Thursday, 20 September 2012

playing with patterns

i did say almost a week ago that i would post up some new here are some! having a little break from bunnies, foxes and funny characters, i am calling this the 'Stylin' collection:  from top left in a clockwise direction: 'hey there, chair,' 'sew far, sew good,' 'scentsational!' and 'this way up.'
had fun with these...and had fun naming them too!
i have to say that i love this funny little world of patterns - i love choosing colour palettes, i love putting drawings together and get a real buzz when those drawings seem to fit like a puzzle.

Friday, 14 September 2012

a friday surprise..& outdoor treats

i received another birthday treat today, thanks kell!! a gorgeous brooch designed by Louisa Camille from Erst Wilder. Check out the website, it is sooo cool-loving the '40's styling! can't wait to wear my brooch-may just have to get a new cardi for her to go on...

also, harry and i have been styling things up a bit are our new house numbers -harry painted them his favourite colours; and an old stool i covered...very happy with our little revamps! :)

folk fun for friday!

I love this pattern! Love the colour palette and it's whimsical folky feel. It is from my local fabric shop, and there is no 'brand' on it, so i can't really credit it...but it's sooo sweet.

I have been working on a lot of my pattern designs lately, hence the 'once a week' blog action. I am actually working towards having the kooky-zu website up very soon...i am excited...but will post up some sneaky peeks of new patterns in the next couple of days....

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Birthday goodies...

It's been an action-packed week... i celebrated a birthday; Module 3 of the Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design Course, (that i am doing) began; and i finished a couple of lovely freelance jobs. phew!
Thought i would share a few of my favourite birthday treats...beautiful pink roses (my favourite); doesn't get much better than a hot pink necklace (love); a funky kitty-kat umbrella by H.DUE.O; and a gorgeous card by Graphique De France: so divine! It's not showing up here, but the little girls' dresses are really sparkly...sooo sweet.
Gotta love a birthday...and family and friends that know you so well!