Friday, June 24, 2011

Etsy Love - Blancucha

Blanca G√≥mez is an illustrator and designer living and working in Madrid who sells her prints on etsy and also has a website displaying her full portfolio here. Her prints are perfect for both childrens rooms and my living room!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Etsy Love - Eloise Renouf

In my latest wanderings of Pinterest, I came across a print, which then lead me to, "I Heart Prints and Patterns Blog" and then finally to Eloise Renouf's etsy store. Eloise is a textile and stationery designer living in Nottingham, England, who spends her days running a stationery business with per partner Patrick and juggling commission work and he two lovely little boys. Sometimes there are prints that you just love - these are one of those!

I Love Clouds, limited edition giclee print $25

Passing Shower, limited edition giclee print $25

Autumn Leaves Grey, limited edition giclee print $25

Embroidery Flowers Placement Multi, limited edition giclee print $25

You can check out more of my etsy favs over on my Pinterest Board "Etsy Love"

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Dreaming of Warmer Climates

It is a little bit wild a woolly in Sydney at the moment, and I am still in denial that winter is actually upon us (maybe if I went shopping for some new gloves that might help!).
But for now I dream of warmer climates where the skies and blue and seas and sparkling.

Image via Sunsurfer

Image via Sunsurfer

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Random Etsy Favs

Well it has been a while since i have done some Random Etsy Favs - but here are two art prints that jumped out at me this week.

The Duchess- Open Edition Print by Janet Hill Studio $44

I have also started a new board on Pinterst "etsy love" where I will be adding all my favs from etsy as I come across them.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Uncommon (but totally necessary) Goods

I just came across this great website full of "uncommon" but totally necessary goods - Uncommon Goods! (Thanks @swissmiss for the heads up on the robot stencil!)

Some of my favs:

Pee Pee Teepees $9.50 (if you have a son you will understand!)

So many other great, and better yet inexpensive gifts in store - check them out here. Only bugger is shipping to australia is not so inexpensive.

Friday, June 3, 2011

A 39 nine year old machine lives on

So on Wednesday night this week I went to a "get to know your sewing machine" course at my local sewing centre (Chatswood Sewing Centre). After getting over my initial embarrassment that everyone had fancy new machines where you press one button and out pops a quilt, and I had my mum's Bernina circa 1970's - i got into the swing of things. We learnt everything from how to clean you machine, to changing needles, to filling bobbins - basically your ABC's of sewing machines. BUT - at the end of the class I was able to finish a row of sewing without a tangle in my bobbin case and i learnt how to heam a pair of jeans, a very important life lesson in my eyes! Only downer was the guy from the shop said if I used my machine again it would effectively blow up and never recover - so I had to leave it in for a service. Fingers crossed I can remember everything when I get my machine back.

Some projects I have my eye on once i get my machine back:

A quilt inspired by Alphabet Monkey - but i am thinking with fish and boats instead of clouds

Fabric Beach Balls by the purl bee

reversible bag - tutorial by very purple person

Cloudy Day Applique Tote Tutorial  by Craft Snob

Watch this space for more sewing goodness to come! (you can also check out my pinterest board of sewing inspiration )


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