Thursday, July 28, 2011

Blue Feather Cushions

Have you ever noticed the Kookaburra's soft blue flecked feathers? I am sure the blue has some bigger purpose... but for me, I think it's a sweet contrast to their otherwise loud boisterous manner. It's such a beautiful soft blue and looks so subtle and feathery(for want of a better word) against their darker toned feathers. It is their blue feathers that inspired me to create a washed mixed blue print on our Feather Cushion. Although I paired an off white paint with the blues instead of using the darker taupey browns to create a more coastal feel. The marbled washed print gave the cushion a different feel bringing movement & texture to the birds wing design. I think it's kinda dreamy...perfect for the bedroom

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Just a few weeks ago our Magnolia dropped all it's leaves, leaving it's gnarly twisted branches bare but beautiful. It's one of any favourite trees in the garden.

Now it's in full bloom in all it's wonderfulness!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Brissy - The Finders Keepers Market

The weeks have been flying by and I haven't had a chance to show you the photos from the wonderful time we/Elkhorn had in Brisbane at The Finders Keepers Markets. The rainy weather here on the Central Coast has got me day dreaming of their beautiful sunny weather.
We couldn't of asked for a more relaxed vibe, super friendly people, old friends & family visiting, yummy healthy food, cupcakes, talented designers.... all in such an amazing location The Old Museum... 

Bespoke Letterpress

Yummmm the best cake stall EVER!

Mother & Sister Elkhorn

The wonderful Finders Keepers Ladies
Secret garden

The General Stall - OldYarns


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ruffle Scarves at Ivy + Bird

We parceled up a box of these Elkhorn Ruffle Scarves amongst other goodies and sent them to our wonderful new stockist Ivy + Bird in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. We meet Ivy & Bird owner Maria on our recent visit to Brissy for the Finders Keepers. It so refreshing to walk into her inspiring store and be greeted with a welcoming hello. I couldn't be happier to have our scarves sold at Ivy + Bird. What makes Ivy + Bird so unique is they hand-make a lot of their own beautiful designs in-store from cushions to clothing. What they don't have time to produce they source from local & international designers. It is a store I would definitely recommend you pop into, it takes you slightly off the beaten track, which I love!

As promised here are a couple of the Ruffle Scarves we created with the mashed flower fabric from yesterdays post. More close up photos but I wanted to show the flower prints in detail on the scarves.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Winter flower mashing

I got into a bit of flower smashing last week and I am really happy with the results. Our garden is full of beautiful flowers through Winter which makes the cold days feel a little brighter. I love the unpredicted results the mashed flowers leave on the fabric. Each time I discover new & wonderful results with different seasonal flowers. Looking back at the last flowers I smashed in Spring they are quite different from the results here. This smashed flower fabric was used in a bundle of Ruffle Scarves sent to our new wholesaler Ivy & Bird in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane! Which we are very excited about. I will show you the results of the Ruffle scarves in our next post!

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