Monday, October 31, 2005

Macrame For Halloween

Hello there fellow Macrame Lovers,

I have been so busy with my day job that I have been neglecting posting on my blog :(. What has been happening in your worlds?

Did anyone create any Macrame for Halloween? I would love to see what you produced. Please feel free to send me a sample to : caromcc@gmail.com .

I am excited to say that I am venturing up your way to the beautiful state of Florida and I can hardly wait. I have been scouting the weather maps to get a feel for the weather at this time of the year. My destination is Orlando.

If you have any tips to offer about what to pack I am all ears.

Well I hope you are well, and please let me know what you would most like to see on this blog and I will do my best to produce it for you ( I have my trusty magic wand and top hat :) ).

BFN

:)

Friday, October 21, 2005

Lagerfeld Does Macrame!

AP Wire | 10/07/2005 | Coco meets James Dean at Lagerfeld's show: "For his spring collection for Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld imagined a meeting of two great icons: Coco Chanel and James Dean.

Influenced by traditional Chanel tweed and a rock 'n' roll image of the 1950s movie idol, Lagerfeld sent out eclectic garments for Chanel's spring-summer 2006 ready-to-wear collection in a Paris fashion week show on Friday.

At times, James Dean lookalikes appeared in weathered leather jackets and jeans, a way to introduce similar items into the women's collection.

A tough-looking, long and lean black leather jacket was worn with knee length shorts. Then came a graceful white re-embroidered macrame top worn with three-quarter sleeves over matching flared skirt."

So what Macrame fashion piece do you have in your wardrobe for this season? All the best designers are onto it.....and so are we :)

Homeless Kids Find Voice In Macrame

Beacon Journal | 10/15/2005 | Homeless kids find voice in art: "This past summer, artists and volunteers worked with about 150 students at Safe Landing, Access, the Battered Women's Shelter and Catholic Worker, a program that provides transitional housing and is mainly helping immigrants and their families.

The students did macrame and reverse-image printing, and made beaded bookmarks, jewelry, masks, sock puppets and frames. The volunteers and artists tried to incorporate other subjects into the activities, including reading, writing and history.

Gabina Davila, a parent liaison with Catholic Worker, said many of the students had one or both parents working during the day. She said the kids enjoyed the arts and crafts activities".

This touched me deeply and reinforced to me the power of art and crafts such as Macrame to heal, both physical and emotional wounds just through pouring ourselves and igniting our creativity that comes from our heart. It has got me thinking where and how else can we expose others to Macrame and/or other crafts so they too can feel more joy, peace anf fulfilment in their lives. :)

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Big & Small Ads - Hilarious Tangent From Macrame

Hi fellow Macrame Lovers,

I thought you might enjoy clicking on these links. I currently reside down under in Oz, and there is an ad running down here that is receiving local and international attention for its clever use of humour to sell the product.

Click on this link to enjoy for yourself:

Big Ad


And if that wasn't enough!!! Another clever Aussie company has made this ad as a p-sstake of the first ad which was a p-take of advertising!!!

Check it out, its a scream...

Small Ad

I'd love to hear your thoughts....or at least your laughter!

BFN

Carolyne :)

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Lady In Red - Macrame Wall Hanging

Hi lovely Macrame-ites,

I am back from my vacation and what a wonderful time I had with some of my family members. It was truly special!

And when I got back I found this wonderful example from the same source as the key ring below. Do I feel lucky or what to be sent this to share with you.

I am not sure why I titled it as above - I guess it is so vibrant that that song came into my mind.

I hope you also are inspired by this creative offering.

Carolyne :)

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Awesome Readers Macrame Keyring Handicraft!

Hi there sensational Macrame-ites,

Check out this that a delightful reader sent me. As part of my product offering - you know the awesome downloadable book I offer http://www.macramelovers.com, I also offer a 7 day free 'tips and tidbits' email course.

I have been receiving wonderful feedback from subscribers, and what is more special to me, is that some are sending me examples of their very fine handy work, like this picture below.

Thank you 'Da Bear' :).

I hope you are having lots of fun knotting away, do send me some piccies, I love to see how creative everyone is.

BFN

Carolyne :)

Monday, October 03, 2005

Stylish Macrame Beaded Scarf


Margie Makes..: "Sunday, October 02, 2005

Behold! Macrame scarf with wooden beads! I ended up using all of three balls and a bit of the fourth and it's certainly long enough"

Look what else I found - Macrame is running rife in Australia, my posing before was also from another wonderful Aussie. I hope you find this inspiring and do check out Margie's blog - it is worth a look! :)

Bright & Breezy Macrame Wall Hanging


Fibre Fancies. Exploring forms in textiles and threads of fact and fantasy: "Thursday, September 29, 2005
Macrame hanging. Looks good on a small window, but fades a little.
"

Check out this lovely bright and breezy wall hanging. Very colorful!!! :)

Tied Up With Something Other Than Macrame..can you believe it?!

Hi there lovely Macrame Lovers,

I have been tied up with something other than my Macrame....you can call it the day job. All good. And I am soon to be enjoying a fabulous holiday with my mother and sister, so there will be fewer postings over the next couple of weeks.

Though will send you some juicy stuff shortly to wet your palate, and please do send me examples of the work you created, I love seeing the fruits from your fingers.

BFN

Carolyne :)