Thursday, August 20, 2009

Summer Breeze Pillows!

So I just finished these new "Summer Breeze" pillows, and I have to say that I've outdone myself this time! hehe... No seriously this is my new favourite design -- although usually when I come up with something new it becomes my new favourite design until I think of something else. They are made of a fabulous linen fabric with intertwined gold accents, which is also lightly painted in brown and white flowers and leaves. The satin flower is appliqued on, and I used glitter paint to do the flower detailing. (Who knew I would find a use for that tube of glitter paint in my drawer?) The pillow backing is a soft brown microsuede material.

Friday, August 14, 2009

My Favourite (handmade) Things - Dresses

So it's been quite a while since I've posted some of my favourite Etsy picks. Today's theme is DRESSES.

Sand Princess skirt from Etsy seller Aloha O Ka Aina

(Okay so this is a skirt, not a dress, but I absolutely love it! I think I just might buy it...)

English Rose Ruffle Dress from Etsy seller Lirola

Fork Pleat Dress from Etsy seller betsyBdesign

Dreamy Day Wedding Dress from Etsy seller ouma

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Featured Seller!

I'm a featured seller on! Yay!!! That's the big news for today. Go check it out!!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Flower Patch

So this latest innovation was dreamed up on the subway ride home while trying to pass the time... I thought it would be cool to applique different layers of fabric together to make flower petals and this was the result :) I had picked up this brown wool fabric at the annual fabric sale at the Textile Museum of Canada quite a while ago, and had always pictured putting one or two large bright flowers in the corners, but I never got around to working on it until this weekend. I like the bold colours and the simplicity of these covers. The idea was to use the brown fabric that has a vintage / retro feel to it, and contrast it with fresh vibrant colours.