Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cloth Books - oh how I love cloth books

This is Ruth Ashton's Monsters of the Household Variety.  I first saw this on Anthropologie's website and have started to make my way through her website.  I am excited that Anthropologie is selling unique artist objects.  I would love to get my hands on this.

Friday, November 13, 2009

line and shape - oh how I love line and shape

These are pages from Louise Bourgeois' cloth book.  I found these on the blog wren handmade.

The great Louise Bourgeois

I first saw this on the blog, wren handmade, and kept thinking about it for months.  This is the amazing cloth book Ode à l’Oubli.  Louise Bourgeois has left a legacy of works, and many of my favorites are her works done in cloth.  Please read this NYTimes article,  Louise Bourgeois Builds a Book From the Fabric of Life, by Amy Newman.    I wish I could spend a day, or days exploring these pages.  Hopefully one day.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Nate Duval is fantastic -- and there is lots more

Nate Duval has a plethora of goods, from prints to t-shirts.  I got my hubby a shirt that is fantastic, and even with all of our garden dirt and washings it is still beautiful.  I just love this work.  

A great garden for a friend

What a sweet scene, a romantic garden, a parade of flowers.  A pattern to delight.  I found this sweet card at Little Otsu by Lart Cognac Berliner.  A great site for paper goods.

Jill Bliss Patterns

Geesh, I love patterns so much.  I am a fan of Jill Bliss's art and design work.  Here is a playful and lovely pattern.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Patterns Patterns I love Patterns

These are two pages from Nigel Peaks's book on Patterns.  All of his books look amazing and I am anxious to order them.  I am on a hunt to collect images of patterns.  Visit Nigel Peake's site and you will be amazed.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

More Spoonflower fabric

Etsy has many artists selling unique small batched designed fabric.  Spoonflower is a valuable venue for this type of production.  Wonderfluff is a sweet etsy shop where you can purchase sweet botanical mod like fabric.  Check out this fun wonderland.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Textures has moved and it is beautiful!

This is the "new" Textures Handmade Market.  It is located at 1123 Thomasville Rd, next to Waterworks.  First Friday was exciting, the aroma of sweet cupcakes mixed with all the new goodies by Tallahassee's Finest.  Maggie Willman did an amazing job creating a space that you do not want to leave.  If you are in town, you should check out the sweet treats.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My Spoonflower fabric

I have received my spoonflower fabric and it is an amazing service.  At just $18 a yard you can get your own image made into fabric, and it is pretty easy.  I have made a bird pillow out of the fabric, the wing, eye and nose are other designers fabric.  The color of the drawings are accurate, however the background was suppose to be cream rather than a butter yellow.  I have been told by others that yellow/cream is a hard color to reproduce.  I am glad to know this and will alter my drawings/designs in the future.  I wish everyone best of luck with their spoonflower try and I am will be designing a new one for the future.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Fabric kits by Wilsons on etsy

Here is another fine example of what one can do with your own designed and printed fabric.  Check out their shop on etsy as well as stop by Spoonflower and play around with your own designing.

Paper Sparrow fabric printed at Spoonflower

As many of you know there is a great online service where you can print and design your own fabric.  Mine is currently being shipped to me, I cannot wait.  I thought it would be fun to compile a group of posts that show many amazing designers and the items they made.  This is from Paper Sparrow on Etsy and can be purchased for a mere $20.  You should check out the site, especially if you heart birds like so many of us do.

Kako Ueda

One last paper cut for this series of posts, Kako Ueda.  Her work is so breathlessly intricate, which I admire.  I hope to see one of the delicate and complex pieces in person some day.  Enjoy and check out her website.

Papercut Diecut

This beautiful papercut can be found on Etsy.  For a mere $20 it is amazing that all the work is hand done.  Despite the shop name, all of the papercuts are done by hand and there is an amazing variety.  A collection of beauty awaiting us all.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Paper rings

I am a big fan of the cut out, taking the flat and making it dimensional.  Here we have a splendid use of the paper cut - to dress the finger.  Check out more of TT:NT designs, and also check out Paper Crave, a fantastic site devoted to what we hold dear, paper.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Aoyama Hina - delicate text

This body of work is breath taking and mind boggling.  I continually am amazed at those who partake in this labor intensive art of drawing with a knife.  If you would like to see more of Aoyama Hina's work check this story out in Paper Forest.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Another Fun Summer project - More papercut crafts to come

Sweet and simple this Japanese how to book takes you through the steps of how to do kirigami as well as other papercuts.  I am a huge fan of papercuts, as many of you know, and thought you might want to add this book to your list - because I sure do.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

how to crochet flowers

I keep collecting summer project ideas.  It is exciting to see how many different types of flowers one can potentially make.  Check this book out on Amazon.

More fun crochet finds

This is a fun necklace designed and sold by Studio Karma.  I find gardens continually cheerful, and what a nice way to wear one wherever you go.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Check out these beauties

These amazing shoes come in many colors and styles from Lepiedleger.  They are each handmade so you can choose the color of your choice.  I know she has had many orders lately so you may want to email her and ask about your order.  I am looking forward to wearing them soon.  I will tell you more once mine arrive.

The massive chain

This is from Yokoo's store on etsy.  I find the photos and the work pretty amazing.  The chain wonderfully walks the line between feminine and masculine.  I'd like to see a photo of someone walking the street with this necklace on.  I hope you visit her site.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sweet Japanese Crochet

This shop, Linnet, is filled with small intricate crochet items that enthuse me.  I am thrilled to wish on these items at the first star tonight.  They feel like dream items.

Printing by Hand

This seems like a very useful book for all of us who are curious in how to make our own fabric.  You can find this at Amazon, and I will be adding it to my own wish list.

Rex Ray

This was found on the ever so loved blog, Design Sponge.  It is great to see Rex Ray's work show up in all sizes and spaces.  

I really enjoy the unexpected color and shape combination his design brings.  For more of his work check out his website.

Shiny shop spaces

I would love to splash around in this cozy store.  Melissa Averinos is the owner of these beautiful items.  You can hunt around her blog for inspiration and her lovely fabric designs.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

fabric pillows designed by Mary's Granddaughter

These pillows can be found at Mary's Granddaughter on etsy.  The artist used Spoonflower to print her sweet pillow fabric.  There is this new fantastic website Spoonflower where you can get fabric made by the yard.  Your design and only $18 a yard on 100% cotton.  I am hoping to embark on a summer project of my own.  

The beautiful and colorful Ninainvorm

Ninainvorm has so many sweet shapes and designs in her pottery.  She sells her items on etsy,  continually placing new items for sale often.  The pieces seem light and airy, how she deals with negative space is exquisite.  

Nathalie Lete's workshop/living space

This is Nathalie Lete's workshop/home space.  I find her work very cheerful.  Her work seems very connected to childhood and the need and appreciation for the handmade.  The rug seen is called Blume Rug.

Sailors Valentines

I have been a fan of Sailors Valentines for several years now.  An original valentine can be very pricey however some stores have created reproductions of these valentines for a more affordable price.  My mom bought me one at Anthropologie a couple of years back.  I love seeing all the intricate work someone put into it.  I live in Florida so it also reminds me of all our beautiful beaches.