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Wednesday September 19th, 2012

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diy, diy projects, sewing 101 by 18

sewing 101: ombre embroidery sampler

There are so many great things happening in the embroidery world these days. Gone are the old-fashioned needlepoint projects of yesteryear, replaced with a new crop of fantastic modern stitchery that ranges from quick, trendy patterns available for purchase on sites like Etsy to some amazing fine art pieces by a new generation of textile…

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artwork, diy, products by 20

josh blackwell + plastic bags

just yesterday i was talking about my love of celebrating everyday “disposable” goods and now i’ve found a new artist working in that vein that love, thanks to one the lovely deanne cheuk. yesterday deanne featured artist josh blackwell’s plastic bag art over at the internetwork and i was instantly hooked. josh uses everyday plastic…

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Wednesday December 16th, 2009

diy, diy projects by 15

diy project: embroidered logs

diy project: embroidered logs

these embroidered logs are inspired by the charming lino prints of hugo guinness. i wanted my father’s christmas gift a “portrait-through-objects” (he loves gardening and he always loses his glasses). do not be dissuaded by the power drill; these are super easy to make. they are fast and enjoyable, a good movie time or rainy…

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Wednesday September 30th, 2009

books, diy, diy projects, products by 12

diy project: kata golda’s glasses case

diy project: kata golda’s glasses case

today’s second diy project comes from crafter and author kata golda. kata’s newest book, kata golda’s hand-stitched felt: 25 whimsical sewing projects (stc craft/a melanie falick book, 2009) is bursting with great ideas that are perfect for the cooler weather. when temperatures drop i feel myself drawn towards projects that involve knitting, wool or felt….

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Wednesday September 2nd, 2009

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diy, diy projects by 11

diy wendesdays: personalized pendleton

diy wendesdays: personalized pendleton

it’s the dead of winter, which means on chilly nights we rely on our collection of vintage pendleton blankets to keep us warm and cozy. with valentine’s day right around the corner, we thought we’d personalize one of our throws with a heart-warming message. we did a sort of “textile tattoo” using needle felting, which…

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Thursday August 14th, 2008

diy by 5

amh design + purl soho

the lovely amy holbrook sent over a link to this great diy project that the gang at purl soho completed using her needle point sketchbooks. the books are meant to be completed and customized on your own and purl decided to fully post the step-by-step project. click here for the full project and here to…

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Wednesday July 30th, 2008

Wednesday February 6th, 2008

diy, diy projects by 9

diy wednesdays: stitched-wood lazy susan

diy wednesdays: stitched-wood lazy susan

every once in awhile, we take a field trip to the hardware store and roam the aisles looking for inspiration. last weekend, we spotted these pre-cut wood rounds in various sizes, and thought it would be fun to create a lazy susan for our dining room table. an inexpensive spinning mechanism and some yarn embroidery…

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Monday September 11th, 2006

accessories, diy, textiles by 6

amh design

i got two wonderful emails this weekend continuing with the mini-trend idea of stiching and textiles in design. brooklyn based designer amy holbrook sent me a link to her beautiful work that includes these really gorgeous notebooks and photo albums. i mentioned that my favorite part of the stitching trend was the warm, hand-made feel…

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Thursday April 6th, 2006

diy by 18

spring spruce up winners!

well, the results are in and we have our winners for the d*s/fred flare spring spruce up contest. let me say first that you guys are some crafty people! i was so, so happy with this contest- it was a blast to read through all these entries, but so hard to narrow it to three!…

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