Thursday, January 28, 2010

Charlotte Jane Mac Donald

It was great to find fresh inspiration when I was back in Ireland. I was flicking through some of my Mum's interior magazines and came across Charlotte Mac Donald's work. I was excited to discover that she also studied textile design in my college - National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in Dublin, Ireland.

I love the delicate feel of her work and of course the cupcakes! Her use of vintage kitchen textiles with subtle beautiful fabrics is divine. Her website has lots of great images of her portfolio including her printed fabrics. Love it!

It has been great connecting with Charlotte and I'm now following her blog.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Before Christmas I worked on some new ideas for my product line and came up with these cute toddler dresses. I wanted something simple that I could use unusually fabrics with and pretty applique. I was really happy with how they turned out. They are for sale on my etsy store.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


After Warsaw we went home to Ireland and caught up with all our family and friends. Lots of fireside chats, plenty of tea and biscuits and lots of surprising snow.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Warsaw Christmas

Its been a busy month of travel and I'm so happy to be finally back LA. I love the start of New Years - goal setting and starting new adventures. But first I need to recap on my travel month.

My husband's family moved to Warsaw, Poland about a year ago and we decided to go and visit for Christmas. I had never been to any Eastern European countries before and fell for its architectural charm. Even with jetlag and family commitments I mentioned to get out in the Old City with my camera and try to capture things that inspired me. I enjoyed peeking through windows and beautiful shapes in the buildings.
It was a wonderful Christmas journey and was nice to have frosty cold mornings that we don't seem to get in LA.