Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Anna Sui's teacup

So I've been trawling again... You can get lost there for hours! Anyhow, so it's all about A/W 07 at the moment and I just loved this little bit of cute detail from the Anna Sui collection. Totally easy to do yourself onto an old cardigan or jacket I think. Jazz things up a bit.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Japanese Softies

You may remember a white rabbit we featured last August by Toshiyuki Fukuda?
Well, while taking a trip around my favorite craft blogs this morning I discovered that Toshiyuki Fukuda also designs Softies. You can check out more of the original pieces over at Softies Central.

Terry from Softies Central is also the brainchild behind The Softie Awards 2007. With 3 amazing judges...Lena Corwin: NY based Illustrator and Designer, Jean Docherty and Natalie Zee Drieu the associate eitor of CRAFT, it's certainly going to be a wonderful showdown. So, get your Softies in soon.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Small Objects

I'm loving these 'Little Small Clothespin People' by Sarah over at Small Objects. Sarah's other 450 Clothespin People (my, 450...that's true dedication to the peeps. I seem to get distracetd after making as many as 2 of any one thing.) can be viewed here. My favorite, I think, is No. 436..Tiny Twill Tape. How about you?

Friday, February 23, 2007 Sale!

Wedgewood Blue Reproduction Tablecloth

Melanine plate by Jonathan Adler. have marked 30% off their Kitchenware, tableclothes and pillows. I found their website very user friendly and the shipping costs don't blow your purchase out. It's a perfect way to shop really.

We are heading off to deliver our retail orders for the Miss Woolly Needlepoint Kits today. Our range now consists of 6 fun designs to keep you busy while you're hiding out from the heat. We'll keep you posted on stockists so you can duck out and grab your very own kit.

Monitaly's Crazy Jumper

Great mens knitwear from Japanese brand Monitaly.

Thursday, February 22, 2007


These gorgeous wool owls live over at Moonstitches. If you're after the ISBN number to make your own Woowls the details are provided over there too.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Chain Scarf

I'm getting just a bit ahead of myself here but if I begin making this now, amongst all my other craft projects, it may get finished in time. You can find the pattern on Knitty.
photo: Alison Gate

Gracia & Louise.

Get ready for a visual treat....the fine work of Gracia and Lousie will be exhibited at mailbox 141
141-143 flinders lane, melbourne form 20th of february - 20th of april, 2007.
I am delighted to have a plate of Poached Eggs form a previous exhibiton at The Brunswick Street Bookstore (those that have admired my eggs over the years, G&L are the two who put together the fantastic New Orleans Feast). Their work is guaranteed to make you smile even if you're having a gloomy day.

While we're talking Gracia and Louise take a look at some of the wonders over at the Hammer & Daisy store or more of their artwork at flickr.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Hunk o' Spunk

Handy work of crafty lady Melanie. Hunk o' Spunk in question is the lovely Mark.

Friday, February 16, 2007

You're a great catch.

My significant other designed and made this for me for Valentines Day. Great first attempt honey. x

Lace Fence

Some people are so smart... How fantastic is this idea. And the even smarter company IDfence in Bangalore are going to put it into production! Yay!

Find out more about the smart Dutch types at Demakersvan here.

Golf claps everyone.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

lovely fabrics

This is just a bit of a teaser post. We went shopping last week and obtained these great fabric squares.... You'll have to stay tuned to see what we're up to with them...x

Hey Cupcake.

How sweet are these felt hairclips from Mahar Drygoods?!

If you are not familiar with Mahar Drygoods then head on over as owner Robert Mahar seeks out the most whimsical and wonderful artisan-crafted toys and gifts for kids of all ages. For Valentine’s Day, check out their selection of crafty “sweets” for your sweeties.

PS. It's tomorrow just in case you've forgotten!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Linkle - Sewing Cafe, Berlin.

Linkle is a sewing cafe located in Berlin founded by 29 year old Linda Eilers. It's is open from Tuesday to Sunday (1 to 10pm), and like internet cafes, people just walk in and install themselves behind a machine! Great! For more info, and to test out your German click here.

Surface Material Design

Emma Jeffs has designed this innovative printed film. It offers a beautiful and practical solution for windows, creating privacy without sacrificing natural light. It comes in a peel off and stick on solution. So all you need to do is apply it to the inside of your windows. You can even order a roll online or purchase a roll from Safari Living, East Prharan.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


This is a little sneak preview of a little present I cooked up for Anna's 30th using my favorite book of all time - Elsie Svenna's 'A Handbook of Lettering for Stitchers.' I got my copy on Amazon for about $5. Bargin.

Cia's Palette

Thanks to Amy over at Angry Chicken I came across these fantastic fabrics. They are available over at Cia's Palette. These two are part of their new range from designers such as the wonderful Denyse Schmidt, Robert Kaufman, Alexander Henry and Michael Miller.

I made the above bag this morning. Just imagine the cute combinations you could come up with using fabrics from Cia's Palette.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Free Amy Butler Patterns

If you have the sewing bug, like me.....hop over to Amy's website. You'll find a number of fantastic free patterns, like the Lotus Brick Path Quilt & the Hourglass Pillows, featured above.
I'm in love with her studio. I wonder if she needs an assistant?

PS Does anyone ever manage to fit everything into a weekender travel bag? I love the idea but streamlining.......well, it isn't really my forte.

Knitting Nuns make off with the loot!

This little story was too good not to share with you. Ohhh the lure of an international fashion show........
55 nuns have run up half a million pound debt establishing a knitting emporium near the Greek- Bulgarian border. Apparently the knitting business began to unravel when the nuns accrued massive debts after attending foreign fashion shows in a bid to keep up with the latest designs in woollen garments....matters weren't helped by the fact that they purchased 6 industrial knitting machines and mortgaged the monastrey to the hilt. You can read the full story here.
Here's to big dreams.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Etsy Favorite's

Kup Kup Pin cushion.

paperedtogether card

Here are a couple of our favorite Etsy sellers. The pin cushion in by Kup Kup and the whimsical card, titled 'you make me happy' is from paperedtogether. We are always adding new favorites to our Etsy store, which you're welcome to browse through, over here.