Sunday, August 23, 2009

Just in from Japan...

Once I received news that I would be sharing a stall with the lovely Michelle from Vintage Visions at the Racecourse Road Street Party in September I quickly put in an order at my favourite fabric store in Japan. They come express and delivered by a courier and each time I wonder what the courier thinks about the crazy women who's almost meeting him at the front gate! The fabrics are lovelier than on the computer screen (of course) and I can't wait. A few of the fabrics are much thinner than expected and has me thinking of some summer tunics......hmmm, will have to wait until after the market though!!

The crazy hot weather here in Brisbane the past few days has me pining for England. We moved there last year for what was supposed to be an extended period and came back early for work reasons (very long story). I have an entire blog dedicated to this crazy period of our lives here Anyway, couldn't help but include a picture of lovely Shrewsbury. We were there this time last year and here's one of the kids favourite spots.....

Back to the here and now, and with Spring upon us I made a spring inspired clutch from my favourite fabric, Small Gathering by Anna Maria Horner. This fabric was recommended to me by Elissa from Kelani Fabric Obsession and it was only when it arrived in the post from her that I understood why (thanks Elissa!).

My lovely Rose did a much better job of modelling my clutch than I did!!

This warm weather has also got me thinking about summer dresses and I can think of no better than this Fabulous Wrap Dress from Thea and Sami:

It is made from 100% organic linen and can be found here I will have to catch her at the Young Designers Market (1st Sunday of each month) and have a closer look!!

Inspired (perhaps not the right word!!) by the swine flu my poor husband got (and me, mildly) here is my Pink Pig Mini Clutch

It is lined with an unbleached linen/cotton which I found at Kelani Fabric Obsession (see link on my blog) and is just what I was after to coordinate with this Japanese pink linen/cotton fabric.
Both of these new products are available now in my etsy shop

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Exciting New Product

After a few days beavering away in my sewing room I'm really excited to share with you new clutch I've developed. After a year of honing my bag making skills using other people's patterns I felt it was high time I started experimenting with my own. It is for this reason that I am so proud of this little one (not so little actually as it fits my large purse). I think this clutch is super practical, and yet very stylish and can see a lot of these being made over the next few months.

All I need to do now is think of a name for this line of clutches (any suggestions of course welcome!). In the interrim this first one will be my Green Umbrella Clutch!

The fabric is a Japanese canvas with very soft green/cream background with green umbrellas. This fabric is quite unique and seems to suit this clutch perfectly.

Next in line will be the remaining fabrics pictured below, plus the navy Japanese floral which proved very popular when made into one of my Oversize Classic Clutches.

Oops, how could I forget this amazing Anna Maria Horner fabric..........

If you would like this new clutch made in any of the fabrics pictured and order before the 15th August you can get 10% off! The green clutch will be listed in Etsy within the next few days. Please contact me for any price enquiries.