Saturday, 19 June 2010

Smelling of roses

You may have guessed from my work but I love flowers and in particular roses. I have about 15 different varieties in my garden from big frilly red ones to pretty white wild ones and just about everything in between. I don't know the names or really anything about them, I am not blessed with green fingers or the time to look into it but I still love there pop of colour and warm comforting smell. My current favourite is the huge pale pink roses that greet me at my front door, they have a slight yellow tinge to the middle and smell like heaven.

Of course the ones just outside my back door arent too bad either, such a pale pink that they are almost white. These hang over the balcony of the flat above us and are a real pain to look after as they grow so fast and weave round the railings. It is worth it though as they always look truely gorgeous.

I could moan that the weather has been rubbish, typical british summer when the sun can't decided whether to come or go but this year my roses are flourishing and this is due to the sun and rain so I am quite happy for it to continue. Of course a few more sunny days would be nice so I could actually go out and enjoy looking at them but for now I will just have to do with sitting in my living room looking out the window at these beauties.

Saturday, 12 June 2010

fabric porn

This week I have been finishing off some new products and with all that sewing comes the need (yes the NEED) to buy more fabric. I know I rave about her work all the time but the talented Lu Summers of Summersville fabric is an absolute delight to work with. I have been finishing off some of these scrumptious clasp purses using her weave fabric yesterday to put in my shop today.

Whilst looking around the web for new fabric I found lots more supplies that really inspire me to make more new items. I have been browsing Fabric Rehab for a while now but never bought anything so this was the month. I got some beautiful turquoise seed head print cotton and one of her bargain buy mini fabric bundles too. Only to go back on today and spot more new gorgeousness in the shape of this beauty called The big E bundle pink amber which is now on my shopping list.

Another place I like to look for fabric is on etsy, its a great place to find textile print designers. Whilst searching I came across the shop of the amazingly talented Melissa Bombardiere. Her modern take on nature is really stunning, a simple but really eyecatching style. So I swiftly added her Mix pack of hand screen printed fabrics in red and pink to my favourites. Pink and red is possible my second favourite colour combo after pink and green.

Better go and do some more sewing then to earn some money to buy all this lot, and also use up some of my ever growing fabric stash before it finally spill out from under the stairs.