Inspired by the upcoming exhibition of wooden sculptures by Adrian Köhler I decided to put this group of images together. Woodgrain rocks! Even that fake plastic wood veneer is very nostalgic for me, I remember specific platters that my mother used to serve cocktail snacks when I was a child. The embroidery on the chair in this inspiration board and the duvet cover/quilt detail are two applications I haven't seen before and really love.
I was inspired by a scarf I saw posted on flickr by gifrancis her end result looks fantastic:
Aren't the colours of her shot beautiful as well?
My attempt was less sucessfull - But since I haven't tried to crochet since junior school, it's no wonder that my choice of needle and wool was wrong and the result ended up slightly more comical than chic... nevertheless I've decided to document my attempt before unravelling it. I'm definitely planning a re-work once I've bought the correct supplies. I still like the silver wool though.
...has left me brain dead.. I spent today in a 'refresher' and update training course on Photoshop CS3, InDesign and Illustrator. It was great though. I now can't wait to get the CS3 updates for those programs. Really enjoyed the introduction to kuler I think I'll have to register. Watermelon and Linen are two colour schemes that caught my eye.
"I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog."
I've come across this PIF concept a few times, most recently on Helouise's blog - my imperfect garden
I couldn't resist being one of those to leave a comment - she's someone whose handmade creation is bound to be great.
So although I'm convinced no one but my family reads this blog - now it's my turn and the invitation is extended to YOU.
Perhaps a piece of embroidery, perhaps a handmade scented candle...I'll think of something. I'll do my best to make it worth your while : )
My birthday gift from DH (that's 'dear husband'). I'm ecstatic. This is the Porcshe of mixers. Now to make counter space - banish the blender - and decide what the inauguration recipe should be... Image from www.boscovs.com