Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A beautiful night...

over here in Boston. The evening is warm, but there's a cool breeze blowing (thank goodness the heat and humidity of the past two days is gone!) and there is the sweet smell of flowers in the air. So let's have some fun!

First, let's get us a soundtrack:

Now, let's go shopping!!

If you're like me, your work schedule may have interfered with your blog reading schedule, so you probably missed the fun that was happening over at rikrak, where South Africa won the other world cup, the handmade world cup!

I'm not sure on how it all worked, if you'd like to know more just click here. What I do know that there were a bunch of South African etsy artists and crafters that participated. Let's take a look.

First off is Zoe Design, with these beautiful rings made from old teaspoons and other antique materials. I'd LOVE the first one.

These handbags are made by the same person, but you'll find them in another shop on etsy.

I've fallen for this cutey at MayBeMe

In Scootah's shop we find all the pillows and other sewn goodies on sale! I'm diggin' the ceramics...

koenigottokars has a lot of interesting stuff in her shop but these the wire heart and map envelopes spoke to me.

I absolutely love the work Kathy Mellor has in her store.

I've been a fan of Jezze's work for the longest time, and here's why:

I'm blown away by etsy newcomer, africhic. I've heard a lot about them at Style Guide Cape Town, so its nice to see what I can get my hands on from the States!

And lastly, and while speaking of jewelery here is the Lovely Ones' handiwork.

Now, let's take a breath! There were two collections that took part, so let's save the second one for tomorrow, or next week! Let's not tire ourselves out :)

PS: that lovely collage of the art is from the rikrak studio blog.


kat said...

So glad to see that SA scooped the 'Handmade Cup'. Thanks for your comment on my Paris news!

Black Zebra said...

That bag has my name written all over it! LOVE IT!!