Saturday, June 30, 2012

Paint Brush......

Yesterday afternoon I was lucky enough to visit the Raglan gallery and see Kate Litchfields Glass Onions exhibition. The paintings were of items and memories around her while she painted in an old caravan in her garden. She used a huge mixture of media from Oils to Watercolours

I left with a big smile on my face and a red dot on one of her amazing artworks. I would like to share with you some of my projects.

Have a nice Sunday!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

making pom poms

I am having a lazy Sunday by the fire and what better to do than make fabric pom poms. They make ideal decorations and are so easy to make.

1. Using thick cardboard, cut out 2 matching circle templates with an inner circle.

2. Cut your fabric into long strips

3. Take one strip and sandwich it between your 2 templates (this will be the string to tie it all together)

4. Wrap your fabric around your templates until they are totally covered.

5. Repeat 3 times 

6. Pull your two centre strings together tightly and with your scissors placed between the 2 templates cut all the way around.

7. Take away your cardboard and tie the centre stings. Fluff it up and bingo you have a perfect pom pom!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Painting days...

Tom and I headed to the Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery for a yummy lunch today and I came home totally inspired. 

Along with producing yummy schnapps the owner Brad Spalding is a fabulous painter. His paintings capture skiers, in bright yellow jackets, in a fun and abstract way. I recommend going for a visit and seeing the distillery and artwork for yourself.

Brad Spalding

As soon as I got home I grabbed my oils and tried to capture the mountains in my own personal style. 


Friday, May 18, 2012

sass & bide

Who would of thought it that a label created by 2 young friends, customising denim to sell at Portobello markets, what become a world wide hit. Love it or hate it sass & bide create unique fashion that is sure to turn heads.  Check it out and let me know what you think....sass & bide

 Heidi Middleton & Sarah-Jane Clarke

The lovely sass & bide have created an ultra cool necklace for Make a Wish. Make a Wish brings hope, strength and joy to the lives of children facing life threatening illnesses.
Yay, I'm ordering mine now!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Great Idea.....

I discovered this image and what a great idea......Simply collect some glass jars and bottles, attached some wire and fill with your favourite flowers. I know what I'll be doing this weekend :)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Fimo Fun.........

I have been having some serious fun with fimo making beads....It is so easy to use you just mould your shape and bake in the oven for 30 mins. They have some great bold colours and even have a sparkle range. Stuck for a gift for a friend or fancy a go yourself...fimo= fun fun fun.

Monday, March 12, 2012

mister zimi......

My favourite label of the month.....let me introduce you to Mister Zimi. Mixing bold fabric prints with on trend styling this Bali based label is spot on. Created by Zoe Paul during an experiment on holiday it is jammed packed with flair and fun. It all started with a leather jacket designed on the beach and now features a range of Australian designs with Balinese made to order tailoring. Whether you are heading to the beach or for a day in the city you will find the perfect look.

 To top it off they have just launched a fab new website where you can purchase these gorgeous creations.