Lately, I have been obsessed with two things; First, I have been obsessed with bento bags. They are pretty, convenient and perfect project bags. After buying one from Fringe supply and made by Ambatalia I was thinking of making some myself which will give me great freedom in the conception of the bag. My second obsession is beautiful fabrics from Australian designers using Aborigines drawing techniques printed by M & S textile Australia. The fabrics are bright, alive and inspiring. You can buy these at Morris and Sons however I could not find them on their website so it looks like that you have to go to the shop to get these pretty fabrics.
PS: At the end of this post there is a Giveaway !
Brioche, dear brioche if Stephen West did not whispered your name through his creation I would have never meet you. I would have lived a life without knowing how you play with the colours, how clever and warm you are. So thanks Westknits.
Brioche knitting is different than normal knitting, the big differences are that you knit twice the same row and that you do a lot of yarn overs. It took me a bit of practice and false starts before I felt comfortable with brioche. The truth is that when you start understanding the technique, it gets very addictive because it is an amazing way to play with colours or showing off your favourite yarn !
I signed up to the lucky dip club not long ago. The concept of receiving a surprised little parcel each month with different lovely themes is just too tempting. The October box was the lucky Dinner box . It was a homage to retro diners food: cheesy pizza, salty greasy hot dogs and sweet lovely donuts. The cheery on top of the knickerbocker glory was that you had a golden donut necklace ! you should have a look here to see how pretty it is !
Shibori is a Japanese technique to dye materials, the concept is simple but to excel in it, it is another level, really! So if you like to press, stitch, fold and twist materials and magic then the Shibori methods of dying are for you! I found a pretty simple little tutorial about the Shibori methods here.
What you need is rubber gloves (the dye is quite nasty to your skin and very poisonous so keep an eye on the little ones that could find the colour attractive), Continue reading
I came across on Pinterest a lovely bento bag to store your wool or project. I thought; what a cute idea! what about making my own one (Because I do not have enough project)! Continue reading