Ive been feeling a little down. My babes have moved into a really radical stage - I have expected it, think Ive been through something like this not so long ago and know its completely normal but hey - no sleep (me) and two REALLY energetic souls make me a very grumpy mama.
WHY cant I sleep?
Anyway, on that note Ive got to mention that there will be a carrier stocking in the next couple of weeks - this time there will be (well, should be) five really special baby carriers - each one individual and fun.
I will post pictures of them as they progress of course.
And for me? Im inspired right now, Kieran is an awesome screenprinter - he has printed some awesome shirts in his time. Im going to dust off his 'dance' screen and let him go mad with it. I need a nappy wallet, cant find a tutorial online so will have to make one first in my mind then second with my fabric.... I really want to learn how to quilt too...
Im pretty much nappied out for at least one weekend – Ive got a couple on the ‘to-do’ list but apart from those lil numbers there will be no bamboo sewn! Im going to make a couple of carriers (well, make a start anyway) instead ;).
I also need a little advice. I have this awesome lounge that is in tune with my true retro style – we scored it at a secondhand shop in Charleville some time ago for $70. So I figure I can throw a little bit of money at it in the form of awesome fabric to really make it rock. I LOVE the shape and comfort of it, it really is kitsch but I have to be careful not to overdo it. Our backroom is pretty outlandish as it is….
Anyway, I love the current print – I like the busy-ness of it but think that I wouldn’t mind paring it back just a little. The colour happens to be perfectly in keeping with the décor of the room too but the fabric must be eons old – its threadbare and tears with the pressure of a glance of your eye.
I keep moving between a couple of options. Plain jane – maybe some lush cord or velour kind of fabric with a very subtle jacquard, stripe or nothing at all in a really poppin’ colour. This is the ‘safe’ option IMO and although I hate that I even thought of it (HAHAHAHAHA) I really do think that it is the smartest option. I can then accessorise with awesome Echino/Dewberry/Lara Cameron or the like cushions and let the other stuff in the room speak.
Then there is the idiot part of me that has a vision and it’s the true gamble as to whether it will work out. The reason why I am not quite so afraid of this option is because the lounge is currently covered in something pretty damn crazy right now and it really sits in keeping with the room very well (well, in my opinion :P). If this option was the one that I was to go for then the hunt begins. Ikea had this awesome canvas that I pimped my granny trolley with but I think that it is discontinued. It is the only fabric that I think might work however I have considered using a Valori Wells Sole print too… But seriously – do I ‘do’ floral? NO.
Far out brussels sprout.
There is the rocking part of me that just wants to use denim. Love denim. Hardwearing. Compliments everything and is casual, which is what our backroom is.... hmmmmmm...
The Butterfly and Celtic Lotus are currently being made, I LOVE the way that Celtic Lotus looks - it is absolutely divine :). It is more of a deep red than purple, I will have to try to take more accurate pictures of it in the morning :)