After hours of computer work it’s very satisfying to work on handcrafted projects like these heirloom wool ornaments from Purl Soho. The New York City store was founded in 2002 and is a great source for knitters, crocheters, quilters and embroiderers. The kit for this ornament project is available here at their shop. You can personalize your design by purchasing the pattern and individual components instead.
Images: Courtesy of Purl Soho.
We’ve made a few banners (buntings) for some family gatherings but I’m thinking this might be my next DIY project. Found this design on the Japanese handmade site, Creema, and sold under the shop name, Ringolin. Pleased that the banner has both form and function with those great “hanging pockets” that can be filled with goodies.
Images: Courtesy of Creema and Ringolin.
My niece introduced me to these ‘Anno’ badges from the German creative studio of Britzpetermann. They created them from pages of old magazines from the 50s and 60s with each piece very unique. Their mission statement: “With childish curiosity we break impassable ways. Always having a look to the left and to the right, crossing intersections to nowhere, we run against walls and try again. On this way we don’t see the obvious, make unusual decisions and there we find our inspiration.”
Images: Courtesy of BritzPetermann.