Happy Friday! Some weeks it is easier to write a blurb here than others. Today? Today I have been sitting here for 15 minutes staring into space. So… how about we get right into it? Check out this week’s photos. For some reason I have been really drawn to art jewelry, and yet I barely wear any jewelry myself lately.
The mosaic below represents other people’s pictures that spoke to me this week. Be sure to click on the titles below the mosaic, if you want to know more about the image or the photographer behind it.
1. Collar corto flores-extrusora, 2. crochet chat : the ‘Italian project’, 3. Lilacs, 4. Quilted, bound and done! #stitchindye, 5. Radishes, 6. Southwestern Landscapes Series – Desert Blooms Collection – Sapphire Tower Earrings, 7. Monica, 8. IMG_2659, 9. Upcycling design
Around the Web
I spend some time earlier in the week sharing my favorite crafty links through social media. And then I repeat them here on Fridays.
- Ever Wished That Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson Would Return to the Comics Page? Well, He Just Did. – a cool tale from Pearls Before Swine. This is cool. I was a Calvin & Hobbes fan when it came out in the 80’s and got to experience it all over again a few years ago when my kids devoured all of the books.
- What you "should" have done – a podcast episode from Tara Swiger. I took a very sweaty walk that might have been utterly unpleasant if not for the company of Tara and her gentle crafty-business encouragement. (Podcasts while exercising, FTW!) If you have a small business and are not where you think you should be, take a listen to this.
- Making Sense of Pattern Grading – a tutorial from Threads. I have a pattern I made to fit only myself, and I am toying with the idea of modifying it to fit other sizes. If I do, this will be a great resource.
- Bostonproper vest. Pictures. – a show-and-tell from Outstanding Crochet. I love everything about this long vest.
- Square Dress – by Cal Patch, via The Etsy Blog. I find this idea intriguing, but I worry that it would look more like a tent than a dress on me. I’m tempted to try, though.
- What It’s Like In The Editing Phase of a Craft Book – a behind-the-scenes look from Craftypod. As someone who has been daydreaming off-and-on for several years about writing a craft book, I found this pretty interesting.
- Clay Leaf Bowls – a project from Urban Comfort. These are neat. They are made with air-dry clay, but you could probably do it with polymer. They’d be interesting painted and/or antiqued, too.
That’s it for me! Have a great weekend 🙂