Embroidered Classic Bookcovers

These embroidered Penguin Classics book covers from Jillian Tamaki are simply gorgeous.

You can view closeups and a few "making of" photos on her blog, blog.jilliantamaki.com


Everyday Earrings

These are fun to wear, just in time for longer days that tease the senses. I like mixing the different color gemstones into unique patterns. Each one is slightly different.


Poem: Spring is like a perhaps hand

Spring is like a perhaps hand
(which comes carefully
out of Nowhere) arranging
a window, into which people look (while
people stare
arranging and changing placing
carefully there a strange
thing and a known thing here) and

changing everything carefully

spring is like a perhaps
Hand in a window
(carefully to
and fro moving New and
Old things,while
people stare carefully
moving a perhaps
fraction of flower here placing
an inch of air there) and

without breaking anything.

~ e. e. cummings


Block Printing Tutorial

The {NewNew} blog just posted a fantastically comprehensive tutorial on block printing.

I'm really tempted to run out this afternoon and get my Speedball Starter Set! So many crafts, so little time...


Dekalb Market

There's a new market in town this summer...can't wait to see what it brings to a shopping strip that could use an infusion of energy and enthusiasm. Also, though I love the Brooklyn Flea, I think the more and different types of these kind of independent venues that feature local entrepreneurs and handmade artisans, the better it is for both vendors and consumers. More diversity = healthy competition = more options.

Plus they have this awesome competition for the most creative and innovative use of a shipping container. Can't wait to see what bright idea wins. Bring on the summer markets!


Print Your Own Fabric

An easy and fun DIY project from Poppytalk:

I'm thinking new curtains for Spring? Maybe even a cotton skirt? What would you print?