We get a sweet answer to some fabric prayers in the form of a new online shop to which we are already addicted…
So what we were praying for came as the result of a trip to Hanji – the Toronto emporium for beautiful stationery, cards and general Far East Asian loveliness – where a small collection of Dailylike products first caught our eyes.
We longed for more from this adorable collection of fabrics and notions, and started a Google hunt for more, only to find it is a Korean brand that, until recently, we could only see available in Korea.
So we prayed to the craft gods.
We waited… and Googled… and waited some more… and Googled some more. And then in March, our Googling found Dailylike.ca! In seconds we were emailing them with a request for a particular fabric design (what has since become order number 2) and the lovely Sara was emailing us back with answers.
Order number one – a mixed bag of fun stuff – was placed that day, and arrived as follows:
Composed of a dive into the unique and wonderful product range, it was both stuff that had a purpose…
Like this set of two Evening Bride kitchen mats – a sophisticated print for a practical, wipe-clean everyday mat.
And crafty supplies that had no purpose just yet, but we kinda had to have…
We were hooked by the beautiful products and then anchored by the great customer service. Sara continued to get in touch and let us know not only that our desired fabric was in, but that it would be on sale for a limited time. So order number two was placed. But more on that later.
In the meantime, explore Dailylike.ca, their Australian cousin Dailylike.com.au, and if you are lucky enough to speak Korean, Dailylike.co.kr, which actually has a vast range of super fun stuff that we can only hope their Canadian and Australian affiliates will one day get us access to!
All we can do is keep praying. It worked the last time…
A free project from the new craftastic Pompomania!
As promised in our last post, the lovely folks at Quadrille and craft author Christine Leech have kindly provided a wonderful sneak-peak at one of my favourite projects from the book: the beautiful blush-kissed pear!
This pompom pear is unbelievably tactile. It looks best when trimmed hard, so do not be afraid to go at it with the scissors.
YOU WILL NEED
- DK-weight acrylic yarn in the following colours: pomegranate, shrimp, meadow, lime, walnut;
– 7cm (2 ¾ in) and 9cm (3 ½ in) diameter pompom makers;
– Glue gun;
STEP ONE: For lower part, using a 9cm (3 ½ in) maker, wind 100 wraps of pomegranate in a wedge, leaving one quarter of maker empty at both RHE and LHE.
STEP 7: For top, using a 7cm (2 ¾ in) maker, wind 40 wraps of shrimp, meadow and lime across three quarters.
This is so easy and such a knockout addition to any fruit bowl!
For more fabulous pomprojects, order (UK) or pre-order (USA & Canada):
Pompomania: how to make over 20 cute and characterful pompoms, by Christine Leech, shot by Joanna Henderson. Published by Quadrille
The high priestess of craft sets her sights on world pompomination…
Social Nesting superfriend, craft diva and all-round ace Christine Leech is at it again with yet another tome to add to our craft library.
Get your cheer on for Pompomania: how to make over 20 cute and characterful pompoms.
Shot by the talented Joanna Henderson and published by craft champions Quadrille, it is currently available in the UK, and available to pre-order in the US and Canada.
Christine provides her usual thorough basic principles, fun alternatives and great tips to make these projects even a novice could tackle with some confidence…
…and the finished projects are a fantastic mix of simple techniques that produce stunning effects, to more advanced and dramatic takes on pompoming. Just check out the pear and sushi above to be blown away.
Christine and the folks at Quadrille have kindly provided a sneak-peek how-to which I will be sharing on Monday, so get your pompoming arm in shape this weekend!
And if the cover doesn’t make you want to get pompoming, nothing ever will.Pompomania: how to make over 20 cute and characterful pompoms, by Christine Leech, shot by Joanna Henderson. Published by Quadrille