This week started with a bang with a photoshoot that I’m stoked to show you at some point. The above blue house was the site and the blue flowers on the top right were a part of it, which proves that I can also work in a cool palette (I myself was in doubt). And don’t you love the wicker bike seat with yellow tire?
Guys, I’m seriously on a make-an-event kick and now I have one more to introduce…du duh du dum….CRAFTENHAGEN! (Because you know I love events that end in “hagen”). Denmark has a wonderful and long crafts tradition. I think everyone I know knows how to knit, sew, crochet, reupholster, etc. etc. The Danes are super practical that way but I’m not sure they know how cool it really is. SO, I thought it’d be cool to get together once a month and CRAFT! But not just that, invite someone who knows how to do something really cool who can teach us their tricks. This first event was really triggered by a master crafter, Sarah Goldschadt who’s been my online friend for awhile now (I featured one of her crafts for my 24 Days of Christmas Crafts and her darling knitted row houses) and she told me she was coming to Copenhagen and that we should do something crafty and suggested we hold a get-together and bada bing bada boom, Craftenhagen was born.
Sarah is going to teach us how to make her famous “owlies” as featured in the book Microcrafts. Not only that, but Sarah has her OWN book coming out later this year called Craft-a-day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects not to mention her awesome work for everything from Rolling Stone to Oprah to Martha Stewart Living. Wahoo!
Interested now?! So, we have to act fast to have Sarah all to ourselves so next Thursday, July 19th at 19:00 come to my studio at Turesensgade 5 to get your craft on. OR just drop by and bring your own craft projects so we can meet up and chat and talk about what other projects we’d like to do. We have to charge a little fee of 50kr to start it up and you can purchase tickets here or at the door. I know some of you are on vacay, but the rest of us can make our staycation full of crafty goodness.
If you’d like to make the owlies please bring your own materials as found from the list here.
Check out the website here, the Facebook page here, and the event page here.
The last project of my DIY summer series is up on design*sponge. I made a flower hanger/holder for flowers and sticks and stuff, which I’ve found to be quite handy especially living near so much wonderful greenery. I’ve even attached it to my bike and gone around town collecting wildflowers and sticks to make my paper flowers. You can do the ombre part right in your kitchen with pots.
Let’s talk about my friend Chaunté shall we? Chaunté Vaughn has an impeccable eye as seen through her photographic and styling work, but as you are well aware by now, the moment you add a flower into anything I’m suddenly all ears. She’s created this series of portraits of a sweet little one named Kayla who is a) way ahead of her time and b) a really good sport with the floral crowns.
I had to add in this last one even though there are no flowers because well, it’s too much.
There are moments when I get sad that I’m not in America and it’s oftentimes moments like these when I wish I could collaborate with really amazing people like Chaunté. Chaunté, hats off!
Confession: I don’t always use the diy projects that I make. I don’t! Our place is way too tiny to keep it all so I tend to give a lot of stuff away. Well, when I was thinking of projects to do for my summer series for design*sponge, I tried thinking of things that I would actually use and a laundry rack was high on my list. With no dryer, drying space is essential and our one iron rack doesn’t always cut it so i triggered up this hanging rack out of wood and rope. The best part about it is that it’s easy to roll up and put away. It’s currently outside on our terrace full of semi-dry clothing so I’d consider it a success.