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Class Recap: Felt flowers with Rubyellen

Bloesem Class recap | Felt flower making with Rubyellen of Cakies Blog. Next Bloesem Class: Shibori Dyeing with Arounna of Bookhou

Over the past week, Bloesem played host to Rubyellen and Ben of Cakies. The sweet couple came all the way from LA so that Rubyellen could share her felt flower making expertise with some of our Bloesem class students!

We had a blast creating, chatting about everything from crafts to kids (Rubyellen and Ben have 4 adorable girls) and eating some delicious food. The photographs that follow will explain everything that happened during class.

Other than teaching, Rubyellen also explored our city with her husband and wow oh wow, we can't get enough of her instagram shots of Singapore! Seriously, she definitely sees Singapore in a much more beautiful light than we do. Singapore is beautiful but some of her shots made us double take and question whether we were living in the same place she was visiting. See for yourself! This is our favorite..

Bloesem Class recap | Felt flower making with Rubyellen of Cakies Blog. Next Bloesem Class: Shibori Dyeing with Arounna of Bookhou

Bloesem Class recap | Felt flower making with Rubyellen of Cakies Blog. Next Bloesem Class: Shibori Dyeing with Arounna of Bookhou

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Class Alert: Shibori Dyeing with Indigo Class

Bloesem Class Alert | Shibori dyeing with Indigo by Arounna from Bookhou, in Singapore August 28,29,30 2014.

Class Alert: Shibori Dyeing class with Arounna from Bookhou

After countless students have told us that they have missed our classes, we are announcing our next Bloesem class almost a full two months ahead of time! We are pleased as punch to be having Arounna Khnounnoraj, half of the duo behind Bookhou, come from Canada to teach us the ways of Shibori dyeing. (Remember she will only be in town for a short while, this is not a class that will be repeated soon, so don't miss your chance!)

Many of you are already familiar with Arounna's work. Her bags, pouches and many other homewares and accesories under the label Bookhou are handmade beautifully and sell like hotcakes in the Bloesem store!

If you are drawn to patterns and fabrics, may we suggest adding some Shibori dying techniques to your skills with this new making class. Shibori is everywhere! It’s the new pattern for 2014 - 2015 and now you can learn how to make it too. We are already in love with this Japanese dyeing technique which dates back to the 8th century.

So spice up your wardrobe this season and learn how to make your own Shibori scarf and tote. Instead of throwing away that old plain top, maybe give it a make over with some Shibori!

Bloesem Class Alert | Shibori dyeing with Indigo by Arounna from Bookhou, in Singapore August 28,29,30 2014.

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Somethings I liked this week

Bloesem Living | Link Love: Bloesem Class - Felt flower making with Rubyellen

These beautiful images are of the Bloesem class with Rubyellen, courtesy of Jiayi, who attended our felt flower making class yesterday. If you are afraid you have missed yet another Bloesem Class, it's not too late! Rubyellen will be hosting 2 more classes on Saturday and Sunday.

3 legs table collection ..

http://www.emmahayes.co.nz/collections/wallpaper-1

How instagram is affecting the way we perceive ourselves and the world around us..

If you haven't already caught The Fault in our Stars, we suggest you do..

It's time for a 'hello summer' banner..

8 not so obvious signs you're actually doing work you love..

Plywood and pegboard.. a great combo..

these adorable cable knit planters.. 

Solve those furniture painting problems here..

Have a lovely weekend everyone! More Felt flower classes this weekend.. XO, The Bloesem Team 

Bloesem Living | Link Love: Bloesem Class - Felt flower making with Rubyellen

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Insta-nt Friends

Bloesem Living | B.Instagood with Melissasonico

We love how instagram is a community of friends, and making friends via this platform is so easy! It's great seeing a bunch of creative friends sharing their crafts and things they do during the day together, each with their own take on the moment. That's how instagram sucks away all your time, and also how I found Melissa's gorgeous feed - you find one amazing instagram account and somehow from their you are connected to that persons group of equally talented friends, and there goes 3 hours. On that note, get back to work! (after you are done reading this post :)

#BinstaGood

.. Follow Melissa on instagram
.. Bloesem and Zara S.  on instagram

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Coveting cushions

Bloesem Living | Coveting Bococo cushions

Home accessories like cushions can help bring a little sunshine into your home. Whether it's a cushion with a bright color or a pattern, all you have to do is find a style you enjoy. For us, we found these screen printed Bococo cushions.

The patterns are reminiscent traditional patterns and designs of textiles but with a contempary method such as screen printing, the cushion has a fresh look! They come in a variety of colors - the nudes and black and white ones are easy to match and neutral, while the bright colors like blue and yellow remind us that it's Summer time!

Bloesem Living | Coveting Bococo cushions

Bloesem Living | Coveting Bococo cushions

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tas-ka

Bloesem Living | Tas-ka kitchen and home accessories

Last week we shared the online store I wait here , which we can all safely say, the Bloesem team has fallen head over heels with. Especially how they have featured the beautiful collection from Tas-ka.

The patterns, the designs, Tas-ka has really outdone themselves in the area of homewares and kitchen accessories. If you think their products are impressive, have a look at their brick and mortar store, images that have pinned over and over again on pinterest.

We couldn't resist giving styling and photographing the Tas-ka products a shot ourselves.. so here (2 images below) is the result..   

Bloesem Living | Tas-ka kitchen and home accessories

{in image above: Pyotocan large ; Pyotocan small Oak tray Walnut serving board}

Bloesem Living | Tas-ka kitchen and home accessories

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