Saturday, January 31, 2009

I ♥ M a c r o

......... and time wasting

Friday, January 30, 2009

Nesting Bird Interiors

If you haven't been to visit Nesting Bird Interiors shop I can tell you it is well worth the trip. It's at the beginning of Logan Rd, Woolloongabba in Brisbane right by all the antique shops and the lovely old Goodyear Tyre building (the one with all the peeling paint). Nesting bird is above Miss Mouse Boutique in one of the old terraces which were built in 1855. Nesting Bird stock loads of locally made homewares, childrens toys and clothing and some of my very own Pedrosprout booties, totes and brooches.

Studio Kurashi bird motif pure linen childrens shorts

+ cute peg dolls (looking very European)

Photo of Nesting Bird taken from Nesting Bird blog

Photo of Nesting Bird taken from Nesting Bird blog

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Finally, some new clothes...

I have been running a little low on summer tops lately so I got sewing and made these two over the weekend. The pattern came from Japanese craft mag 'Cotton Time' and was originally a simple dress pattern. I made the gingham top first to see how it all worked.

Ginghamy was followed closely by this one. I went through my stash and found some op-shop fabric so all up I'd say this top cost less than $5 to make. The gingham top was maybe $7.
Not bad at all!

One of my favourite fashiony blogs is Wiksten Made. Jenny has great taste and designs some of the loveliest clothes I've ever seen. With my love of yoke tops (I think that's what they're called) and inspiration from Jenny's Wiksten collection I set about re-working some of my old second hand shirts.

The red top above is a Christian Dior shirt I originally bought second hand for $10

I should probably try and find another easy summer top pattern soon otherwise I think I'll end up making 5 or 6 more from my Cotton Time pattern. When your on a roll........

Friday, January 23, 2009

Shop Update

My booties are now available over at the new Pedrosprout shop. I also have totes, fabric drink coasters, pincushions and felt brooches for sale too.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

little pincushion
brooch (below)


Friday, January 16, 2009

Hot! Hot! Hot!

Another super hot sticky day!

All the Blu-tack I used to hold pictures in place in their frames has melted with the heat and the pictures have all slipped down in their frames.....
........and my lip balm has turned to liquid.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

New online store

I've just added a couple of items to my new online shop
Hopefully I will have it completely set up within the next month (or two).
I've been wanting to have my own site for a while. Etsy's great but the exchange rate can make it difficult I think for local shoppers. With my new shop, items are listed in Australian dollars.

pincushion and cotton/linen coasters

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The subtle art of cat relocation

I know, I know, enough with the cat already.

Pedro tends to pass out on whatever you are about to use.
Luckilly, I have mastered the art of relocating him into the same position elsewhere without him really noticing.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Kyoto - Takayama - Tokyo

Madly planning for my trip to Japan next month. I have all my accommodation booked but still searching out craft and fabric shops to call in on. So far I have Linnet in Kyoto, Tokyu Hands and Okadaya in Tokyo. If I get time I'd also like to check out the textile district in Nippori.
Does anyone know of anywhere else worth a visit??

Friday, January 2, 2009