Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Map Lino Cuts: Mark Andrew Webber

Alice pointed me to these amazing map lino cuts of Amsterdam - Mark Andrew Webber also takes custom lino cut commissions, so if you're in the mood for a custom print with delicious typography, he just might be your man!
Image via here.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Felt Bow Headbands

I've had a few days off recently while my supervisors read the full draft of my thesis. I may or may not have been a little anxious to hear back from them, so read a lot and made a lot in the meantime!

These headbands are fun to add a little pop to your outfit: I love how oversized they look.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Leah Evans Textiles

Remember how I posted about soft map quilts a while back? Well these ones by Leah Evans zoom out even further than street level, to sea and fields and lakes.
I am almost speechless at the type of effort these involve. When I first saw them, I immediately wanted to make map quilts of my childhood, or of Sydney itself, where I grew up and where my family lives.*
*This is not a sustainable endeavour. Please talk me out of it softly and gently.
All images via Ambika

Sunday, September 27, 2009

New Quilt

Finally the new quilt is done. It is nowhere near as well made as some professional quilts out there, but the sense of achievement is intense!

It is backed with pale grey and bound with sky blue, and is the perfect size for couch-snuggles. The wonky stitching is actually on purpose, and it feels cosy, light and gorgeous to be underneath. I'm really happy with the finished product, and am already planning up new colours and designs for the next one...

Friday, September 25, 2009

Etsy Treasury!

Eeep! Have been featured on the Etsy treasury again! Check out the link while it's active.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Papercraft Friday 11: Laura Cahill

Laura Cahill makes vases from books - the intricacy of the cutting and the way the pages splay out is so amazing - like hundreds of spines or shells. In fact, some of them even look like gourds, or melons from paper trees.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Quilt Progress

Do you remember this quilt I was making? It's all finished and I shall post photos on Monday - very excited about it!

These are some new supplies for the next one - I'm making it for a friend - and I'm really, really keen to get started on it.

(By the way, the gorgeous button was a birthday present from a lovely friend!)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

What's the Time, Mr Wolf?

The lovely etsy store Decoylab has some very pretty things, including these delightful (and reasonably priced) clocks.
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Monday, September 21, 2009

3D Fruit Post-its

Third Drawer Down have the cutest paper notes ever. Thee apples and pears are from D-Bros and look positively edible!
All images via here.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Herzensart by Sandra Monat

Who knew I needed Viking plates? But I obviously do. Quite badly. (They sort of remind me of Gimli, too, which adds all sorts of excellent).

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Papercraft Friday 10: Cara Barer

I've been a bit remiss on my Papercraft Friday posts, but Cara Barer's stunning photography is enough to make anyone jump into action.
These books look like organic creatures, caught in space or deep water: so still and yet really dynamic, too.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Soft Map Quilts

These map quilts made me stop still. And stare. And stare some more. The heartbreaking time it would take to sew a map is astounding! I love the idea of being able to wrap myself up in a place.
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Perfect, Personal Moon

These are such dreamy and ethereal images. I can't stop looking at them and dreaming of my own moon. Swoon.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Natalie As Is: Bound Fabric Books

Natalie As Is is a delicious new-to-me etsy shop with bound journals in fabric.
The colour and stitching is just about perfect. Swoon!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Vanilla Week Diary

When I see a good diary, I buy it. Even though I know I'm months away from being able to use it! This one is particularly cute from Korean brand Monopoly. If Ebony designed a diary, I imagine it might look something like this: whimsical, pretty and oh so cute. Roll on 2010!
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Thursday, September 10, 2009

500 Pencils

500 Pencils is a super cute idea: on a subscription you receive 25 pencils a month for 20 months. How incredible do they look displayed like this? Colourful, ordered and pretty.


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Whale of a Time

Way back in May I told you about the Beached Whale cartoon done by some incredibly talented friends: Jarod, Bosh and Macca. A Youtube sensation with over 5 million hits, tonight it debuts on ABC 1 (that's our national broadcaster, international friends) as the beginning of an eleven part series!

Truly huge amounts of work have gone into the series and you can see some hilarious 'making of' snippets right here.

Also, check out Alice's interview for more info.

Maija Louekari: Clothes

Remember my first post on Maija Louekari? Well have a look at the clothes for which she also makes fabric.
The glasses dress is one of my favourites - and the bricks and windows one is also gorgeous.
These raindrop dresses make me all tingly! I love the idea of them - especially the bell sleeves on the left.
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Comment Problems?

I think a few of you may be having problems commenting on the site. Blogger is having some difficulties with non-google sign-ins. I hope this will rectified - otherwise hope to hear from you soon!

Maija Louekari

My friend A was lucky enough to purchase some beautiful Marimekko fabric on a recent trip to Finland.
And yes, she was also lucky enough to go on a trip to Finland!
The artist was Maija Louekari and I had great pleasure perusing her website to find these beautiful images.
The use of colour makes me want to splash paint on canvases and wear pretty, swirly summer dresses all at once.
This above print is the one my friend bought - but it's in pink. Swoon! She has it pinned up on her wall and it looks fantastic.
Have a look through her website - you will not be disappointed!
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Monday, September 7, 2009

Sandra Juto

Sandra Juto's drawings remind me of snowy days and nights by wood fires.
And mittens and trees and flowers and perplexed-looking sheep.
And coloured volcanoes (or disorganised bunting?) And crying moose. What more could you want?
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