Friday, May 18, 2012

One IKEA Rug.....


These striking rugs are all hand painted.   All of them started off as a very affordable  IKEA rug that was begging for some creative expression.  I think the results are priceless.....





Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Yes I Refashion :: My love for all things a little bit used

These past few weeks have been a little bit different.  My day job has been taking up more of me than I have been used to. I know its all part of my growth and I am grateful for the opportunity, however, I have noticed that my creative energy has suffered a little because of it.  There has been little, if any, creating.  So to keep the creative juices flowing I have been feasting my eyes on other creative peoples work - especially of the re-fashion kind.   I love the practicality and resourcefulness of the re-fashion community.   Just check out some of these clever works:

A long sleeve blouse becomes a summery boat neck beauty

 A super simple stripe top becomes the funkiest skirt

Singlet gets a little lacy and girlie

An over sized but gorgeously floral skirt becomes a Carrie Bradshaw inspired dress

A little bit Amish dress becomes super sassy summery frock

All pictures, tutorials and other inspiring re-fashions can be found at the Refashion Co-op blog. A worldwide collaborative blog to showcase refashioned clothing projects and share techniques.  A blog that I am now also contributing my refashion projects to.  All in the spirit of sharing.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Art I Heart -- Gregory Thielker

These images blew me away when I first saw them. See these are not photographs - rather oil paintings. The artist is Gregory Thielker.

 I really dont have anything else to say but - wow.

Oil on canvas. For real.






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Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy Weekend :: Sunday 13 May - Happy Mothers Day......

To celebrate this special day, I share with you a very warm, beautiful and love filled video.  Mother and Daughter crocheters from Bolu in Turkey who both realize that not only is there beauty in mistakes, but also opportunities to inspire others. 

Handmade Portraits: Ayşegül & Sebahat 

Happy Mothers Day mama......and to all the Mums I know.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Geometric goodness for your weekend......

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Friday almost here.....yay! Lots of fun planned for the weekend including ::

placemat sewing, birthday tapas feast,  cafe wanderings,cycling, trusty camera ready to capture the Supermoon on Sunday  and on the Garage Sale Trail hunt for the perfect belt buckle to rescue a much loved "Zee" *zebra print belt* 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Finders Keepers Winter 2012 :: June 1 & 2 :: Carriageworks

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Back for 2012 -  Finders Keepers is on at Carriageworks
 Dates:   Friday 1st June  6pm - 10pm
             Saturday 2 June.   10am - 5pm

Fun times!