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Nick Cave is an American fabric sculpture, dancer and performance artist.

He first gained widespread recognition for his “Soundsuits”: full-body outfits crafted from discarded objects found in antique shops and flea markets. Part sculpture, part costume, the complex, kaleidoscopically colorful works of art can be displayed as objects, and also often feature in solo and group movement performances. They are the kind of artistic hybrids that could only be created by an artist such as Cave, who trained as a dancer through the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York and now directs the fashion graduate program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Chicago-based artist currently has an exhibition at The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.  The exhibition will be on view through May 4.

photos:©nick cave / james prinza / michael macor

Fabric Covered Shoes | Delia Creates

I’m pretty sure y'all have a pair of shoes in your wardrobe that you love (or loved) but don’t wear anymore for a myriad of reasons - the colour is outdated, the heels are battered or they have just seen better days. Well with some fabric and Mod Podge, you can create your own custom pair of shoes  - when you see the before pic for these shoes I think you will be as inspired as I was to DIY!

Fabric Bucket Bag Organizers

I love to organize!  These upcycled ice cream bucket organizer bags are a must!

You can organize your entire life with some fabric, a bucket, and some sewing skills!  Anyone can make these…pick whatever fabric you want.
make it pretty or industrial!

The cool thing about these, is you can pack the bucket full of stuff and still pack stuff in around the bucket!  They hold gangs of stuff and keep the “junk drawer” virtually empty!

These will make you look totally organized and sophisticated.  You will want to organize everything in sight!

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Upcycling CDs into Wall Decor

This is not a super complicated DIY and can be a fun activity for a rainy day. If you have scratched up CDs or those old school “AOL trial offers” (remember those?), simply sketch out a design with a marker, then hand trace the outline with puffy paint. As long as you have a steady hand and some detailing tools (i.e. a toothpick or q-tip), anyone can create these color and elaborate designs.

I’m quite proud of this collection. I created these when I was about 15 years old. I drew inspirations from different cultures and aesthetics themes, but every single one was an original creation.

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duffle bag in vintage selvedge denim by blackhouseproject

if you like this duffle, better snap yours up quick — blackhouseproject is only creating FOUR total out of this sweet vintage red selvedge denim! i love the shape of this bag, and the high-quality craftsmanship. oh, and the exclusivity ;)

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Miss Lane cosplayed as toddler Anna from Frozen at the Magic Kingdom on Sunday. And because I’m a dork, I had to make her the Anna and Elsa rag dolls that wee Anna plays with during the ‘Do you wanna build a snowman?’ song. (You know, ’we used to be best buddies, but now we’re not…’ :(  ) The first pic is a collage of some of my construction photos, including the dyeing I did of the fabric (all upcycled thrift store finds like a table cloth I dyed olive green), and yes, I spray painted toilet paper roll crowns. :D I used a soup can to create the template for the scallop edging on the skirt and all of the tulips were appliquéd around the hem and at the bodice. The majority of the dolls outfits were created from my scraps from my sewing room. She had a ball wearing it, and playing with Anna and Elsa in Fairytale Hall. (Thank God for Fast Pass) :D

etsyfindoftheday | SUGGESTED SHOPS | 3.9.14

shop name: timebeingcreative
suggested & run by: jena at timebeingcreative

i just love timebeingcreative’s colorful, eclectic notebooks, jena!! and i can’t thank you enough for suggesting them to be featured on EFOTD.

jena wrote in about her “one of a kind notebooks from vintage and repurposed materials” and i just HAD to check them out!! wow … i know i’d love to choose my perfect combination (for future reference: psychedelic swirl with found type/nature & animals/maps & travel <3) … wouldn’t you, followers?!

other shops, suggested by you:

  • foxypiglizard - sells handmade crocheted accessories. this shop was suggested by danica at imshezzalocked – her sister is the maker behind the shop!
  • lovesakumadrop - unique pendants and beaded jewelry. their pink skeleton woman cameo necklace is kinda fun. suggested by bussiness-cat :)