Posts Tagged ‘felt’
with so many simple crafty ideas on this site, theres all kinds of ideas to keep you busy through the holiday period! here’s a round up of some favorites of mine…
remember lori marie’s fabulous guest post about painted jar luminaries? imagine a host of these flickering on your dinner table!
dress up your holiday shoes or make a simple cute gift out of these felt flower shoe clips
flick the ghosts and ghouls and turn this halloween paper lantern into a christmas lantern!
embrace the old skool trend of making your christmas cards into a cute crochet edged box!
keep little fingers busy at the dinner table with this color-in angel printable.
give the practical gift of a personal organizer… and add a personalized pen case!
and lastly, tell father christmas’ elves to get busy on this chewbacca cuddly toy!!
today would have been my dad’s 62nd birthday. so, happy birthday dad, wherever you are. i’ll have a whiskey and be personally offended by broad social trends on your behalf.
exciting developments have taken place, friends! you can now find me behind the counter (on tuesdays and thursdays) at one of my favorite local stores little sparrow! you might remember i gave a little shop love to little sparrow a while back. since then the store has moved to a bigger, brighter location – but everything else is just as perfect as it was before! here’s a few of my favorite things you will find in little sparrow…
super groovy vintage linen bags!! ah love those colors.
…fabulous felts in a million colors and sizes. there are some incredible hand painted rainbow felts that make me swoon.
…special friends waldorf doll made to order by shelley. check out that tiny handmade cape!
… charming clothes for the kiddos.
…amazing notebooks, letter sets, stickers, lyra pencils, crayons and modeling waxes
i’m lucky enough to work at the adorable shop do re me and if you haven’t popped in, you really must because its chock full of
nuts beautiful handmade adorableness. but if you can’t make it there during business hours, why not come in for a class in the evening? let me tell you about a couple that i’m running.
first up, on tuesday june 7th come in for 2 hours (7.30-9.30pm) of felt flower brooch making. these beauties (based on the awesome pattern by the awesome notmartha) are deadly easy – i made a whole bunch in one evening, and i get compliments every time i wear one. who doesn’t like compliments?! the class is $50AUD per person and that covers ALL materials including the delicious pure wool felt from little sparrow. there are only a couple of spots left in this class so call and book quiiiiiiick!
image from spottedsparrow on flickr
on tuesday july 5th i’ll be hosting a two hour session (7.30-9.30pm) instructing you on the art of stab stitch, or ‘japanese’ book binding. we’ll make a cute little book from scratch and you’ll leave with a perfectly formed jotter/journal/sketchbook. and the best bit is….
image from karaku* on flickr
lucky participants in this class will get to use some of my freshly-purchased-in-japan paper stash! and you know how good that paper is going to be. this class is $50AUD per person, and all materials are included.
do not delay, call do re me today and secure your place, because there are only EIGHT spots remaining and i want to see some of you awesome readers there. these classes are relaxed, and fun. you come, you chat, you have a glass of wine or mulled cranberry and a cookie and you leave with a finished item, and a new skill! sounds like an evening and a $50 well spent if you ask me (go on, ask me.. i might be biased though)
do re me is at 27 horne st, elsternwick and you can get there by train (elsternwick station is a few steps away) or by tram (the one that goes up glen huntley rd) or by bus (the one that goes up horne st..helpful, huh?)
we’re organizing more classes for later in the year soon (including kid’s school holiday workshops) so if you have some skill you’re interested in learning from me, let me know!