May 31, 2010

Love this vintage...

Double sewing machine drawer from Hindsvik.   

Double Sewing Machine Drawer


Mmmm.  Pretty vintage drawers to put things in.  I could collect these.

May 27, 2010

My creative space.

I made this pincushion about 12 months ago.  It's my favourite, and it has lately had a super workout as there have been pins, pinning and more pins everywhere this week.  One even got really stuck in my machine last night (heart stopper!) but all good now thanks to my clever husband.

Come to think of it, I'm wondering what are the best pins to use?  I mainly pin layers of cotton or linen fabric together, but I'd like to know what are the best.  Any suggestions?  What do you use for a lovely smooth and secure fix?

Browse some more creativity at Kootoyoo and have a wonderful end to the week!

May 25, 2010

Thank you!

A big thank you to Polkadot Prints for holding a giveaway recently that I was fortunate enough to win! (I can't believe I actually won something)

I scored this cute party pack with favour labels, menu tags and party dots.  They're gorgeous.

Polka Dot prints have a range of products including personalised invitations, event branding and printed accessories.  You can check them out here or here.

May 21, 2010

Good one.


What a fabulous idea!  Just spotted and had to share this great idea for paper globes, and it's straight to the party ideas bookmark.   Good one Ellen!!  See the full how-to over at Alpha Mom.

In other news..... It's Friday people!  What are you up to this weekend?  We're off to a playdate and then birthday celebrations tomorrow for family.  Looking forward to it.  Have a good one!

May 20, 2010

My creative space.

A crazy old week or two since I last posted my creative space.  It's been pretty chaotic here with usual life stuff...kid colds, lack of sleep and the like, but the creative space has still be powering on!  (I have stuff everywhere mind you.).
This last week I've been working on more of my special project (yes, it's a secret!), and also trying to make up a few more shop items.  It's hard getting time, I tell you, but I'm getting there slowly.

Of course, we've also been making some cupcake liner necklaces, and sorting through the vintage button stash. That part's never a chore.

Finally, a quick Happy Birthday to my beautiful Mum.  She's the best, and we can't wait to celebrate with her on the weekend.  xo

More creative spaces - where else but Kirsty's!

May 19, 2010

Free stuff I love: More bags!

I know I've posted about bag tutorials before, but I love bags so much, here are a few more that I've been spying around the web of late...

My no. 1 fave is this gorgeous reversible bag from Very Purple Person.  Such a great looking bag and also a fantastic blog.


And then there's this amazing and gorgeous repurposed bag at Between the Lines.  Pascale's such a clever one!


or this cute and quick Margaret Sling Bag from Oh Fransson!


And a sweet fold over bag tutorial at In Bloom


A very cool felt bag from the book Scandinavian Needlecraft.  Get it free at Design*Sponge and buy the book if you want more!


And finally here's a pleated, lined bag tutorial at Wharehouse Fabrics.



May 17, 2010

Love this vintage...

set of pink buttons from overspill on etsy.  Love 'em.  They'd be perfect for a cute little pink or grey cardigan, no?


While I post,  I'm desperately trying to find some gorgeous vintage ribbons for a special project...and none of the shops with perfect ribbons on etsy will ship to me in Australia. :-(  One big disadvantage of living this far south....

May 12, 2010

The little dress making Company

More cute kidlet photos, sorry.

We were very fortunate to receive the opportunity to try out this gorgeous dress made from a beautiful printed cotton by The Little Dress Making Company.  It's a prototype dress, and it is gorgeous!

These dresses will be coming online very soon in a variety of styles and prints,  so sit tight and keep your ear to the ground for when you can snatch one up!

You can follow what the Little Dress Making Company is up to and find out when you can buy a dress like this here on Facebook.

May 10, 2010

Love this vintage...

French fabric from Petits Details shop  I love this store so much.


  Today I'm dragging myself back to work after 2 weeks off.  Every holiday comes to an end!! Have a wonderful week everyone.


May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day

To every mother in every place, Happy Mothers Day.

May 6, 2010

My creative space...

The uptown girl jacket is finished!  I'm so glad.  This jacket was fun to make, but probably not the kind of thing I'd like to 'whip up' quickly.  You need some time for this one, as there is a fair bit of cutting and then gathering and piecing together.  

Still, an enjoyable and satisfying project, and just in time for some chilly Canberra weather and a trip to see this gorgeous little man  (yes, he is just as gorgeous in person!). 

In this reversible jacket I've used a regular pinwale corduroy and Michael Miller Ta dot cotton.  I covered my own buttons.

More creative spaces at Kirsty's and most definitely my favourite space of this this week is right here!

May 4, 2010

Love this vintage...

Pitcher at my new favourite vintage etsy store, Sadie Olive.  What lovely photography too.  (Thanks for the tip Ros!!)


Have a wonderful week everyone!  x

May 1, 2010

Cutting and pasting

Ahhh.  Holidays.  Today I've been to the beach, had a nice coffee and nearly finished the Sydney Morning Herald Crossword.  We're doing it every day this week over morning tea.

I've also cut out the Uptown Girl Jacket for Ellie, which is a lot of cutting when you have exterior, lining and padding pieces.  My wadding is now fused and I'm ready to sew! So nice to be there after all the preparation....sewing it up is like painting the last few coats after preparing the wall.

In between sewing I've been having interesting conversations with a 20 month old, eagerly anticipating the arrival of a new member of our extended family, watching Playschool and scraping up food that's been thrown on the floor.   A typical vacation day, really.  Hope your weekend has been fantastic so far.  See you on Monday!