Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tuesday 30

This week I'd like to direct your attention to a shop owned by another of Threadbanger Guild's fabulous members--CookieEater on the forums brings you Mooey and Friends at Etsy.com. This shop features a delightful collection of colorful crocheted items, including hair bows, eye masks and tiny toys. Here's just one of the sweet little accessories you'll find there.

Visit http://www.tbguild.etsy.com for more of TBguild's talent or http://forum.threadbanger.com/showthread.php?t=14364 for more information about the guild.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

20 June

I have the most amazing friends ever!!! The folks of the Threadbanger forums have come to hold a very special place in my heart, and I really feel like a part of the community there. The most awesome part is moving out from just the forums and being able to communicate with these people through many many other mediums. It started out with the random thoughts thread, where I met Tany--one of the kindest, easygoing, and beautiful threadbangers in existence. Tany agreed to participate in my first swap, after years of wishing on my part. I just got in the mail the first part of her gift! This beautiful yarn came with a nice letter, in the most gorgeous penmanship I have ever seen! It's actually the result of a collaboration between Tany and the famous Angry Hippie, who I know for her wry wit, straightforward rightmindedness, and relatability. This yarn is organically dyed handspun tencel in the color motif of a large green mug that I have. I haven't decided what to make out of it yet, but I can't wait. It was incredible rolling it up into a ball. Whenever I figure out what it'll be, it's ready to go. Thank you so much to Tany, and Hippie for your hard work.

Just today in the mail, I got a package from MadonnaontheRocks, working in collaboration also with the Angry Hippie. Everything was so beautifully wrapped and the details on the necklace and ring were spectacular.

In this last picture you can also see a letter and necklace frok Vikki32, who was my partner for TBPenpals. We decided to send each other jewelry involving some polymer clay. She really hit the mark in terms of style and color with her necklace, and her letter was very nice as well. She even glued a sprig of cherry flowers to the top for aesthetic. Thank you Vikki!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Monday 15

As the sudden as the lurch in the weather, my own transition to summer has seemed abrupt, with no time to anticipate or build expectations. Since coming back from Hawaii, I've been on a ridiculous sleep schedule. I think recovering from that enough to show up for a few hours of work has taken up what little summer-energy I've had. However I am determined to kick up my summer as of this week.

To start off, I'd like to spend some attention on an Etsy seller, fellow Threadbanger Guild member (one of the founders, I might add!), and a true inspiration to me personally. I'm talking about the fabulous Addie Marie, who is hard to match in talent, kindness, and creativity. I encourage all to have a look at her shop, MateyCouture at Etsy.com.

Addie is well known on the forums for her impeccable style and attention to detail. The pieces she creates are beautiful and unique, and incredibly well-made. One item that definitely catches my eye is her spring themed scrappy wallet from recycled materials. The different shades and prints of green and pink on the outside are combined with utmost care to create a refreshing accessory that is both stylish and carefree. There are a bunch of handy pockets inside to make this work of art fully functional.

To see more from the members of the Threadbanger Guild, visit TBGuild's Etsy. General information about TBGuild can be found here.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Monday 01

Whew, here I go again mentioning how long it's been since last post. I'm visiting the mo. However Threadbanger has been so crazy full of excitement in the past week, even a fair amount of drama, I'm so glad to have this community to be apart of. One of the biggest perks is all the people I get to know and be inspired by. As I've mentioned before, I'm a proud member of the TBGuild of Etsy shops. One Banger I've been completely blown away by is ManiacalMickey, the mastermind behind Whoabot Vestures. This girl is amazingly talented, having provided the online DIY community with a fantastic video tutorial for making a vest, floored us with her skillful sewing and original designs, and being featured by a Bay Area newspaper. Let's take a look at her wares then, at Whoabot Vestures on Etsy.com.

Here we have a WhoaBot original Gentlemen's vest for women in XS/S. I find the colors of the plaid highly agreeable, even for one who is not a fan of plaid. The WhoaBot logo peeks out at the turned collar, with just the right amount of visibility to suit any stance on clothing branding. Finally I feel that the vintage silver buttons really pull the piece together, making it a timeless garment suitable for a wide variety of tastes.

I urge readers to check out more of ManiacalMickey's work at her Etsy shop, as well as those of other TBGuild members. There's a huge amount of talent and style within this group of artful crafters that is truly inspiring and pocketbook-encroaching.