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House of Turquoise

House of Turquoise

ann wood I’m working on several new ships – it’s been ages and I especially love to make boats in the spring. The first is made from tattered antique gowns, layers of silk, tulle satin, lace and sheer cotton – stitched and stitched in a meandering way – inspired by the eccentric mending and layers of boro textiles. The 2 below are paper mache. I start with a layer of brown paper, torn up paper grocery bags (very old lady of me to save them) for the first layer over the cardboard armature and then layers of newsprint. The next is a translucent paper mache ship – a big one – in its beginning stage when it looks like a cocoon. And my rat problem has gotten worse…… You could win your very own crepe paper bunnies! good luck! I’m working on some new owls – a new smaller owl shape for me with some new details. And onother new shape – a hummingbird – a bit larger than a real hummingbird but still quite small, she fits in the palm of your hand. He’s big and blue and bad, and has some junk in the trunk.

Anthology Magazine — Living with Substance & Style MAISON CARTON CASA COR. A MARCA DO BOM GOSTO le Oui Blog! DIY Duralex (ça rime avec…) Tout d’abord rendons à César ce qui est à César. Je n’ai rien inventé: L’idée merveilleuse revient à une blogueuse dont j’apprécie vraiment ses publications: Morganours. Donc l’essence de ce DIY repose sur la verrerie Duralex que tout le monde connait… Effectivement les motifs géométriques font penser à des formes assez actuelles. Il suffit juste de redonner un coup de jeune à l’apparence en zappant le côté verre et transparent. La copine de Morganours, Poulette Magique, (autre blogueuse que je suis depuis longtemps), a refait ce DIY, en ajoutant une petite plante grasse dans un verre Duralex. Le matériel nécessaire pour ce DIY saladier-super-design-tu-n’y-vois-que-du-feu: - de la verrerie Duralex à motifs géométriques - de la bonne peinture en bombe - un carton et un masque de protection - des plantes grasses - des billes d’argile (jardinerie) - du terreau Les astuces: - Ne pas bomber de trop près pour éviter les coulures.- Ne pas lésiner sur les couches.

The Mid-Century Modernist Holly Dyment Interior Designer The Sweetest Occasion - Celebrations + Design pia jane bijkerk The humid air and persistent drizzle last Saturday (actually the Saturday before last… it’s taken me quite some time to compose this post) did not deter us from having an intimate garden party to celebrate Laly’s second birthday. I have not hosted a party since we lived on the houseboat in Amsterdam, so I was feeling a bit daunted about the idea and wondered if I could do it without getting completely overwhelmed and stressed (the main reason why I don’t host parties – dinner ones or otherwise). I worked hard for the two weeks leading up to the event to be really present with my time and to let things go if they weren’t working out the way I intended, or if things happened that stopped me from being able to create exactly what I had envisioned. My intention was to try my best to have fun with each part of the process – painting the bunting, gathering the flora, cooking, setting up… I still got stressed, and we still had a family meltdown the day of the party. Stunner. Laly and her papa.

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