Sunday, November 30, 2008
little fabric trees???
they're from the small object a most WONDERFUL site (which i've linked to before)
she has done a tiny bit of sewing on these trees, but i'll bet one could make them completely sew-less (the one is ME, i don't sew)
pic from the small object as well
of wreath tutorials this season. i love wreaths. i've made some pretty nice ones over the years. i like out of the ordinary (in EVERYTHING not just wreaths). here's a cool one from
cathie filian (pic from her as well)
the snowflake and yarn wreath
Saturday, November 29, 2008
boing boing every day like i do. if you don't here's
part iii of their holiday gift guide
gadgets and stuff (here's but ONE of their listings)
Gothy card-game challenges your ability to create misery
Original Boing Boing post
Friday, November 28, 2008
i'm sure you still have a couple of non-perishable items in your cupboards you could donate to a food bank. some old (but clean and in good condition) clothes you could donate to a shelter. a day a week (or even a month) you could volunteer your time helping out .....
think of others. not just at this time of the year, but all the time.
As the temps outside reach frigid lows, the issues faced by your local homeless population can be life-threatening, especially for those unable to find adequate shelter. This winter season, consider using your craftiness to help the homeless fight the cold with these simple projects. Hand them out in urban areas or in places you know where many homeless people reside, or call a local homeless shelter (homeless shelter directory or shelter listings) to find out if you can hand them out there. Keep in mind that shelters may require larger quantities of handmade goods, so you might consider finding or starting a group in your area that can do a project on a larger scale. Think the office, friends, social clubs, classes, meetup.com, or for knitting projects, the charity knitting groups on Ravelry.com. ..............
Thursday, November 27, 2008
then swing on by here to hear the full version
then swing by here
Arlo Guthrie providing a place to bring together individuals for spiritual service, as well as cultural and educational exchange founded the
Originally built as the St. James Chapel in 1829, the structure was enlarged in 1866 and renamed
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
i've made quite a few (using the fake little trees and my trusty hot glue gun and whatever theme i choose. one of my favorites was the pig one i made. i used red lights on the little tree and hot glued a TON of little pink plastic pigs all over the tree. i found some ceramic pig and hot glued that to the top of the tree. it came out quite well i must say. of course this was years ago and i have NO pictures)
but i love the inspiration i'm getting
from the long thread (picture from there as well)
found via whip up
one never knows when one is going to make a pomander ball
but this is something special, cool AND SIMPLE (and it would smell divine!)
clove necklace by
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
and because i'm such a crappy line cutter (EVEN STRAIGHT ONES) i need to practice this over and over and over
from craftapple (pic from there as well) a
Chair Arch: A film by The Glue Society for 42Below Vodka. from Glue Society on Vimeo.
hifructose has some great stuff on the glue society. many more videos. please do stop on by (hifructose is a kick ass publication any way)
(found via boing boing)
Friday, November 21, 2008
7 Incredible Pimped Office Cubicles
Thursday, November 20, 2008
with the tater tot vest
vickie howell (who is having a book give away contest, deadline is this coming tuesday so rush over to her site) made a wicked kick ass burrito bag (from amy's burritos of course!)
pic is from the amy's website. don't know if they took it or vickie did
tutorial at the kick ass burrito bag link above. enjoy
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
how CUTE is this?
on bitter betty blogs tutorial tuesday she directs us on how to make bowling buddies
bitter betty industries etsy shop
pic from bitter betty as well
(she combined two free online patterns to come up with this wonderful idea! the links to the patterns are on her site)
i like the bun on the right with it's ears back. my kind o' bunny
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
temari the art of japanese thread balls. but i can't seem to find it. ah, perhaps it was on another blog of mine.
anyway, gingerbread snowflakes shows us how
(pic from gingerebread snowflakes)
found via craftzine
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
they're made out of tee shirts. you don't have to be a sewing genius to make one either. so, whip out a tee and some thread and GET GOING
and here's another posting with a pattern for a cap and a link to konbit sante
About Konbit Sante:
Konbit Sante is a Maine-based volunteer partnership working to save lives and improve health care in northern Haiti. In Haitian Creole, a konbit is a traditional method of working together to till your friends' and neighbors fields as well as your own - a cooperative effort. Sante means health. The name defines their commitment to address the staggering health problems in northern Haiti where most lack basic care and live without running water............
oh just stop by the site ok?
(i found it via her - amanda's - craft blog: soulemama)
i'm not really a scrapbooker. i USED to rubber stamp like mad. i still have a ton of stamps and embossing powders and the like. perhaps i'll get back into it. AFTER the holidays of course. i'm still working on other things. anyway, i was quite taken with all of this
and from margot potter; the impatient crafter
i actually saw THIS video FIRST and i knew i'd fallen in love with grungeboard
Saturday, November 15, 2008
i know i would
well leave it to jeffery rudell to to show you how (Pic by mr rudell too)
his work is pretty amazing. he's also a story teller as well as a bunch of other things. check out his work (please)
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thomas Traxler, Autonomous spinning wheel from robertanderson on Vimeo.
found via makezine
which is a site you should be visiting ALL of the time
comes this lichen died felted slipper pattern (made out of seven garter stitch squares)
photos from all fiber arts
i can't say it enough THIS is a great resource for knitting, yarns, weaving, basket making, dying, spinning, textiles, oh EVERYTHING under the sun
Thursday, November 13, 2008
read all of the comments too. they're delightful!
posted by Mark Frauenfelder,
My five-year-old daughter asked to set the table a couple of night ago. Here's how she set her place.
my thoughts? well three is my favorite number. it's perfectly zen. i think the kid is japanese
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
the holidays are RIGHT around the corner. i've always loved the idea of advent calendars. i found one today (tutorial) that looks easy AND is out of the ordinary. it's from jenny at allsorts (pic is from there as well)
it's her advent calendar pockets tutorial
Monday, November 10, 2008
laughing purple goldfish designs shows us how to make a
beaded wire knit bracelet (laughing purple goldfish photo)
it's almost the holidays - get out your wire, beads and knitting needles and GET busy
giant crystal: (photos by Javier Trueba / Madrid Scientific Films, image via)
Ice Cave in Matanuska Glacier, Alaska - photo by George F. Mobley, National Geographic
stop by dark roasted blend to see spectacular
caves around the world
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
i would want (and i'd cry if someone made this for lil' ol' me) i'm posting it
how wonderful. a custom board game
from plavalaguna (her pics too)
............Here's a project I've been working on for quite some time now. And it's finally ready for everyone to see. It's a gift for my fiance so I had to wait for his birthday to come to post it. <3
It's called "huggable".
The tiles are made of clay, they are baked, hand carved, painted and varnished on. all 100 of them! phew.
the board is felt. the docks are thin wood things i stole from an old wardrobe someone threw away....
i hope her fiance knows how lucky he is!!!
are pretty cool
the basket building - Image via: addicted Eyes
the hole house - Image via: melinnis
mindhouse - Image via: angelocesare
please check them ALL out at village of joy - 50 strange buildings
(found via bifurcated rivets)
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
resurrection fern is up too! (pic from resurrection fern)
just LOOK at the haycorns she's gone and made! and as we all know that's what tiggers like the best!
go ahead and make a TON of her crochet acorns (and some cool little felted pumpkin bowls too)
in all seriousness i DO have to say she has one of THE BEST craft blogs out there. her photographs are beyond the pale. her work is well out of the ordinary without being freakish. it is awe inspiring
Monday, November 3, 2008
i know it's 2:07 am, but i sure could go for a bowl of pumpkin tortilla soup oh the goodness!
picture from apartment therapy the kitchn
oh the soup is VEGAN!
(found via craftzine)
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
i saw the above video at craftzine
i've seen tobiah's work other places. it's not only fascinating but it's wonderful too. it's right up my creepy alley. she's da bomb!
her site is under the licorice tree (she has a couple of tutorials up too! check them out)
the photo is tobiah's too
her etsy shop - licoricetree