Friday, 24 February 2012

Sulphur Crested Cocky

Yesterday I finished making up a cushion of a patched Aussie Flora & Fauna theme. I thought the cockatoo needed a little more attention, so I snazzed it up with embroidered detail in some bright yellow Japanese sashiko thread.
Jumps right at you now.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Green Seas

There is something fresh about this appley green sea surrounding the map of Australia on this vintage tea towel cushion that I made last week. I love the sweet 1950's style illustrations of the koala & other native animals.
I've had such a lovely weekend catching up with a dear, dear friend of mine from my childhood. We went our separate ways when we hit our teens but have always had a special connection. It is great to she her so happy now at 42years old with a cute as can be 4 month old baby boy and a fab man. Baby Felix it is awesome to meet you & spend time with your beautiful family.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

New life

I recently made a couple of cushions for an old friend from high school. She was so sweet, about 12 months ago she found me on Facebook & had a look at my Sean the Prawn creations & decided to gift me a whole heap of beautifully embroidered doilies that once belonged to her mother in law. She was hoping I'd give them a new life & that is exactly what I did. I love doilies & have quite a collection now. I treasure their beauty & uniqueness, not to mention the thought of just how much love & dedication went into all those pretty stitches. So yep, it means a lot to me to give these treasures a new life, a new chance to be admired. Thanks lovely Jo for the doilies & I hope you had a great birthday.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Feeling breezy

Today is a great day, issue two of online Breeze Magazine has been launched. Sean-the-prawn cushions are on the front cover & throughout the mag, as is a feature of one of David Boyle Architect's (my hubby) sensitive renovations. This issue is all about The Bouddi Peninsula an area in which I am lucky enough to live, & about a few of it's people & their businesses. Many of the photos in this edition were contributed by two amazingly talented women Lisa Haymes & Brigid Arnott, whom I'm fortunate to call my friends.
Such beautiful work ladies especially Lisa's photos of the Bouddi bush.
I'm also loving the awesome Elkhorn's Instagram Adventure, I might have to do that walk soon myself.
The more I look at the the images in this mag the more I realize that this is my heartland/ my dreaming.
For a visual feast check out this mag,