Wednesday, 30 June 2010

stitch yourself

if you're in london, get yourself to the science museum pronto to see over 200 stitched selves on display (6.45-10pm this evening!) more info below the pictures...

if i had the skills that these amazing knitters and sewers have, i would have created my very own stitched self. these are my favourites:




by @GingerKnits (my utmost favourite stitched self). you can see her blog at http://gingerclare.blogspot.com/






by @ponddrop (complete with her baby droplet!). her blog is http://dropinthepond.blogspot.com/




the middle one is made by @hoxtonhandmade (http://www.hoxtonhandmade.com/) and the right one by @deadlyknitshade (http://purlinterrupted.co.uk/)

(photo courtesy of @deadlyknitshade)




i don't know who made these but i also think they're great (photo courtesy of @deadlyknitshade) - will try to find out and update.

Stitch London teamed up with London’s Science Museum to create a Stitch Yourself exhibit for the re-opening of their Who Am I? gallery.

See the Stitch Yourself exhibit for one night only in the main Energy Hall at the Science Museum on 30 June 2010 from 6.45 to 10pm.

The exhibit features over 200 entries from all over the world and it's possibly the only time you'll ever get to see an army of tiny stitched people take over one of London's most shiny museums.

You can also see Stitch London's knitted chromosomes by Stitchettes Lauren O'Farrell and Marion Crick in the Who Am I Gallery's permanent exhibit.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

knitted wedding dress









isn't this just fabulous? as spotted on @TheDarkKnit's blog http://the-dark-knit.blogspot.com/
dress designed by knitwear designer jemma sykes

Monday, 14 June 2010

fraggle rocker

and the very best thing about veronica's blog? M's dancing.

i don't know how many times i've watched this video (and all the others are lovely and/or hilarious too!)

wish she didn't live the other side of the world so i could meet her and her girls in real life.

veronica loves archie

i don't have a blogroll but i want to share some of the blogs i read on a regular basis. one of my favourites is http://veronicalovesarchie.tumblr.com/


she posts fabulous interior, fashion, food and design item finds like these


(for original links see her blog)












and also has her own great style shots 'veronica loves veronica'




plus she has a beautifully designed space of her own and beautiful daughters with wonderful outfits






right, enough gushing about my current girl/blog crush, check it all out for yourself!

Saturday, 12 June 2010

tonight's lullaby



 


i love this song and the next. in fact all or their songs are beautiful, as is isobel campbell











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Thursday, 10 June 2010

giant knitting

a few days ago, i posted a picture of some giant knitted poufs that i said i'd like to have a go at myself.

via the wonder of twitter, (and more specifically two great knitters @gingerknits and @knitterbird) i now have a pattern.

here are some more images of the designer, christien meindertsma, and her giant knitting projects (found via http://polarbearstale.blogspot.com/)

i am so inspired

watch this space...









american milk glass





these are available from http://www.re-foundobjects.com/


the website is well worth a look. i would like almost everything on there. *sigh*

pigeon light



i think pink is my favourite but the orange and yellow ones look great too. designed by ed carpenter and available from http://www.scp.co.uk/collections/lighting/products/pigeon-light or http://www.thorstenvanelten.com/catalogue/

felt bunnies



on my wish list. available from http://www.selvedge-drygoods.org/

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

hand knitted poufs



i love these. but, since i knit, i'd love to try and knit my own. they're designed and made by christien meindertsma but if any knitters know where i'd go about finding a pattern for something like this, please do let me know!


update: i have found a more experienced knitter willing to help! will let you know how i get on...

origami tea


designed by emily chang in sept 2009. the bird forms and unfolds gradually while the tea infuses. hoping it's available to buy soon!