Twig booth from across the room and made a bee-line for it. When I was growing up in the '70's my mom made a terrarium in a big jug with a light fixture attached, so there is some nostalgia to the whole terrarium concept for me. I'm tickled that they've come back into vogue, so I snapped up a small kit for my 9 year-old daughter. The larger ready-made terrariums they had, like this Sound of Music-inspired one, were really fun to look at. Maybe we'll work our way up to a big one if this starter one works out.
Tigercandy Arts. The kits come with supplies to make 3 different puppets.
Mochimochi Land. Creator Anna Hrachovec has a book out about making these tiny collectible amigurumi.
Kitty Jones makes stuffed and needle felted cat toys, but came up with a gorgeous wreath using needle felted balls.
Glitterlimes uses real candy and fruit coated in something (resin perhaps?) to make cuff links, rings and pendants. Perfect for my 9 year-old girl or someone young at heart.
Calamarie were leather, but they are actually dried and dyed orange peel that would otherwise have been discarded, made by female artisans in Columbia. Catalina Lemaitre is the brains behind the fair trade enterprise designed to empower women in that country.
Another Work in Progress. I'm always a sucker for anything vintage!
Printing by Hand by Lena Corwin, but haven't had the time yet.
Katherine Watson's prints, reminiscent of Indian block prints, are so detailed and gorgeous that I bought a few card sets to tide me over.
Rosi Zingales loves appliqué, feedsacks, handkerchiefs, and vintage textiles as much as I do. I thought these hand towels with Christmasy feedsack appliqués were wonderfully shabby-chic.
Simple Times book for me. Such a good time!