October 25, 2008

Colorful kids rooms from the 70's

Sharing some colorful inspiration today.
70s space age kids room decor
Springtime Room
70s smiley face room decor
The Smile Room
vintage childrens room decor
Hounds-tooth and Flowers Room

All photos from "Decorating your room - A Do-It-Yourself Guide" by Ellen Liman & Carol Panter 1974

October 23, 2008

Featured on Cuteable!

Today started with a very nice surprise: One of my felted cupcake cuties was featured on the Cuteable blog! Cuteable always has amazing finds so i'm thrilled to be placed in between such great items! It's a happy day!

October 17, 2008

Best fleamarket find ever

60s vintage mod fashion art ricky israel mary quant illustration poster
Sharing my best flea market find ever and i could use some help, so i have a question for you.
Last weekend i visited an amazing local flea market and found this pretty lady.
I knew i had to bring her home, because the moment i saw her, i saw all the homes i will live in the rest of my life, and in every one of those houses, she was on the wall! My heart was jumping up and down.
60s vintage mod fashion art mary quant illustration
She is terrific in her groovy sixties way, but she is also kind of a mystery to me.

Who created her? I am curious, i am in awe, i want to know, i want to google the illustrator, find more work.
The piece has been signed, i don't know the reason but it's actually signed upside down, the problem is that i can't seem to figure out what the signature spells out.

Does anyone know who the artist of this piece is? Or can you figure out what the signature says? Help!

October 03, 2008

Super Cute Kawaii!

I love features! And this one really made my day. Go visit the Super Cute Kawaii blog to read what Mar-C wrote about me and my shop. *I'm blushing*

My crafts in print!

I think yesterday was the best mail day ever! Ever. In my life. My publisher sent me the first advance copies of my craft book! "100 Applique motifs. Cute, creative ways to enjoy applique". It was such a long journey and seeing all that hard work all finished in print is so rewarding i don't even know how to express it.

There are different covers for different parts of the world. I'm still waiting to see one cover in person, but i bet i will love it as much as these two. I posted the first cover on my blog before and now i can reveal another one. I like them both, but i think this second one is a little bit more 'me'. Or maybe that's because it's new to me too. I'm not sure and it doesn't matter, since i adore them both the same. It was tough to design all projects but not designing the covers myself.

(from the back of the book:) 100 Applique Motifs
All the instructions, tips and super-cute patterns needed to create hundreds of projects.
Crammed with scores of easily transferable designs, 100 Applique Motifs allows you to customize everything from T-shirts and skirts to bed linens and bags, hats, neckties - even quilts!

From cute creatures to funky fruits, funny florals, adorable critters, retro motifs and "cutting edge" modern designs, you will find endless mix-and-match possibilities in 100 Applique Motifs, in addition to a full-range of stand-alone designs. Each applique motif is shown in full color, color wave (fabric selection), method of construction (including embellishment) and black-and-white illustration. Bonus gallery sections provide ways to mix and match the applique, in addition to extra project ideas, Additional sections include: tools and materials, tips and techniques, a design and pattern directory and an index.
No prior experience with applique required!

I hope that people will enjoy my book and all the projects and templates inside as much as i enjoyed putting it all together. If you want to pre-order your own signed copy, you can do that in my shop of course!