Girl items to get you and your home ready to host this party! (Email us a picture with these items in your home for a chance to be featured)

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Alex Hillson of Bottleblond Jewels

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Bottleblond Jewels

is a Spitfire Girl favorite. We love that it’s handmade in LA, and influenced by juvenile jewelry and accessories crafted in the 1940s–1970s. Many of the components are even designed from genuine vintage molds and imprints. We reached out to owner and creator Alex Hillson, and asked her a few questions about her vintage-inspired jewelry and accessories line.

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How did you get started with Bottleblond?
I used to be an international business affairs executive in the film business.  After being laid off with 500 other people from my company, I decided I had enough of the corporate world.  I took some time off and started making hair clips from vintage components.  My family thought I was a little bonkers.  After a few months though, I was getting good feedback from people and I knew I had something unique to offer.  So I decided to take my severence and start my own business.  I havent looked back since.

What inspires you?
Definitely the biggest thing that inspires me is quirky, wacky and spirited little girls.  My niece is one of them for sure! I wanted to create a jewelry line that was especially for them so they can express themselves in a fun way and use their imagination too.  There are plenty of traditional choices out there for little girls.  I wanted Bottleblond to provide some original, handcrafted alternative choices that are a bit different than the usual fare.

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What are some of your favorite materials to work with?
Resin pendants and cabochons, anything resin for sure!  Also, as we try to keep our prices reasonable, we cant work with gold or silver, so instead we work with a lot of raw brass charms.  I like the way it naturally patinas over time as opposed to cheaper gold plated materials that turn black and peel pretty quickly.  We can also hand paint them too which is fun.

What has been a favorite moment in your career?
I think when my niece Mia met her namesake necklace, Mia the Mermaid this summer in a store that carries our line in the Hamptons.  She shook the jar it came in and looked at the label and loved that her name was on it.

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What is a Spitfire Girl to you?
Oh this one is easy!  A Spitfire Girl is like a Bottleblond Girl. Spunk, bravery, curiosity and a sense of adventure.  Not afraid to eat a jalapeño pepper and peanut butter sandwich on a dare.  Always looking at things from a slightly different angle. Proud to be a girl and excited to get stuck in the top car on the ferris wheel because she knows that’s where the view is the best!

We couldn’t agree more. Follow @bottleblondjewels on Instagram and shop Bottleblond in Spitfire Girl stores in LA and online.

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