Friday, April 29, 2011

i meant to link to this the other day (products i can personally endorse)

BUT for a few weeks, i could NOT access my from my home laptop. finally, on firefox help i found a solution. tools to add-ons then under https-everywhere click options. THEN UNCLICK the wapo

worked like a charm!

and here's what i wanted to link to. and oh, by the way, i DO use a LOT of bob's red mill products. i LOVE THEM. not only are they tasty (and i'm believing healthier than most of the same type) BUT they're reasonably priced

Bob Moore: A man with a mill and a mission

By Suzanne Snider

Bob Moore’s office in the Portland, Ore., suburbs is filled with vintage model airplanes strung from the ceiling, a bucket of hard red wheat and a pile of books by Pliny, a 1st-century philosopher who wrote about the natural world. Moore has a thing for the past, but he can’t decide which days of yore he likes best. “I’m interested in everything,” he says. From his office window, he admires his 1931 Model A Ford, one of two he drives to work as founder and chief executive of Bob’s Red Mill. The man who is interested in everything built his business on one thing that has proved timeless: whole grains.
Sometimes the 82-year-old Moore starts the day at the upright piano on the mill floor. He’s a little more relaxed these days, no doubt because on his 81st birthday last year he began transferring ownership of the company, in the form of stock, to his employees. “I like partnerships,” he says...............

Bob Moore, in front of the grain storage bins at his mill and manufacturing facility in Milwaukie, Ore.
Leah Nash / For The Washington Post
oh if you're wondering what MY personal favorite product of bob's is; well i'll tell you. it's the 10-grain hot cereal. really. it's delicious (here's what's in it: 10-Grain Cereal is made from stone ground high protein hard red wheat, rye, triticale, oat bran, oats, corn, barley, soy beans, brown rice, millet, and flaxseed. This is the hot cereal standard of the whole grain world, and we make)


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

all things paper: Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Giveaway!

all things paper: Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Giveaway!: "Faber-Castell, a company whose name I've long associated with quality art products, has developed a product collection called Design Memory..."

from crafting a green world

Suitcase DIY: Craft Projects for Vintage Suitcases

Becky Striepe
blogger, crafter, and vegan foodie
[Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by Drew Coffman] 


i love this

(and i love when people SHARE, even more)!

note: she used leftover leather scraps. of course i would not (vegan and all).

from >miss mish mish mish mash

a wicked lovely fabric cuff out of scraps

pic from the tutorial above

and here's a link to her wonderful etsy store (filled with some unusual, whimsical thingies - take a peek) yasmin bochi

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

craftzine turns us on to

these wicked wonderful angry birds easter eggs

from the flickr photostream of youngergirl44

a finished bracelet and one i'm still working on

pics were taken with my phone so they're not the greatest. the top bracelet is done. it is knit and beaded. there's a shot from the back too so you can see it's knit.

the second one is free form peyote beading. it's a bracelet, BUT i may just turn it into a necklace. we'll see. we'll see

Saturday, April 23, 2011

cyndi lavin (of beading arts) has a most wonderful ebook out there

there are five chapters to download separately (chapter one is free). i do so love her work. i've not d/l it yet BUT I SHALL 

pic from cyndi's website linked above

this sort of sums it up

i really can't tell you how many times i'm asked, 'where do you get your protein'? i am RARELY SICK. yeah, this year i had a cold, but i get one every two or three years as a rule. (to be fair, i think germs are afraid of me. has nothing to do with veganism, but my smoking and vodka consumption) 

from all you eat is vegetables? 

A Little Myths Busting

Thursday, April 21, 2011

add your craft blog

to the new easy crafts wiki blog directory


add your project to easy crafts wiki

look at this cute tutorial for silhouetted easter eggs! (Vana Chupp of Le Papier Studio)

or these tremendously COOL paperclip and string earrings (by evie s)

pics are from the tutorials at easy crafts wiki linked above

now let's get submitting!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

deadly knitshade

has this most WICKED COOL pattern for a knit bloomin' bluebell available. as it turns out, it is a way way way cool idea all around.  here's a better explanation of the woodland trust guerrilla bluebell knitting project. even though i'm NOT in Britain, i'm going to make some up and leave them about for strangers to find. i think i'll leave a note about elizabeth park attached to the bluebells (and of course leave a link to woodlands trust as well. after all that's what the bluebell pattern was designed for)

pic: from deadly knitshade linked above

Saturday, April 9, 2011

my moonrise necklace

sun and stars variation from earthfaire

i added some of my own beads and made it a bit longer. of course i didn't attach the clasp yet (i seem to have misplaced it, shocking isn't it??????)

it's knit and VERY easy. the long part is threading ALL of those beads prior to knitting. once that's done, it's a BREEZE (really)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

how - to

make carrot treat boxes By Jeromina Juan

pic from the craftzine diy linked above

the new knitty is up, the new knitty is up

the new knitty is up!!!

i haven't even looked through it yet. i just wanted to get the link out there and let y'all know! this pic is from the cover. it's julia Katie Norrell)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

elizabeth abernathy has a new issue of nuno magazine out

this one is called rustle spring 2011

i'm going to buy it today (it's a downloadable pdf). i have the first two and i couldn't be happier. they're WONDERFUL. please check out her blog and her work. you will NOT be sorry. i promise you

pic from the nuno magazine link above

and here's a link to her blog