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

Friday, June 13, 2008

Lets start with a few of my favorite things....

Buttons, Buttons, Buttons, I love them! Above is a picture of my button box, I got alot of them in downtown La in the fashion district, I had so many more lovely buttons but I had to leave them back at home in Dublin, Ireland when we moved out to LA. So I am slowly trying to find some new buttons to add to my collection!

I also gathered a collection of my favorite Etsy button finds for you all to enjoy.....
Ice cream button bouquet by Kreated by Kelly 
Button paper flowers by Evalicious
Felted bracelet with button nest by Made by Laura 
Yummy Button Stack by Kits and Caboodles
YoYo Clippies with buttons by Felicitys Boutique 
Lucky Charm Bracelet by Retro Atomic

Thursday, June 12, 2008

My First Order and First Post

SO I have decided to start this blog...finally! Been wanting to do this for ages. So after  I finished my first boutique order for my handmade baby clothes I decided it was time to start. Taking inspiration from some of my favourite blogs - here I go.

Here are some images of my my first order for The Spotted Zebra in Alabama.
 I hope to use this blog to promote different independent designers and artists and also just to inspire you all with all different kinds of things I find along the way. So here we go....