Sunday, 17 August 2014

Vintage Children's Illustrations and Charity Shop Finds

Morning!

I had a great time hunting for vintage treasures this week, and boy was I in luck. 1970s heaven! I came across some great vintage children's books, who could leave Bambi behind?

Then I found some fabric, I never find fabric! Luck was on my side. I'm thinking cushion covers for my planned 1970s inspired living room.


I couldn't leave this painting behind, its hanging in my studio. Its very vibrant in reality.


One of the books I found is one of those 365 days books for children, with a story or rhyme for every day of the year. It has so many different styles of illustrations.
I want to make these dresses!


 Cute little story about making a blanket for a teddy!
 Totally different style of illustrations, all in the same book.
I also managed to pick up some 1970s mugs and a few pcitures frames. Time to start planning for the living room makeover!
Have a great day,
Maria

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Kilkenny Arts Festival and Form Pop-Up Shop

Hello,

I've been sewing away very quietly for the last two weeks to prepare for the Form DesignMade in Carlow pop-up shop in Kilkenny as part of the Kilkenny Arts Festival.  Here is a little pic of my area of the shop.


We are situated on Friary Street. If you are coming from the Castle direction, go up the High Street (Main street) and just past the bookstore (and between Murphys and Pauls) you go left and we are a couple of mins up the road (you can see green bunting and Kilkenny colours outside)
There is some amazing work by my fellow Form makers (www.formcarlow.com) and we are all working  in the shop on different days. I was there yesterday with natural printer and designer Catherine Sothern.
So if you are in Kilkenny or heading there for the Festival do check us out!
All the best,
Maria