Archive for the ‘arts & crafts’ Category
can we take a minute to address how perfect this seating list pegboard is? from a wedding in Kakabeka Falls (just outside Thunder Bay) that a friend attended—a sunny gradient of wood samples and paint chips, each labeled with a guest’s name and table.
and of course the colours matched all the other decor elements from the wedding, especially that bright orange and all the mustard yellows. such a crafty idea, and so simple to execute with just a few sneaky trips to various hardware stores.
in other ombre news, i did a little crafting of my own this evening: a purple gradient manicure.
(thanks to Lindsay for sending me her photographs from the wedding!)
seriously. trying to compose my thoughts on how i feel about this nail art by the very talented stop it right now has proved futile. let’s just say it’s somewhere between “how soon can i collect the items needed to try this at home?” and “eeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!”
just. amazing. i really didn’t think anything could top the Chanel drip nails she crafted earlier in april, but. here we are with Miu Miu. nail art! i’m looking at you in a whole new light now. (and: cursing the lack of a Calgel salon in Toronto even more.)
(all images via stop it right now.)
how delightful is this pink elephant and martini needlepoint belt? handmade by Smathers & Branson it’s whimsical yet… perfectly practical. you know, for wearing to drinks on the dock after a day of sailing in the Cape. (hah!)
perhaps elephants and alcohol are becoming a bit of a micro-trend. here they are giving cheers in a door hanger (also needlepoint!) by Lilly Pulitzer. next step, obviously, is to create a signature drunken elephant cocktail…
(via the love list.)
i tend to get a little vexed when i come across someone with the same name as me, and especially so when she has the same hobbies. but Paige Gamble’s python gardenia headpiece? decadent and delicate and where can i find a snakeskin wholesaler and attempt to make my own?
Gamble’s work is also slated to appear in the season premier of Gossip Girl—i wouldn’t expect anything less for darling Blair.
such a good idea! and these would have come in handy over the past month. (who knew it was so easy to be found on fb after only mentioning your first name? however, i suppose that is the downside of having a somewhat-uncommon first name…)
for sale on etsy, only $3 for a pack of ten.
just when the internet was about to reach its Jane Aldridge tipping point, she and her mother went and did something so purely creative and altruistic that it’s washed all my cynicism away. inspired by an issue of Australian Vogue, they created the above chair with children from the Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. it will be auctioned off later this month to raise money for the hospital’s palliative care unit. more chairs are in the works and possibly headed for Ebay.