Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Handmade Pretties

Whether you are looking for recycled wool personalized balls, snappy pouches, brooches, stuffed animals, or pincushions, Lara's Etsy shop, Handmade Pretties has it... and then some!

oven mitt

So... I needed an oven mitt. I found a pattern online, but it was way to big, so I made my own. It looks a little funny, but it works great, & I was able to use some scraps I had from other projects. What do you think?

Monday, June 29, 2009

Bosom Buddies Arts & Craft Fair!

Been wanting to go to an arts & crafts show? Here's one online! Kim & Sarah will be participating in the Breast Cancer 3 day walk, and all of the proceeds from the sale of the arts & crafts will go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and National Philanthropic Trust, funding important breast cancer research, education, screening, and treatment. These arts & crafts were generously donated by some talented & lovely ladies, so come shop for a great cause! Ready to shop? Go here! As always, click on any picture to enlarge it.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Hand Wave Gallery - the art of rug hooking

I stumbled across this art exhibition from a few years ago.

“Japanese Ribbons”
recycled wool
99 cm H x 65 cm W

recycled wool, beaded
112 cm L x 52 cm W

“Pascal Loves Cats”
recycled wool
56 cm H x 56 cm W

recycled wool, hooked & braided
92 cm diameter

“For Daniel, when he turned 40”
recycled wool
92 cm L x 52 cm W

“58 of Them”
recycled wool
66 cm H x 82 cm W

“Fishermans Shack"
recycled wool
80 cm H x 112cm W

Friday, June 26, 2009

Cool stairs!

"Handwoven 21 foot stair runner created by wendy and sid with seven recycled wool coats. Staircase from Fibres web studio into home."

How cool is that? :) I found this on Webshots Home & Garden.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Things 'n Stuff - HoodE's

If you have ever wanted to be a pixie, or just want something more than a boring hood, here is your chance! Aren't these HoodE's are adorable? I may have to get one myself soon, even we're currently going through a heat wave. I'm not sure I could go through another winter without one ;) Where can you find these gotta have HoodE's? At Things 'N Stuff Etsy shop!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Smartmonkey - reclaimed yarn

Some people frog, or reclaim, the yarn from wool sweaters. This is so much better than heading to the craft store in many ways! It's great for the environment by reusing what is already here, plus it supports a small business, rather than a big box store. If you use yarn, check out Smart Monkey's Etsy shop! All of this beautiful yarn came from wool sweaters.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

MarvelousMathaV - key keepers, needle books, brooches

Now here's something new... key keepers! How cute are they, and what a fabulous idea! You'll always know where your spare keys are, while beautifying your home. Keep losing your needles? Want to dress up your lapel? She has recycled wool needle books, brooches, & more too! For these and more, check out Etsy shop MarvelousMarthaV.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Woolybaby slippers

Check out these gorgeous slippers! Looking for the perfect baby shower gift? There ya go! You can find them in Josie's Etsy shop, Woolbaby. While you are there, make sure to read her slipper's fun descriptions, like this one:

"When I was a kid, my mom threw some pumpkin scraps over a cliff near our house. Pumpkin vines grew at the bottom and up the side of the cliff and the cliff was forever known as “pumpkin town”. We kids loved playing in Pumpkin Town; scaling the roots that were sticking out and building roads up the side. I don’t remember any actual pumpkins growing there, but if there were, they would have been about the color of these slippers."