Thursday, March 10, 2011
*all images are from otark productions*
I have loved following the otark productions blog ever since I heard about them from mieke willems. The are a small food collective in antwerp and post flyers of their delectable menus. Wish I could go and eat at every one of their events, the menus sound SO delicious, fun, and just the kind of homemade food I love to eat.
What I really adore are their flyers, I think they are absolute genius works of design and just so good! Playful, charming, handmade, fresh, and super creative. Just how I imagine their food to be. I final got the courage to email them and ask about their flyers, and Charlotte, member of otark and artist of the flyers sent me such a nice response explaining her technique. I did a bit of hunting on the web, and am pretty certain she is the artist behind this genius cauliflower bag, which I really really want!
My blog is mostly for me to share what I make with my hands, and a tiny bit of sharing my life and home. Very rarely do I post about the work of others on my space, it has to be super special and amazing to me to do so. Happy to share about Otark and Charlotte's work, it fits the bill perfectly!
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
...another alpaca shawl and some patchwork.
I'm making a cover for one of our duvets that has been coverless for too long. I've never really done much piecework so I'm making it really simple, following these instructions. Nice linens and cottons I've had forever, plus some amazing grey linen my mom brought back from Vietnam! I don't think I'll quilt it, just sew on a backing to hide the seams, then add an underside and some ties to close in the duvet.
I must be on a mission to add more color and coziness to our bedroom? Mobile + patchwork + ??
Friday, March 4, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
The beautiful, beautiful paper is a gift from my brother. He also taught me how to fold paper into cranes. (thanks, e!) Will show you what the result is soon.
The hat is made with very special yarn, a gift from my mother. Organic hand dyed wool bought on a farm in upstate New York. From animal fleece to skein of yarn all by family hands. Its the sproingy-est yarn I'd ever worked with! Nice texture comes from the pattern: dimple hat. Someday I'd love to try the cashmere yarn the pattern was created for: wow.
Still more hats in the works: an ear flap hat for my brother, a tweedy cap for my fisherman uncle. Everybody, stay warm. x.