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Posts tagged crafts.

04.21.14 ♥ 1725
workman:

Hand-made book by Frances Pickering

workman:

Hand-made book by Frances Pickering

irisnectar:

Rainbow easter ornaments by Jess Quinn Small Art 

04.18.14 ♥ 1030

archiemcphee:

These intricate and extraordinarily beautiful embroidered silk balls are a form of Japanese folk art called Temari, which means “hand ball” in Japanese. These particular temari are even more impressive because they were handmade by a 92-year-old grandmother in Japan.

"Although she only learned this elaborate skill in her sixties, she has since created nearly 500 unique designs that have been photographed by her granddaughter NanaAkua. Impressive does not even begin to describe this feat of dexterity, imagination and keen eyesight. The difficult process of becoming a recognized temari craftsman in Japan is tedious and requires specific training and testing. This grandmother must certainly be one motivated and talented woman. And if that was not enough to garner your complete admiration, she now volunteers every week teaching others how to make their own temari.”

Temari have been made in Japan since the 7th century and are still highly valued and cherished as gifts symbolizing deep friendship and loyalty. They are traditionally given to children by their parents on New Year’s Day. Mothers place a small piece of paper with a secret goodwill wish for her child inside the tightly-wrapped ball. Alternately, some temari are made as noisemakers by placing rice grains or bells in the center.

Visit My Modern Metropolis to view more of NanaAkua’s photos of her grandmother’s beautiful handiwork and learn more about this stunning Japanese holiday tradition.

04.12.14 ♥ 11591

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Guide to Candle Making Tutorial from Oh So Pretty here. For containers I’d add teacups. For more candles DIYs from survival candles to teacup candles go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/candles

04.08.14 ♥ 1302

Aren’t these knitted cacti so cute?  They would make sweet pincushions in a craft room.

Aren’t these knitted cacti so cute?  They would make sweet pincushions in a craft room.

okamotoorimono:

http://okamotoorimono.com/hatorlittle/rokkavalletta/
今日の織屋のブログは、可愛いバレッタ。
うちとこの金襴を使って、アクセサリー作家の「はなうちさくら」様がバレッタを作ってくださいました。作る人が変わると全然違うものが出来て面白いです。結城紬のお花と合わせてくださいました。
是非iichi様に飛んで御覧下さい。

今日の織屋の昼ご飯は、カリカリベーコンほうれん草炒め。
カリカリ行くようにがんばります!

cutesign:

Ornament Cards from Finnish animated series Moomin, from Tokyo Life. Assembly required.

cutesign