Monday, August 07, 2006

Favorite Things Monday - Inspiration

I am consistently inspired by Lisa Congdon, the artist behind A Bird in the Hand. She's smart. She's sassy. She's unique. She's creative. She's gay. For all these reasons, she rocks my world. For once, I saw something on her blog and thought, "hey, I could make that!" and I did.

I made these two wrist cuffs on Saturday night, not entirely unrelated to my Sunday trip to the Lowell Quilt Festival.

This one's for me. I love the colors and wearing a cuff makes me feel like Wonder Woman. I'll be making several more cuffs, and although a pair of gold cuffs would be so-very-Wonder-Woman, perhaps a red and white star print would suffice.

This one's for Nina, as a swap for the beautiful pin she gave me as part of her SwaparamaMama.

Only after making my cuffs did I realize that Lisa Congdon made her cuffs with one main piece of fabric. When I told Wifey, she laughed and laughed. Of course I had to make it harder on myself. Judging by the laughter, I'm thinking this is a habit of mine. Next time ... I'll keep it simple.

*hand model, adorable freckles and camera provided by my lovely blogging support staff.


Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

I like yours, the green with red buttons. Cool!

Hannah said...

Now they are just too wonderful. What a perfect way to use little scraps of fabric too good to toss but too small to use!

Danielle said...

Yep, find a simple project and make it more complex. I've been down that road too!

Anonymous said...

I love the wristcuffs, especially the green one.

nina beana said...

holy creampuffs! i can't wait to get my stinkin' wrist on that baby! i love it soooo much- you know i'm going to rock that thing every day until it's dirty and stinky.

then you'll just have to make me another one.
tee hee.

Cheryl said...

Love that green one, what gorgeous colors!

Beth S. said...

The giant vintage red button is my favorite part (sorry! it's the one bit you didn't make, I know! ;-)