Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Super Star





I finally got round to sending off my christmas ornaments for the swap that I'm doing! (see below post for details) I used felt, old vintage buttons, and this lace time fabric that I found at the dollar sale. They are also on sale at my etsy store and you can catch me at Unique this weekend in downtown LA.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Holiday Ornament Swap 2008




So last Christmas my friend Paula McGurdy
participated in this Holiday Ornament Swap and I really wanted to do it myself but missed the deadline. So this year I signed up for it and I'm really excited about doing it this year. Cake and Pie and freshly{blended} host the event and have great blogs! So I'm excited about doing it this year.

Sienna Bella Ruth

Ok so the reason for my lack of creativity has been the wonderful addition to our family Sienna Bella Ruth. She was born Sept 22nd and was 7lbs 10oz. I now have a life model for my baby clothes designs aswell as someone to inspire my creativity so watch this space!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Birdie Mobile


It is so great having time to simple be creative and do those projects that are just for you! Well just for my future baby. I really wanted a black and white mobile for the baby to look at when it is first born but couldn't find any I liked any where so I decided to make my own. I sketched some birdie shapes and ideas in my sketchbook and than made those shapes into 3D figures out of various fabrics and ribbons. We hung it using a wooden embroidery hoop!

Now all we need is the baby to arrive! Due in 2 weeks!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Beautiful Losers




My good friend Kathleen found out about this documentary called Beautiful Loser that was showing in a small cinema around the corner from us and a few of us went to see it tonight. It was so inspiring! It followed the development of various artists influenced by various street cultures.  It made me just want to draw and paint and express myself again. Here are a few images that inspired me, Barry Mc Gee and Thomas Campbell. 

Monday, August 25, 2008

Nursery Tree Design



So my little baby arrives in roughly 4 weeks and I decided to make it something fun and happy for its nursery. I decided to design a tree as it was a good gender neutral object( the baby's gender is a surprise) and also I found some great inspiration for the idea. The romp store website had this great tree decal and cut-ture had this amazing enchanted forest wooden tree that I loved. So I used this 2 ideas and came up with this huge tree design. I appliqu├ęd all of it and sewed it all with different fun stitch techniques I used vintage fabrics and other store bought fabrics. I loved adding buttons and ribbons to add texture to the leaves. I love my orange birdie!
We hung it up on the wall this weekend with a wooden poll and I am so pleased with how it turned out in the end!

Monday, August 11, 2008

The SoCal Bench Project Craft Fair






I had such a great time at the SoCal Bench Project over the weekend. I really enjoyed meeting new crafters and putting my work out there for the world to see!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Cupcake Delight

OK so I discovered some amazing cupcake information on the web today and so excited to share it with you.
Firstly is this amazing print by Jenny Holiday I want it! Its on sale to on your etsy site so going to start saving up for it. Maybe if I increase my etsy sales I can treat myself.

The next amazing cupcake discovery was this amazing cupcake blog site called cupcakes take the cake. Seriously it makes you hungry looking at it! Love it and you all have to check it out.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Handmade Baby Shower invites

Yesterday I got together with Lisa to make my baby shower invites! They were all different colours and very cute!

Monday, July 14, 2008

My First Rose Bowl Market




I can't believe I have been living in LA for over a year and only went to the Rose Bowl Flee Market for the first time on Sunday! It is the most amazing market I have every been too with amazing vintage finds.
So with $40 in my wallet to spend I has fun finding this amazing treasures below.



This vintage recipe file was $4 and I love it and can't wait to write up and store some of my recipes in it

$1 vintage handkerchief! Going to use it for my design work






2 amazing 1950's aprons $2 each!! All I could think of was the $30 ones in anthropologie and how I love having these one instead.



Buttons all for $1


Lily brooch $5! 



My favourite thing! These pictures for my unborn babies nursery! $15

Little bricks for the nursery too!$1

Love it!!!!

Yummy Cupcakes

A couple of new cupcake designs I have recently produced! 

Monday, July 7, 2008

SoCal Bench Project

I'm doing this craft fair in August and  I got featured on there blog and thought you might like to check it out. I will be working really hard over the next coming weeks to build up my stock for this event os I will be posting later on with my progress!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Treasury on etsy No. 2

Here is my next treasury  I did on etsy.  Love it if you checked it out, circles polka dots and swirls

Monday, June 30, 2008

Sequins canvas








When my sister in law Lucy was over visiting we went shopping in Glendale and checked out the new Free People store. We saw these amazing sequins canvas on there wall display. SO  I decided to do my own version of it and here is my first attempt! I have some more fabric to try some more styles out. I think my flower pattern is not strong enough against the gold sequins. As I do more I will post them! Please leave me your comments and let me know what you think about my attempt!

 

Creative day with Jess and Lisa




Lisa Soltis is a freelance textile designer and her and her husband Dan have just moved into a cool new loft apartment in downtown LA. It is such an amazing studio space and I am looking forward to spending future afternoons creating in this space.
Jess is a great friend who is studying animation but loves coming a getting creative with us girls!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Look what came in the post today


I ordered these fabulous prints from Studio Mela on etsy and I love them so much. I'm going to buy some really nice frames for them and put them up in my kitchen I think.

My First Etsy Treasury

Check it out....

Play that funky Music

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Orange Delights from Etsy


I just love the colour orange and couldn't resist doing a little collection of orange etsy finds!
Ready for Spring Print on canvas by 12fifteen
Poppi Cottage by Mummysam's
Coffee Corset by Jenngee's shop
Bird Polka Dot pot holder by dapperduds's shop
Orange Raft Tile by melmuirdesign's shop
Felt Flower  by the bliss collection
Sport Boy Booties by Sellabratedesigns
House Pocket Jotter by Dozi's Shop
Future Sprouts by Papermoth's Shop

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Artist Patrick Heron




















When I was college looking for inspiration in the libary I came across and British painter called Patrick Heron whose work I fell in love with me. He's use of colour and abstract shapes really helped my textile work. I recently remembered him and looked him up on the web and here are a couple of pictures to inspire you also and remind me of how great his work his.

More info on Patrick Heron