What is is about bicycles that they can worm their way into our affections? Whether we cycle in Lycra, frocks or seventies’ shorts and tee, we seem to want to personalise, decorate and remember with nostalgia our bikes, trikes, unicycles or bone-shakers.
When it comes to colour fashion, New Zealand is in an odd position – that position being, well, the southern hemisphere. What’s odd about living on the flip side, you say? Well, it has to do with the mysterious art of colour forecasting – and living neither in the future nor in the past…
Our native birds may not have exotic, brightly coloured, plumage but they are uniquely distinctive. Does our lack of native mammals make our native birds an even more important source of visual inspiration in our creativity? Or, is it simply that the delightful silhouette and fluttering flight of a fantail makes it such a compelling resource for artists?
“Spring is here, Spring is here! Life is skittles and life is beer!” Thus sang Tom Lehrer and, if we ignore the fact that the rest of the song gets rather homicidal towards pigeons, most of us would agree that a little springtime weather lifts the spirits and makes the outdoors suddenly seem a whole lot more appealing than mere days ago.
Here’s to crafty dads and their awesome creations! With Father’s Day approaching, we’ve picked out some super handmade gift ideas and we’d love to hear your stories – what craft skills did you learn from your dad? What did your dad make when you were a kid?
Gosh, I seem to have come over all British. With all the late nights watching the London Olympics, I’m dreaming of bunting, tea and summer days (preferably with Chariots of Fire playing on my imaginary gramophone).
Tangerine is where it’s at in 2012! Following on from Jo’s post on Tuesday, here’s a delectable selection of tasty tangerine treats from Felt…
1 Butterfly – Original Drawing by Cloud Nine Creative | 2 Butterfly Circle Brooch by Boocraft Designs | 3 Orange Wool Monarch Butterfly Cushion by S4sh4 | 4 Brass Chain Necklace by Cegi Designs | 5 Butterfly Swan Swimsuit by Swanwear | 6 Butterfly Pendant … Read more »
1 Silver-tone Propellor Cufflinks by Phersu Dancing | 2 Jandals Men’s Tee by NickyCC 3 Customised Miniature Portrait by Frank & Dean | 4 Men’s Black & White Wool Scarf by Little Stella | 5 BooMonster Trophy Head #294 by Boocraft | 6 Tui – … Read more »
1 Set of 3 Sweet Denim Owls by Tiny Eyes | 2 Matilda Owl Magnet by hjrd Design 3 Pickles the Purple Owl Mobile by Maisie-Moo | 4 Owl Brooch by Plastic Fairy 5 Ruby the Ruru by Redflax | 6 Grumpy Owl Earrings by … Read more »