Sunday, 1 July 2007

canada day shop update

shop update::july 1

whew! my shop is all cleared out and now updated with new goodies! i always seem to forget how long it takes to photograph, colour correct, upload to flickr, upload to etsy, write descriptions and then blog EVERYTHING. it's taken a goodly chunk of my weekend and i only put 13 things up! and yes, those little scrappy flowers you see scattered amongst the mosaic are the newest addition to my growing soft toy menagerie. i call them "fleurs" and they are the product of my many bags of luscious vintage, designer and japanese fabric scraps that i can't bear to part with. here's a close up of the front and back of "ginger" (i've suddenly decided to start naming all of my creations - all fleurs get flower/plant names):

a fleur called ginger
a fleur called ginger

see the design aspects involved here? the petals are patterned on one side and solid on the other, while the face is solid linen on the front and then patterns on the back?? man, i'm clever! i designed these specifically for babies (got them on the mind a bit lately), i love the contemporary combination of bright colours with linen and the petals are pefectly grabbable and chewable, plus with plenty of colours on show, it's totally unisex. i'm even pondering giving pattern writing a go and writing this one up for sale - anyone interested?

i have to say again how much (SO much) i am enjoying making both the windsees and now the fleurs with patchwork and scrap fabrics. the windsees especially, i honestly don't think i've enjoyed a project so much in a long time. something about using small bits of fabric satisfies the thrifty hoarder in me and gives me permission to use my most treasured textiles, including my collection of vintage hankerchiefs and trims. plus combining different patterns and textures feels like magic when it all works so well. it's pretty safe to say there will be more of these and probably quite a few new patchwork/scrap projects on the horizon.



and a blog maintenance note: i've decided to become more diligent on replying to comments IN the comments, as there have been a few times when i mean to reply to someone via email and then just get distracted when looking up their email and it never happens. i WILL be better, people, i promise! expect regular comment commentary from me from now on : )

14 comments:

  1. I really love the fleurs. The fabrics, colors, textures you've picked turn a seemingly simple, beautiful design into something so much more rich and colorful. I wish someone I know would have a baby so I could gift some of your creations, but then again, I probably just ought to be stocking up now for when the time comes!

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  2. Everything looks beautiful! I really like the new fleurs. They're soo sweet!

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  3. I love your new creatures. I need to get one for my littlest!

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  4. Oh I love your new fleurs! They are adorable :)

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  5. lovely fleurs!!! so sweeeeeet!!
    great additions to the shop!
    you go girl!

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  6. love love love the fleurs, they are special and perfect for a new baby. and the use of vintage scrap and japanese fabrics - all brilliantly done!

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  7. Hello, I love your work, especially those Fleurs, what a simple idea and so well done!
    Allison x

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  8. I love the shop update! It makes me wish I had a little one, so I could buy a creature:) (Who am I kidding, it would be for me really!)

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  9. leslie these are ADORABLE! just purchased one of your little fleurs, I just couldn't resist its cuteness!

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  10. aw, you guys are really just too nice : )

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  11. look at you busy lady!!!
    don't you just love having to colour correct everything :)

    These new guys are so cute - I love them!!!

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  12. LOVE the floeurs! what are the dimensions? xoKim

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  13. Lovley blog and amazingly nice things on your flickr and etsy!

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  14. Your creations are lovely, love the choice of fabrics too! x

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