i've been watching mad men while trying to perfect my felting skills and i can say three things. 1) i'm getting better 2) it takes way longer than i thought! and 3) it's addicting (both felting and mad men) this bird was inspired by a print my girlfriend has hanging up in her daughter's room. the face was supposed to look more like a girl, but i like it the way it is without a nose or hair... the second bird has different wings. special intro price on both of these little sweeties in the shop!
are you like me? you see something that strikes your fancy and you just can't wait to learn the new craft. my latest obsession is crocheting. (my last obsession was needle felting. i've done 3 little items and they all stink! but i keep trying...) the above pictures are from a beautiful blog full of color, attic 24. this one granny square is a blanket. the above two pics are from the purl bee which has a great tutorial. one of the reasons for wanting to crochet is the uber talented laura of wren handmade. above crochet tiny doily circles. her granny squares, which are like little pieces of yummy art.
i've had a project ruminating in my head for months now, and then i come across this via black eiffel. i'm constantly reminded that no idea is ever really new, just interpreted differently. my project involves a secret hunt and different packaging but the treasures inside are exactly what i imagine...start unwrapping... the treasures just start popping up... look at all the cool stuff that was in this ball! get yours here.
1. receiving my first issue of uppercase in the mail today. this thing is so FULL of inspiration. i can't wait to read it cover to cover! 2. my latte in the morning 3. putting baby o. down for a nap, cuddling, and catching a few minutes of rest 4. secretly watching and listening to h. play in his world 5. discovering where the bats are flying into our attic 6. sewing after the kids are asleep and watching countless hours of dvd tv series and missing half of it because i'm ripping out seams... 7. new craft supplies 8. going to church after a long, long absence 9. plotting my next latest and greatest project in my head as i fall asleep 10. here...