Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Night Owls Tweet - Week 7

I guess this is a really late night : "Night Owls Tweet" : as it's 4.30am on Tuesday morning ;)
I've just finished watching Hewitt and Djokovic play their round 4 Tennis match live from 
Wimbledon. It was an exciting roller coaster game, played on a lovely hot English day. (Great to see the summer sunshine as here on the Gold Coast, the mercury has plummeted)

... well without further ado here are the photos for wk 7. 
I will post more 'Kristopher K' news and updates very soon :)

[Over the next 52 weeks, Shey B from Arizona USA, and I from the Gold Coast AUSTRALIA, will attempt to blog a total of 365 photos. Each posting ... 7 photos, from the last 7 days, on alternate Monday Nights]

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#1 The Australian White Ibis
#2 Shadow play in the early morning light at Surfers Paradise Beach
#3 Palm Tree flowers
#4 Noisy Cockatoo's
#5 A yellow moon rises over the sea
#6 Partial lunar Eclipse shines on a beautiful clear night
#7 Surf Life Saver buggy at Main Beach

See the Shey B Blog - for last weeks great week 6 photos ... The office !!!
I will have to tidy up a bit before I post any pic's of the office here - lol :)
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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Sneek a Peak!

So I know lately, it's been a bit quiet here on the blog : but I wanted to let you all know, there is an exciting reason why !!!

Here is a little Sneek Peek! .... more soon :)

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Retro Summer

All wrapped up in my winter woolies .... lately I've been dreaming of Summer :)

Introducing the '
Retro Summer Collection
(available soon)

Making the most of the winter school holidays I've also started sewing a new quilt 
- to co-ordinate with my 'Easy As - Headboard Slipcover
I must admit however, as much as I long for Summer, it's great to be indoors sewing, with a mug of hot chocolate and the i-pod set to shuffle :)

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Night Owls Tweet - Week 5

From Coast to Country - here are the week 5 (yes I know, can it really be week 5 already) photos for Night Owls Tweet!

[Over the next 52 weeks, Shey B from 
Arizona USA, and I from the Gold Coast AUSTRALIA, will attempt to blog a total of 365 photos. Each posting ... 7 photos, from the last 7 days, on alternate Monday Nights]

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#1  Although wild, this little guy calls our garden home; here he is having his bath.
#2  Perfect winter's day: blue skies, sandy yellow beach and a crystal clear sea.
#3  Why call it leaf litter - when it's so pretty?
#4  Winter winds have stripped all but a few of the last remaining leaves from this beautiful tree branch.
#5  Liquid Ambers would have to be one of my 'all time favourite' trees.
#6  Former Tallebudgera Post Office, QLD, Australia.
#7  Sunday Drive through the sugar cane fields, near Currumbin, on the NSW/QLD boarder.

See the Shey B Blog - for last weeks, week 4 photos ... and the dazzling lights of 'Las Vegas' :)

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Happy Long Weekend

It's been such a busy few days, that I've only just realised it's a long weekend -in celebration of the Queen's Birthday - How Fabulous !!!
... another birthday coming up this month, is my Grandma's, or 'Great Nanny Junes' as she's known to us.
June has always been an inspirational (and stylish :) role model in my life, as an amazing artist, and when I was younger, owner of a successful Sydney Art Gallery. 
As I know she won't be peeking here on the blog ... here are some cushions that I've just finished making her, using upholstery weight cotton fabrics, from my China Blue collection - I so hope she likes them :)

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday Fabric Fix ;)

A selection of fabrics from the 'Vintage Shabby Chic' Collection;
now available at Spoonflower 

- If it's sunny this weekend, I'm looking forward to driving down the coast highway into Northern NSW - I love packing up a picnic and heading out for long lazy drives (I must remember to pack my camera and take some photos for next Monday's "Night Owls Tweet" ;)

Wishing you all a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend :)

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Calico Daisy

Calico Daisyfeatures rows of summer daisies in a soft calico "colour wash"
Shown with fabric design Vintage Shabby Taupe - on left 

Now it's winter (and freezing ...brrrr) here in Australia - I'm wanting to reupholster my lounge chairs with this fabric, as daisies always help to remind me of sunshine and summer ;) 

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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

'China Blue' fabric photos

Photos of the 'China Blue Collection' 
.... inspired by faded french tapestries and old vintage china, in palettes of inky blue and brown.

Fabric Detail 

(click names for direct fabric links)
Designs: From Top 
China White
China Blue
China Blue Check
China Blue Beachside and
China Blue Seaside

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Saturday, June 05, 2010

Vintage Shabby Chic Collection

Vintage Shabby Roses are the blushing stars of the 'Vintage Shabby Chic' Collection: featuring a variety of designs inspired by classic Victorian colour palettes - bringing a relaxed timeless quality to this contemporary collection.

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1. The Carandini ladies, ca. 1875 / photographer Charles Hewitt (attributed)
2. William Henry Harrison Campaign Textile
3. Two women seated on bench, interior 
Vintage mood Photos above from The Commons on Flickr
(featuring hidden treasures in the world's public photography archives)

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Friday, June 04, 2010

Miniature Upholstered Furniture

How exciting to see Kristopher K fabrics on these Victorian Dollhouse chairs designed by:
JBM Miniatures  makers of handcrafted collectible miniature furniture.
See these photos (and more examples) on Ken@JBM's flickr photostream here
Thanks so much Ken for letting me know you posted these photos; I've so enjoyed taking a peek at your amazing work :)

... Oh how i'd like to walk around this dollhouse ;) 

Fabrics used are from the "Shabby Chic" collection and include:
Shabby Rose
Shabby Check Grande
and Shabby Stripe Grande.

So how do you reduce the scale of a fabric design at Spoonflower?
I find it as easy as adding a fabric to my cart, and clicking the blue "
EDIT" link: then after Design Size, I again click the blue (EDIT THIS) link: Then I change the size of the design by clicking: SMALLER - until I have the required size: finally I click on the UPDATE ORDER ITEM button to update the print in my order to it's new custom size ;)

I hope to see the sun shining brightly again this weekend, so I can photograph the new fabric designs that have recently arrived - and I'm also planning to spend time this weekend sewing - as lately I have seen so many projects and tutorials that I'm keen to try.

Whatever your plans may be, have a fabulous weekend, 
Cheers Kris :)

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