Saturday, October 30, 2010

what i've been up too

Last week I went along to the North Melbourne Market and found a stall holder who sold vintage fabrics from the 1920's right up to the 70's. She sourced all her fabrics from the US and makes frequent trips to find more, she doesn't have a website and she doesn't do alot of markets so I'm so lucky I found her. I do have her email address and I'll let you know next time she sets up market shop.

With my pieces of vintage fabric I hope to make something from Pip's new book and I hope to add some of my Japanese gingham bias to the finished garment. Fingers crossed I find some time to get it started.

I've also been visiting a new cafe in the local area and I bought myself some new comfy red shoes, I found them at Target so they are nice and cheap too!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

genki online

One of my favourite shops that closed down not long ago has now re-opened as an online store. Go take a peek! Very Zakka!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

quilt love

The sweetest quilt found here.

Found via Upon a Fold.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


How cool is the styling of the ingredients for the Ikea baking book called “Hembakat är Bäst” (Homemade is Best)! You can view more of the images here.

Found via Today and Tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


The colourful vintage charm of Petra Boase's home is pretty cute! Non!

Images found via Lily and Agathe.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

wall hanger

I love this wall coat hanger, if anyone knows where I can purchase one from please let me know!

Image from Vintage for Kids.

soft toy

I can't wait until things settle a little around here and I can blow the cobwebs of my sewing machine. I was hoping to give it an airing during my four weeks off before Luka's arrival but I guess he was too keen to enter the world and not much fussed about having a nice, bright nursery room all to himself.

It does feel like things are feeling a little less overwhelming now with Luka entering into his 9th week, I have been told by several mothers that 10 weeks is THE week when everything just seems to run so much smoother. Have you had this experience? Would you agree that 10 - 11 weeks is like a magic number in which little bubs settles a little and the house returns to a somewhat normal state again?

Did you know it's that time of year again that Pip puts the call out for everyone to take part in Softies For Mirabel, maybe that could be my goal to get me back into the making, creating swing of things.

Image one: made by the talented Ninon.
Image two: made by Marie Mrnavkova.