Friday, December 21, 2012

A Patchwork Apple Notebook handmade Cover for the Teacher!

 It was near to the end of year & my eldest daughter was about to finish kindergarten.....

I wanted to give something, different, creative & memorable to the two lovely teachers for the love & care they gave my daughter.
I could not get the notion of 'an apple for the teacher' out of my head!
Oh, what to do!
I considered an apple or pear pincushion but I did not want to assume they could (or would) want to sew!
It gift had to be appropriate but fun!

A denim notebook removable slip cover (with notebook) it was!
Yes, with a patchwork green apple!

The end result was not 'perfect', is was my first attempt, but I'm still happy with the end result.

I really like the patchwork apple. I think the 'embroidered' names were rather well done considering I do NOT have a machine that embroiderers!!!!! It was not easy & rather time consuming but worth it for the end result!

The final result!

 A personalised message done by my daughter!

 "Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String, These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things!
Oh....& tied up with a red & white Paper doily!

 Work in progress....

Monday, December 10, 2012

Merry-Go-Round Handmade Vintage Buntings & apron featured in Tickle The Imagination

♥ ✿ Yay! 

We are Featured in 'tickle the imagination' Online.

Our Vintage Yellow Bunting has been featured on page 29, Vintage Green Bunting page 32 & our "Wildflowers' Metro Retro Apron page 75! 

❀ This Online issue is truly STUNNING!

✿ 'tickle the imagination' Online Christmas issue...out now!

So grab a coffee, sit down & enjoy - You will love this!
A must see!

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Merry-Go-Round Handmade Boys Bunting has made print publication - Tickle The Imagination ANNUAL magazine!

Yes, I'm just delighted that my BOYS Star Denim Blue, Red & Check Flag Bunting has made an actual printed publication.

Tickle The Imagination is usually an online magazine but for the very first time they have just released a printed magazine - an annual. It's just divine!

Just a few details about their online magazine, as stated on the TTI website
"tickle the imagination is an online lifestyle magazine celebrating all things handmade and creative in Australia.
Released bi-monthly, tickle the imagination aims to inspire creativity - by showcasing talented artists, crafters and designers, discovering emerging talent and sharing real-life stories and diy projects. inspired by gorgeous images, take a peek into the lives of Australian designers & makers and discover ways to include creativity & handmade into your everyday living".

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The printed  Tickle The Imagination annual is out NOW!
"This special yearbook issue will be 120 pages of creative goodness and, staying true to our ethos, features Australian designers and makers and has been printed in Australia using an eco friendly approach.
Perfect for yourself, or a gift for any lover of handmade, it includes our favourite pages from online issues, as well as some new unseen material!"

To order your copy: 

More details about my Boys Bunting:Ideal for a Party, Birthday Present, hosting a Baby Shower, Photography Prop, Market Stall or just Decorating a room.

Total length is three (3) metres / about nine (9) feet approx.
Twelve (12) flags in various fabrics.
This set of flags is a lovely combination of Plain Denim, 'Fire Engine RED' with stars, Blue Check print fabric - simply stunning!
Double sided - can be viewed from front or back. There are no unfinished edges on these flags. 

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