Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

Hours of Fun

Make you own inspiration/style boards here.

Click on the Create link at the top, let the fun begin!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Recycle LACMA Project - Part II

Usually I just post links and then let people make comments about what they think .... but as I read through the Recycle LACMA blog, I was a little upset by some of the recycle choices the artist made ... I mean, deconstructing a Claire McCardell dress into two witches hats; are you serious? The Bolivian blanket into potholders?

I know, I know, the artist makes it clear that many items were sold for merely their opening bid, and that these weren't exactly sought after items. I think what tweaks me is that many of these items were wearable, or pretty amazing on their own, and then they were turned into items that are kinda ordinary or commonplace.

I guess we"ll see what happens when he is finished with the project. Whatever the end result, I do enjoy the idea of the before and after, and will check in periodically to see how it all unfolds.

The Recycle LACMA Project

From the site:

On January 14th, 2009 the Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced that it was deaccessioning more than 100 items from its costumes and textiles collection. Once carefully collected, catalogued, and cared for, these items have now been cast back out in to the world. What will happen to them? Like any other useless item, they will need to be recycled or disposed of.

Recycle LACMA is a project of Los Angeles-based artist Robert Fontenot. At three separate auctions he purchased over 50 items deaccessioned by LACMA and is now trying to find new uses for these otherwise unwanted items.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Taking Nominations for Next Craft Day Craft

After running into Anna today on the Purple line, I started thinking about another Craft Day. We mentioned yarn dyeing ... and I also ran across this great tutorial for a floral fascinator.

Anyone else?

If the work furloughs go through (the unions are fighting, but they only have until the end of June to negotiate this issue) then I will have every second and fourth Friday free, so pub time/craft time would be a nice pick-me up!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Whoa Nelly

I just discovered Patternfish. It is in Beta now, but it is pretty cool. I don't know how it compares to Etsy or Ravelry, but I do like that you can buy out-of-print patterns from several really cool designers. The search/navigation bar is pretty fun too.