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.
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  1. i love this pig purse. here pig, pig, piggy ... come to me!

  2. Thanks Sally!! Hope you had a nice Birthday on Sunday.

  3. Hey, I love those Japanese fabrics! what internet site did you find them on? I also love getting things bought online in the mail!

  4. Thanks so much Steph. More spring clutches will be on display at the Racecourse Road Street Party on September 20!!

  5. super cute!

    Thanks for following Mishy. X

  6. Hi Megan

    I would like to email you some info on leasing space in Handmade Heaven...Would you be able to email me your address at: