art and craft


After being declined funding for the ‘Yes Arts Festival’ (typically including Yarrow, Ettrick and Selkirk in the Scottish Borders), 40 knitters schemed to yarn-bomb their town in Selkirk.  

Grace Brett was Selkirk’s oldest yarn bomber at an experienced 104.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, dairy farmers used butter prints to decorate their butter. Each farmer used a different print that was specific to the individual farm. Often, shoppers linked quality to a particular butter print. In addition, printed butter sold for more money than the unmarked alternative. Aside from brand identification, butter molds and prints afforded a creative outlet for farmers and craftsmen in Pennsylvania farming communities.

Butter Print (Double Tulip), c. 1820–40, made in Pennsylvania


Yesterday I finished making the headpiece (see it here) for my Twinkle Carnival coord and today I made a matching sash, shoe clips, and a ring.

The ring and shoe clips were really easy to make and I decided to be lazy time conscious so the sash will just be pinned together with the removable bow from my skirt (pictured.) 

The Twinkle Carnival coord these are for will be worn to a convention tomorrow and I know that I’m going to feel like a royal princess in it!