You know you’ve thought about it, about leaving the office for you yarn, your glue gun, your sewing machine. These crafters have made a living for themselves doing just that, and are sharing their stories on Etsy’s Stork in a series called Quilt Your Day Job. Find out how they did it!
Head on over to my love for you for a great interview with Fayth Levine, author of Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design. Learn about the makings of her book, a documentary, and how to help support the projects!
The picture above is one of Adrianne Lee’s awesome fashion illustrations! She posted it on Free People’s Facebook profile a while ago, and from there we found her website, NinkyBink Boutique! On her website we found a ton of other cool fashion illustrations, as well as some really cute clothes she has designed! One thing lead to another and we asked Adrianne if she would be willing to do a guest post here on our Free People blog – and she was! So today it is my delight to bring you Adrianne’s awesome post, where she teaches us how to easily make a really cute corset tank! (With a lot of her great illustrations too!) Enjoy!
In less than two hours from now, you can have in your possession a corset worthy of envy from Marie Antoinette herself! This corset will defy the idea that corsets are uncomfortable (it’s made of a t-shirt!), it will be adorned with exquisitely quirky pieces of flare, and it will be made by the finest couturier, you! Don’t have a sewing machine? A needle and thread will be fine! I assure you, even if you have never sewn before, this project will be something you can handle with success!
Furthermore, this project was intentionally created to work as a coordinate with your Free People wardrobe! While it’s hot out you might pair it with a skirt and some fun leg wear and as it gets colder layer it with sweaters, jackets, and other tops! I drew a picture to give you a few ideas but I am sure you can come up with more.
This tutorial video will walk you through the steps! Good luck!
Here’s a little scrapbook to go along with the project!
I love this! I can’t wait to make my very own corset tank! Maybe tomorrow… on a relaxing Sunday? Thank you so much to Adrianne Lee! What an awesome craft project!
Also, if you find yourself wanting a corset tank very badly but not wanting to do the work, you can find other gorgeous tanks at Adrianne’s Etsy Shop!
I saw these cool books on PingMag. I think what makes them for adults is that the pictures are more detailed, and the pictures are real pretty and pleasing! It is nice to be reminded that coloring is for everyone, not just kids! I feel inspired to color now! If I can’t get my hands on one of these though, I think a children’s coloring book might just suit me fine too… :)
These pictures are from Ian’s Shoelace Site, where you can learn how to lace your shoelaces in each of these different ways! I am so inspired!
Elena Corchero is a designer working with technology and incorporating traditional craft techniques, combining solar technology and textiles. Here are some of her beautiful accessories, that collect energy during the day, and become luminescent decorations in the dark. I love that these are completely beautiful on their own, and their function and technology do not define the design. Check out the lost values projects for more information.
Found via Crust Station
Check out the new crafting community getting together at CraftStylish. Learn some new skills with the crafty tutorial and get inspired by the work of featured crafters, like these embroidery hoop bulletin boards called hoop.dee.doo.
There are tons of great projects on CraftStylish, some of your favorite bloggers are contributing, and I’m sure you’ll discover some new ones too!
Head on over to Poppy Talk and read the week’s worth of guest postings from Cartolina Cards designer Fiona Richards. Fiona takes us on a blogging journey of her small artist community of Nelson BC. I loved seeing all of the beautiful scenery, buildings, art, craft and businesses flourishing in the remote town.
Go see for yourself!
Nea makes these “wall wear” cross stitch embroidery decorations, and has transformed the idea into a necklace as well! I love the metal details mixed in with the threads! Check out the nea etsy shop and the creativadoration blog for more info. (The blog is half in French and half English, but you can always enjoy the pictures!)
Found via crust station