Wednesday, June 29, 2011

from crafting a green world

how to make a peacock fascinator from scrap felt (i'm guessing they're using the word fascinator to equal the words HAIR CLIP, but again, it's a guess)

but hey, IT'S VEGAN (well it WOULD be vegan if the felt  you used wasn't real wool).............pic from the posting linked above

i had NO idea, NONE

she designed textiles

from co designs

Louise Bourgeois’s Charming Textile Art Evokes Vintage Graphics

[Images courtesy of Cheim & Read]

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

i''m ALL over these!

craftzine had a posting for some vegan breakfast muffins (although as we all know muffins ain't just for breakfast)

pic from craftzine

speaking of vegan baking............this past weekend i tried moo cluck chocolate chip cookie dough review  Written by Mattie   

(i baked the cookies). it was wonderfully EASY. no mixing, no clean up (i used parchment on my cookie sheet). i don't know if the product is new or not, but it's the first time i've seen it. i've enjoyed their chocolate creme filled cupcakes for a while now (MOST excellent)

classical art

carved out of an EFFING OREO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

via cory at boing boing

..............XXV sez, "Sculptor Judith Klausner has been carving classically- and Victorian-inspired cameos out of Oreo cookies. Her most recent series -- From Scratch -- explores traditional handicrafts using mass-produced, packaged foods as her medium. In addition to the Oreo cameos, she has embroidered a fried egg onto toast, cross-stitched Chex cereal, and more!"
And she made this: a mechanical musical jewelry-box with a (mate-beheading) preying mantis in place of the traditional confectionery ballerina. FWOAR.

Friday, June 24, 2011

i don't know if this is too cool or too odd

but i wanted to link to it anyway

an instructable for

a tweeting cat door (yes, a tweeting cat door is what i said)

pic from the instructable linked above

Thursday, June 23, 2011

is whip up back (to it's older self)????

i certainly HOPE so

this looks MIGHTY thorough.

To dye for … experiments in dyeing


the photo is from the whip up posting linked above,  

check out the lytro

a whole new direction in photo taking (and PERFECT for ME ME ME)
from their website:

The camera that turns light into living pictures

This year, Lytro will debut the first light field camera for everyone. OK – you’re not everyone. You are a beautiful, unique snowflake. And you deserve an amazing camera that lets you capture life’s singular moments, like baby’s first steps not second, with maximum magic and minimum hassle. No more fighting with dials and settings and modes. No more flat, boring, static photographs. With a Lytro, you unleash the light.......

this my dears is EXACTLY what i'm talkin' bout!

No fuss focus.

Click away. Shoot first, focus after. That's right, after. You can't miss.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

i didn't forget solstice


i just didn't get a chance to post my rose

crafty crafty (by deadlyknitshade )

has links to some kick arse stitched science specimens

pic from crafty crafty linked above

a long time ago i posted

a tutorial for a reusable sandwich bag. i'm not going to go back and look for it but i believe the link i had was no longer valid. i came across this and was quite excited!

reusable sandwich bags By Lindsay
pic from the craftbuds tutorial linked above


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

louise black


anatomical corsets

pic from link above

wow, she's on etsy! here's her shop link

check her stuff out. mmmmmmmmmmmmm lovely

this is pretty cooooooooooool

here are shay and amy

(and one pic of matteo as well) in the necklaces i made for them

they're simple knitted beaded necklaces. the HARD and LONG part (well long not so much hard) is stringing ALL of the beads prior to knitting them up.

i did them on s-lon cord

(note: i just started a NEW one, same deal only i'm using 38g wire instead. it's a bit more of a chore and the effect is a bit different as well)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

altered fabric part iv

this was a prototype for a 'duct tape wallet' i am going to make for edwards. i gave him this one, but told him he'd be getting a better one. this one all stuck together. i have to come up with a way to make sure the fabric i made doesn't stick together (that's tricky because of the multiple coatings of acrylic gel medium - see part i of how i made it). the purple is the duct tape and the rest is my altered fabric. they were pictures of edwards and friends and items that will mean something to him.

soooooooooooo i think i found a way to prevent this from happening (the sticking together). after i give it a try, i'll post my findings

i very loosely based the style on this :

is it just me or.............

what the heck happened to whip up????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

altered fabric part iii

here's some other altered fabric i made.

i'm using the feminist fabric for a GIANT purse for ME. i've been knitting a monk's satchel forever (i just pick it up now and again). when i'm done with it and felted it, i'll attach the feminist fab

the orange fabric was VERY hard to work with. it was way too light and diaphanous. i'd not choose that again unless i backed it with ANOTHER kind of fabric first.

the bluish fabric is going to be a duct tape wallet (pictures to follow) for my friend edwards. he's leaving the the half door and going back to his old bar. i shall miss him (he'll still come visit AND drink!). he was quite the prankster and he sure could make me laugh. (note; a couple of the pictures for this fabric have some whitish goo in them. that's the gel medium that's not quite dry. it WILL dry clear i promise you)

altered fabric part iv
altered fabric part iii
altered fabric part ii
altered fabric part i