Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I AM this crazy* for Julie West & Rabbits

*"Big Pink Rabbit" by Julie West. Embroidered Fabric/Felt 13" x 30"

"Sickly Sweet" is a solo show of new works by Julie West. It opened at MyPlasticHeart in New York, August 8, and yes, I invested in something too huggable to ignore. :)

Monday, August 11, 2008

(In My Dreams) Home Sweet Home

Upon closer inspection I find that it's a guest-house or "kitchen cottage" that has me swooning. I have never dreamed about a large home, spacious yes, many many rooms and levels, no. The color of this little dream house is perfect and the inside and trim details only make me more melty. I discovered this little gem through design*sponge, a regular blog I subscribe to. There are more photos there and also at this link. I just wanted to post this image so I can find it quickly again and smile and dream.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Munchable Crafty Goodness

These lovely photos were taken by the impressive Rae whom I crocheted my first ever cupcake for. She's a whiz in the kitchen so I thought it appropriate to make something baked goods related. This dessert may not taste as sweet, but hopefully it will last days longer than most of her cakes.

I got the instructions for the amigurumi (Japanese term for knitted stuffed toy) cupcake from Ana Paul, she has a lovely blog with many amazing creations and crochet patterns she sells and even treats readers with free ones. You can also find her book, "Amigurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet" through Amazon. I added some fancy buckteeth, eyes and a bow for good measure.