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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Plastic Canvas Craft Ideas

I've always thought that plastic canvas was for kids until I stumbled upon this awesome website - http://www.freepatterns.com/ and was amazed to learn that there is so much you can do with it!
From flyswatters to checkbook covers to cellphone cases, there is a wealth of free craft ideas and downloads that will inspire you to hand make your Christmas gifts. Hurry! You have only 26 days left!

Napkin Ring Blossoms
Easter Parade Music Box
Lace Flower Crosses
These will make great bookmarks for the kids in Sunday school class

Angel Shelf Sitter
Overalls Gift Bag

Happy Frog Tote

Pets' Food Clips
Tote Bags For Dolls

Stitch this simple and quick guardian angel bear to watch over your loved ones. Stitched on 7 count plastic canvas.

Teddy Bear Christmas Ornaments

Friday, November 23, 2012

Annie Peaker

Inspired by her love for African culture, UK ceramicist Annie Peaker captures the beauty of African women in ceramic sculptures.

Some of her figures are slightly elongated to emphasise the grace and elegance of the African female form.

Annie's website - http://www.anniepeaker.co.uk



Love the big dancing mammas - so full of character and humour

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

via Pinterest
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Jane Eborall - Tatting

I used to think that needle tatting was a lost art. My mom was the last person I saw tatting and that was way back when I was in primary school. I recall watching her, fascinated by the instant lace that appeared from her nimble fingers as she looped and knotted with an oval-shaped thingy (shuttle) that made funny clicky sounds. Sadly, I've never learned the art - my clumsy fingers couldn't possibly handle something so delicate.
Although tatting is rarely practised today, I'm glad to learn that it has survived the test of time. There is actually a global tatting community of very talented people out there who are keeping the art alive.

Pretty well known in the tatting world is Jane Eborall who does more than your average doilies. Jane lives in England and has been tatting since the age of 13!Her blog, Tatting and Not a Lot Else, is where she shares her adorable creations.

Here are some of my favourties from her blog.
Hummingbird
Ballerina
Blue Budgie
Caterpillar
Seahorse
Chameleon
Lion
Giraffe
Hippo
Dancers

Interestingly, did you know that tatting dates back nearly 1,000 years to fishermen who wove cords into fishing nets?

Saturday, November 17, 2012

72 year-old Grandpa Who Models Women's Clothes Becomes Internet Sensation


Photos of a  72 year-old grandfather from China went viral when he modelled for his granddaughter's online clothing store. The septuagenarian volunteered to model for his granddaughter who was having trouble finding a model. Standing at 5' 5"  and weighing 110 pounds, he has the perfect figure and surprised her at how well he pulled it off! Well, you gotta hand it to him - he certainly has great legs!
source - reddit.com

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Dog Sells Chickens In Market

A cute video to share!  I'm guessing it was at a market in Taiwan.
It's a dog's life for some.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Ribbon Refinery

These insanely cute sculpted ribbon hair bows are created by SAHM Stuart Acrey, who, after making tons of bows for her daughter, Ellie, decided to sell her creations.
Stuart's website - http://www.ribbonrefinery.com
Etsy shop - http://www.etsy.com/shop/ribbonrefinery
FB - http://www.facebook.com/ribbonrefinerybows
Disney Inspired Princesses
Patchwork Owls
Fall Pumpkin
Pink Flamingo
Butterfly
Fish
Monkeys
Red Crab
Dragonflies
Octopus
Scary Spiders

Friday, November 2, 2012

Anja Hertle - Mosaic Artist

Using recycled dishes, tiles and coloured glass as well as interesting found objects like old twisted forks, shiny beads and buttons, mosaic artist Anja Hertle painstakingly assembles them into stunning three-dimensional art pieces. Born in Germany, Anja now resides with her husband, two kids and a golden retriever in Ontario, Canada.
Visit Anja Hertle's website @ http://www.anjahertle.com
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