Tuesday, September 09, 2008

a brief respite

We are getting so close to having the studio up and running and I am feeling almost giddy with excitement. There's still a lot of things to do - but we have all the pieces of the puzzle in sight and now it's a matter of waiting for them to arrive and then putting them all together.

This week Pete is home on Staycation (a concept that I love, and am starting to see pop up elsewhere on blogland), and I've taken the opportunity to chill out a little myself. I read a book for the first time in ages, and actually did some pattern designing!

I had told myself "no I can't do a wattle design because Tim Growcott has already done one", but it's funny how when you do something in your own style it turns out completely different!


Acacia © Lara Cameron


Acacia © Lara Cameron

I loooove how this print turned out and I hope you do too. I think it will be the first design I print in the new studio.

33 comments:

Cicada Studio said...

So pretty. The delicate leaves and pompoms and the realistic birds. Very nice! How wonderful it will be to see your first product.

Bellgirl said...

Ooh it's beautiful! It would make a lovely present for my mum for Christmas/ housewarming. I'll look out for it in your shop!

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tanya said...

Wow Lara!!...I've been reading your blog ever since you were soooo very nice to do that interview with me ( not sure if you remember:)and I must say I loooove that your starting your new business and loove your "purple" pattern design as well!!!

Sam said...

Oh, it's such a lovely, delicate print..really beautiful!

tanya said...

P.S sorry about the deleted posts..
blogger did something funny to them and I had to delete

Kim Wallace said...

Very beautiful Lara :) Good to see you got some time to do some 'fun stuff' again... Can't wait for Ink & Spindle to be up and running!

Penny said...

Lovely!

katiecrackernuts said...

Wattle and wattle birds. A lovely design

leslie said...

oh, i love it. and it is perfect for your first print. in your new place. whoohoo.

Tali said...

very nice. i see that purple is popping it's head in there! ;)

anna said...

gorgeous, lara. gorgeous!

Michelle said...

I have that Tim Growcott one in the raspberry, on a mattt backpack. It's fab. Yours is completely different! I love it.

I'm getting very excited about Ink and Spindle and what you girls come up with!

Danielle said...

Oh it's just beautiful Lara!! I absolutely love it and can't wait to see it all printed up...
I've got two wattle trees in my backyard and have been really inspired by the beautiful shapes too, I just haven't had a chance to turn it into a pattern yet!


And I wanted to let you know when I was shopping in Freo on the weekend I spotted a lady with a bag made from your ginkgo fabric (I think it might have been a mattt bag)... Anyway it looked really awesome!!

Queen Vee said...

Oh my, so beautiful Rara. Good job!

mooimadeit said...

I LOVE LOVE LOOOOOOOVE this! You know what, I'd ADORE this in a wallpaper.

Caylie said...

a purple design hehe. I love the blue with the design Lara, suburb! Can't wait to see it printed up.

Amy said...

Your new pattern is absolutely stunning Lara! And you're right...it certainly has your beautiful touch :)

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

This is a wonderful print Lara, just beautiful.

I have been wishing for the last few years for some Aussie inspired prints that were not kitch - not a kangeroo in site, but very aussie.

I got the current issue of Homespun in the mail today and enjoyed seeing another familiar blogger inside.

Do Yeah Media said...

fantastic new fabric!! and staycations are my fave type of vacations too.

PS. I hear that you like the show Dexter, check out my blog for something you may like.

PPS. I dig that purple print!!

anne-cecile said...

Wow!!! Great patterns! I love them, and the colours too...

Beth J said...

I adore this print. The colours are lovely too.

lindsey clare said...

this is great, Lara. the fine detail is lovely!

renae said...

Gorgeous design!
And I want to congratulate you on the article in Homespun! I was just in the supermarket looking for a craft magazine and the bird on the front of homespun caught my eye and I recognised the fabric, thinking 'i want to make that' I bought the magazine and have just read the article. Of course now I want to go home from work and make birdies!! (they're cuter than the ones I've been making of late!)

Orchis Morio said...

hey lara, your ink and spindle project sounds exciting. what a big undertaking!! please keep me posted, as to when you start printing...

jenny said...

these are lovely, Lara. Well done!

Chooks'r'us said...

Lara - I love this design! Now you've got me rethinking my choices! Looking forward to your studio opening and doing some fabric coming my way soon!

Emma said...

That is such a beautiful design, I love it both the colours - they're lovely!

Lourdes said...

Love it, especially the one in purple. Gorgeous!

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Thta's a beautiful print. They look like wattle birds (perhaps more placid than the ones in our garden, which like to fly at your head at the moment!)

Drewzel said...

OMG I love this soooooo much!!! Can't wait till it's available to buy! All I hear at home right now is our resident Wattle Bird squarking as my cat likes to tease it. (There must be a nest.)

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