26 Mar 2014

Over the moon with Simmone Star

I have just been scrolling through my blog and can't find any pics of the Star Cards!! 

Cockatoo Graphics & I were so proud & eager to get of our
first print run up on madeit.com.au/SimmoneStar
& into market stalls 
that I may have overlooked posting them here on my little blog. 

Here on my little blog, which is alway the last place I post. 
Facebook & Instagram are my daily go to creative resource/inspiration style look books. 
I saturate my followers with daily doses of photos of my makes, oppy scores & goods for sale.

Tonight I'm sharing a link to a lovely little article, 
Click the link peeps, enjoy all the goodness that is the bureau.

16 Mar 2014

Cleaning my little creative space

Unearthing forgotten pretties

I am a material girl
 I had a big clean up of my fabric stash yesterday, spent a couple of hours folding, sorting, decluttering, binning, bagging up fabrics to donate & generally tiding my little space. I discovered I have soooo many doilies & bit and pieces of beautiful embroidery that it may just be time to cease collecting for a while. I have a fab growing collection of vintage sheets, with a few boxes still left to sort.

I have decided to cut up all the scraps and off cuts from the past few years of work and create a postage stamp quilt. I was explaining to my little girl that people of yester year used to fashion their old clothes in to squares or hexagons & hand stitch them together to make quilts & bedding. She was quite interested then asked to join in with the sewing, she sat at the machine & with my help stitched 9 little squares together :)

Postage stamp squares

It may take a very long time, but won't it be so pretty!

          A Crazy Quilt

They do not make them any more,
For quilts are cheaper at the store
Than woman's labor, though a wife
Men think the cheapest thing in life.
But now and then a quilt is spread
Upon a quaint old walnut bed,
A crazy quilt of those old days
That I am old enough to praise.

Some women sewed these points and squares
Into a pattern like life's cares.
Here is a velvet that was strong,
The poplin that she wore so long,
A fragment from her daughter's dress,
Like her, a vanished loveliness;
Old patches of such things as these,
Old garments and old memories.

And what is life? A crazy quilt;
Sorrow and joy, and grace and guilt,
With here and there a square of blue
For some old happiness we knew;
And so the hand of time will take
The fragments of our lives and make,
Out of life's remnants, as they fall,
A thing of beauty, after all.

Douglas Malloch

3 Mar 2014

Sleepy love, clouds & wings

Man quilt on the make

Gorgeous grey, yellow & black cloud for my man
Sleepy love quilt

More sleepy love

Wings available for purchase or order in my store now!

Super bunny love!!

Gorgeous bunnies ready for snuggling, 
playing, flying, adventure & love!
Available here in my shop.