Monday, July 20, 2009

I'll print, you make pretty things...

Ink & Spindle in the Melbourne Design Guide
I&S in the Melbourne Design Guide - yay!

Of all weekends to be in town, the weekend past probably would have taken the cake. There was This is not a Design Market (I'm yet to find out if it was any good!?), Melbourne Open House, and Design Made Trade, all on at once.

However I spent the weekend down at Aireys Inlet having a much needed break with my girly friends drinking copious cups of tea, going for long walks and playing board games (I do get slightly manic when playing Taboo). Definitely a worthy substitute for the aforementioned.

Bee and I did manage to get to Design Made Trade on Thursday anyway. We chatted to lots of lovely peeps and found ourselves in the Melbourne Design Guide. That was definitely one of those surreal moments where you think back to a time not long ago when you never imagined being in such a book...

All I've been doing otherwise is printing like a mad woman, so here's some lovely things that other people have been doing:

The very talented Maria from kidacollective has been making these gorgeous play dresses from my Birch fabric:

chocolate play dress by kidacollective
Chocolate Pure Linen Tuesday Play Dress by kidacollective

robins egg play dress by kidacollective
Robin's Egg Pure Linen Tuesday Play Dress by kidacollective

And then there's the equally talented Jacqui who won the Ink & Spindle giveaway! Under strict instructions not to 'stash' her winnings she has revamped and reupholstered this chair with my new Rooftops fabric:

Jacqui's reupholstered Rooftops chair
Reupholstered Rooftops chair by Jacqui

Jacqui's reupholstered Rooftops chair
Reupholstered Rooftops chair by Jacqui

Thanks ladies from making such beautiful things, brightening my day and giving me something to blog about!!

14 comments:

RTichy said...

That chair looks wonderful with your fabric. It reminds me I need to get around to refinishing the oak table and chairs I bought over a year ago.

mrs boo radley said...

Love the little dresses!

meredith cheng - munaluna said...

Love the dresses and the chair - the house print is really wonderful!

annie said...

Those dresses are so very lovely- my goodness!

Chara Michele said...

Some very lovely projects made with your fabrics! :)

Danielle said...

Love those dresses! So cute!
And the rooftops fabric looks wonderful on that chair..

Emily-Claire said...

Those dresses are adorable! I would love to wear one myself, but I don't think I could get it over my head. Your work is absolutely fabulous. I have truly enjoyed looking through your blog and I will definitely be returning. Keep up the great work! :)

plushka said...

What a divine fabric you make! What a lovely projects they inspire!

Frauke said...

wonderful design, but your shop is not nesr us...
Frauke

Tatendrang-Design said...

This is a great chair! I like it very much! Your fabrics are really really beautiful!

Jacqui said...

the talent is all yours Lara - I just put the tacks in. The little dresses are BEAUTIFUL! I was at a conference this week and spied your small birch print on a bag in the crowd - very cool.

jennifer lorton said...

Those dresses are so sweet! The color and texture are so elegant.

Jeannine said...

Such beautiful uses of your gorgeous fabric!

Nonna Illustration & Design said...

love love love these girls shirts. adorable.