Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday Marvellous - Majestic Moths!

Hello there, 
'Happy Monday' My Lovelies! .... How are you?

I recently discovered something really creative and different on Etsy that I 'earmarked' in my favourites to show you (when time allowed). That 'something' was a soft-sculpture moth ornament, made from vintage fabrics.
I thought today was a good day to 'pull them out of the hat' ~ even though that's usually white rabbits, I shall be pulling pretty moths out of mine!! Hmmm, let's move on.....

images above: Soft sculpture moths by Mr Finch

I love these pretty moths made from lovely old rescued fabrics. I love that they are made by an English guy, who likes to be called Finch, (hence the shop name Mr Finch!), and lives with his wife and three 'crazy cats' ~ he sounds fun! A straight man that sews, how utterly fabulous!!!! lol  [I don't mean to sound sexist, it's just a rare and precious find!! ].

 I decided, I'd have a little look to see what other handmade moth themed items I could find on Etsy. There were some great finds, take a look at my favourites ...
Ephemeral Moth print
Silkscreened Moth cushion

Moth Necklace
handmade moth brooch

Just finally, I have to add the point that I am not a fan of REAL moths!! Bleh! They eat all our t-shirts. Only around the abdomen area of the shirts for some reason?! Does that annoying phenomenon happen to you too?
If so, have you discovered any NATURAL prevention that really works? Alas, we have not and I am allergic to Moth balls and such, they trigger my asthma.

Oh well, these ones are all really lovely anyway, almost as pretty as their cousins the butterflies. We'll leave those for another day...

have a great week,
Sally x0x

postscript: I just discovered that Mr Finch has a great blog - go visit him here!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Colour Inspiration - 'Weathered Tones'

Antique shop door ~ New Orleans
phew I am just about catching up with normal life after more than three weeks away from home.
I always enjoy travelling, and feel inspired by lots of interesting things I see on my travels. One of the things I will very often notice, is an interesting DOOR!
So, I am not surprised then, that when I just came across this stunning photo (whilst browsing Pinterest) , it spoke to me - in fact it shouted out "Hi, look at me, aren't I just beautiful?!".

The colours on this old door are just stunning together, don't you think?
It inspired me to find a few more beautiful aged doors, with their weathered-paint colour combinations, to share with you.
Weathered Door & Window in Chora Patmos, Greece
I think they all just soooo gorgeous!
 I adore the fact that colour inspiration, and indeed design inspiration in general, can be found pretty much anywhere, even from something as simple as a door!

If you love doors too check out my Pinterest board dedicated to them here.

Hope you are having a great week,
Sally xox

Monday, October 17, 2011

Club Tropicana ~ Guest post by Anastasia of Percival Road

Hi everyone!
its Anastasia here

and I'm so happy to be guest posting for Sally...
                                                                                                              Hope you enjoy my
Etsy picks of the week...feeling a little


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Travel Picks..... Singapore inspired Etsy finds.


Yay! Home. Sweet. Home.
I just got back home to Sydney last night, after 3 weeks away visiting my family on the other side of the world (yep, England!!).

We stopped on the way there for a couple of nights in Singapore, to break up that oh-so-looooong journey.
On the way back too.

I will share more about my travels over the next few days but for now, here's a taste of Singapore (via some great Etsy finds) to whet your appetite. So to speak!! ~ If you want to do it literally, go have a singapore Sling!! {Here's a recipe & some history}.
orchids photo
vintage Asian head plaques
'Little India' inspired choice
neon sign photo
Buddha photo
'Singapore Sling' earrings
Indian girl photo
Singapore windows
lucky cats and lantern tea towel

Orchids {image} and Malay Batik top {above}
Indian kids
crabs waiting to be Singaporean' chilli crab'!

Maybe you'd like to make some Singapore Chilli Crab to go with that Singapore Sling?

Have you been to singapore?
We love it there. We've been lots of times, it's about 40 or so for me, Mr Six has been about 20 times, and even Mr Four has been around 15 times!! One of our favourite bits is the food. Of course! Yum! I love the melting pot of Asian cultures,  and yet it is such an easy, easy place to be. The only downside really is the humidity. Year round it's hot & sticky. I think I'd miss the seasons if I lived there. Would you do you think?

Hope you've had a great weekend and now wishing you a 'Happy Monday' for tomorrow!

Sally xox