Thursday, November 22, 2012

Someone suggested blues and greens

And I realised I might have been on more of reddish kick for too long. I'm doing some sorting of the felting wool cupboard, having found some clear plastic baskets at the dollar shops (clear, so you can still see the colours somewhat through the glass sides and doors of the cupboard). Never fear, it will still be a loosely organised creative mess. I like it that way. I am just a bit sick of balls of wool springing out every time I open it. And I wasn't really seeing all the options that are tucked away in there.

Anyway, if you happen to be the person who asked at Craft ACT if I ever do greens and blues, these four are now available in the shop. (And I'm always happy to take custom orders).

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Blogs I love

Wow! Thank you so much for your response to my last post, I am having a great time checking out your suggestions. I think it's only fair that I should also highlight a few sites that I love.

I don't really respond to many 'design' blogs, but I never get sick of the clever repurposing projects highlighted in Unconsumption.

This is another one I power through every now and then (it used to be Craftzine but then it was rolled into big brother Makezine). There is a lot of content so I usually just scroll through fairly quickly 'til something catches my eye. Quite a few of my past Christmas present ideas were inspired by something from Craft.

Sara Aires does beautiful things with felt and crochet. I can't understand a word of her posts, but I love her work. Same goes for doll stories by artist Neta Amir of Israel, and a long time favourite of mine, Ann Wood.

Since I found them in London last year, I like keeping up with Prick Your Finger's take on the woolly fibre arts. The post about the Shamanic Bed was a recent standout.

I also keep an eye on a few fashion/style blogs - some for direct inspiration and others just because they are completely marvellous, like Desiree at Pull your socks up.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Is blogging dead? Long live the blog!

I still read a lot of blogs, but many of my old favourites have gone dark, and I'd like to make some new connections. And I would love to hear from you, if you're still checking in here - who else do you read? People who make things? People who collate other interesting things? People who just write damn well? Bring on the recommendations.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

All the colours

What my living room has looked like for the past week... working to a couple of (sort of self-imposed) deadlines.

Monday, November 05, 2012

Go karting!

 I was about the slowest on the track but it was heaps of fun. 038
 Getting lapped again!