Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
you can't do this with e-book readers
mike stilkey creates beautiful artwork on spines of stacked books
pic from the link above
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
picture from the lesson plans at meet me at mike's linked above
meet me at mike's store
Friday, January 29, 2010
plus, i HAD to link to at least ONE valentine craft (but it's actually a link to FIVE of them)
and they're all RECYCLED CRAFTING as well!
five recycled valentine's day craft projects from crafting a green world
pic: from the long thread's recycled valentine's day
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
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...............
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
just in time for valentine's day
glitter doily hearts
pic from the zakka life tutorial linked above
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
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
Friday, January 15, 2010
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.............
Thursday, January 14, 2010
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
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
origami club if you don't have time to devote to what will become YOUR NEW ADDICTION
pics from the origami club website
found via design sponge
Sunday, January 10, 2010
and in my spare time (of which i have NONE i might add), i'm going to whip up a pair or two!
upcycled sweater boots
pic from Urban Threads tutorial linked above
Saturday, January 9, 2010
both the dessert itself AND the sentiment behind it
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'!
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Friday, January 1, 2010
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.............