28 April 2012

lonny mag

i just found this cool new york based online design magazine - Lonny
you may already read it - they've been around a little while
if not, here's some of what you can expect




here's a bit about Lonny ...
launched in october 2009, Lonny is a bimonthly online magazine that focuses on lifestyle and home decor. founded by designer michelle adams and photographer patrick cline, Lonny highlights extraordinary interiors, innovative bloggers, and the latest market finds. Lonny has been featured in Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and blogs worldwide, and has highlighted design luminaries ranging from Cath Kidston to Kelly Wearstler.

find it here
happy reading



15 April 2012

ruffles, tiny chihuahuas and other things

happy easter everyone
i hope you had a great time with your family and friends
i certainly did



today's big announcement ... 
i've finally completed all the projects in issue one of mollie makes. 
yay for me

 it's been great to improve my technique and skills and even better, learn new ones. 
 my favourite project was making the ruffles, 
i can't believe i've never made ruffles before - they are so pretty. 
and although my first ruffle project is a simple one, 
i'll definitely be finding room for ruffles in my future projects. 

 okay, here they are,

- tweet tweet cover kit -


a really cute cover for your iphone or ipod.
the mollie makes pattern had a simple bird, but i changed it to a more detailed mushroom girl.
this took more time, but i like her a lot more.



- ruffles -



there was no project for ruffles, it was just showing you how to make them,
i decided to add them to a simple zippered make-up bag.
next time i think i'll add some ric rac or buttons along the middle to hide the stitching,
i'm still happy with my first attempt - it may become a mother's day pressie.


- apple cosy -


i know i've shown you this before, but thought i would add it again so i had the complete group together.
and it's really pretty!


- happy garland -


this was simply sewing fabric scraps onto some card and then cutting them out in whatever shape you like
they had examples of trees, birds or hearts.
i decided to do an "n" for nattygai.


- fabric eggs -


well this is my second effort and as you can see, still no success.
i've decided to give up on these.
it's obviously not my thing!


- tiny chihuahua -


 this one is such a little cutie.
she is from the book "felties" and was featured in mollie makes.
i have this book and love it - it has 18 gorgeous little felties that you can make into lots of different things.
i added a brooch pin to the back and attached the bone via embroidery thread
my daughter can now wear her tiny chihuahua on a hat, or pin her to her school bag.
she loves the movie "beverley hills chihuahua" so i also added a stylist and very pretty pearl necklace.


- peter pan collars -


there were four to choose from, i decided to make just one.
i wasn't sure if i would wear them all.
this one is made from green wool felt with a running stitch around the scalloped edge.
 i have attached dark green twisted silk to each end to tie it up.


 now to start on issue two ...