Tuesday, September 29, 2009

bold & beautiful butterflies

Hot off the press - a couple of new additions to the range, now available on Etsy.
Olivia, Down Under :)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

fluffy furoshiki

Everyone needs a little fluffiness in their lives now and then, so here are some fluffy furoshiki sets - beautiful, textured fabric squares to wrap those special gifts and a handmade fabric pom pom for an original finish!

The furoshiki can be used individually or together to create a multi-petalled effect and the pom pom would also make a lovely hanging decoration (thinking ahead a bit here:) )

(The sets are available on Folksy and Coriandr.)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Flower Power

Have been busy making fabric and felt flower pegs, with a cute bead in the centre and mini wooden peg on the back. I thought they'd be a great way to decorate furoshiki wrapped gifts. Practical as well as pretty, the little wooden peg enables you to attach a message to the present. To be extra eco-friendly, why not recycle old cards by cutting out an element of the design, whilst still keeping the personal message inside?

Olivia :)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Brighten your day

It's getting colder and darker here in the UK but, I hope, these flexible furoshiki bags should lift a few spirits (all available on Folksy):

Sunday, September 20, 2009

What's a patchwork pocket furoshiki?

Well it's a new addition to the myfuroshiki range with which I'm quietly quite pleased and I hope everyone else will like too. It's:
  • an unusual design - not a style of furoshiki that I've seen anywhere else before
  • patchwork - a carefully chosen mix of fabric for a cheerful shabby chic look
  • pockets - this is the neat bit! The patchwork is stitched across the diagonals onto a larger, calico backing so when tied it forms outer pockets on the furoshiki bag, handy for all the little bits and bobs of life
  • green - not just in shading but also because it makes use of those pieces of fabric which are too small for a furoshiki but too nice to waste!
  • multipurpose - mainly intended as a bag but like any furoshiki has multiple uses: gift wrap, cushion cover, small table cloth ...
This is one that I've just listed on Coriandr, with a few more to come on Coriandr and Folksy. What do you think?

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Stocking up for autumn

Getting ready for the Saltaire Makers' Fair was quite a challenge as I didn't have any idea as to how many people would be visiting and how much stock I might need for a two day market. As a result I was holding off listing anything on our online sites so that I'd have as much as possible set aside for the fair. Now tho I'm enjoying replenishing the stores and here's a flavour of what I've been busy listing.

Today has been all about our own design screenprints which are now available individually on Coriandr, Folksy and Etsy:

I've got lots more new furoshiki lined up to list - just need to take some photos, so fingers crossed for good weather tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Saltaire Makers' Fair

Just a quick post to share some photos from an exhausting but totally enjoyable weekend at the Saltaire Makers' Fair. There was a great range of stalls and it was wonderful to meet so many lovely people. Thanks very much to everyone who came along.

Here's the myfuroshiki stall ...
... the view to the right ...

... and to the left ...
A selection of corsages:

And remember making woolly pom poms as a child using two circles of cardboard?

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The perfect pair

I promise not to go on and on about my two gorgeous children, but thought you might like to see photos of Lily Miyoko (2 and a bit) and George Yoshiro (7wks). Just took these for their passports, as we're off to visit Mich and the rest of the family in England for Christmas!

Their doting mother and Australian half of myfuroshiki