Monday, February 8, 2010

Recycling and Refashioning

Fiann in his Happy Dacks

I have been ordering some books from library on re purposing old clothes etc and gathering inspiration from far and wide with mind to recreating my own clothes from second hand finds. I am not getting much done yet myself but, I am storing ideas away like a squirrel with eyes much bigger than its belly!
Above photo is a pair of "happydacks" I made using an old tea towel and some nice scraps, the top was an dirt cheap oppy buy that had a picture that had seen better day so I appliqu├ęd it with matching fabric.

I really enjoyed Dotti Angel's interview with Jane Schouten.
I love both these girls mix match style! Jane's web page is Alltheluckintheworld
Be sure to browse around Dotti Angel too, she is extremely clever and her posts are very entertaining. A very clever so and so!

I am also love this idea from Outsapop at Cut out and Keep, using plastic bags to cut out a design or font and pretty much ironing it on...WOW! This is a revelation to me and I will definitely try one out soon. Well that's the plan...
And can't wait to get hold of Handmade Nation.
Faythe Levine interview and the sneak peak of her home over at Design Sponge. I am busting to see her documentary but alas, my library doesn't seem to have it yet...sigh!

Below is a preview of Handmade Nation - looks inspirational! Have you seen it?

Design Sponge is another fantastic place to visit if you have not been there before, I love the diy section on this site and the sneak peeks into artists/designers homes - my faves are; 'Somethings hiding in there', 'Rinne Allen', 'Elsita Mora' and of course 'Faythe Levine'.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Happy 1st term

The first works from Kinder

I am really glad how this new year is starting off, Maeve has started grade 2 and Fiann, my youngest, started Kinder today - mixed feelings there for sure but the main one is Woohoo! I just can't wait to experience what life will be like with both kids at school in 2 years time!? I hope I might be getting more done and feeling less hassled?? There is a very funny post over here about kids starting school and giving a mother some peace...Shazza always tells it like it is!

Work is really great, I love it so much...I am feeling less like a newbie...I wish I was there more often though...that's pretty good...possibly a bit weird for a JOB!

Off to Kinder

I know its well into the new year but, i though this is too funny to wait till next year. Sketchy Santas is a bad laugh!!!
I like the ones that Little Birdsvilles picked out, they are extremely Funny and very wrong in so many ways!
Happy 1st term!!
Michele x