You’re most likely busy with last-minute holiday preparations right now, but I completely forgot last Friday’s weekend links post, so I’m making up for it today.
I hope you have some fun plans for the holidays! We have a few get-togethers with friends over the next days, and probably more get-togethers after Christmas as well. The cats are certainly ready! I keep finding wrapped gifts that have been moved from their spot under the tree, plus an occasional ornament someplace it doesn’t belong.
Don’t let them fool you, the little rascals!
I like these two ways to wear your Saint Germain Wrap Dress: layer it under a sweater or under a moto jacket for cool days!
And here are two ideas for the Chaval Coat: love the contrast collar on the first photo and the patchwork-style hem on the second. I wonder if you could achieve the hem detail with some needle felting? Or just fabric scraps, of course.
Two cute holiday ideas: a favorite family recipe printed on a dishcloth (try Spoonflower for this one!) and pretzel fir trees on a cake. Add a few candies and you’d have little Christmas trees!
Such fun handmade ideas: a patchwork block using leftovers from dyeing projects, and patching holes with darning in bright colors to make a pattern from them.
- A very interesting interview with Iris van Herpen.
- Robin sent me this fun little story about learning to sew hand-made buttonholes. (I had to do this in my traditional tailoring class back in the day. I should practice again.)
- Nice to see more designers focusing on producing less waste and using up scraps. Maybe you can get some ideas for your own sewing here?
- A scientific explanation for why we craft. And why we need to keep crafting.
- Love this.
- An interesting behind-the-scenes view of Emilia Wickstead’s work.
- This made me laugh.
- If you, like me, are looking to improve your Spanish, I recently discovered the Lupa learning app and have really enjoyed it. It might make a nice Christmas gift, too!
- Thinking about your goals for 2020? What about taking a little bit of time to draw every day?
I hope your last-minute holiday preparations are going smoothly! We’ll be back next week, just briefly, before taking some time off for the holidays. In the meantime, have a wonderful weekend!