Thursday, September 30, 2010

Postcard from Brugge

Another one-day visit... this time it was in Brugge visiting our friend Patrick who is an eyewear designer. There's nothing quite like having a local show you around – it was such a magical place. I was totally in love with the lace shops... look at these lovelies :)

London tomorrow :)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Postcard from Antwerp

We were only in Antwerp for a day and it was mostly work but this is definitely a favourite place for more visits in the future. A new find, suggested by Mady at Abundance, was the new concept store Ra. A couple of pics from here are below. It was an amazing space with installation spaces for fashion, books and music...

The highlight of Antwerp for me though was meeting up with Renilde from At-Swim-Two-Birds. Thanks Renilde! :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Home again: Postcard from Amsterdam

Back from my travels to a Brisbane flush with rain... everything is so green :) The last two weeks have rushed by in a blur but we've had a wonderful time.

Firstly, a postcard from Amsterdam.... What a fabulous place! Favourite find: The Otherist. Part curio shop, gift shop and stationers, you can have a peek at their website and blog. Somehow I failed to take a photo :(

I did, however, snap a couple of very cute window displays... This one showcased a collection of french knitting spools (from memory, I think it was someone's home, not even a shop!)

And this window display – a shop that sells only tin boxes... can you imagine such a treat? :)

We were also totally intrigued to see stickers like this one (below) all over Amsterdam... BNE is the anagram for Brisbane, so that was pretty spooky ;) Not wanting to arrogantly assume that this is what they stand for, I was wondering if anyone knows for certain what they mean?

Hope you've had a great fortnight. I'll be around visiting soon, but I think I'll be collapsing into bed for now... these 24 hour flights are killers ;)

More 'postcards' to follow this week. Tomorrow, it's Antwerp :)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Loose ends + sojourns

I've been a bit absent around here lately... (there's a lot going on)... but I have managed to grab the odd spare moment to crochet in the loose ends on my hexagon blanket. Loving my loose ends pile :) I'm on the home stretch now – crocheting a border around the blanket (just two rows of a double crochet stitch) and it will all be done :)

Now, about the sojourn... There are some beautiful French words that have been incorporated into the English language, but I think my favourite is "sojourn"... it has such a slumberous feeling to it that suggests the very best kind of holiday or break.... and that's just what's been 'going on' chez 3 Sheets... I've been getting ready for my annual sojourn to a trade fair in Paris.

Very exciting, even if it is going to be more work than play. I don't think there'll be a lot of sojourn-ing going on though... We'll be hopping around all over the place – Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bruges and London as well as Paris, and rushing back to Brisbane in time to spend the last week of the school holidays with our girls :) Looking forward to meeting up with this lovely lady in Antwerp.

So, tomorrow I'll be looking out at clouds with delicious anticipation. See you in two weeks! :)

Monday, September 6, 2010

More Tees

Thanks for all the fabulous feedback about the new t-shirts. New colours have been requested, so I've been working on these. I do like the blue + red but I think I prefer the citrus and grey... any preference? I've decided to print up some extras of both colours to put in the 3 Sheets shop... and I've been playing with some girl t-shirt designs too. I'm not happy with them just yet - I think they need something 'more' - but here's a peek anyway...

Have a great week :)

Selvedge winner

The fabulously unbiased has made the choice... Congratulations to Malinda from Animegirl! Hope you enjoy the magazine Mal :) I'll be in touch for your address or please feel free to email me the details if you see this first. Big thanks to everyone for your lovely comments.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My Creative Space - Boy Tees

click on photos for a closer look

I have a lot of problems finding gifts for boys. Probably because I have only daughters, I haven't had that immersion exposure that brings enlightenment ;) So yes, I'm the boring Aunty who gives clothes! My only hope for forgiveness is that the mums of these boys like the designs I've come up with for them :)

More creative spaces over at Kirsty's Kootoyoo.