26 July 2009

tea towel cushions

I think I have a New Zealand tea towel obsession! I found these tea towels on my last NZ visit and had to make them into cushions for my lounge. They take five minutes to make, I just cut a tea towel in half across the middle and sew in a long zip the same colour as the border. They have an art deco feel to me. Maybe its the writing style. They also remind me of my brother and his family living in NZ, so nice to have on the couch at home.

I also recently sold a jingle bird, and I have been trying different packaging and wrapping styles where I can use fabric scraps. Here's what I ended up sending off.

Plus I bought myself some make it perfect patterns from duckcloth, very keen to give the wrap around skirt a go!

21 July 2009

history


Some lovely women just bought my pleated purse and the great retro orange flower bag, thanks!! I love this fabric, all recycled from the opShop using salvaged tablecloths and sheets. Happy to give old gorgeous fabrics a new lease of life as something useful.

Meanwhile I spent last weekend in Bendigo doing all the touristy things including a tour of the townhall, beautifully restored with gold leaf - here's a shot of the main ball room with the decorated ceiling. Its a lovely light space, and I love thinking of all the people that have had fun nights there in the past.


05 July 2009

wrapped

in preparation for the winner of today's Sunday giveaway on Jo's blog, I have popped this little softie bunny into its fabric bag and wrapped him and the rosebud purse up together. I am looking forward to posting these to a lucky winner!

in other news i just got back from a quick visit to NZ for some Auntie time, here is my gorgeous god-daughter and niece in a moment of skirt contemplation on the trampoline.