Thursday, 29 December 2011

Sun & Inspiration

I'm soaking up the sun but still managing to get my daily dose of web inspiration.
Here's what I'm coveting...

All the work by Leslie Oschman! You need to visit her blog to few her amazing bags and chairs made using vintage canvas'. If only I could justify shipping her chairs to Melbourne. 
Her latest work incorporates some of her favourite oil painting portraits screen printed to make these linen clutched.

Portrait Clutch by Leslie Oschman

Super cool photographic print top from Anthropologie
Anthropologie Top

Shane Waltener's amazing installations, in particular his doily cob webs. If only all cobwebs were this pretty.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Summer time reading...

It's our last day in the office before we break for a long Christmas weekend and I'm starting to write to my holiday 'To Do' list. My list will include the usual boring tasks which I will no doubt not do but I'm hoping to get some sewing done and finished those half completed projects.

We've got some new books in store which I'm hoping I can draw some inspiration from too....

Block Party—The Modern Quilting Bee
The quilting bee gets a modern makeover
• From the creators of popular blog,
• Let go of “the rules” with 12 fun, funky, and improvisational projects
• The fundamental techniques are outlined-from fabric selection to quilt tops to binding
• Projects are perfect for both beginner and experienced quilters  
Modern Mix

16 Sewing Projects that Combine Designer Prints & Solid Fabrics
• 7 Quilts + Pillows, Bags & More
• Quilters and sewers of all skills can confidently mix and match fabrics for a fresh, clean look
• Something for everyone - home décor, fashion accessories, and delightful gifts
• Learn more about colour and design within your fabric selections

Sweetwater's Simple Home
Sew Something Handmade for Every Room • 35 Projects
• 35 beginner-friendly projects, including quilts, pillows, table linens, and accessories - many can be made in a day or less
• Fresh, modern ideas for making things pretty and practical
• Bring Sweetwater's popular signature style to all your sewing and craft projects
• Learn simple, creative techniques for decorating with appliqué, stenciling, stamping, and embroidery

Friday, 9 December 2011

Ric Rac Roses

We finally got some much needed Jumbo Ric Rac into the stores in about 10 colours. At the same time I placed the order I stumbled across this great project to make a Ric Rac roses.
It’s so effective and could easily be converted into a cute brooch. I might even have sometime to whip up a couple as last minute Chrissie presents.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

All Aboard!

With the holiday season fast approaching, I'm day dreaming of travel adventures.
The below range was inspired by worn vintage suitcases and a well travelled passport!

World Traveller $16.95mt - In store NOW!