Hi everyone! I know I haven’t posted in ages! My schedule has done a major shift—Got an awesome new job, and I’m back on the daily grind!
But no excuses! I will do my best to pick up where I left off on my creative adventures!
Here’s a little peek into what I’ve been up to these days…
I made this adorable Beekeeper’s supply pouch to carry my needles, yarn and poly! I found this honeycomb fabric at Purl a few months back, and was saving it for the perfect project!
And since I’m clearly obsessed with all projects deemed tedious, I decided to apply the “Beekeeper’s Touch” to my bag!
The ultimate goal is to completely cover the bag with little felt hexagons! It’ll be a nice way to break up the knit version!
Here’s the progress so far! It’s really starting to take shape—but I still have about 400 to go!
Hope everything is going well with you guys!
Happy Knitting :)
Sorry for the stall in posts. It’s been a bit of a hectic week. Nevertheless…I’ve been working on a few cute & crafty projects over the course of the week!
The first are these adorable sachets from Purlbee.com. Super easy yet rewarding project…and they make the perfect little gifts! Also an awesome way to use up old scraps of fabric that you just couldn’t bare to toss!! I’ll be putting up this set plus one more color way soon at my Etsy shop. www.etsy.com/Culturedpurlsociety
Back view of the sachets…They smell amazing!!
Another fun little craft I did was paint my own quilt-themed jewelry box! I picked out some of my favorite colors and just had some fun! I love how it came out!
Last, but certainly not least, I made these adorable vintage-style bloomers. They fit incredibly, and they are super girly :D Plus they remind me of my favorite historical figure…Marie Antoinette!
Hope you all have a relaxing and crafty weekend!!
In honor of tonight’s season premier of Mad Men, I decided to check out a vintage market in downtown New Haven. If you are in the area, I highly suggest you check out the English Building Market and Vintanthromodern Vintage…beautiful vintage clothing, fabrics, sewing notions, and home goods!! Here are my finds! I’m so excited to make things with these fabrics and laces…
Vintage cotton laces. Can’t wait to take these apart and use them as appliqué on a top, dress or some undies!
This crazy 60’s floral fabric will be amazing as a peter pan collar, or even used as a piping detail…may even cover some buttons with this.
I also picked up this super cute Grain Sack calico. This fabric was originally used in the 30s/40s as a sack to hold grains and produce while shopping for food, and then later repurposed into aprons, kids clothes, etc. I’m super excited to revive this fabric into something modern!
Adorable carousel print fabric square.
My favorite color—Seafoam green. Or what I like to think of as Green Oxidation. :)
Can’t wait for my next trip over there! In the mean time I’ll keep you guys posted on what I make with these goodies!
Happy Mad Men Day!!
Mad Men premieres THIS Sunday, and while I (impatiently) await the 2 hour season premiere, I wanted to share these adorable paper dolls of Megan and Joan! This should keep us preoccupied for a bit!
Tomorrow will be followed by yet another Mad Men post, so stay tuned!
As the temperature begins to (slowly) rise, buds bloom, and birds chirp, I am looking for ways to spruce up my wardrobe. I am all about print-mixing, laid-back comfort, and light airy separates. Here are some of my picks that I want to incorporate into my wardrobe this Spring.
1. The Denim Jacket
Just the right amount of edge and comfort-This Rag&Bone leather sleeve jacket is perfect for layering on top of feminine dresses.
2. Conversational Print Dress
I’m MADLY in love with this Orla Kiely dress! Super adorable print, and since I’m obsessed with Marie Antoinette, I would love to stylize this with some lace and frills, and perhaps some powdery pink streaks in my hair…
3. Paneled Knits
This cozy Carven sweater is a modern classic. The shape is easy to wear, yet the panels are fresh and interesting. I would love to wear this as a monochromatic ivory look with these lacy shorts.
4. Novelty Bag
A super fun novelty bag like this radio bag from Kate Spade is a fun conversation starter at concerts and music festivals!
5. Comfy Kicks
Kate Spade’s new line Saturday and PF Flyers. A match made in heaven. Add a bit of an artsy vibe in these painterly sneaks.
This week I am all about figuring out what inspires me. From design, knit patterns, color to fiber and materials, all aspects play a huge factor in what makes artwork unique and personal.
This week I came across the following images by people that have successfully fused art into knits—these aren’t your basic knit/purls. Time to get into the depths of your imagination.
Nordic Knit Art 2010
I love how this piece (much like the BeeKeeper’s Quilt) takes separate pieces that are later put together to create a beautiful organic masterpiece.
This incredible bouquet of knit flowers by Inga Hamilton have such brilliant color—and this would make for a perfect scrap yarn project. (Let’s me honest. We have plenty of 10 yard scrap lying around without a purpose…)
As a fashion designer, I couldn’t neglect featuring some examples of knitwear. Designer Elin Johansson shows some beautiful examples of organic shapes created by use of new and innovative materials.
Last but not least, my inspiration search lead me to Movana Chen, a Hong-Kong based artist that creates garments and sculpture from old magazine paper. Talk about eco-chic! Just don’t wear them in the rain!
This research has definitely opened my eyes to using materials around me that I wouldn’t even have thought of!
What will you test out this week?
Hope everyone has a lovely Easter! Enjoy these adorable pictures of pugs in bunny garb.
And now for the Playlist of the Week. Here are the top songs that I have on repeat.
1. High Highs—Flowers Bloom
2. U.S. Royalty—The Desert Won’t Save You
4. Francoise Hardy—Le Temps de L’Amour
5. MMOTHS—For Her (feat. Young & Sick)
I was feeling extra crafty this morning, and realized that I don’t have a pin cushion…so I made this little guy!
I have quite the growing stash of printed fabrics, and it was a clear choice that I use this adorable notions printed one!
I’m selling these in my Etsy shop—I’ll be making more varieties of prints and felt colors too! Get one here!
Hope you all have a nice weekend :)
I first came across Stephanie Dosen’s Beekeeper’s Quilt a couple of years ago while on Tumblr. It was love at first sight….the colors, the pattern, the idea of how warm and cuddly it looked. So I knew I had to eventually take the plunge and start!
This summer I began the project after graduating from FIT. (FINALLY—FREE TIME!) and since I’m a designer, I wanted to give myself a theme to keep me grounded when making my yarn color choices.
I decided that my theme was to be sunsets and constellations—I love the orange-y corals and pinky purples that sunsets have, and I wanted to showcase how the sky can have varied colors that still tie together by one overall theme. By interspersing deep navy constellation puffs it ties it all together, making it one of my favorite projects that I’ve ever worked on.
I try to get 2 puffs done daily—sometimes more if I have the time. I find it to be super relaxing. My absolute favorite yarns to use are Koigu, Studio June for solids, and The Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze.
This is the progress so far, with about 160 done. My goal is to have about 600-700 to cover a full sized bed (pictured is a twin) for when I move into my apartment. Still have a long way to go!
I’ll be keeping you posted on my progress every now and then so stay tuned!