Tuesday, June 23, 2009

vintage kimono cushions now at FOUND in Daylesford...

beautiful printed purple woolen fabric, very unusual and quite aged! i LOVE it...

what a fabulously odd design- pink and orange and grey AND yellow.

pretty blossomy red and turquoise silk print. salvaged from unpicked vintage kimono.

selection of vintage kimono cushions now stocked with 'Found', a great new design boutique up in Daylesford. full of fabulous objects and local labels, well worth a day trip... (any excuse really!) 

i have been making these cushions for a while now, mainly as custom orders and as presents for friends. i love to contrast geometric patterns and stripes with odd florals and unusual prints. the fabrics are mostly silks, salvaged from vintage japanese kimono's and obi's. each piece very unique.  

reverse of cushions feature crossover backs to insert inner (100% duck feathers and down), neutral shades and textures of cotton, linen and silks. 

for sale!

the new 'winter collection' is soon to be in store at Queen (Windsor end of Chapel st). soon as in next week!

i have had a couple of nice people trying to get their hands on a pair of earrings already, so have posted a page of all the styles and if you are really really interested then shoot me an email with your order or any queries and i will be in touch....... 

ps earrings are wooden + photograph + resin. approx same size as a 5 cent piece, but i can also make teeny cute size too. surgical steel (low allergy) earring pin. and most importantly only $30! what a bargain... 

thanks nice people x 

Monday, June 22, 2009

launching the new 'winter collection' wooden brooches and earrings...

well the official launch was a couple of weekends ago at the last Craft Hatch Market- yipee for everyone who bought a pair!! and for all the other designers who did swaps!! 

the lovely new range is very melbourne, very winter....

dark and abstract landscapes with flashes of light, monotones, city/urban patterns and textures, illumination. featuring photographs compiled from all over the place, from Moroccan tiles to Tokyo alleyways. round brooches come in 2 sizes (7cm and 4cm) and can be worn in multiples or singly (i have been known to wear 3 at once but thats just me!). look great pinned to a winter jacket. 

earrings feature similarly soft abstract images, and are finished with a layer of resin. each pair unique. super light and wearable. fun. 


on the shelves

summer series earrings on sale at latest Craft Hatch market...

summer series earrings

gorgeous summery imagery inspired by old holiday snaps, postcards, grass green, florals and sepia. i know technically summer is over but a little bit of colourful optimism never goes amiss...

made of plywood + photograph + resin.

summer series earrings available in person at Queen stores in the city, and online at modamuse. oh and also at a lovely new gallery called Gallery Grangie in Richmond (323 Lennox St)

stretch neckwear

new stretch necklaces available at both Queen stores in the city. also found online at modamuse. made from stretchy comfy cotton, strands of vintage printed kimono silk, retro patterns and digital prints. super wearable. super fun. each one unique.