Saturday, January 30, 2010

cool!


you can't do this with e-book readers

mike stilkey creates beautiful artwork on spines of stacked books

Author: Emily


pic from the link above

meet me at mike's has a lesson plan on


something we should ALL know how to do (although not all of us DO know how so CLICK on her link below NOW!!!)


how to crochet a granny square
(videos)

picture from the lesson plans at meet me at mike's linked above


meet me at mike's store

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

oh man how COOL is this?

wicked cool that's how cool!

wind in the willows

The Summer Palace, Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2009. Photographer: Rob Cardillo.

Like fantasy playgrounds that appear to have sprouted and grown all own their own, North Carolina based artist Patrick Dougherty weaves these intricate sculptures from sticks, saplings and vines. His site specific sculptural installations invite the public to wander in and around their elaborate rooms - and quite frankly, I’m ready to move in. The major obstacle to me sending out change of address cards is that that these pieces are temporary in nature and typically only last a season or two. See more of Patrick’s brilliant stick architecture on his website...............


instructables has some cute little


crochet beaded bracelets

Author:Tomato Sauce

pic from the instructable linked above


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Thursday, January 21, 2010

this is MY kind o' bracelet


Eclectic Bracelet Project by jennifer heynen

i'm gonna make this one!

(pic from the tutorial at art bead scene linked above)

and here's a link to jennifer's beads: jangles

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

not only does sew mama sew!


offer GREAT fabrics

they have some mighty fine tutorials as well. i was especially taken with this special card and envelope purse

pic from the sew mama sew! tutorial linked above

Saturday, January 16, 2010

from kootoyoo - cool cool cool


faux wood embroidered wrist cuff
(via)


pic from the kootoyoo tutorial

if you craft..................


why not make a donation of something you crafted TO:

craft hope for haiti

craft hope for haiti etsy shop

All proceeds of the Craft Hope Etsy shop will benefit Doctors Without Borders in Haiti. All items have been generously donated by the crafting community. If you'd like to donate an item please visit the Craft Hope website (www.crafthope.com).

i'm going to quick knit something up and donate it

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Friday, January 15, 2010

crafting and fundraising for haiti


what a GREAT thing to do indie fixx!!!


Indie Fixx Haiti Relief Fundraiser
(pic from indie fixx)


By now I’m sure you all have heard about the horribly devastating earthquake in Haiti and I’m also sure that like me you feel so heartbroken and helpless in face of the suffering of the Haitian people. Nothing will bring back those who perished, but the survivors need our help. From all the reports I’ve read, the biggest need in Haiti is just for basic relief and supplies…food, water, shelter, medical supplies. That’s why I’ve decided to coordinate a fundraiser for the Haitian people with 100% of the proceeds to go to the Red Cross International Response Fund. The Red Cross has been helping those in need since 1881 and they have already pledged an initial 1 million towards Haiti Relief, let’s help them give more.

How you Ask?

I’m coordinating a silent auction of items that have been donated by indie crafters, artists and designers. Each day I will share a new batch of items on Indie Fixx that you can bid on via the comments. You will be able to see everyone’s bids and rebid if you get outbid. The highest bidder will win the item and pledges the amount bid towards the Red Cross International Response Fund. The item will then be sent out in the mail to you from the artist, crafter or designer who donated it.............


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Thursday, January 14, 2010

want want want



alyson fox dishware


via: designsponge :

today i’m so thrilled to announce that alyson fox’s debut dishware line is available for pre-order! alyson has been working on this project for a while and i’ve been anxiously watching the progress and designs along the way. and today both unica home and velocity art and design are taking pre-orders for the new collection..............

pics from the design sp

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ahhhhhhh! a PERFECT twist!

and here's how to make it !!!



by Author:barefootbohemian

pic from the tutorial by

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Saturday, January 9, 2010

how BEAUTIFUL this is



both the dessert itself AND the sentiment behind it

wicked cool
persian saffron rice pudding

by Goli Mohammadi

pics from ms mohammadi's craftine posting linked above

and p.s. what i wouldn't do to have that wondrous gorgeous lovely HUGE pot. my goddess it's bangin'!


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can't argue, he IS talented



via

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

lace cast on



in all reality i don't think this is the cast on method for MOI. i wouldn't even attempt this without watching the video at LEAST 10 more times (and i'm serious)

whipup

i must have missed this the first time around


(it's in their flashback section)

but i love it and i want SOME (not just one)

a felt needlebook

pic from the craftzine posting

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Saturday, January 2, 2010

the winter


knitty is up (and has been for a couple of weeks. i just forgot to link to it)

as always some AMAZING patterns. here's one i especially like

queen city
Neil Herrick

Friday, January 1, 2010

i can vouch for the zen of crafting


especially knitting. it puts me in another place. a GOOD place


Homeless find solace in yarn work
Program intertwines knitting and crocheting in a surprising sort of therapy


pic: At left, volunteer Pauline Edmonds gave Doc Kay a hand in a knitting and crocheting group at the Barbara McInnis House in Boston’s South End. Above, Ina Kelley, who has lived in boxes in alleys, garages, and train stations. “Being stressed, depressed with being homeless on the streets, it helps with your mind,’’ she said of working on a blanket. (Photos By John Blanding/Globe Staff)

By Milton J. Valencia

Hers was purple, pink, and green with ruffled edges. Ina Kelley had to show off the shawl she crocheted for a daughter, because after a year of living between homeless shelters and the streets, it’s one of the only things she truly had.

“I’m still working on my blanket,’’ the 46-year-old said, dressed in nightwear and sandals, opening a bag full of colored yarn. “Being stressed, depressed with being homeless on the streets, it helps with your mind.’’

Others call it therapeutic. All agree it has helped create a sense of community.

At the Barbara McInnis House in the South End, where people dealing with homelessness also suffer the pains of medical illnesses, a surprising sort of therapy has brought them together with volunteers in what has become a curative social group. Young and old, men and women, a grandmother and a young pregnant woman all use arts and crafts to ease their minds of struggles ranging from disabilities to kidney disease to drug addiction.............


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