Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Lady luck was on my side and I won Fliss' giveaway over at Udder. The prize was this very cute plush fish. I really like that he has 2 personalities and enjoys watching the rain from the windowsill. If you aren't familiar with her work, please go and have a sticky beak as she is a very talented lass. Also has great taste and pointed towards these freeform modular fabric tiles, very fun.
Monday, January 19, 2009
I was given the most beautiful collection of vintage buttons for christmas. I thought the carved bakelite button above deserved to become a piece of jewellery and I simply have sewn it to a brooch-back so I can wear it when I please.
I believe they were all from this beautiful collection.
Great vintage buttons on etsy here and here.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
With a severe case of “ I will buy you this as a gift because I want it”, I gave Tokyo Space Diary by Ayo Takano to a friend as part of her chrissy present. It is basically half comic book, half catalogue of artworks. I am smitten with Ayo Takano's art. The colours, the imagery and subject matter. I adore the alien yet soft aspect of her work. She is mostly associated with Japan's Superflat movement, which is a style that really floats my boat. See more examples of her work here.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I made a pencil pocket for my new planner. The thought of not having to turn my bag upside down to find a writing implement was too tempting. I have been hoarding the Auntie Cookie fabric for a while and thought it was about time to use it.
Instead of elastic I used a press-stud to join the ends this time... press-studs are a great invention.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Upholstery samples. I ♥ upholstery samples and am so lucky that a lovely lady thought of me when her mother was condensing her stash. On arrival home from Christmas I was greeted with four boxes of upholstery samples! Yes, I nearly fainted.
Being realistic, I am never going to be able to use them all. I have been offering an armful to everyone that walks through my front door, and before I send the excess to the op-shop I thought I would offer them to you.
I have excitedly sorted through and put together a collection for myself. There is still an abundance remaining, especially florals as I am not really a flower kind of girl. I will send a package out to anyone in Australia who will put them to good use, please spread the word if you know others who would too. (If you are o/s and upholstery samples make you giddy please email me and we can work something out to cover postage costs).
If you are interested all you have to do is leave a comment with some ideas about great online clothing stores or etsy clothing sellers in Australia. I have christmas money to spend on updating my wardrobe but unfortunately yet to find anything I like!
I hope you all have a nice week, if you are like me and going back to work tomorrow remember to drink lots of tea to aid the adjustment.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
1. eb (sappy)
2. space and fresh air
3. washing-up music ( really music to do anything by)
4. doing something creative, whether it be with my hands or my head