Saturday 30 June 2007

Coffee table & things...

Gotta love the weekend...Today we went to Smith street in Fitzroy/Collingwood just to have a look at different shops and I wanted to buy some buttons at the Lost & Found Market. This shop is awesome, they have a lot of vintage things and we found our new coffee table. Fell in love with it straight away. We had been looking for a new coffee table since we moved in to our new place in March...but it's either too expensive, too difficult to get home because it doesn't fit in the car, it doesn't match our other furniture etc etc..but this one is just perfect. It's one of those old danish ones. The beautiful plate was a present from Marcel when we moved in to our old place, and the table and plate match perfectly.

our new coffee table

Marcel also brought me another present this week. An awesome book called 'hip hotels atlas' and it's amazing. It has hotel decors from all over the world and it has beautiful pictures and colours, truly inspirational. Guess that's the good thing about being with a photographer.

hip hotels atlas by Herbert Ypma

I also worked on another bag, but I feel it's not finished yet...maybe someone can give me an idea on what to do with it. I feel that the little pocket needs something...a button or ...

work in progress

The next pattern is something I did a while ago when I was thinking about designing something that really goes with 'hollabee' and they sort of look like speech bubbles. The thing I really like about it is that it could basically be printed in any colour. This next one is red, but I am using an ice blue one in my picture/tag.

red bubble ... I think it's sort of obvious now that I love dots...

Tuesday 26 June 2007

Bag #2

My second bag...

Sunday 24 June 2007

proud of my first 'project'

Yeey, today I finished my first project..after breaking 2 needles and going back & forth to craft stores, I finally finished my first bag. I am very proud, even though I still have a long way to go before I can make a 'perfect bag'.

After reading some tips on other crafters blogs I went to Patchwork on Central Park and I have to admit...I didn't know where to start. They have a fantastic and amazing range of fabrics and it makes it really hard to make a choice. It took me quite a while to make a choice on some fabrics (can't buy all of it even though I would love to).

I took these lovely fabrics home:

And here's what I've done with the fabric:

Friday 22 June 2007

seeking creativity

Today, I decided to create a blog, after being 'creatively frustrated' for so long. From now on I am going to keep myself busy with creative projects...anything that interests me really. For starters I worked on some illustrator designs and one of my favourites is 'the red forest' I created. It gives me a sense of peace and simplicity, something that brings relaxation...I also added some clouds, which is one of the first 'designs' in my beginners project. I am no designer, I am just someone who loves to play in illustrator and try different things...I wish that I could go back to uni and complete a design course, but I guess I'll just have to learn 'by doing' and attend some short courses to be able to create better designs. Please feel free to comment on anything I post on this blog, I would love to hear from you all.

red forest

rain clouds