Nathan Vincent: My work explores gender permissions and the challenges that arise from straying from the prescribed norms. It questions the qualities of gender by considering what constitutes masculine and feminine. It critiques stereotypical gender mediums by creating “masculine objects” using “feminine processes” such as crochet, sewing, and applique. [More…]
Check out these sweet fabric pendants by Mademoiselle d’Ange.
I was unable to choose just a few, so you get to overdose on them!
As an artist, Mademoiselle d’Ange paints, sticks, cuts, sculpts. One day, seeing her grandmother, needlewoman of profession, and her mother, to handle the magic sewing machine, Mademoiselle decides to steal in the workshop of these Ladies some ends of cloth…an angel passes!
Update: the winner is Nessa!
Feel that in the air? It’s time for a giveaway! Get in line for a chance to win these fab goodies. Some are handmade, and others encourage you to do the making yourself. Come to think of it, these would all make great Valentine’s Day gifts for yourself or someone you really Heart. Read on to find out more :)
Prize one is your choice of any 3 soaps from All the Best Intentions. Aren’t they gorgeous? value: $15.
Then we have this pair of wonderful earrings from JMW Jewelry. With these lovelies you’ll be all set for Spring. value: $23.
Next is a 10ml ‘Stolen Cookie’ fragrance by Magickal Realism. “Developed as an example for an aphrodisiacs class, Stolen Cookie has a combination of scent-flavors for a naughty nibble. Spearmint, vanilla, and ginger are blended for their stimulating and delicious effects. You can hide this in your pocket for a clandestine scent-snack all day.” value: $34.
Next up, get your choice of a make-your-own spa product kit by From Nature With Love. You can choose one: Black Raspberry Salt Scrub, Candy Cane Sugar Scrub, Cocoa Almond Whipped Body Butter, Cranberry Pumpkin Salt Scrub, Jasmine & Acai Berry Hair Oil, Milk & Honey Facial, Rainbow Sprinkle Bath Tub Cookies, or Vanilla Almond Whipped Lip Butter. value: $12 – $23.
The next prize is a fabulous book: “100 Applique Motifs” by Ismoyo. “Cute, creative ways to enjoy applique. Crammed with scores of easily transferable designs, this book will teach crafters how to customize everything from T-shirts, skirts, and bed linen, to bags, hats and neckties – even quilts!” Whether you use it for applique or just peruse for inspiration, this is a great addition to your library. value: $15.
And finally, this cute charm necklace from Momomatic. Lotta is a hoot, and her jewelry is lighthearted and fun. value: $5.
To enter to win it all, just leave a comment on this post — easy! You must be 18 or older, one entry per person, please. US mailing addresses only. Prize value $115. Contest ends Midnight Pacific Time, Monday, January 26th, 2009. Officially Boring Contest Rules.