Friday, March 30, 2012

Tree Towels

I was just having a browse around the Finders Keepers blog and saw these little 
gems amongst their top picks for textiles... tree towels! Cute, don't you think?

They are by London-based graphic design duo, Pui Lee and Gemma Stanton, 
who produce goodies like these under the label Our Workshop. They have a 
graphic design business under the same label called Our Work and then a retail 
outlet called Our Shop.

Profits from their shop are put back into product development, which they call 
"a continual labour of love".

Well, I love them :)

They have many fab things in their shop... 
but the tree towels, you can find them here.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Comme des Crochet

Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo has just released a limited 
edition selection of crocheted jumpers...

Who ever said crochet isn't cool :)

Apparently, they can be found here

My source is the latest issue of Selvedge.

Monday, March 26, 2012

So cool

Does it get any cooler than this? 

Okay, so I'm obsessed with Mrs Eliot Books' chevron design...
but don't you think it's incredibly cool to have it on your phone too ? :)

Find them here.

p.s. this is just a skin, but you can get the hard cases too :)

Friday, March 23, 2012

Inspiration: Eleanor Pritchard

This is she... the very talented Eleanor Pritchard... have you seen her stunning 
weavings before? While I should really be crocheting, I've found myself mesmerised
by them lately.

It's strange that I haven't come across her work before seeing as she is so celebrated 
in her native Britain and far abroad... Anyway, now that I have (finally) I do admit to
being completely smitten :)

And, of course, when I saw her studio I just wanted to live there! Isn't it amazing?

I love that her work comprises of strong geometric shapes and basic patterning. 

There's a freshness to her designs... a kind of 'less is more' aesthetic carried 
by bold colour combinations that highlight the design rather than smother it.

And she loves making cushions too, so she must be alright ;)

You can read more about Eleanor Pritchard and see more of her work on her 
website and her blog.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The chosen one

Remember the quandary about the chevron designs?
Well, the client has made her choice... and the favourite won :)

So, I have another 3 to do and the design takes about a week each to complete. 
I just have to get back into mad-crochet mode again now!

I had a lovely weekend off. Hope you had a good one too :)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Our Creative Spaces: Finished Ripple Cushions

Apologies to everyone and anyone... I haven't been answering the phone, 
not looking at blogs (let alone commenting), forgetting promises, letting 
people down, working into the night... I cannot believe how long it has taken 
me to finish these cushions!

But finished they are!! So happy :)

Hope you've had a great week. You'll probably be seeing more of me now ;)
See more Creative Spaces here.

Monday, March 12, 2012


I'm busy working away still but this made me smile this morning...

 Hope it brightens up your day too :)

Friday, March 9, 2012

hello 45 :)

Another year, another number... I really like being in my 40s... 
they're going quickly though! Halfway to 90 people ;)

I'm off to lunch today with my mum, aunty and sister.
Hope you have a great day too! x

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Our Creative Spaces: Finishing cushions

I'm playing along with the Our Creative Spaces meme again this week. 
To sign up or see other spaces visit here.

In my space this week, I've been finishing the ripple cushions. Actually, 
I'm a bit stressed at the moment because my machine is playing up... I take
my foot off the pedal and it won't stop  :( 

I'm investigating solutions... Meanwhile, this is literally my space...

I really like details and finishing touches that have a practical application 
but also work aesthetically. Linen tape, found here, binds the cushion seams
to shape and looks pretty cool too I think ;)

Hope you've had a wonderfully creative week ... and sewing machines that 
work well for you!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

So in love :)

Look at what arrived in the post today! 

I love it so much and wasted no time putting an insert into this delectable 
creation and getting out my camera. Isn't it gorgeous?

It's the work of Mrs Eliot Books, otherwise known as Francesca. You can 
find her envelop store here and her fabulous blog here, where she designs 
other wonderful things like this...

Thanks Fran - I love it :)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Moment of reckoning...

So, the moment has come... I've finished the 'new-improved' chevron 
but now I really can't choose between them.

You remember the first one? I thought it looked like a football jersey 
and decided to try again...

Well, this is the 'try again' chevron... I think I prefer it, but it's not really 
up to me I guess. I'll let the buyer decide which design she likes. 
Which do you prefer?

It's been a tumultuous week full of teenage angst and drama in this 
household. I'm ready to slump in a heap ;) 
The Little One has her indoor hockey grand final tomorrow... I'm hoping 
to rally by then ;)

Hope you're having a lovely weekend!