Saturday, January 30, 2010

gifts that have been gifted pt. 4

A growing obsession with wood people led me to a search on etsy for some custom-made mascots as part of a Christmas present for some family farmers. Liz (aka Blessed Lessons) made the top dolls for me, from just a few photographs and descriptions. They look even better in real life and were perfect. The other pictures are also examples of customs she has produced. V. cool!
[Thanks Liz for the photos].

Friday, January 29, 2010

natural waters

Summer, one of its only saving graces is swimming in natural waters, whether the ocean or places like this.
Jellybean pool, cute name huh!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

gifts that have been gifted pt. 3

Mens belts made from recycled bicycle tyres. Fantastically well made and super stylish.

Top: Hutchie belt 1 by 2kerek in Hungary.
Bottom: Mild Road Tread belt by julienjaborska. (Rebicyclist blog here).

On another note, roasting almonds in honey and homemade banana milkshakes, yum.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

gifts that have been gifted pt. 2

Letterpress calender by seesaw designs.
Their blog is also a pot of visual stimulation.

gifts that have been gifted pt. 1

Sharing some of the gifts we gave this past Christmas. With no time or space to make my own this year I had to rely on other people's wonderful handmade.

Baby Chick Shoes by Lotta Jansdotter, so adorable for our favourite foetus.

Monday, January 18, 2010

craft hope for haiti

Craft Hope for Haiti Shop Spreading seeds of hope one stitch at a time

Supporting Doctors Without Borders, donate an item or purchase one from the dedicated etsy shop.


Have I introduced you?

Friday, January 15, 2010

pin hole

A happy new year to you.

This, one of my Christmas presents. The "make-your-own but spiffy looking with working sprockets" pin-hole camera. Intrigued to see the resultant film, heading to the mountains tomorrow and hope to pinhole away some more there.