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WOW. Shoes. Handmade. Mirrors. SWEET.
As you might remember, I’m a bit of a fan of made-over shoes.Which is why I’m rather taken with these, from Catwalk Queen.
This weekend I would mostly like to: make origami versions of MENTAL hats.
1. Create your own Princess Beatrice hat from the Royal Wedding over at Channel 4.
2. Make your very own Lady Gaga telephone hat with LeilaniJoy on YouTube – this one is amazing.
Alice in Wonderland + craft = awesome.
Craft book Everything Alice, by Hannah Read-Baldrey and Christine Leech, is out in a few months. I’ve seen the press sampler. It WILL be amazing.
For now, you’ll have to do with their new website, Everything Alice.
Etsy make a big ol’ techno mistake.
Don’t mess with privacy settings Etsy! Didn’t you see what happened to Zuckerberg? (Who, incidentally, is my new hero after watching The Social Network finally).
Here’s the full story at Forbes.com.
I did some Christmas present stuff for the Guardian.
How to make three Christmas presents, in the Guardian’s G2 today.
DIY Stylist: how to make the stuff on their Style List #53.
Strangely, two of the things in this week’s Stylist Style List are things I’ve put together tutorials for for the Guardian’s Making Time craft section.
So don’t fork out £54 for this bid necklace …
instead, make your own from my instruction, like this …
… and if you don’t have a spare £750 for this chandelier …
… you can fashion one yourself using some more of my instructions …
I’d like to go to this.
Darn It! make do and mend with textile artist Celia Pym, at Craftspace. It’s one of their Curious About Craft events.
(From the press release … “Textile artist Celia Pym’s practice of creative darning and mending is pertinent to the times we find ourselves in. She poses questions about repair and reuse, love and attention, evidence of use and life and taking time to fix clothes. Celia loves darning clothes; she sees it as a way of reclaiming old clothes and recognising their intrinsic beauty. She has done it in Paris and the Orkney Islands and wants to mend her way around the UK.”)
When the Daily Mirror had a dabble at crafting …
… I reckon they did rather well. Just look at these awesome childrens’ Halloween costumes.
(Image from mirror.co.uk)
This is a proper cracking book.
Crafting a Meaningful Home, by Meg Mateo Ilasco. A nice little review copy came through my door this morning.
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