Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I am in love

I want these stickers SOOOOOO badly! Check out the full range here.
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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Foxy felts


I am loving foxes at the moment! I know I will need to simplify these shapes a bit but am thinking of this as an applique on the back hood section of the coat. I know the woodlands theme has been done to death, but I am thinking maybe a garden theme instead. I think I'll need to find some nice fox coloured felt! Hhhhmmm, there's something I never thought I'd say!
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Friday, March 25, 2011

Ok. So here's the plan



One very plain little winter coat just crying out to be decorated! I'm thinking applique, trims, coloured buttons, ribbons....Must get sketching.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Creative Juices

I am sure that you are getting sick of me posting images of Jade supervising me at work, but my proposed layout for the new book has been approved and I am now getting stuck into some serious roughs. This book is so much fun. I have been lucky enough to enjoy complete freedom to interpret the text however I like, so I am loving it.

Now enough of the book talk. In other news.....I visited the most amazing fabric shop in Ballarat last week. I was slightly concerned it was going to be a bit traditional as it's called the Ballarat Patchwork Shop, but to my delight it was full of inspiration.

The colour and selection was so overwhelming that I could not decide where to start or what to buy. So many ideas started swimming through my head. I just wanted to grab a sketch book and start creating.




Despite this, all I came home with was a small selection of felt squares and a couple of trims, and I have no idea what I will do with them!


I am determined to return to the store with some designs and projects in mind next time. I am thinking about some great waterproof fabrics they had there, and I'd love to do a rain coat for Jade. Anyway, check out their website for a taste of what they have available.

I MUST make some time to get back to some sewing.


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Friday, March 4, 2011

A baby ate my homework

Even though Jade chewed a few of my roughs, I have managed to finish the first of the two books I was working on, and sent in all first roughs for the second book (with the same publisher.) I have even started planning for my next book project with a different publisher that is due for completion in June.

Of course it's not all work and no play around here. I've become a bit of a coffee and cake addict.....hhhmmmm will consider working on losing some of my excess baby fat NEXT week!