It’s no surprise that I love cool handmade stuff, I’m sure, but I haven’t had a chance to spotlight most of my adored pieces over here yet. So I’m doing a new little series: Own It Love It, featuring some of my most-prized crafty things, new and old.
I went to Felt Club on Sunday and discovered some new instant favorites! Yesterday Nicole and I went downtown to shop for fabric and jewelry supplies and I got her to snap a pic of me wearing everything in front of the mothership, Michael Levine.
First up is my new Queen Puff Puff headband — just the thing to keep my long thick hair out of my face in style. Now that I have bangs for the first time since 1995, I can’t tell you how much I love having this cute little vintagesque piece to make them behave! QPP makes these bands in tons of great fabrics, and some of them are reversible, too.
I also got this charming little scissors necklace from Charcoal Designs, which I adore. The little scissors even “cut” so you can wear it closely-fitting or as a more open style. It’s so cute with everything, I want to wear it every day. Love it.
And especially now that I’ve fallen hard for Gocco myself, I just had to get this hand-printed Craft or Die t-shirt from Darling Designs. The detail pic is actually of the matching denim tote bag I picked out too — both of them are beautifully done. Plus I got to fill up my new bag with all my fabric and beads purchases yesterday, instead of having to lug around a bunch of ugly plastic ones from store to store.
I’m so, so bummed that I’ll miss next month’s fabulous Felt Club XL (I’m flying to New York the very same day, unfortunately)… so I had to get my holiday shopping started early this year! Of course I’m not posting any pics of the presents I got in case certain people are reading this… but you can be sure I found some great stuff. Mark Dec. 9 on your calendar, and get there early for the killer crafty gift bags. Hooray for Felt Club — I’ll see you in 2007!