things on the internet that are awesome

February 3rd, 2010

I’ve had yet another crochet fail, so I’m going to drown my sorrows in the fantastically creative work of others:

These despondent little leaves are an example of the beautiful work by Lola Goldstein.  I never thought I’d be in love with leaves that suffer from ennui. Her soft boiled egg set with a little egg shaped salt shaker is pretty cute too.

I’m not much for resolutions mostly because my birthday comes up pretty fast after new years (this friday!) and it’s depressing to take stock and realize you so quickly fell short of all those goals you set just four weeks ago. But this creativity chart by Eerika from rag pets is simple and beautiful and is more about keeping track then MUST SUCCEED! She simply colors in the block if she has been creative that day. You could color code the squares or just go crazy with your box of 64 crayons. Someone in the comments even suggested making a quilt based on the chart when the year is done, which is fantastic and reminds me of Lea Redmond’s idea of knitting a scarf where the color of the row depends on the color of the sky that day (she also does the world’s smallest valentine, which is super awesome and seasonally appropriate).

I have wanted a set of letter cookie cutters for a while, but I am now totally holding out for these helvetica shaped cutters by Beverly Hsu.

and last, but far from least, on the list of things that are awesome on the internet this week is this curiosity cabinet by Suzanne Norris. I think the octopus is my favorite. It’s sold in this amazing shop called the Otherist–in Amsterdam– that I discovered via Kasa at the paperama blog.  It looks like a beautiful shop to visit, but their online shop ain’t too shabby either.

Posted in inspiration.

11 Responses to things on the internet that are awesome

  1. Melissa says:

    That curiosity cabinet print is amazing! I just had a birthday last Friday! Happy Birthday to both of us!

  2. annri says:

    Happy Birthday wishes!!! I have a different set of ABC cookie cutters which my daughter & I used for salt dough. We poked holes, and when they were dry we decorated them with markers and then strung them on twine for word garlands; it was great fun! I think you should get those…

    Best – Annri

  3. brook says:

    oh these cookie cutters are so cute!

  4. Melissa Q. says:

    must have the cookie cutters! how great. thanks for the post.

  5. Annette says:

    oh, I hope it isn’t your hexagon bath mat that bit the dust! I got so excited by your success that I have the pattern printed and am just waiting for the “right” yarn.
    And please do share the details of the crochet fail…it helps knowing that mine aren’t the only uglies out there!

  6. Marlena says:

    I love these posts. I could look at round-ups and “before and after” posts all day. And Happy Birthday!

  7. mama-pan says:

    I love the creativity chart-into-quilt idea and the lea redmond scarf concepts, too. Doesn’t she have one about the color of the train line you’re riding on while you knit? Happy birthday tomorrow!

  8. beth says:

    happy birthday today…it’s my daughter’s birthday today, too….and we live in madison, too….what a small world….found you through habit !

  9. molly says:

    I’m loving the Specimens print and the sky scarf both — thanks much for the links! (And fingers-crossed on future crochet endeavors.)

  10. Rose says:

    What amazing things – I can hardly believe the cuteness of those leaves.

    Happy birthday in advance! I’m here from futuregirl, btw.

  11. Eerika says:

    Thank you so much for featuring my creativity chart!
    It’s looking quite colourful so far, although there are a few white patches here and there too.

    Those little leaves are super adorable!