United we stand

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I couldn't resist this this lamp that I found at an auction recently. It has a beautiful wooden base and amazingly was in good working order. It had a rather shabby shade which I updated or in fact back dated with a vintage flag. I love the effect.

Simple and effective

Friday, March 18, 2011

Letters, letters everywhere. I know that the letter thing is a bit over done however I do love this take on the trend. It was so simple and took only a few hours and heaps of patience.

You will need:

A cutting knife and board
Stencil letters
A piece of cardboard
Scraps of paper
glue and scissors

Start by tracing around your alphabet with a pencil and then cut out the letters using the cutting knife. Do this really slowly taking breaks as nessecary as one slip will result in potentially ruining the whole thing

Once that is complete cut scraps of fabric to size and glue to the back of the cardboard. I used an acid free glue that dries clear and doesn't yellow.

Once you have completed this stage allow the glue to dry and frame in a frame of your choice.

Heart of the matter

Thursday, August 26, 2010

We made these fabulous mobiles last week after school. They were so simple and effective. All you need to do is trace four large heart shapes onto different coloured cardboard and inside the large heart trace a smaller heart and cut them out. Then mix up the colours and with sticky tape attach some thread to the hearts and tie them onto the coat hanger. You could also use a stick or a piece of thin wood in place of the coat hanger. Enjoy making your heart mobile.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

One Sunday Autumn Winter range now selling!
Off to beautiful Brisbane next week to see clients - very exciting!


Young at art

Friday, April 09, 2010

Today we made this artwork for Eliza's room. I say 'we' but really she did the whole thing herself part from the mounting and framing. This is how we did it...

Cut out the shape you want to use, you can do this by hand or use ones of these nifty cutters, available from art shop.

Paint the cut outs with different coloured paints

Using a clear drying glue, sprinkle with beads, glitter and little buttons and anything else that takes your fancy. leave to dry then shake off excess.

Cut out some cardboard for mounting, I used the inside of an old sticker book.

Then arrange your cut outs onto the cardboard and stick down, double sided tape works well and is easier to use than glue. It is such a simple project for kids to do and provided you don't use too much paint and glue it is achievable in an afternoon! Enjoy making your creations, trains would be gorgeous!


Thursday, April 08, 2010

I love this image the colour and pattern is just divine. I am not entirely sure where I got this image from, sorry to anyone who owns it. It is a section of fabric that has been printed, I would love to embroider this pattern onto something... I will keep you posted.


Saturday, March 27, 2010

I made this cushion from a collection of fabric samples that I received from a fabric wholesaler. At the end of every season I have a bit of a clean out and I just couldn't bring myself to throw these out. They had been conveniently already cut with pinking shears which made it really easy to roughly sew them together with running stitch. The colours are fabulous and have given our red sofa real lift.