February 3, 2011

BurdaStyle Top Picks :: January

BurdaStyle Top Picks are garments that I particularly like and would love to wear myself. I usually just “favorite” them on BurdaStyle, but now I make it a regular thing to feature them on my blog so I could share the inspiration and applaud the talent of the people who made them!


Kimono Style Bag
by sperobene

Clever bag and lovely details.


Dentelle & Vichy
by mixtlii

She designed this dress herself! Fabulous!


by nettevivante

Altered Burda jacket becomes cutest jacket EVER.


Colour me in
by imogens

Wool tweed and silk organza in a stunning color combo using a vintage pattern.  Just a gorgeous dress!


February 2, 2011


This short film may very well make its due rounds through the blogosphere.  It’s beautiful and inspiring!  See the process of linen from seed to product.  Makes me love it even more!  (video is in French and Italian with subtitles)

(found via lena)

January 28, 2011

This Month’s Favorite Links

Yes, the month’s links…

In my tag surfing I came across this great quilting option, concentric circles.  I considerd using it for Quilt #5, but I wasn’t sure I had enough time and I didn’t want to quilt over the embroidery, so I opted to go linear.  I still want to try this on a future quilt, though.  (Photo by To Ithaca, but I cropped it to fit here)



Vintage in Detail: Arrowhead Tacks

Used for reinforcing corners, buttonholes, pleats/vents, and for embellishment. (from BurdaStyle)


Yarn bowls!  How clever and cute is that?!  (by Darielle’s Clay Art on Etsy)



$10 created this simple, modern above-the-bed decoration with branches from the craft store and fence staples. (from Apartment Therapy)

I have the worst time trying to decide what to put above the bed.  I’m always concerned about it falling down on me in the middle of the night, especially if an earthquake hits, so shelves and pictures are out of the question.  A wall of curtains is a pretty option, but they’re big dust catchers.  I’m considering squares of pretty, starched fabric or wallpaper samples and white molding tacked around them to hold them up, or the minimalistic branch approach.

Eventually, I’d love my bedroom to look like a posh hotel room :)


I’m leaving for the fabric store in about one hour to go buy sticky foam to make these fantastic DIY shoe insoles. (by Grosgrain)


Happy weekend, everybody!