Sunday, February 14, 2010

cleverness x 5


I am constantly amazed at how many clever people there are in blogland - writing, making and photographing wonderful things. I thought I might share a few of my favourite finds from the last week or so:

brilliant idea: fabric printing with cookie cutters
This idea blew me away when I saw it on Posie Patchwork during this weeks my creative space. This is the ultimate in reinventing a process - a sort of kitchenalia block printing. Outstanding results - check it out - very, very clever.


a great new blog to read: today on the train ...
This blog is a journal of the observations and thoughts of an American woman as she travels on the train - interesting, well written, and touching - I look forward to every new post. (I found this blog via the Blogging Your Way e-course)

best recipe: pink stuff
This recipe comes from a meme called "Retro Cooking Month - weird jello day". The recipe is from the USA, and is indeed weird, but strangely appealing if you like cottage cheese, cream, pineapple and jelly (what's not to love!) ... check it out here. (Found via Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom)

clever design: wall decoration
From here, via here ... so many good designs from this hsuband and wife team, but this one great - especially for those of us who love typography!





good for a giggle: what's your ikea name?
That is, what would your name be if you were a piece of furniture from Ikea? Mine would be Nikkall (with a little circle above the A) and I would be a table - nice! Find out what yours would be here. (Found via How about orange ...)

I hope you've enjoyed this little list of cleverness. Let me know some of your favourite finds from this week - that would be fun!

15 comments:

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

Laughed my head off at my swedish piece of furniture!! Im a chair called IREN!!!!
Thanks for the links. :)
Irene x

Amanda said...

Great post...Gives me something to do and drool over while I try not to waste away in this hotel room...

mitziscollectibles said...

Thanks for the cleverness roundup! I like the wall art with the bold typography.

Gina said...

Oh I loved following your links. Thanks Nic. I'm always fascinated to know what people are reading and getting into...

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh shucks, thanks Nic, so excited to be featured & considered clever. Call me cheap & untrained kind of clever!! The faux screen printing really works!! Just takes forever pressing with the iron to set the pain x a gazillion prints!!
I did my Ikea name, i was a set of drawers i think, too funny. Love Posie

Market Girl said...

hey I have seen Posies printing, it is amazing, just stunning.
I am just about to read the train one, sounds facinating.
Thanks

Market Girl said...

I have just read the blog "Today on the train" How lovely is that to read? Beautiful stories. Thank you for letting us know about it.

Tania said...

It's 11.48pm. While I am desperately in need of my Ikea bed I fully intend to check out my Ikea name first!

Tweed Delights said...

What a lovely list - must try and follow your links now :)

edward and lilly said...

Great links, they're fantastic!

Pippi creates said...

Some great links there! I can't wait to find out what piece of Ikea furniture I would be...

Violet and Rose said...

I really liked posie's stencils too and couldnt believe it when she showed how she did them! Whoever would have thunk it?

74 Lime Lane said...

great list Nic!

Vic said...

OMG I love the ikea name thing, I <3 ikea soooo much.

From now on, just call me SVIKKTÅRIVED. ;)

McNattums said...

Thanks so much for highlighting my blog! I am really touched by the description. What a surprise!