Tag Archives: crafting

Screenprinted Fabrics, Mate

“Handprinted Linen Fabric” by maramiki (Chicago), $40 a yard.

I’ve been looking around on Etsy for fresh screenprinted fabrics, just cause they are always so pretty and inspiring to look at!

Turns out A LOT of the designers I found are from Australia! (What’s up with that? Will anyone pleaseee provide me with a link to their screenprinting pimp?? lol)

Hawt stuff, right mate? :)

“Bird in Paradise” by umbrellaprints (Australia), $12 for 4 pieces of 15cm X 10cm.

“Handprinted Linen/Cotton Fabric” by maramiki (Chicago), $40 a yard.

“meadow” by summersville (UK), $6.50 for 9.5in x 14in.

“Warm Grey Concentric Arrow” by moyou (Australia), $15 half a meter.

“Nesting Tomato on Birch” by AuntyCookie (Australia), $22 half a meter.

“fabric remnants (doll faces) pack” by mikodesign (Netherlands), $15.

“Woodland” by ofpaperandthread (Australia), $13 half a meter.

“Big Pack no.2” by hollabee (Australia), $13.50 for 2 pieces of 50cm x 65cm.



Filed under Handmade, Stitching - Sewing


Screenprinted by hand by Summersville, these wonderful fabrics are just inspiring!

Awesome cotton fabrics (some really look like linen!) and wonderful patterns goodness for $6.50 a 9.5x14in in size. Yum!


Filed under Handmade, Stitching - Sewing

Gift Guide 2007 { DIY Lover }

As part of my Holiday Gift Guide 2007,
here are some suggestions for DIY related items!

Take the Handmade Pledge this Holiday season!

* Please note that none of the sellers featured are sponsors! These a MY favorites!


If your recipient is someone who likes to take control and loves DIY (Do It Yourself), handmade supplies are just the thing to make them as happy as fish in water! You can’t give gifts more in sync with the Handmade Pledge with these!


Handforged chasing tools for jewelers and metalsmiths by Knitsteel.

Aquarelle porcelain palette by VanessaMarie.

Hand spun merino/alpaca yarn by HandSpunandDyedToo.

Hand screen printed linen/cotton fabric by hollabee.

Handmade ball headpins sampler by metamorph.

Handmade needle felted beads by LucysPostcardQuilts.

Handmade lacy ceramic button by veronicabuttons.

Handmade wooden knitting needles by sheepishxlion.

Handmade ceramic beads by panopoly.

Cotton/linen fabric printed with eco-friendly solvent free inks by Kirinco.

Handmade rosey copper hammered rings by E2SSupplies.

Handmade bamboo, alpaca, silk, and corriedale drum carded batts by loop.

Metallic silver bottom whorl spindle by froggyfibers.

Handmade lampwork glass beads by rufusandroxy.

Hand Formed Copper Ring Stitch Markers by spindlecatstudio.

Hand dyed merino wool yarn by yarnchef.

Ozark pine wood crafters caddie by baboxes.

Artist brush or knitting needle case by chickenpox.

Pointy handmade recycled plastic beads by TMBMT.


Filed under Gift Guides, Handmade

My future crafting space

I’ve been wanting a crafting space for a while now… An actual table with actual permanent space to do my jewelry, cut and fold my tags and greeting cards, spread some supplies around to work better… And have all inspiring materials nearby (magazines, objects, supplies, etc.).

Well I think I’m about to do that in a very near future!

In order to do so, a big fall cleaning will be necessary (you have NO idea! lol), along with reorganizing the living room (where the crafting area will be), the office and the bedroom (where some of the furniture will move to the living room) so I have storage for all that stuff! The kitchen will be spared! lol

I also decided to sell my 2 very much loved vintage retro style chairs that I love, but that I clearly have no space for… Boo… But yay for extra space, and bucks!

I’m thinking I’m going to buy this Ikea Norden table below, which has 6 drawers and can be folded if needed, even though I feel like I’m being ripped off!!! (Canadian dollar is STRONGER than US dollar right now, but the table is $179 US and $219 CDN… $40 difference… I just don’t get it!! Ikea, please explain it to me!! )

As for making it pretty, a calendar is in order, and Debi Van Zyl‘s gorgeous and original handmade graphic calendar is just the thing to inspire anyone, and of course, keep track of days!

I’ve also spotted these cute vintage glass jars to put supplies in, I’m just in love with their shape! They will be coming in the mail soon! :)

What y’all think of everything? :)


Filed under Decor - Object, Handmade