Thanks to a few recent online purchases, I had an enormous pile of long brown packing paper strips in my studio.
I freely admit to being one of those people who stands on the street corner with my iPhone, checking email s , looking for the closest Chinese restaurant, and calling my mom... all at the same time. But as a crafter and general lover of all things homey and handmade, I ’ ve longed to somehow make this sleek plastic piece of technology fit into my aesthetic worldview a little better. So, when the Leese Design Cross Stitch iPhone Case arrived at Purl Soho I could feel my crafty fingers just itching to give it a try. I couldn ’ t decide if I wanted a modern, punchy and fun design, like the iPhone's , or if I'd prefer an ironic twist, juxtaposing four year-old technology with centuries-old craft . S o , I made two! The Bird in a Tree version of the iPhone case, features a pattern from Caroline Vincent’s Sampler Workbook: Motifs & Patterns , an expansive collection of cross-stitch themes from the 17th through 19th centuries.
This amazing idea is from Melissa Holt. Plant an Easter Garden!
Ok, on my last post I showed you a pic of tulle Pom Poms! I love them!
One of my favorite crafts is hand stitching-- it's fun, addictive, expressive and relaxing :) Over the next few weeks, I'm going to share easy ways to make your own patterns for hand stitching along with some tips and ideas :)
Free Recipe Card Maker
My first tutorial!!!! And I'm not even using my sewing machine ;) Original idea came from Pinterest, of course. Image HERE.
How gorgeous are these ear warmers??
You should all know by now that we are all about stacking bracelets on our wrists.
The Enchanted Woods iPhone Dock over at Anthropologie is an eye-catching rustic iPhone accessory, definitely high on the cool factor.
Say buh-bye to those little plastic bags. With just a few snips, you can create a set of cool, eco-friendly, reusable snack and sandwich containers from juice cartons and milk jugs. They're food-safe, easy to rinse clean, and absolutely free, so it's no biggie if they get tossed accidentally.
Editor's note: A big welcome to Lauren! A stylish, smart mom from Virginia.
A couple weeks ago, I found a paint-by-number at an unbeatable price.