We know, we know. Those "embroidery goes edgy!" news articles are so ubiquitous that we rolled our eyes while typing that. But the embroidered artwork in the new book Push Stitchery are simply amazing. We particularly love Cayce Zavaglia's almost Chuck Close-like portrait. Incredible, right?
Craft Bits — Edgy Cross-Stitch, Project Runway Has a Winner, Let's Make Pretzels
To see even more awesome embroidered artworks, visit The Guardian.
...or they can be, if the ducks in question are taking over every inch of your home. Says Charlotte Yee: "We seem like normal people...until you see our basement." Sounds like our house. But if you're a collector, especially of vintage, you're not alone. This article spotlights tried-and-true ways to curtail the clutter.
Check out the tips at The Wisconsin State Journal.
There's no wrong time to have a pretzel, but fall seems especially appropriate for warm bready goodness. And it turns out that pretzels aren't too difficult to make! Plus, who knew: Adding salt to the dough will kill the yeast and thus, your pretzels.
For more tips check out The Argus Leader.
We still can't really forgive Project Runway for last year's disastrous finale, but onwards and upwards, as the veteran reality show has a new winner! It's Anya Ayoung-Chee, a former Miss Trinidad and Tobago. Fancy.
If you want all the details, visit People.
...the results elevated handmade to a whole new level. On view until January 15th at New York's Museum of Art and Design, "Crafting Modernism" is a concise look at the influence the modernist movement had on natural materials from the 40s-60s. A must-see if you're in town (and take pics for us, please)!
To see more beautiful modernist works, visit Flavorwire.