Thursday 29 January 2009


I usually spend my Thursdays and Fridays in the studio, printing... today we're all melting here in 43 degrees. The fans give us somewhat of a cool breeze but it's too hot to print. Probably a good excuse to catch up on admin tasks...

A few days ago I took some pictures of parts of our house. Here's the result.

our couch

my former sewing corner

funny how things always look better when you take a picture of only a little part of the house...

Friday 23 January 2009

More Sumor...

We printed more of the Sumor pattern today... in a lovely Teal on natural this time.

It'll be in the shop in a few weeks time, it has to be heat-set first :)

Thursday 22 January 2009

New pattern...

My new screen arrived on Tuesday and my hands were itching to print it... and we did... today! Yay!

Here's a sneak peak of 'Sumor'.

Sumor in Charcoal on natural

Sumor in Charcoal on black

I'll be printing this pattern in some bright colours too... keep an eye on the blog!

...and have you met the newest member of the Ink & Spindle studio? have a look at this gorgeous girl...

Wednesday 21 January 2009


new mixpacks in the shop now :)


Seeds in Plum

in the shop now...

Monday 19 January 2009


Feel like adding some colour to your home... or wardrobe?

I decided to print the reverse of the bright colours I already had in the shop, to make them matching. So both Bloem and Seeds have now been printed in Teal, Olive, Orange Gold and Plum. They're available in the shop now!

(Seeds in Plum will follow soon... I haven't had the chance to photograph it yet)

Some more good news... a new hollabee pattern will be coming out of our studio in the next week or so... I'll keep you posted!

Sunday 18 January 2009


addiction ad·dic·tion (ə-dĭk'shən)
Habitual psychological and physiological dependence on a substance or practice beyond one's voluntary control.

This might describe the way I behave(d) towards this.
Lara has pretty much described it all in her blog post about the Twilight series... it is seriously addictive. I just pretty much missed a whole week of my life, being absorbed in the books... where did time go? It's all over now though, and it feels sort of weird... I think I might need some time to get 'back into it (=life)' again.

Friday 9 January 2009

Printed today...

... and yesterday ;)

Bloem in Olive

Seeds in Orange Gold

Bloem in Teal

They'll be available in the shop in a week or so...

I've also been busy designing new patterns, which will be ready in a couple of weeks :) yay, exciting!

Hollabee on Apartment Therapy...

The lovely Amy (Umbrella Prints) and Tania sent me an email to let me know that my Icy Blue Floating fabric had been featured on the fabulous Apartment Therapy blog. Thanks!

The Icy Blue Floating print is still available from my etsy shop... and because we're moving to the ink & spindle shop everything is on sale.

Wednesday 7 January 2009

Shop update...

Just a quick post... to let you know that I've updated the shop with some more mixpacks.

You can find them here.

Friday 2 January 2009

new stockist...

My fabric is now also available from I just love that fabric, a gorgeous online store created by Susie, who is located in Australia's beautiful Gold Coast.

Happy shopping!