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.