Fab Twigs: wrap ’em up

October 31, 2007

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 Transform your humble twigs into sticky showpieces. Achieve the above effect by wrapping strips of bright fabrics from twig-tip to twig-tip and stitch in place. Did someone say sculptural? Devestatingly handsome when propped in a vase or scattered free-form about the home. Keep this in mind for an alt. Christmas tree option………. 

 

 

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Lara Cameron is the designer behind these gorgeous fabrics. She’s a Melbourne based graphic designer with a talent for textile design. They’re available at Melbourne boutiques…http://www.patchworkoncentralpark.com.auand www.meetmeatmikes.blogspot.com. You can also go straight to the source and have a squizz at her online shop http://www.kirinnote.blogspot.com and http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=87880. Also check out her fantastic poster range!!! I’ve just ordered my very own ‘Craft Tree’! see below…………..

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Bags: I made two!

September 13, 2007

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A personal triumph above. This cute lil’ bag I made without a pattern and I just didn’t know if it would work. The bellow bag pattern was traced from a ‘Green’ bag from Coles supermarket. I fused two layers of fabric together to create a lining.

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As always after I return to Melbs from our frosty little Isle I am gripped by Tasmania Mania. What does it? Is it the verdant hills? The glorious old buildings? The crafty peops? I think the latter. Tara Badcock (see above) in one such crafter who is championing the cause of the much maligned Tea Cosy. Authoress of ‘The Tea Cosy Manifesto’ she is determined to see cosies restored to their rightful place – at the centre of our lives.

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To truely appreciate the depth of Tara’s love for the Cosy visit http://www.teacosyrevolutiontara.blogspot.com/

Also recommended reading is a story I did on Tara recently – go on, have a read luvies!http://www.theprogram.net.au/featuresSub.asp?id=5011&state=1

Who remembers with sadness and regret the terrible fashion mistakes of their past? What adult wouldn’t want to go back in time, just to tweak a cord pantsuit, accessorise a little more that party frock? It is with this regret in mind that I now work to create flash fash for the youngsters in our midst. See below my reworking of a potentially life destroying summer wardrobe for baby, I’ve updated the look with modern fabs and a touch of jaunty rick rack.

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The above pattern came at a cost of 20 cents from the local op-shop. I’ve added the applique circles to give the pinnie a more up-and-coming look.

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