El-Fima is the name by which Oley Elfimova is known, the designer of these tender rag dolls.
Sarah London is online shop of crochet patterns in PDF format. Her creations are colourful and modern. At her website you will find some free patterns.
A small project for the weekend. If you want a change in your tableware, this is an enjoyable and cheap offer. A coat of paint and you will be able to use a pan as a slate, for example, to indicate the kinds of cheese you are serving. You have the DIY at Wit & Whistle.
And for the children I propose you some embroidered bookmarks and cardboard cards. They make the drawing, we pierce it and then they can sew it. It’s a Petite Purls’ idea.
In Transparency Quilts the well-known designers Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr explain, through ten projects of modern patchwork, how to combine fabrics to obtain the best effects and contrasts using the technique of paper piecing. A very interesting book.
Don’t you think these “jewels” made with pencils are really cool? If you want to try, at Design Mom there is a photographic very simple DIY.
Looking for some nice and simple things for Valentine’s Day I have found this cup with arrows and I have discovered Erin Sketchler‘s work, who makes these original painted by hand pottery pieces.
With recycled bottles and wool remnants we can make these precious bottles. The DIY is by Penelope and Pip.
Very, very interesting this Julia Rothman’s article in the Washington Post analyzing the recovery of the traditional works: necessity, fashion, a step backwards, we are old-fashioned or it’s something enriching and satisfactory that we do by choice? I’ve written about it several times at the blog: it is not less “chic” to hold a needle or a spoon than a violin or a brush, and to educate the children in these activities develops their creativity and psychomotricity. In short, the article makes a very accurate analysis.
Helen Friel is a designer specialized on paper and illustrator. She has worked for Vogue, Vanity Fair or Men’s Health, among others. Her work is full of magic.