April 25, 2008

My day

Yesterday morning I grabbed our point and shoot camera and kept it with me all day. If you want to see how I spent my Thursday, you can see pics here.

April 24, 2008

Photo assignment: something green

Thanks to everyone who sent us photos today! Oh and in the future- if you don't already have our email address, you can send images to: info@curiosityshoppeonline.com. Next week's photo assignment: "Word of the day." I'll be posting the pics next Thursday at around 1pm PST!

Derek's photo

Lauren's photo

Jannie's photo

Dana's photo

John's photo

Bev's photo

Conn's photo

Phoebe's photo

Julie's photo

April 22, 2008

This week's photo assignment

photo courtesy of Eames' film on the Polaroid SX-70

For any of you who want to play...

Take a picture of "something green" and email it to us by Thursday morning! We'll be posting our pics in addition to any of your photos that you want to send in on Thursday afternoon.

Have fun!

April 18, 2008

Speaking of googly eyes....

Don't miss the next art installation in the shoppe gallery, by our very own Aurora Crispin. Please join us at the opening reception next Friday, April 25th, from 6-9pm. (We promise there will be lots and lots of googly eyes...) Hope to see you there!

PS- Please note: the Hammerpress trunk show that was scheduled for this weekend has been postponed until later on this summer. We'll keep you posted!

April 17, 2008

Photo Assignment: something round

We decided to give ourselves a little weekly photo assignment. This week's theme: "something round".

Derek's photo

Lauren's photo

April 16, 2008

Today's design*sponge DIY

**it appears that our diy wednesday post over at design*sponge isn't loading up correctly at the moment, so until it gets fixed, we're posting it here...**

vintage fabric potholders
as you might have guessed, our apartment is quickly becoming somewhat of a diy wednesday showroom. it’s been so fun filling our home with our little crafty projects, but one room that we’ve unintentionally neglected has been the kitchen. so we were really excited when we stumbled upon some vintage fabric in the craft bin perfect for making a set of pot holders to brighten up the kitchen.

happy crafting!
-derek & lauren

here’s what you’ll need:
two 8” squares of thick fabric, such as canvas or bark cloth. (no flammable synthetics!)
8” square piece of cotton batting (which you can double for extra thickness)
36” piece of extra-wide double fold seam binding
matching thread
steam iron
sewing machine

1. cut out fabric and batting, and sandwich them together with the batting in the middle.
2. pin your seam binding around the raw edges of the fabric, easing the corners into shape with the steam iron (this takes a little patience, but the corners will eventually lie flat when pressed.) the tail end of the seam binding will be 4” longer than the perimeter of the potholder.
3. stitch around the potholder close to the edge of the seam binding, making sure to catch the bottom layer. stitch all the way up the tail.
4. fold under the raw edge of the tail end of the seam binding 1/2” and press. fold the tail down to create a loop. pin and stitch into place.

the ingredients

step 2: pinning in place

finished potholders!