So I was contemplating christmas this morning and I was thinking gift tags. I love gift tags. Then I found that Basic Grey (the company behind these lovely tags) has plenty of stockists here in Australia. Or, if you are so inclined you could make your own with a hole punch, scissors and your imagination.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006
'We’re only here because I dreamt us up is an international group show curated by Princess Tina founder/designer Beci Orpin. Beci has fetched Sonja Ahlers and Geneviève Castrée - two talented young Canadians artists who have been inspiring her from afar - and has brought them together in Australia to create an exhibition that is girlish but mischievous, innocent but dark, dreamy but grim.'
1st to 19th Nov, 2006
Level 3 Curtin House,
252 Swanston Street,
Melbourne VIC 3000
I'll see you there. I love the title.
The 2006 Magnolia Square Christmas Fair will be held in November from the 23rd till the 26th at St John's 5 Finch Street, East Malvern. If you head to their site you'll see why I'm excited. They support the National Breast Cancer Foundation too! I just love a good craft fair.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
I came across these thanks to Oh Joy!, needless to say I was way overjoyed by the prospect of an edible lace tile. It's almost too good to be true...it looks good, I imagine it tastes great and it textile related. What more could a girl want.
They are inspired by Ander Kant (literally meaning ‘other lace’, or ‘other side’) lace pattern concrete tiles. Food designer Katja Gruijters has created these edible tiles in sugar, shortbread, génoise and chocolate.
You can read more over at MoCo Loco.
Ok, I know our focus is usually local but I seem to straying... first Fran and now this wonderful shop from Scotland....Papa Stour. How beautiful are these Egg Cosies. They are made by Lorraine Linton, of INTO, using 100% lambswool and they can't fail to raise a smile!
Lorraine has a number of other whimsical designs that can be viewed here and here.
While we are on the other side of the world lets skip over to the US and take a peek at what Anthropologie have done with the traditional cuckoo clock.
I'm in a decor kinda mood today. If you're feeling kinda homey too you may be inspired by these sweater knit candlestick holders or this paint palette throw. It's the thought of packing boxes, moving house and general chaos that makes me want to look at beautiful things. I better get back to it.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
These gorgeous wooden books are lovingly made by Fran and can be purchased at Birdie, her etsy store.
Fran finds sentences from books that she loves, puts them together, then designs the pages to go with them. Each page works on it's own as well as being part of a finished book. They are made of birch ply and paper and open up concertina-style. Don't be shy, you can even commission Fran to make a special book just for you!
To continue our Softie theme from yesterday take a look at the sweet pigs over at While She Naps. I've finished Esme's head...but I'm not convinced yet. I think Esme is going to need a little bit of work before she is ready to appear in public.
Monday, October 23, 2006
If you are into Softies I highly recommend you take a look at this fantastic slide show put together Blair Peter at Wise Craft. It's part of the Plush You II show on at Schmancy in Seattle. It's given me plenty of inspiration to finish off Esme's head....until now, that's really had me stumped.
If that's not enough to get you into a spin making Softies you can find more inspiration at A Month of Softies. The bird above is by superminx, she's from Melbourne too!
Sunday, October 22, 2006
I rediscovered this patchwork throw I made for my friends last night while I was having dinner at their place. It's made from off-cuts of fabric and pieced together like a puzzle. I've added it to the Use What You Have Pool. Take a look at what other people have been creating and why not add your own. It's great inspiration for the endless supply of off-cuts us crafters seem to accumulate.
Friday, October 20, 2006
I found this over at Make and instantly thought of Amelia.....Build your own electronic game kit. The kit includes all the necessary components, including a pre-programmed microprocessor, custom circuit board, and battery. The only other materials you will need are a soldering iron, solder, and wire snips. Assembly instructions, parts list, and game instructions are all printed on the back of the circuit board. How cool is that!
You can buy it online here at the Make store.
If a soldering iron is not quite your thing, the creator of Super Naturale, Tsia Carson has produced this fantastic publication, CRAfTIVITY. It details 40 projects for the DIY lifestyle and can be purchased at amazon. I know I'll be whipping up one of those pom pom rugs for the new house.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
These great childrens T's can be purchased online by Melbourne based designer Nicola at Petit Bouton.
Petit Bouton also produce a range of childrens hats (take a look at the Petit Bouton pictured here, it's the Little Fella's Godchild..cute), accessories, gift sets and vouchers.
Now that my friends seem to be producing children like never before...I can order a gift and have it mailed straight to their door. This way I can blame the post when it's late instead of my inability to remember birthday's.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
In my travels I have found myself negotiating the French Vogue website and look what I found! Beautiful purses by Chanel and Fendi - Yay! For those of you who read french it's even better. Myself, I'm just having a look around at the lovely things. I see a definate craft influence with the bags though. What do you think?
Monday, October 16, 2006
Today I'm just letting you all know that we are having a little play around with our template. We're making some great new changes (if we manage to work the html out) to make Miss Woolly a nicer place to be. So please bare with us as for the next day or so as we have a lot of exciting news to bring you soon. x
Friday, October 13, 2006
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Monday, October 09, 2006
These cuties are brooches made by designer Liz Jones in Melbourne. Liz stocks online at Georgie Love and at other lovely stores around Melbourne like Douglas and Hope (181 Brunswick St, Fitzroy). All the brooches are one of a kind and made from recycled vintage lino and buttons. I have the chipmunk and receive lots of admiring comments.
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Thursday, October 05, 2006
This incredible needlepoint is by Eliza and it just won a prize at the Royal Melbourne Show. I've been staring at the stitches all morning while drinking my coffee. I am now the proud owner of this piece, as it was a birthday present from Miss Woolly herself. How lucky I am!
(I had trouble photographing it without any relections, so please excuse.)
I decided that I needed a couple of new summer tops and wanting to contribute to the 'use what you have' pool, I dug out this Poker Dot fabric given to me by my Aunty some years back and made myseld a little summer top. The Super badge was a birthday present from the Ladle.
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
If you're thinking of making your own Christmas pesents this year now's the time to get started. Can you believe it's October already?
Nicole Mallalieu is running some more Purse Frames Workshops at the Brunswick Business Incubator. One is on Sun 8th October, and another one is scheduled for the 15th October. $68 buys you a kit and three and a half hours of fun.... with a finished purse at the end!!!
Then all you ned to do is make your list and get sewing...ahhh, another list.
Monday, October 02, 2006
So I was considering making a knitted something (I say something as by the time I finish with it, it will be nothing like I originally intend - trust me...). Anyway I'm thinking some kind of couch throw. In the colours of the new beautiful Missoni collection. Or maybe I'll scale that down to a scarf... Anyway, Melinda and I went to a great little Wool shop in the city this morning, hence the whole wool angle. If you want to check out the full collection for some inpsiration of your own, you can do so here.