Thursday, February 17, 2011

Valentine's Day at IKEA!

On Valentines day this year I was pleasantly surprised by my wonderful husband who whisked me away to IKEA for lots of browsing and a little purchasing.
A desk has been on the agenda for a while now, so it was a lovely surprise to be taken on a 285km (177 miles) journey to our closest IKEA store to purchase one. We also brought home a red Hemnes linen cabinet to store art materials and crafty goods. My first choice was the Hemnes cabinet in yellow, but it wasn't to be. Not to worry, I've always loved the colour red as you can see by the wall behind the new cabinet.
Hmmmm. Time for a fresh coat of paint on the walls me thinks.

My new Ikea Hemnes Linen (craft!) Cabinet with Bee & Lotus 2011 Tea towel calendar

On the way back home we stopped in Goulbourn, a town that is famous for the Big Merino.
We like our big things in Australia (banana, pineapple, pavlova, gumboot, potato etc.)
For years the 97 tonne Merino nicknamed "Rambo" has stood proudly, awaiting travellers between Canberra and Sydney to come and marvel and perhaps climb the steps to view the surrounding farmlands through the big fellas eyes. Rambo is a symbol of Australia's rich history in the wool industry, and a reminder of the old saying that Australia rode to prosperity on the sheep's back.

Now I'm off to organise the rest of the house.....

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Spoonflower Challenge: Pointillism

The next Spoonflower contest theme is Pointillism, every design entered must be created using dots of pure colour only. I really want to use my limited free time in the next few weeks to work on the following contest themed Breakfast so I set myself a time limit for the design for the Pointillism contest. 1 hr. Yep that's it, only 60 mins.

So I've kept it simple, really simple. In fact I'm a bit worried it's too simple.
oh well, I guess we'll find out soon enough :)

Get to the Point! - textile design for Spoonflower Pointillism contest

I think the design looks best at the maximum size (you can change the scale of any Spoonflower design to meet your needs). I would love to see this design made up into curtains for a child's bedroom or an art smock, even a shower curtain! I think it would be great if Spoonflower could produce custom oilcloth, although I don't know enough about digital fabric printing to know if that would be possible.I'd love to know if anyone has seen such a thing!

You can also change the pattern by selecting basic repeat, half-drop, half brick (as image) or mirror repeat.

I will be off to the coast for a few days with the family to have a well deserved break
Good luck to everyone in Queensland battening down for Cyclone Yasi