Took advantage of the sunshine yesterday to take some photos of a few Flea Market finds I’ve had laying about for a bit. Some have already sold (sorry, gotta get in quick), but I’ll be tidying up around the place soon, so I’m sure there will be more good stuff listed soon.
Pop over to the shop and check out my Flea Market Finds HERE
Here is a tutorial I wrote for my other (much neglected) blog MADE OF CLOTH, I thought it would be nice to share it again in case you missed it. You can see a little pic of Emma enjoying her reading nook here. Easy to make fringed floor cushions A step-by-step tutorial (with some easy short-cuts)
Emma (and I) needed something to sit on when reading her books…on a quick trip to Ikea I picked up some super squishy euro sized pillows that made the perfect inserts. I had the fabric (also Ikea) and the fringe was an Op-shop find.
You will need: Materials A cushion insert or pillow 2 squares of fabric cut to the size of the pillow plus 1cm seam allowance fringe 1. Pin the fringe on the right side of the fabric, fringe facing in. Take extra care around corners to keep fringes neat so they don’t get stitched into seam.
2. Lay second piece of fabric on top of the fringe, right side in, like a sandwich. Pin to place.
3. Sew around edge with a 1cm seam allowance, leave about a 30cm opening on one side for turning and stuffing.
2a.(short cut) I was a bit lazy with the second cushion and didn’t do the pinning, I just sandwiched the two pieces and fringe as I went along…I’d only recommend this technique for more confident sewers.
4. Turn inside out and insert cushion
5. Pin opening closed, taking special care to keep the edges straight and fringe neat
6a & 6b. Either machine stitch or hand stitch opening closed.
Remember this vintage book find from way back when? I’ve been looking for some more in the series at every Op Shop I go to for nearly a year now without much luck. After seeing the original blog post a lovely reader (thank you, I don’t know who you were as the package was thrown away) sent me one she had found bringing our collection to two , until now…
In the place I least expected it, one came to me. Mums elderly neighbor in Argentina (Emma called her Granny like in Totoro) popped over with a big bag of books that she had kept from when her children were young. In it was this beauty, Largo y Corto (Long and Short), in Spanish from the same series by a different publisher. Trippy! The books were on loan whilst we were there but she let us have this one after she saw how excited I was about it. Aren’t the illustrations just the best? And there are those heart knee patches again.I wonder where the next one will turn up?
After spying the home of talented Kiwi interior designer and all round cool gal Alex Fulton on the Li’l Magoolie blog and Apartment Therapy, it has gotten me thinking about introducing some more colour to my living space. My living and dining areas are looking a bit ‘brown’ so this spring I’m going to inject some big time COLOUR!
I really love how Alex has displayed this collection of vintage ceramics… And get a load of that staircase!Photography by Maddie of Li’l Magoolie who has just moved to Oz from NZ…I’m hoping we will get to meet for realz one day.
A lovely facebook liker suggested I add some iron-on appliques to the shop after I’d put out a call-out for your suggestions. Coincidentally I bought these cute appliques in Japan and had never gotten around to listing them until now.
So yes this is a blatant product flog. Go and buy some cuteness now (over here), there are only 3 of each design available.
What would you put them on?
Oh and I thought I might mention that you can now get free domestic shipping for all orders over $150 when you use the code SHIP4FREE150 at the checkout.
If you follow me on twitter you would have caught some of my Instagram photos from the trip. I didn’t have a data roaming service on my phone in Argentina, but most cafes had WiFi so I tweeted pics at every opportunity.
Some of the highlights: Some vintage goodness: FYI: My Instagram feed is set to private, apologies to those of you that have sent requests without a response, I’m a bit funny about photo privacy.