There must be. Since we have had some crazy storms and torrential rain here in Tasmania, I have been making, making, designing, re arranging and making some more. It has been a very calming experience as all of these things I am about to show you have been for our own home, not orders or clients…just us and I am inspired!!
Believe it or not, the 2010 Christmas range is underway even.Something I don’t usually start for a little while yet.
Anyway, I laid out this pile of fabrics the other day and SO many things came to mind. The fabrics include some 100 year old linen, a gorgeous French inspired ticking stripe and floral from French General, my hand dyed linen, herringbone wool and the embroidered white linen with the ladder stitching detail…what to do first!
After a little art switch in our bedroom (remember I had the pictures up still from when my office was in here? I changed it to the wreath canvas I made that was in the living room…confused yet??) I decided we needed some new European covers for our bed. So I made up the wonderfully warm neutral coloured covers at the back. Like them?
Here is a close up. I added my print (which was inspired by a vintage handkerchief my gran gave me) in a very light grey as I wanted it to have a subtle tone and not jump right of the cover at you. It looks so nice behind our snowy white ruffled Euro covers and i am very pleased with how it turned out seeing I put it on with a kitchen sponge instead of screen printing it. This technique i have started to love as it gives the print a vintage look.
So much so, I made 2 white and grey covers to go on the sofa and I think I will make some more for the $5 chairs!
I also made the long pillow to the right of the photo out of the embroidered linen and my grey herringbone wool. This fabric is so soft and snugly – perfect to curl into on the sofa while the rain hits the French doors and the fire crackles! Mic has given it the thumbs up too. He is SO sick right now and has spent the last few days snuggled up against this pillow.
Oh and i still haven’t made anything with the vintage Irish linen piece yet…too scared to sew it in case I ruin it!!
The calm creative storms can stay – for a little while anyway =0)