DIY HAND LETTERING 22nd April 2013 Ever since I can remember I’ve loved beautiful handwritten notes, so you’ll understand my excitement when typography guru and self confessed font fanatic Gemma O’Brien (aka Mrs Eaves), offered to give us a lesson in hand lettering. Gemma rocketed to fame 5 years ago as a uni student with her viral youtube video Write Here, Write Now and has built, in just a few short years, an impressive body of work including hand drawn pieces for Canon (a favorite of mine) and Woolworths as well as a huge number of other creative projects such as developing the masthead for Peppermint Magazine, refreshing the title sequence for children’s tv show Playschool and designing 80th birthday invitations for ex-aussie Prime Minister Bob Hawke (see more of her work here). Today she’s going to show us the basics of hand lettering by making an exquisite hand drawn card – perfect for a friend or lover. Take it away Gemma!
Work of Art Jewelry designer Stine A. Johansen has decorated her family's apartment in a pretty mix of flea market finds, design classics and beautiful modern art — plus her own jewelry, making for space of relaxed elegance. Love. More here from Interiørmagasinet. (photography by birgitta wolfgang drejer/sisters agency) Serger and Coverstitch Techniques with the Baby Lock Diana // Stretch Yourself This series is sponsored by Baby Lock. For over 40 years, Baby Lock has been dedicated to the love of sewing by creating machines for sewing, embroidery, quilting and serging – all with ease-of-use, high quality and a touch of elegance. I am completely fascinated by clothing construction. There is something magical about turning long, flat fabric into the shapely, form-fitting pieces that fill our closets and dress our bodies. Every time I shop for clothes you’ll find me not only gazing at the beautiful designs and fantastic fabrics, but flipping everything inside out and trying to discover just how it was put together. In fact, a few months ago I was rambling on and on explaining about sewing machines and sergers to a friend looking to buy one for his wife.
Melbourne Home – Lucy King The Coburg home of illustrator Lucy King- all photos by Lucy King Today’s home belongs to talented local illustrator and crafter Lucy King! Remember I shared some of Lucy’s gorgeous work on the site here last year…? Her style is so painterly and sooo pretty! my favorite apartment « Small Adventure After many years of collecting image after image of cool looking apartments and houses, this remains one of my top favorites. This is the two bedroom apartment of the band, Blonde Redhead. The two main singers are married, I believe, and were featured in Domino awhile back. I tore out and pasted these images into the very first pages of my inspiration notebook and not much else has topped it yet. I wouldn’t call their apartment amazing in any design-related context, but I really love that their apartment is clean, yet very casually put together with the use of such soft colors (even though I do enjoy brighter colors, too, and are probably more naturally attracted to them) and really awesome antiques and old wallpapers.
Urbanic Paper Boutique SO BEYOND EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE …. That it is time, once again, for the Urbanic Summer Social ! You can see photos from past year’s events by clicking *this link* & some of the video footage from the parties —-> right here! Drafting and Sewing Leggings // Stretch Yourself This series is sponsored by Baby Lock. For over 40 years, Baby Lock has been dedicated to the love of sewing by creating machines for sewing, embroidery, quilting and serging – all with ease-of-use, high quality and a touch of elegance. I’ve always loved sewing with knits, but recently I’ve developed an even greater obsession with it because of leggings. I’ve never had a problem finding leggings that fit (they’re all so stretchy most everyone can find the right size). What I have really enjoyed is making leggings in different colors, prints, and materials than are available in stores!
jurianne matter ...we came home from Paris. Haven't had one spare moment to post about our little business trip. Here we go! Drafting a Tee Pattern from Measurements // Stretch Yourself This series is sponsored by Baby Lock. For over 40 years, Babylock has been dedicated to the love of sewing by creating machines for sewing, embroidery, quilting and serging – all with ease-of-use, high quality and a touch of elegance. Isn’t it fun how we’re all different? Straight, curvy, plump or lean—we’re all trying to rock what Mother Nature gave us, and often it’s hard to find clothes that fit just right. Finishing Techniques for Knit Fabric // Stretch Yourself This series is sponsored by Baby Lock. For over 40 years, Baby Lock has been dedicated to the love of sewing by creating machines for sewing, embroidery, quilting and serging – all with ease-of-use, high quality and a touch of elegance. It doesn’t take long to realize that sewing with knits is easy and very forgiving. Once you get a hang of the construction (Miranda‘s covering how to construct a knit tee today) it all comes down to the finishing details. The small touches like hemming and top stitching are hands down the most important thing when it comes to making your garment look professional. Just learning a few simple tips can totally make the difference between a homemade looking garment and completely professional looking one.
Denim Tutorial: Polka Dot Denim Shorts Denim Tutorial: Polka Dot Denim Shorts Denim shorts are the easiest way to update your closet on the fly, and for virtually no additional cost or that much additional time. Especially if you have a tired old pair of jeans you just can’t wear anymore, but aren’t ready to get rid of. This Polka Dot denim shorts tutorial is really fun and easy. All you need is a new pencil, a ruler, a tube of fabric paint, and and hour of your time. Supplies: Wooden pencil with eraser (safe to have a couple on hand), a ruler, denim shorts, white fabric paint (I chose white but you can go with any color, it would be really cute to do a grey or even metallic), a paper plate or container to hold the paint.
some things I liked this week... Friday, 18 June 2010 by Irene Hoofs the new pillows from Skinny Laminx... these printed bags from Cinqmai...