Sunday, November 9
Ok, what you need to do first, before reading this post, is to push the play button on this little beauty, and scroll down while listening to the music!
(it's my first interactive blogpost, yeah!)
And on we go with the post!
Max and I hard at work
(look at the poor customer at the back, she has to find the buttons herself while we were striking a pose!)
I've been having this annoying cold this week, so my craft-energy was reduced to some knitting and some knitting and more knitting.. But none the less, I wasn't too ill to take some pictures!
I've been experimenting with different wool types and mixes of both cotton and for instance some Angora wool (which is made out of rabbit fur) and cotton is made out of ... well yes, plants. So you have the rabbit and the plant, both natural as can be. Here's the result, and I think it's pretty nice:
[just click on any picture to see the full size]
Cotton combined with Angora wool, fluffy yet strong.
But what better medicine for a cold than a package full of crafty goodness delivered into your mailbox! This is my birthday present from my dear friend and craft-galore goddess, Sister Diane from Craftypod.
I got so much goodies that I wanted to make a special post for it, but as this is the BIG GOODIES POST , I'm due to show the stuff here:
Diane gave me a Craft Leftover kit for making my own crochet coasters. (I probably got it because she *sucks* at crochet and knitting, no just kidding Diane!)
I love this kit, it's almost to cute to use!
The Craftypod Zine.. full of great gift ideas or things to make just for yourself, because you deserve it.
One of my favorite items inside the package, were these little Chinese 'birds on a wire'..
There were actually three birds but I put one on the key of my closet in my bedroom.. (I'll take a picture of that soon)
A lovely stitched bag to put all the goodies in.
Golden iron buttons, I love buttons baby!
And then there were two amazing magazines 'Gourmet' from 1950, which are my favorite gifts inside this package..
I took some pictures of the coolest parts of this magazine:
The cover of Gourmet 1950, a magazine of Good Living
Yeah, let Rose do it!
Of course it is Party Time, it is ALWAYS party time!
I just love getting under the blankets with a magazine from the 50's, there are just no words to describe the comfy feeling you get from them!
Also one of my favorite thins inside this box of sheer delight:
A litho! I don't know the artist because it's not signed, but numbered. Anyway, I love this illustration so much that I'm gonna frame it and put it on my living room walls - as soon as David will paint them in my favorite color 'Mango-orangy-yellowish'
What else was there? Sooooo much goodies, like this beauty of a wallet for instance:
How could she know that I needed a new wallet? We bloggers got some ESP!
And Diane even put in an American Express card, especially for me to use on other crafty goodies supplies, I suppose..
Rick Rack ribbons! I'm gonna leave them inside there cool vintage packaging.. Or maybe I'm gonna frame them, just too good to be true.. and too pretty to use!
Paillettes! I know some secret project to use them for!
I also got this 100% real googly eyes sachet, of which I wonder how it got over the border.. I've got the loot baby! thnx
And the second to first favorite item, the folk vintage ribbons.. also almost to cute to use..
Oh my, sister Diane, you've realy made my visit to the post office so much brighter! Thank you ever so much for this wonderful giftbox of delight..
And now on to some ribbon cutting, It's my new thing you see, to cut lace and ribbon into small segments I can use for different projects.
You need to have some ribbons in different colors or not, and just cut them out. Stick them to whatever needs some! (I stick it on everything with googly eyes)
You can use them together with fancy xmass ribbons or plain ribbons.
I'm totally in love with some of these ribbons and fringes:
I'm 'back to black' with these couture ribbons
Just look at those sad but sensual black fringes, perfect for a Goth-Project.
And of course, the classic Black Lace ribbon.. adorable, just adorable!
New ribbons have arrived in a genuine Channel style, because we love tweed!
Oh yes, 'November is a lady in tweed!'
And here are some pictures I took today (yes I work on Sundays!) of my part in the shop:
At the back you can spot the table where the workshops are held.
All crafty goodies!
Max taking a picture of me, at the back you see our buttons closset.
On to the dibibudi's doll scarfs:
This is due to go into the packages for Diane and Cathy, when I'm ready! (I'm not ready)
Two digibudi's dolls scarfs, to go with the dolls..
One for Miss Edelweiss - that's the one for Diane
And one for Autumna - that's the one for Cathy.
And last but not least, some of the greatest wool we've got in store!
This wool is called 'Moby', could this be any cooler?
Yes it can be cooler, if your wool is called 'Baba' ;
The Baba wool - you've got to love it!
Ok, I'm going to do some butterfly cutouts, of which I will tell the next time..
Bye cotton-fluffs, and remember:
digibudi with a cold, but still smiling!
'Designers, make it work!'