Thursday, 26 September 2013

The orange glow of Autumn, with a hint of tangerine.


Rustling leaves and warm scarves. 
Impulse buying of woolly things.
Bonfires and scented candles.
Autumn is a season of texture and colour, of yellow light in the evenings and delicate spiders webs encased in dew.

 It is also the season of orange, which I have used on this Ditzy Dachshund cushion.
A vibrant tangerine orange, which contrasts really well with the flower power 60's dachshund.

I seem to be veering between the wacky colour combinations of The Magic Roundabout and the charcoal grey embers of pinstripe for current projects.
Now I just need to find a cinnamon candle.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Pirates in pinstripes.

With autumn nights closing in and Halloween around the corner, it's time for a revamp.

Having taken inspiration from my recently rediscovered and fantastically retro Adam Ant vinyl collection, it's out with the florals and in with the skull and crossbones, for a pirates in pinstripes theme.

I've never found boy themed fabrics particularly inspiring within the UK, with the numerous toy car and aeroplane patterns being much of a muchness and the blue-for-a-boy colour schemes not being particularly imaginative.
But that was before I discovered a wonderful Etsy supplier in Tokyo, who not only has a fantastic array of fabric designs, but decorates her packages with the most amazing Japanese stamps.
The fabric also consistently arrives within a week of ordering.
Highly recommended, and link below!
Scientist owl has been made with a particularly wonderful Kokka fabric from this shop.
It features a whimsical take on a science lab.
I love this fabric, and nobody does whimsical design quite like Kokka!

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Jumping onboard The Magic Roundabout.

While Adam and the Ants was the musical backdrop to my teenage years, The Magic Roundabout is the tune of my childhood.

The tinkling theme tune, the flower power screen, Dougal, Zebedee and Florence were ever present in my 1970's childhood.

...and this week have inspired a range of flower power cushions, thanks to a gorgeous 1960's fabric that will always bring a smile to my face!
The material came from a treasure trove of vintage loveliness just off Brick Lane, in London.

Both the dachshund cushion and Hamble, in glorious 1960's flower power, are available to buy at both my Etsy and Folksy stores.