Thursday, January 31, 2008
Here are a few things that remind me of all things nautical and nice. Top two are from Anthropologie. Sometimes I glance through their newest catalog thinking it’s not that interesting, only to find myself picking it up a month or two later and finding little tidbits that I love. Here are two from the December catalog that I just re-discovered. Next, one of my French History bags...soon to be available on etsy. I love these vintage stripes! And to go along with that nautical skirt and bag, how about this soap from Saipua? Just the packaging alone has me sold on it, but the description on their website sounds lovely too. For a fun read, check out their blog or view their on-line shop. It’s very pretty!
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
It's very grey outside today, so here are some cheery bits of color from my house. The pillow in the middle photo I made from a vintage tablecloth...it's part of a pair that will be for sale in my etsy shop, once I get it up and running. Right now, it's just looking pretty in my studio.
Monday, January 28, 2008
Here are the first spring bags I've sewn. The top bag is a Japanese print in canvas. The bottom bag is Japanese linen, lined with cotton corduroy. Both bags have matching little zip bags for carrying your cell phone, lipstick, keys, etc., but I don't have any good photos of them yet. I'll post more sewing pictures later in the week.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
I'm loving the products from British company Bailey's Home and Garden. I would love some of these simple items for my own home. Their products are eco-friendly and often made from recycled materials. And speaking of eco-friendly, check out this new blog by fellow Cantabrigian, mom, small business woman and all around creative person!
Monday, January 21, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
These cheerful old Japanese dollies live in my daughter's room. My grandfather brought them back from Japan for my mother in the 1950's when he was working there. So, this afternoon after school my kids and I will have a tea party. I'm going to make currant scones and tea, of course!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Time to really get back to work. I will be using this book and this fabric to make a new spring shirt. If I can perfect the pattern, there will be more coming along in my shop. I have some amazing vintage florals to work with! I'll also be making more striped tote bags out of French ticking like the one above. And more hobo bags and matching zip bags are in progress using new fabric...Japanese linen...very cute, I promise. I will post some pictures of them when they are done.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
I found these beautiful glass bottles at the flea market last summer. The white china behind them is old ironstone found at the flea market and at my favorite antique store, Red Chair Antiques, in lovely Peterborough, NH. Although this picture was taken in my studio, it always makes me think of some house with white stucco walls in the south of Spain or France. Just a daydream on a winter’s day, I suppose.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
This is the last hobo bag standing after my holiday shows. I’m still so in love with these stripes. The blue and white stripes are from a vintage yard sale piece, the beige and white is French mattress ticking. This bag represents the last of both these fabrics. I’m awaiting the arrival of some new fabric from Repodepot and PurlSoho which will be turned into more hobo bags for my spring collection. There will be lots of repeating graphic patterns, strong primary colors, and of course, stripes. Stay tuned!