Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pinterest - I am in love.......

An inspiration board?  recipe collector?  online scrapbook?  fashion look book?  well its all of this and more!  Basically Pinterest is a (Free) virtual pinboard.   A place where you collect photos and links of all the wonders you find on the internet.  You 'pin' them to your board and its safely kept there for you to review at a later date. You can become friends with or follow other people's boards (like Twitter and Facebook but more of a creative vibe).   Here are some of the pretties I have been collecting now for a few months.  I will be sharing my finds every month.

(Click on each image to be taken to the board)

From my "Words to live by" board:

Source: via Crafty on Pinterest

Tutorial for some of these from my "Handmade Goodness" board:

From my "Fashion styles for me" board

From my 'Apartment Inspiration' board

A lovely pic from my "Wedding Ideas" board :

A yummy dish from my "Cook" Board:

So check it out here. A great source of inspiration and sure to get you all buzzy with creative energy :-)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

One week to go ::Creative Lane:: Marrickville Sunday 31 July 10am-3pm

Market day is almost here.  Looking forward to sharing my new creations.  Also extremely excited to meet many new fellow crafters/artists/designers.  All of them wanting to share their handmade creations and inspire people to tap into their creative side with workshops running all day.  So come along, join in the fun and support handmade.

Here is a peek of what you can find on the day:

 Babushka doll pendant by Hilary&June
Polish Inspired folk art - Once a year book

Nappy bag/Tote by Piggledee
Unique pendant lamps from Steal the Limelight
Jewellry by Lady Soldier

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Craftyclaudes Owlies now available instore at Little Harriet - Miranda

Recently opened Little Harriet offers a huge range of Women's Vintage and Pre loved Designer Clothing, Shoes, Handbags, Accessories and a variety of Home D├ęcor.....a big range of prettiness really.  As a big lover of upcycled and recycled clothing and fabrics I am very proud to have the opportunity to offer some of my handmade goodness at Little Harriet.

Here are some pics from a recent visit....

Here they are!

Beautiful vintage glass and beaded jewelry
A great range of colours and styles....ready to jazz up any outfit
Shoe love.....In many sizes, colours and designs

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Gifts and clothing for little ones as well!

Lizie's handmade floral brooch -  lovely.   There will soon be new season creations available in the store
Jewelry love!
With a fantastic personal sense of style - Lizie carefully chooses the pieces to showcase in her store

Stay tuned for more craftyclaudes creations with a Spring/Summer vibe......

So when you are next in the Sutherland Shire drop in and are sure to find all things nice, with added sugar and spice!

Little Harriet
Shop 3
176 Parraweena Road
Miranda  NSW 2232

Visit Little Harriet on Facebook and become a fan

Friday, July 15, 2011

This past few weeks in craftyclaudes land.....

Filled with color and creative goodness:

Mini bunting making for market.....these little guys are very small and cute. Made for decorating and everyday celebration.  Reusable too. 

Bias tape has become my favourite find of the past few weeks.  It comes in a range of colours, designs and sizes.  So many great ideas these can be applied to.....
Aprons, coffee, vegie goodness and a wall colour that has inspired us

Sweet kicks for Martino......

My current fave earrings from San Francisco's Haight/Ashbury.

These crispy winter days are providing some awesome light and good photo opportunities.....
More mini buntings for el mercado.....

I have finally managed to find a way to keep my handmade recycled wall art up....velcro dots!

Bunting for Daniel......

Production line stuffing the owlies with Polyfill.  Then the hand stitching begins.   Have been learning some new stitches from Youtube tutorials to make these look more polished.   Sore fingers at the end of the day tho.....

Looking at my hands and seeing the age showing........

Greek feasting with friends.....this was Martino's dessert.  He said it tasted like "Grandma's feathers" haha......

Still unpacking some of my fabric purchases. These were from Bolt on Alberta Street, Portland

Stamp finds also from Portland.  Ready to start some new paper and fabric projects