Wednesday, April 23, 2008

MSPCA needs crafters

I'm so excited to find this. I'm totally going to find out when they craft. And, maybe during dandie spare time, I'll make some stuff for the aminals.

MSPCA WNE Adoption Center Craft Volunteer

Do you want to use your artistic skills to help homeless animals? Join us
as a Craft Volunteer! We meet regularly to work on various projects
and/or you can work on projects at home.

Ongoing projects:

  • Scrapbooking letters and photos from adopters

  • Sewing fleece cat beds and catnip toys

  • Creating signs and posters for the Adoption center

  • Pom-pom cat toys

  • Bake cat or dog treats

  • Knit or crochet small cat blankets for adopted cats

  • Saleable catnip cat toys (sewn, knitted or crocheted)

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We are always open to new ideas and projects! Please contact me if you would like to discuss an idea: Emily (413) 750-7674.

Craft Supply WishList

  • Yarn

  • Fleece fabric

  • Quilt batting

  • Thread

  • Knitting needles, crochet hooks

  • Stickers!

  • Catnip

  • Scrapbooking paper

  • Glue Sticks

  • Paint Pens

  • Paper embellishments

If you are only interested
in being a craft volunteer, please call Emily at (413) 750-7674 to be
added to our list. To fill out a volunteer application,
click here. Please be sure to fill out the application completely and include valid contact information.

Friday, April 11, 2008


I've mentioned this store to folks before. I first went to one in London. It's just, overwhelming, if you like Japanese simple design. I still have a pack of q-tips from there, unused (mine had their logo on them).

Mini Travel Toothpaste - 3pk Ok, start with this site, you can order in the UK from here, and therefore you can see the awesomeness of the products. pdfs of their catalogs, in japanese. omfg

USA Looks like they have a shop in Soho now. We'll just have to see how good that one is... Wait, and clothing? and Fabric?? OMG

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

japanese papercuttings

I tend to pick and choose ideas from articles, rather than read them thoroughly. Yesterday I think I read that the Japanese have never distinguished between their traditional crafts and art. I love that. I was researching shibori - dying fabrics. I subscribe to the blog for, a Japanese design mag in english. They had one of the first haramaki (belly warmers) articles on the internet. I don't read every piece they have, probably because a lot of it is on design award shows or super modern video installation art (at least that's what I tell myself).

Oh right. Papercutting. I used to love doing this. How the hell does she get it so sketchy like?