Boo to you.

October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween from the spectral Smallers. Hope your fright night is one for the ages.

Good grief. It’s been ten whole months since I took the plunge into No New Threads. October being my birthday month, I did receive a few thready gifts, including a set of orange stretchy gloves and an outsized purple satin clutch (thanks, Mom).

In addition, I snagged a pinstriped tissue tee at the thrift shop. Why? I’m so glad you asked!

I grabbed said shirt because The Man of Small gave me a screenprinting kit for my b-day! Still haven’t decided what to screen (I’ve been doodling without restraint), but I’ll hit on something. I’m just sure of it.

Get in on The Year of No New Threads!

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Ooo! Skeletons!

October 28, 2008

Look at these ooky-spooky cookies, all dressed up for Halloween! As a lady who favors homemade treats over store-bought, I’m delighted by Heidi Kenney’s creepy and creative use of everyday cookie cutters and a little white icing.

Particularly nice are the owls — I’m planning a bony menagerie for my All Hallow’s Eve festivities. How about you?

Cozy Cabernet

October 25, 2008

Bringing a bottle of wine to a fall gathering? Looking for a lovely way to display it?

Search solved, thanks to Re-Nest reader (and smart re-user) Jennifer, who transformed the sleeve of a shrunken wool sweater into a felted wine bottle cozy:

Make your own; it’s easy! Or, if you’re bringing a battalion of goods, try this felted sweater basket, courtesy of Martha. (Stewart. Who else?)

And, for other felteds, some Heart Felt links from me to you.

Etsy Love: Deadworry

October 24, 2008

Holy silkscreens, Batman! A flurry of line drawing- and vintage photo-inspired prints on tees, tanks, totes — you name it! This is Deadworry, the Etsy shop with a love for intricate images screened onto cotton. Here’s a pictoral sampler, and a hint at a special deal on totes:

skull and cassette totes bicycle

Do you dig?