Thursday, February 24, 2011

Meet Dewey

I love seeing how the things I sell end up and this morning I had a lovely surprise when checking out one of my latest blog reads. Dewey is made using some of the fabric from my Orla scrap packs and I love the way the large scale of the multi stem print makes big blocks of colour on his legs.

He is the work of Kristin aka KLT: Works, Kristin's blog is a great mix of design and life influences and her passion for vintage design. Her shop on etsy has the most gorgeous kids toys and beautiful letterpress prints and is well worth checking out, in fact when I did just that to get the link for this post led to me buying some beautiful fabrics which I hope to use for purses!

This week is half term here and the days have been crammed full and also include the celebration of Laura's 17th birthday and we have a big family gathering tomorrow to prepare for. Hopefully next week will see me with some more regular blogging habits

Louise x

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I have to share these cork magents with you, they are by the wonderful Heather Moore aka SkinnylaMinx and arrived this morning all the way from South Africa. They are both hand cut from cork sheet with a magnetic backing and the detail is beautiful. I have a few pieces by Heather now including some of her beautiful textiles. Check out her inspiring blog and find more of her work in her etsy store!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Purses now in my shop!!

All ready and waiting my new purses are up in my etsy shop and getting lots of love already!

I cannot choose a favourite but I do love how this pattern works on such a small scale.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Show and Tell

On Saturday the girls and I headed into London to The Make Lounge in Islington and did a wonderful workshop with the lovely Helen Rawlinson who produces the most wonderful textiles here. The worshop was screenprinting on textiles which was perfect for all of us as the girls are both studying textiles, and I as you know have been trying to get the hang of printing for my own work.

We took along some ideas of what we wanted to print but there was plenty of inspiring books and images provided too. The screen designs were made with paper stencils and hand cut with Xacto knives. Helen showed us how to prepare the screens and was on hand to help at each stage of the process, so we very quickly had our first images printed.
In just 3 1/2 hours we had each completed to designs and were so pleased with the results. The top two designs the Elephant and the Panda are Sarahs. The key design is Lauras, who also did another print of birds. These last two are mine, the hands printed onto a tea towel (take the hint somebody please?)
We had such a great time and were all really inspired, thankyou Helen :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Purses getting made.
New cushions being listed

So busy right now with new purses and fabrics and custom orders.........this is usually my quiet time of year! not this year apparently, I guess everyone is re decorating rather than moving house.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


I could make these all day. I found some frames lurking in a box and decided to try and get my pattern right for them and finally succeeded. They have an extra layer of interlining to make them squishy and I have altered some of my old jewellery pliers so I can clamp them tight after they are glued. I will make a couple more up later in some good vintage fabric and try them out in my etsy shop!