Posts tagged Handmade
Posts tagged Handmade
photo: kin ship press
Etsy is chock-a-block with articles championing artists & crafters to quit their day job and become, what I like to call, People of the Handmade Revolution. When I became pregnant with my first daughter, I quit my job publishing an arts and alternative health journal, and I sold my business so that I could work from home making upcycled sweater designs (House of Rowan) and selling via Etsy. Reading articles such as this helps to keep the determination fires lit. - Read the article about Kin Ship Press here.
a remembered craft from my youth: god’s eyes (I prefer to think of them as old, pagan, pantheon gods’ eyes if you like.)
There’s a video here to see how it’s done with drift wood. Lovely fun project for my girls.
(- discovered on Poppytalk)
As you can see Gigi loves scarves. So one afternoon last week she and I decided to make an upcycled pillow from one of my vintage Vera scarfs. The pillow is a lovely large 22 x 22. I’ve been wanting to make a scarf pillow for quite a while and I followed this tutorial.
Gigi and I pawed through my vintage scarf collection:
…played a little peek-a-boo:
It was very easy; I sewed it within an hour. I backed it with a pale green linen envelope-style pocket. I wanted to leave the ladybug and Vera signature visible:
Gigi loves it!
Dottie Angel’s style always catches my eye. She’s a real dazzler: a coordinating magician with her thrifty, handmade, repurposed, graceful and charming textiles and outfits.
Modcloth.com says of her Suitcase Series: “Take a walk through the quilted, crafted, and curated world of Tif Fussell, better known by her enchanting blogging alter-ego, Dottie Angel, in this paperback addition to the Suitcase Series - a collection of detailed portraits of creative characters from around the globe. Packed within its collaged cover, you’ll discover countless examples of her textile creations, thrifted collections, and heartwarming how-tos, printed among hundreds of photos to complement the volume of insightful tips, adorable little assignments, and interviews with the artist herself.”
This little guy is the creation of doll artist Mimi Kirchner. I love his teal-colored jacket, and would you believe, his waistcoat is done in a pattern of butterflies. What a foxy woodland friend he could be for my girls!
Mimi says on her blog: “I believe he is studying entomology.”