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No Sew Fabric Fortune Cookies

Are you looking for a no sew project that you can complete quickly using scraps of leftover fabric? Try making fabric fortune cookies! I realize that this is completely random but after seeing a tutorial for these on a German blog, Frau Liebe, I had to google the idea to see if I could find English instructions.  This photo below is a completed cookie by blogger Brassy Apple, her tutorial is linked below. Darling!

This is a fun project to do when you are in need of something quick, but if you have more time you can certainly stitch them closed versus using glue and bonding tape. Below you can find links to cookies you can sew and the no-sew version. There is also a link to making fabric Glückskekse in German. Imagine making red and pink cookies with little love notes inside?

English – sew (via Brassy Apply)

English – no sew (via Michael’s)

German – sew (via Frau Liebe)

Fun!

(image from brassy apple)

Posted in DIY on February 11, 2009

Keiko Morimoto Illustrations

I’m smitten by the illustrative work of Keiko Morimoto today. Born in Japan, raised in England, and currently living and working in Lausanne, Switzerland with her husband Christophe, Keiko’s work is alive with imagination and color.


In addition to her illustrations she creates paper mache dolls as a hobby that are a delight to behold. Keiko has worked with clients worldwide but sadly for us I’m not finding any of her illustrations or dolls available for purchase online. Oh well, they are still so inspirational to look at!

Thanks for the tip, Julia!

(images by keiko morimoto)

Posted in design on February 11, 2009

Photography by Yvette Inufio

Today I wrote about photographer Yvette Inufio at Real Simple and I have a feeling that you’ll really enjoy her work… See?

What a beautiful image to begin the day. This photo reminds me of my grandparents farm in the Spring — freshly dug earth, a vintage floral tablecloth, homemade iced tea sipped from a canning jar, a white cotton blouse with swiss dots, the smell of blossoming field flowers…

(image from yvette inufio)

Posted in Etsy Faves, Rooms on February 11, 2009

Make Do & Mend Print

I fell in love with this Make do & mend print from Bold & Noble, available in azure blue or warm stone. This print is perfect for the designers reading. The pretty typography had me at hello — I love the simplicity and subtle femininity here. Bold & Noble is a design collective in Hertfordshire, England founded by Jane Tobitt and David Wardle. David also runs DesignedbyDavid, a company that specializes in design, illustration and typography for publishing. Jane has created custom design solutions for clients in both public and private sectors for over ten years for several prestigious clients. Together they are Bold & Noble and I’m happy & excited to have found them!

This print is £30 or approximately $43 USD.

Keep Calm & Carry On has a new friend! What do you think? Like it?

(images from bold & noble)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, Etsy Faves on February 10, 2009

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