Saturday, May 31, 2008
............... The Guilford Art Center in Guilford, CT is seeking artists in all fine craft media to apply to be included in Artistry, the Center’s 30th Annual Holiday Sale of Fine Craft and Art. The event will take place October 20 through December 31, 2008. Artists from the United States and Canada working in a wide variety of media are invited to apply, including those creating pottery, glass, wood, jewelry, metal, clothing, weaving, fine art, paper and book arts, and toys. Applications are available by contacting the Guilford Art Center at 203-453-5947, or by downloading the PDF application.............
(shout out to craftzine)
i planted one for him last year as well. it WOULD have kept but my sister destroyed most of it (i think it was an accident). it is made with mostly succulents and i have a bunch of little animals in the midst of things. i want to add some solar lighting. non invasive. i think these will do JUST fine
home made sun jars from instructables
Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
than a makeup brush carrier (yes, i'm addicted to makeup. NOPE i'm not the all natural grrrl next door type. i'm the linered doe eyed gaudy colored eye shawdowed lines everywhere type - yeah, i put amy winehouse to shame)
here's the tutorial
(by still dottie and a shout out to craftzine blog)
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
i make dozens of them. they're fast and easy and a GREAT gift. no bulk yet all the warmth of a scarf. i just came across this one by tarjanne mimosa neck warmer (there's also a pattern for a hat and fingerless mittens). this is one lovely neck warmer!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
i think i'd like to make a scarf or wrap out of these. sure, it would take a TON of time, but it WOULD be lovely
from cathie filian (i love cathie and steve on creative juice)
singed silk flowers
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Written by Skye Kilaen
In Autumn’s post The Eco-Crafters List of Demands, she asked crafters for their thoughts on how to make commerically sold craft supplies more friendly to the planet and the people who live on it. One question she asked particularly stood out to me:
What items have such scary warning labels that you are asking yourself, “Is this project worth giving myself brain damage over?”
One of the products that immediately came to my mind was fusible web. Fusible web is a synthetic fiber that melts when you heat it. Brand names for these products include Steam-A-Seam, Stitch Witchery, and others. If you’re not familiar with it, think of it as thin sheets of fabric infused with glue. If you need two pieces of fabric to stick together, or you’re working with a fabric that needs a little extra support to either stand up or hold still, then you may end up using your iron to attach some fusible web to your project. You’ll often find fusible web in applique, t-shirt quilts, and used as interfacing in clothing...........
this IS my speed (the more colorful something is the more i like it. i'm not a little white light kind o' grrrl. i'm a guerrilla all different colors and all different shapes and all different sizes of lights kinda grrrl)
a diy circus lamp from sonya style
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
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Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
i bought the book a couple of weeks ago (i really WAS waiting patiently for it to come out). it's more than i even anticipated.
i love all of the patterns (the armwarmers and the barn raising quilt are my second and third favorites)
i fell in love with her meathead hat pattern (my first favorite) as soon as i saw it on her blog.
run and i do mean RUN out and get this book. the essays and commentary and pictures are all so very lovely.
Knitalong Author Larissa Brown in Berkeley, CA on Saturday, May 31 (too bad i'm 3,500 miles away!)meat head hat blog posting from larissa
Saturday, May 17, 2008
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Thursday, May 15, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
her pot is the one with the newspaper and fresh moss. mine is with the succulents.