Buying some new screens recently, inspired me to do some hand cut stencils again. I used to do a lot of placement printing when I was uni and really loved the creative process of building up layers of pattern.
Today I remembered how much fun this was and have decided to incorporate this into my Jersey Scarf range. I particularly love the idea of selling patterns that are  unique, in that each scarf is completely one-off and never exactly the same to another. Isn't that the beauty of not purchasing mass produced products?

sweet little chairs

I have always loved the look of these chairs, however have never really been a huge fan of the bright, fluffy fabric that usually adorns them. Lucky for me I have a talented partner who is an upholsterer!
Yesterday he revamped these little treasures using a sample run of my new pattern. I was really pleased with how they turned out and am inspired to print more!


colour and pattern love

One of the bonuses of living in a small country town is they are a mecca for op-shop and garage sale bargains. We have recently tapped into the online swap buy and sell in our little town and came across this gorgeous dining setting. It is in immaculate condition and I just LOVE the pattern and colour. And when I say bargain, I mean BARGAIN. I would hate to think what price tag this would have had on it in one of the funky little retro shops in my old inner-city hood. One chair would have cost more than what we paid for the whole set.
Excuse me while we go and christen it with the bottle of wine!