Archive for December, 2009
This is the scraps ball from the recent Make-it Friday. I will be posting a pic of the scrap balls as I think often the make pretty little snapshot blends of the colours used…
In honour of the 2 Fridays left of this year (one of them being Christmas Yay!) I’ve decided to start my routine for 2010 early… or is it perhaps a very late start to my 2009 regime?!
Each and every Friday I shall be posting my “Make-its” Feel free to comment, add suggestions or post links to your projects!
These items are just for fun but some just might make the cut for the shop… lets see what happens.
We had lots of fun, but looking full of concentration here on the task in hand…
The full project & how to to follow for my Cabbage Christmas Wreath & Gold n Green Bow Twist Wreath!
I seem to while away these cold December evenings browsing many creative blogs, shops and crafting networks… through a stream of loveliness there are some seriously cool bits, here’s the flotsam and jetsam that just seemed to stick with me – love it!
(click on the pics for more info!)
It seems to me that all forms of creativity influence each other whether its from a popular haircut, to a bold colour or certain pattern, but none more so than SHAPE.
Shapes seem to imprint our minds more on a subconscious level somehow…
Matryoshka or Russian/Nesting/Babushka Dolls… yeah you know the ones, and Owls seem very much to be the shape for now…
I think with the influence from the re-surge of 50s Vintage fashions, their curvy womanly shapes of the swimming cossies from that era and the rock’n'roll dresses it would seem a natural progression for things to adorn your house to take on a similar shape.
Here are some of my favourite Matryoshkas and Owls picked from the net!
Supercute patterns from One Red Robin
From a selection at Fabrics at Gaga Fabrics
Paper Sculptures & Collages By Helen Mussel White I love the colours she has chosen, they remind me too of lovely old book sketches.
From a selection of Owls at Manic Muffin
Rupert the Owl – amigurimi crochet by Reeneegurmi
To celebrate the 10th year of Russian Vogue just last year - a hand picked selection of fashion designers (inc YSL, Martin Margiela, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Versace and Ralph Lauren) were asked to design a Matryoshka doll and to fabulous effect! See if you can spot which designers doll is which!
With all this “Matryoska, Bubuska” going round in my head can’t get Kate Bush’s Babooshka out of my head! It is fabulous though… for your delight…
Notice that she is playing (or not so much playing but draping herself over) the curvy bass!
It’s Christmastime at the W.I…
Ok I arrive late with my tuna based offering, meet up with our Lady Chair who comments “Well I don’t like that sort of thing, but put it down someone will eat it” I’d say we’re off to a flying start!
They make room for me on the table, there are lots of hellos to be said, they fill up my plastic glass with some “red” I quickly notice there are 2 types of bottles making the rounds… red and white (that’s sparkling berry mineral water and elderflower sparkling water) everyone seems to be referring to them as wine…
We commented on our lovely spread as we ate, pulled crackers (I think I might of accidentally pulled the wrong cracker which sent me into a bizarre world of cracker etiquette and more than a few glances from the bottom end of the table) smirked at the jokes… ya know the usual Christmas fare. There were some “visitors” from a neighbouring institute who sat at our table and were lovely. We talked about Banksy and art and the rain. We had a 15 question Christmas themed quiz (we won) and then on with the important business the raffle!
I’ve always been a bit curious about numbers… and a bit more curious about possibility and probability in maths.. Why is it each and every raffle I enter I win something? Should I not question this? Just remain blissfully content and smug in my raffle track record score…. Law of Attraction? I think so. Now this particular night being so tardy I wasn’t there to buy a raffle ticket… but still on the winners table. Lady Chair (still my fave) must have practiced this special skill – she did not have her ticket with her and when someone told her the number – that ticket came up! Whoops and hollars were to be heard from our table (god we were having such a fun time!) but what I find even more curious, it wasn’t actually her number – someone had told her the wrong one – but when she had believed it was and had been concentrating on that number so I came to pass… be careful what you think of – wish for and THINK OUTCOME rather than the details!
Met someone new tonight, she talked of different pastries (oh how I knew this would be!)
We also sang some Christmas Carols which for me was a pure delight, I felt anonymous yet tied together in song with these other ladies – a really releasing experience. I don’t think I’ve stood and sung my heart out since standing in assembly wishing myself elsewhere…
Looking forward so much to 2010 and all that it holds…
What about you?