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Happy Monday friends! Starting my day off with coffee, as usual. This adorable tee is a available in our shop! We have a 15% off sale going on right now so head over and snatch up some adorable tees for summer! Click the link in bio to shop. 😉
Shirt color shown in photo is black heather.
I started on this pendant a year ago and this frigid morning seems like the perfect time to finish it. Check out that flash!
This will be for Violet and my hope is that one day she will pass it on to one of her children. 🖤
Cable fish knife, this one was the most challenging one, since I'm using old cable there is a lot of impurities, oil, grease, rust and zinc all those might create a fault in the weld, but it all went well it's very flexible and will cut like a charm
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Here it is! My first pattern that I’m calling the Poppy Seed quilt!
This was one of the first pattern designs that I ever sketched out and it’s so crazy to see it in real, physical form now! I hope y’all love it as much as I do. 😍
Like I mentioned in my previous post, I’m hoping to get a few pattern testers as this’ll be my first pattern release. This particular design will have three sizes: baby, small throw, and large throw. The large throw is what I’m holding in the photo.
I’m planning on a March 1st release date with feedback from my testers before the last week of February. That’s around a 5 week turnaround window. If you are able to make that schedule and you’d be interested in testing for me then feel free to send me a message on here letting me know what size you’d prefer to test. Thanks!
It’s a frosty #MaterialMonday here in Toronto! ❄️ Hope you’re staying warm. ☺️ What are you making this week? (Photo by @sonyaphilip 💕)
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Scraps of old oak floorboards make a great coffee table! This was a gift for my sister and her partner, and their three kids.
I rescued the wood from a trailer headed to the dump. The pieces were short and warped, but i still saw a second life for them! Oak is a tough cookie to work with though.
My sis wanted an oval shape with rounded over corners, so the kids couldn’t hurt themselves.
I made it look like the legs travel through the lower layer. Best seen in the second photo. It’s finished with 7 coats of lacquer, ‘cause, you know... kids.
*THIS WEEK'S WORKSHOP*
We are so excited for this one! Make your own Winter soy candle this Thursday with Becky of @hazelandbluecandles.
Take a few hours for yourself and be creative, learn the techniques to make your very own signature scented candle to take home. .
We'll provide the coffee, tea, buns and cakes 💙
Contact Becky @hazelandbluecandles for bookings!
NEW WORKSHOP!Join me at @pot_and_vessel and learn to crochet a plant pot using recycled rope or recycled jersey yarn. Tuesday 12th March, 6pm-7.30pm. £30
All materials and refreshments provided and enjoy 10% discount on pots + plants on the evening.
Book via the ‘events’ section via the @_heather_orr online shop www.heatherorr.co.uk/events
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A few close up shots from different angles showibg the details of the colour and design work 😉
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FOR SALE: 210MM Catcheside Cutlery gyuto. Steel is Will's feather damascus, with damascus ferrule, and damascus end cap. Handle is stabilised River Red Gum burl, from BurlSource in the US.
They're are a few minor rust spots along the edge, which have developed from the knife's time in storage; these spots have been polished, but a shadow still remains. This does not affect performance, and I did not see the need to regrind and refinish the knife.
Price is $1000 AUD. Postage is included for Australian buyers; International buyers pay actual freight cost.
They're not all winners, these sketches, but the research says sharing your progress makes you more likely to stay the course in the plateaus. By this time next year, I plan to be able to look at this one and laugh hysterically at how bad it is compared to how much better I'll (hopefully!) be by then.
"I shall get a nice box of Faber's drawing pencils; I really need them." -Amy, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Decided to invest in my sketching a little and got to live the @fabercastellusa dream I've had since I first read that line a million years ago and thought the pencils must be magical. After using horrible #2 school pencils, these actually do feel like magic!
Our DIY section of the store isn’t all about painting... we also offer candle making as well! From picking out your scent, wicking your vessel, and hand pouring your very own candle, this is a DIY experience you won’t forget!
Day Twenty. A NYC seagull I snapped while waiting for the ferry to see the Statue of Liberty. This was in late December 2017, and it was soooo cold that day. It was sunny and beautiful though. The image SOOC was way overexposed but I saved it anyway, knowing that if I could rescue it in camera RAW, it could be a really cool image with a little work. I made several versions of it and decided on this one. Original and rescued images included so you can see the transformation. #MakeSomething#Nikon#Photoshop#texture#gradient#NewYork#NYC#seagull
Do you have sentimental fabric?!
You know, that fabric that has been in your stash for weeks, months, or years even! Just waiting... because you can't bare to cut into it until you know the project is right for it?
This Dogulee print by Mannine (in grey) was the first indie designer fabric that I feel in love with and the first one that I ever purchased. As I wandered the stalls at a fabric fair here in Tokyo, it caught my eye and grabbed my attention instantly. I'd never seen a print like it.
As I got talking to the designer, Manri Kishimoto, I heard about the research she puts into her the concepts for her design lines, then how she lets her creativity take over and the quirky characters and their back stories take shape.
I walked away from her stall but was drawn back and purchased this piece of her art. And I'm so glad I did because it worked its way, not just into my stash, but into my soul.
It was what lead me to start this business and Mannine was the first design house that I signed.
I'd love to know the story behind any sentimental fabrics you have!
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Come get creative 💙✨Art Camp tomorrow 10 -2 pm!
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Recently I made my first YouTube video. I modified it slightly for IGTV. Here it is!
Native cherry crook spoon.
Fantastic grain and flowing form. If you swipe through the photos, you'll see where it came from and also a nice kink in the handle. That wasn't there when I carved it green. The spoon was placed to avoid a big knot. Even though the knot was chopped away, the adjacent grain was present in the spoon handle, so when it dried, it warped around the ghost knot a little. 🌳
Finally bought the @tombowusa galaxy set (I’ve been eyeing it for a while, but caught it on sale at @michaelsstores a few weekends ago) so of course I had to break it in with another #tombowgalaxy piece! 🙌
For those that aren’t sure what I’m using in the second half of the video, it’s a Pentel aquash brush. It’s filled with water so it activates the tombow markers and allows me to blend them 😄
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Reminiscing about how many ornaments I created over this past holiday season. It’s crazy! 🤯 I love getting to do these, so I need all of your opinions on something! Would you hang an ornament on your wall year round? Like in a gallery wall set up, most likely. I’m considering carrying some in my Etsy throughout the year, and not just Christmas. 🤷♀️ What do you think? Would you use ornaments for something other than a Christmas tree? Or just stick to holiday sales?