Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Amazing shoes...

Holy cow look at these beauties I have found in paddo vinnies..amazing. That is all... Xx


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sketch Inc. Geometric Design goodness.

Doing a usual Etsy trawl and I came across this fab shop, Sketch Inc.
Rebecca Kemp based in Bangor, Wales.

Fun and colourful quirky jewellery, prints and illustrations. She takes her inspirations from geometric design and a hint of the surreal.. I would imagine a sneak peek into her sketchbook would be fun! Take a look at her fab stuff... I am in love with the apple brooch.... amongst other things!




Her Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SketchInc

Have a great weekend!

Lots love,

Miss K-T x

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

♥ I hearts you too ♥


Super easy valentines gift ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

DIY Tutorial...

Today I thought I would share the love a little.. I have been making these fabulous heart shaped cushions for a while now and I thought I would share a few.. they are super easy to make and so cute!! All you need is some fabulous fabric.... a sewing machine, pattern paper, pins, tailors chalk, needle and thread and some toy stuffing. Oh yeah and LOVE. x

As you can see they look fab on your sofa or as part of a cute display  ♥







To get started....

Make your heart pattern with either pattern paper [or just paper]. It can be as big or small as you like. Fold paper in half and cut one half of the heart so you get a symmetrical one.

♥ With your chosen fabric, place the fabric best sides together [ so what you want on the outside in end result.] As it will be turned inside out later.


Pin the two pieces to your pattern [now unfolded!] and with a taylors chalk draw around your fabric.

Now remove pattern paper and pin the two pieces of fabric together as you go. 

♥ Now you can cut the fabric.. leave a small seam allowance [ 1cm is fine] around where you intend to sew.

You are now ready to sew... use either a matching cotton or if you fancy a contrast then that can look great too. Pick somewhere that will be easy to hand sew up after as remember you are leaving a small gap to put your stuffing into.

♥ Sew all around the heart along your chalked line until you are nearly at starting point, leave a gap big enough to put stuffing into easily. Backstitch a bit.

♥ Now, get your hand inside and turn the heart inside out so now the fabric is the right way around.

Fill with toy stuffing, as soft or hard as you fancy.... then get same cotton as used to machine sew and sew up the little gap.

♥ Voila! A cute soft little or big heart.. can be used as cushion or just to make your house look cute and happy. Here are a few of mine.... I also make mini ones into brooches and hanging items. 

See my Etsy shop to buy one for a loved one x

Hope you enjoy making one yourself!

Lots of love, 

Miss K-T ♥






Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Flower Drum.

The Flower Drum is a Pop up shop on the Northern beaches in Sydney.

It is fabulous and fresh, run by Holly Hipwell and Mylee Grace - flower enthusiasts and vintage lovers. They make me want to do more with flowers and if I could get married again I would want them to be involved! I love all the colour combos and crafty arty things they do with flowers.









The pop up shop is part of The Sugarmill Fine Surf Emporium – combining flowers with surfboards, coffee, vintage clothing and general cuteness.

They are open every Saturday and I for one will be heading there next time I want flowers or just to be inspired.

Check out their blog for cute things and flower stories.

I want a Flower bomb!!


The Flower Drum
The Sugarmill Fine Surf Emporium
1329 Pittwater Rd
Narrabeen NSW
Ph.02 9913 3332

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Rainbow houses

Most of you who know me, know I adore 80's nostalgia tv. I think it oftens creeps into things I make and recently I have become a little obsessed with houses, the shapes and details on them, using op-shop fabrics that I find along the way as well as bought fabric, cute buttons, soft houses, large cushion houses... and just even drawing them and making cards with houses on! When I was making them I had a few things inspire me... The starting scene from Rainbow, a british tv programme from the 80's. [For those who don't know what I am talking about - WATCH IT.] It's amazing... such vibrant colours and quirky shapes with an awesome song too! I am playing with shapes, colours and sizes but you can see a little selection below. Making some into box framed artworks at the mo.. will post when done!
Thinking about making some flat ones too... without stuffing and in frames.The largest cushion has a zip in and is probably my current favourite. Or the tiny ones... hmm. Also going to make some tree cushions and create a soft landscape! Watch this space... Enjoy, they are all on Etsy. Lots love, K-T x

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Cake pops!

I decided I wanted to have cake pops at our wedding as they are just too cute for words, for anyone who hasn't yet seen or eaten one they are the best thing, EVER. Basically a small ball of cake covered in coloured sugary goodness on the top of a Lollypop stick. I asked my bro Nick if he thought he could create such a thing and that he did... here is how they turned out:



Mel stealing them...


He did me proud, they were just what I imagined.... awesome colour combos with clashing hearts and confetti and all sorts of crazyness. Love that they aren't perfect either, I think it adds to their charm. x

I could so eat one of these right now... but they are the sweetest thing you have ever eaten! Nick is based in Wangaratta, Australia but is open for cake pop orders...email me if keen..

Lots of Love,

K-T x




Monday, January 16, 2012

Hearts in jars.....

So I have been making a lot of little soft hearts with old and new fabrics and I am always thinking of new things to do with them. I collect jars so it seemed clear that the two should come together.. and just in time for Valentines day.. D.I.Y hearts in jars.

You will need..

Wash labels off and rinse with Baking powder


Pop your soft heart in the jar..

Cut a circle of fabric bigger than the lid..

Use a hairband to keep it on..

Tie a ribbon of choice around and remove band..

Done and how cute are they! 

What cute little gifts....

Lots love x

K-T x

The Dee English summer party..

Before I begin a new year I feel I owe it to 2011 to look back first. After all I got married and moved from London to Australia so I am going to share a few crafty and visual highlights...

These are a visual snippet of the wedding, I had to share as I still LOVE the styling. As you can see we did the whole vintage crockery, Bunting, English summer Garden party thing... mum grew all the flowers and they looked wild and gorgeous. We spent a year collecting crockery which I had to leave with mum [boo] but slowly I will get it back! We filled teacups and jugs and glassware with flowers and it looked so cute, they stayed alive for a week. [lemonade is the tip.] We had a hand built [thanks pops] photobooth with box of props which was awesome fun.

Dee English summer party..











These beautiful photos were taken by the very talented Trina Wright, she was excellent and really captured the day perfectly. Please take a look at her website:

http://www.twrightphotography.co.uk/

Lots love xxx

K-T Dee x