Wednesday, August 20, 2014

DIY Pom-Pom Craspedia

Materials: 
Embroidery needle
Wire for stems
Yellow yarn
Scissors
Fork
Step 1: Snip off a few inches of yarn and set it aside.
Step 2: Wrap the yarn from the ball through the tines of the fork, and then around the fork multiple times. 
The more times you wrap it around, the tighter your pom-pom will be.
Step 3: Use the embroidery needle to pull the piece of yarn between the fork tines.
Step 4: Tie the wrapped bundle of yarn tightly in the middle.
Step 5: Slide the bundle of yarn off the fork and cut open the looped ends.
Step 6: Trim down the ends to make the pom-pom tight, and fluff it up as you go.
Step 7: Push the pom-pom onto the piece of wire.
Then find a cute vase for your bouquet!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Waldeinsamkeit

This is my design for Spoonflower's palette-restricted Hiking challenge of the week. Palette-restricted challenges are always super fascinating because of the numerous different ways the participating designers use the palette. Sometimes the designs look sophisticated, or cheerful, or calming, and so on, based on the background color and which colors are used side by side. I've found that creating a pattern with interesting shapes and textures is what attracts attention in this case, since everyone is dealing with the same hues.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Janet Hill

Just wow. These glamorous, fun, girly works of art were painted by the extremely talented Janet Hill. You can check out her shop here. She has an unfathomably extensive and thoroughly lovely portfolio. Her paintings are everything I love in one, which is a very rare and wonderful statement. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

European Backpacking

Goodness, so much fabric designing activity! This is my entry to Spoonflower's Backpack challenge of the week. I went the romantic route with the theme instead of going for traditional back-to-school. Aside from the color scheme, my favourite part is the layers of stamps over the design. They were so much fun to draw!

Thursday, August 07, 2014

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