Friday, October 30, 2009
i finally have some new stuff up in the shop! i've been crocheting furiously to get these ready. the fruit stand set includes a pear, lemon, orange and apple. the farm stand set has an egg, tomato, potato, and carrot. and they come with the berry basket shown in the photo! i really love crocheting food. come visit the shop and take a peek :)
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
must visit m& j trimming on my next new york trip! it's like a dream world. saw this over at green wedding shoes. incredible! i especially love the red dress and the red detail on the bottom of her shoe. i can't get enough of this video. i want to live in this video. feed your soul and decorate your space with happy prints. i love wine corks and labels (weird because i don't drink and thus need to ask friends for their corks). mint has a fun way to use and display your pretty corks. bake it pretty and the inspired bride teamed up to produce a the most beautiful sugary blue love child.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
sorry i've been so mia lately (hi j & t!). i've just been enjoying fall in new england. and job hunting. and reading at a furious rate. and of course crafting like a maniac. i'm hoping to fill up my poor neglected shop in time for the holidays. and maybe even test out a few new ideas. hmmm... :)
Thursday, October 8, 2009
remember how i was talking about a special order that i couldn't wait to share with everyone?? here it is! i know it's nothing groundbreaking but it was so much fun to put together. maybe it's because i really like food? some of the items were made using lion brand patterns. i still like using patterns because it's a great way to learn new techniques and provides a starting point for my slightly slow imagination. so this set includes an apple, pear, tomato, egg, orange, carrot, strawberries, mushrooms, peas, cupcake, doughnut, and cookies! i can play with the real thing in my kitchen but these just look like they'd be more fun :) hopefully i can put together a few mini-sets to put in the shop in time for the holidays. yes, we are already thinking of holidays... if you go into stores, you'll see a wrapping paper/ornaments/lights/santa aisle creeping up beside all the candy and costumes.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
i think that halloween and fall really bring out the best in indie artists and crafters. halloween can be fun, cute and eerie all at the same time and it encourages your imagination to go wild. these days, i'm wondering if i should dress up for halloween... i haven't dressed up since college and it was a lazy costume. i've always wanted to really dress up. maybe a pirate?
black feather eye patch by gothfoxdesigns (this shop carries adult items and photos for mature audiences only!)
Friday, October 2, 2009
*whew* i can't believe it's already october! i'm so glad fall is here. it's by far my favorite season. i've been busy whipping up some special orders... there's one that i really can't wait to share with everyone! but i'm forcing myself to wait until it's completely finished before posting any photos. i was poking around some of my favorites blogs and came across this over at planetjune. i don't understand a word of it but apparently a group of college students in Finland crocheted about 200 lemmings and put them up all over their IT building. that game was unbelievably frustrating... i'd get so mad when they'd just all follow each other off a cliff! anyways. it's such a fun idea and it's one of those little things that can brighten up someone's day.
photos from virkut which i think is the project's blog. click to see more pictures of their lemmings!i'm really liking this guerilla art movement. i flipped through this book yesterday at the library and i may just have to hop on board.