I love the "Make This Look" series over on The Sew Weekly. They take a dress that they've seen, then hunt out a sewing pattern that is pretty close so you can try make it yourself. They sometimes also link to fabric that's similar, or some cute accessories to complete the look.
Here are a few of my faves... now I just have to find some cute fabric and get to work!
Can it really be seven years since I made over my garage sale office chair?
Well, times have changed, and for the better. The office chair is now officially the craft room chair. It is now covered in Echino fabric, instead of an old t-shirt. And now the lone tiger has retired, bowing out to a big, busy group of animals and insects.
Hey Vancouver, Got Craft? is coming up soon! Sunday May 6, to be exact. Can you believe this is already the 11th edition of this awesome show?
Sunday, May 6th, 2012 - 10 am to 5 pm
Royal Canadian Legion - 2205 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
$3.00, kids under 12 free
For more info, visit GotCraft.com
As usual, there will be ton of talented crafty vendors and swag bags for early birds. New this year is a cute look book that Lotus Events has put together to give you a taste of what to expect.
Yes! I love that today Google is celebrating Gideon Sundback... inventor of the zipper!
More on Sundback here and here.
Start a slow, spiraling descent through layer upon crafty layer in this video for Monsters of Folk's song, "Dear God".
The video was made by Lauri Faggioni, who created the awesome soft sculpture animals and artwork in the movie, The Science of Sleep. Several parts of this, especially the newspaper flowers, reminds me of the papercutting and book art of my friend, Rachael Ashe.
Next thing after legwarmers? More legwarmers, of course. I made a pair that I can wear when I go climbing and bouldering. They're off-white and yellow and a little retro sporty. They are definitely cozy to wear with my shorts or capris when in the climbing gym in the winter. Outdoor testdrive to come this Spring!