Faux fur infinity scarf–last minute gift idea!

I've learned you can lean a lot on awesome materials to elevate a simple project.   This infinity scarf is one such example.   It's made out of this beautiful teal and black striped fur from Mood Fabrics.  I got a yard--enough to make two scarves.  A few years back I made a similar one in the plum colorway and I wear ...

Sea anemone soft sculpture

I've been fascinated by sea anemones since I saw them first in the Monterey Bay Aquarium as a small child.  They are showy, weird, and colorful--what's not to love? My friend Hilary offered up the challenge of creating a sea anemone softie after a recent trip to the Point Defiance Aquarium.  I really had to think outside of my usual box ...

Matisse cutout inspired pillows

I love love love the cutouts of Henri Matisse. The paper shapes and compositions he made during the last decade of his life were at once colorful, abstract, organic and playful, and novel.  He called it "drawing with scissors. "  (This MoMA site describes his process--I love the picture of him in his studio surrounded by all the colorful paper detritus.) Last year ...

Dishtowel

I've had some gorgeous (and expensive) woven ikat fabric in my stash for several months.  The pattern is woven in, so that it's the same on both sides.    My original plan was to use it as trim and sleeves on a denim dress, but I realized that there wasn't enough material.   However, the material is soft and absorbent, ...