Wednesday, 20 August 2008

New gocco inspiration

Inspiration 3

Inspiration 2

Inspiration 1

Monday, 23 June 2008

New moshi-moshi card

Inspiration and stuff

W O Interiors pic

New Fabric from purl

This beautiful selection of cottony goodness arrived this morning. Such loveliness, I can't wait to get started on this lot.

Wednesday, 21 May 2008


Look at this lovely website

I have a thing about soap. I love soap that smells and is perfectly wrapped in tissue and nice paper. This seems to fit the bill as far as I am concerned. I hope they don't mind me showing you this picture, which I also find inspiring from a fabric and drawing point of view. Great colour combination and the mixture of stripes and botanical print is just lovely.

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

purl fabric loveliness

My second batch of fabrics from purl arrived yesterday. Their fabric is so gorgeous, I can't wait to get to work on this lot.

Monday, 19 May 2008

new drawing for gocco-ing

This is the drawing I did recently for my gocco postcards. It came out really nicely.

Friday, 25 April 2008

New fabric from "A little Goodness" on Etsy

Just got the beautiful package from A little Goodness, lovely fabric and nice freebies too. Also arrived today my new Moo cards. All manner of postal excitement!

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Pattern inspiration

The first print is a Boden print for Spring and the second is a bag that my friend Anne has which I am coveting.

Thursday, 17 April 2008

A batch of sewing to do.

Cut out blouses ready for sewing.

Fabric and commissions

I have been asked to make a sixties style outfit of flared cords and a paisley blouse for a custom black Blythe. I went to my favourite fabric shop for some inspiration and found just the thing. Can't wait to start work on it this weekend.

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Namolio Fabrics

Look at this gorgeous fabric from namolio on etsy. Can't wait to go through it and assign all the pieces to make up little moshi skirts and trousers.

And here are some of the things that have been made from the lovely fabric.

New Fabric

This gorgeous fabric from purl arrived on Monday - going to be very busy this weekend..

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Inspiration and stuff

Got a lovely pattern book from Japan for inspiration. The patterns are quite interesting, but lots of Momoko and extra stuff I don't want. I think I can adapt some to my needs though.

I am thinking about the colours that the bathroom is going to be, once finished and also the general theme of decoration in the house. I have always had the combination of pomegranate red and celadon green in my brain as the perfect combination for me. Typical thought to marry a colour blind man, who has problems with red and green, so is usually unappreciative of the subtleties of this mix- which is a great shame.


We have been away in Scotland for a week, and now all is back to normal, apart from the unfinished bathroom, which was supposed to have been completed in the week we were away. Bleh!

But Scotland was beautiful, as ever, and food for the soul. I find the landscape there awe-inspiring. Obvious I know, but you can't beat Glen Coe, and Loch Lomand, and I am not even scottish.

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Lomo Diana

Elin and I have ordered Lomo Diana cameras so that we can take beautiful pictures and experiment with pinhole too. This is very exciting, and I will be taking mine with me to Scotland next week.

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Inspiration and stuff

My new Blythe arrived. Haven't decided what to call her yet. She is very cute and it seems strange, but I think she is slightly shorter. can this be possible?

I have decided to subscribe to Selvedge magazine, finally. It works out cheaper than buying them individually and I won't have to hunt around for it anymore. Also, I need it for inspiration of course.

I have developed a liking for the edging of fabrics, the bit where they show the dye colours and the name of the print etc. Very lovely. These are some off my recent projects.

Tuesday, 11 March 2008


I have been invited to contribute to this blog So I need to do some nice photos of my studio, not the usual messy ones that I take normally like these ones.

WOI- Further inspiration

I have a massive collection of old World of Interiors Magazines. It is one of my favourite things. Mainly I think because it has so many pictures of chairs. I have a thing about chairs and one day I may dedicate a whole blog to them, and all they mean to me..

But in the meantime, back in moshi-moshi land I have been searching for new back-drops for my photos and my WOI mags are brilliant for this purpose, so here are some lovely pages that have inspired me.

The tea-cups are lovely and make me think of Mad Hatters and Alice.
(Sorry about the weird colour, not sure why this has happened)

Friday, 7 March 2008

This weeks inspiration- Gertrude Jekyll

I am a frantic note and sketchbook keeper myself so it is a joy to see other peoples, and these pics are from the sketchbook of Gertrude Jekyll- best known for her garden design. Love the attention to detail and the interest in pattern.

These images are from World of interiors Aug 1996

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Busy, busy, busy

I have been making these little blouses and skirts like mad recently. The pattern of the blouse is so lovely and I have made several variations too. I have loads of nice fabric at the moment and it just really inspires me. Still not enough time in the day to do all the things I want to.

These photos are the uncensored ones, as I felt that the little models were a bit too saucy for etsy. I made the clothes dummies ages ago, when I first started making my clothes. Maybe I should make another one soon.

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

A little breath of spring

Went to Bath on Sunday and couldn't resist these beautiful flowers from the fabulous Waitrose.
The bottom picture is one of the dried Allium heads from last summer.

Friday, 22 February 2008

New Fabric

This beautiful bundle of fat quarters arrived in the post this morning. Looks like I will have a busy weekend sewing.

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Gocco experiments

Have spent quite a bit of time recently experimenting with my new Gocco, trying to work out how to get the best out of it. Still experimenting till I can find what works best. This little print has turned out quite well though, and I have done it on different coloured cards so it looks really nice. I will persist.