Archive | May, 2011

tea pot rests

22 May

Sewing is really allowing me to embrace colour and pattern, in a way that I might not normally in say bedlinen, or clothes.  I love colour, but am not always that adventurous in my day to day life.  I’ve been trying to work out of late items that I’d like to make, and it always comes back to homewares…I can’t see me making clothes anytime soon!  I suppose the easiest starting point is to make things that you would look at in a shop or at a market, that way I figure I will enjoy the creating process more. 

Today I sat down with just that intention, and starting making a pile of tea pot rests.  With winter upon us I think they are a nice, comfy little item to nestle a tea pot on.  Ideally I want to improve my sewing to a point where I can start selling things, maybe on etsy, maybe at a market down the track, so I am trying to make several of the one thing to practise and work out better ways of constructing things.  Here’s the results!


winter days are here

14 May

Melbourne has turned cold, bitterly cold, over the last week.  Autumn is nowhere to be seen. 

I’m sure this has been blogged a hundred times over, but I think if I had this beautiful ottoman and a big comfy throw on the couch, the weather would be a whole lot more bearable.

As spotted at pickles.

if all else fails…

14 May

…I could probably open a pancake shop.


14 May

After a couple of madmadmad weeks at work, today it was time to take off the organised hat and put on the creative hat.  All tension disappears as my hands get busy…even if I make mistakes or can’t quite work out the next hands, my head and my heart still rejoice! 

My first attempt at a cushion with a centre zip…

early afternoon

2 May

There is nothing sweeter than an unexpected early afternoon from the office.  Sure, it might have been due to a dentist appointment, but I’ll take what I can get!

An early arrival home meant plenty of time to catch up on the blogosphere after having worked all weekend.  I really do think I could be a professional blog reader…does that job exist?!

I visited eatdrinkchic which I must admit has fallen off my radar…goodness knows why as it’s full of such incredibly beautiful compilations and ideas…like this!


frankie love

2 May

ah…too much inspiration and loveliness to handle!

frankie induced happiness.