Stitchings

Wanted: Elizabeth Pawle uses wool, cotton, silk and acrylic stitched in abstract patterns onto natural hessian.

[via DesignMilk]

D&AD 2014

Stunner. D&AD awards opener, headed up by Pandayoghurt.

Pixelated Embroidery

Yes, please! Photographer Diane Meyer’s series, Time Spent that Might Otherwise Be Forgotten, features photographs incorporating small areas of pixelated cross-stitch that blurs out areas of the pictures. (via Design Milk)

Eiko Ojala

A vertical papercut landscape.

Advent(ure)s

Advent calendars galore! A fun way to play with type, packaging and craft materials… if you have the time. Maybe next year ;)

A Merry Mishap

My home fantasyland.  Check out A Merry Mishap for DIY and interior design deliciousness. Another great discovery via Instagram.

Plastic animals

It’s quite amazing how much fun one can have with plastic animals. And if you aren’t very crafty, then you buy the hip version right here.

Drawings As Toys

So fun. Child’s Own Studio brings kids’ drawings alive.

V is for Val

A cheese-eating, bike-riding Canadian, now living in Amsterdam. Loves great design but creeped out by ballpoint pens. Alternate dream jobs include animals and cooking, but not cooking animals. Personal mantra gifted from an expert on the subject: Fortune favours the brave.

A is for Ali

Design hybrid by day. After hours she shoots film with toy cameras, sew clothes from books with Japanese instructions that she barely understands and hangs out with her husband, two beautiful girls and three crazy dogs. Personal mantra is "Don't worry, everything is going to be amazing". And for the most, it is.