Tuesday, 26 May 2009

ETSY - Beautiful keychains

I always find interesting things in Etsy, browsing today I discovered this cute keychains from the shop: aviewto, the designer I.Klee hand made all the items and produce other interesting work as well, so pop into her shop for more finds!!!




As well as this cute keychains she makes this beautiful necklaces, which I found in her blog, I believe this picture, (styled by Paul from www.sweetpaul.typepad.com) is from her work being featured in the Country Living magazine.

PERIWINKLEBLOOM

HELLO DEAR ALL!! I am back in London from my holidays in Spain, I had a wonderful time with my family and friends, had time for my daily walks, relaxed on the beach, ate lovely food and even made some cushions with my mother!! she is so skillful, I am always learning from her new tricks and better way of doing things, so I am very grateful to her for her great help and contributions to my work over this past week. 

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I am very inspired by this little dresses from Periwinkle bloom, they use vintage textiles and 100% organic cotton for their creations. Beautiful simple shapes and full of small details, a very nice alternative to high street children clothing.  




Monday, 25 May 2009

Printspace



Printspace is another clever Aussie illustrator and printer based in Melbourne. Her influences are many..Marimekko, mid-century homes, architecture and furniture, Wim Crouwel, textile design, vintage kitchenware, Florence Broadhurst, Saul Bass, Modernism, Paul Rand, Robin Boyd and Lucienne Day...and the work is really very sweet. I really like the zoo animal stack, great for kid's bedrooms and the new buttons are ace. I think there must be something in the water in Melbourne because it's chock full of creative types!





Thursday, 21 May 2009

Lena Corwin


I have just taken delivery of an excellent book by Lena Corwin - 'Printing by Hand: A Modern Guide to Printing with Handmade Stamps, Stencils, and Silk Screens ' (Spiral-bound) and it's very good! There is a section on the usual sort of screen printing using exposed screens, but it's particularly good for 'back to basics' printing, which is the best way to generate ideas in the early stages, fabulous colour choices and natural fabrics with her trade mark 'scandi' style. While you're at it have a look at her excellent blog

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Strictly Not High Street Fair - Norwich

I've just bought the most beautiful cushion from a textile artist called Su Owen she's exhibiting at the Strictly Not High Street event on today and tomorrow at the Forum in Norwich. Not to be confused with notonthehighstreet.com (also fantastic) it is a 2 day selling event for local artists and designer makers organised by jewellery designer Lisa Angel

I absolutely love the attention to detail, the edging, colour and stitching! beautiful..




Tuesday, 12 May 2009

More from the OPEN HOUSE weekend...

This are some pictures from the Open house weekend at Hilary's house. First is Fabric Nation's vintage textiles, I love her dogs and broches, so cute!!.  

Thanks girls for such a nice weekend, I am planning a Tea party with a Spanish twist!! soon, so we can get together and make our craft, eating cakes and drinking plenty of tea!!







This is the lovely Hilary's studio, (I am so jealous!!) She does printmaking, and was presenting her latest work at the Open house weekend. She is currently exhibiting at the Morley College gallery. 

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Obsessilicious artwork

Obsessilicious is an UK based blog that I tend to read regularly. I LOVE looking at the interiors in here and dreaming with one day having a house like this ones!!! Not only I like his blog but his artwork too, specially the LOVE print and the rocking chair poster. Visit his Etsy shop for more details about his work!!


CHOCOLATE CREATIVE NEW at the open house festival

I spent the day at Hilary's house as part of the Dulwich Festival, there are open artists houses around the area, together with a lot of different events, dance, music fairs in the park, etc...Here are some pictures of Chocolate Creative creations, lavander hearts, purses, bags, cushions and photo albums, part of the new collection that would be soon available in our shop!!





DOTTIE ANGEL textiles

I found this beautiful textiles in the nice TeaforJoy blog, Dottie Angel have a lovely selection of textiles made of vintage finds, lace and different trims. I really like how she combines all this elements together to create this delicate pieces. Visit her Etsy shop and treat yourself to a piece of the past with a modern twist!!




Table cloths: made from a combination of old table linens, thrift store fabrics, bed linens and doilies...along with appliqued 'sayings' and birds...
Bags: made from linen, vintage style fabrics, old tablecloths, lace, pillowcases, etc...
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