Books

My world of fashion is a gorgeous book my Nina Chakrabarti, its a fantastic collection doodles to colour in and inspirational illustrations.

my wonderful world of fashion

buttons colouring in

shoe of buttons spots

I think this goes on the Xmas list along with Cath Kidston’s new book Sew, yes Cath Kidston has a new book out in which you get all the ingredients to make your own Cath Kidston bag plus there are lots of other crafty projects.

Photos: printpattern

Skinny La Minx

Heather Moore lives in Cape Town, South Africa where she is an illustrator, designer and writer.

Her hand drawings and screen prints are just gorgeous, you can check out her website here. Very inspiring stuff!!

jug-drawing

two-jugs-tea-towels

papercut_flowers

Credits : Skinny La minx

Designers Marketplace

The Designers Market place is not a craft market.

This is a diverse collection of high quality and contemporary merchandise from the regions up and coming talent. If you are in the Leeds area this weekend I suggest you pop down and maybe get some early Christmas shopping done, if you are that organised.

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Saturday 3rd October . The Loft, Leeds

Opening: 10.30am to trade and press, 11am – 4.30pm to the public. £2 entry.

Over 30 stalls, expect to see works by…

PUNKY PINS // KITSCHEN SINK // RACHAEL TAYLOR DESIGNS //
KNIT & DESTROY // BOREAL // ART FANS // SARAH WESTWOOD //

For more information click here

Off the radar

I haven’t disappeared.

I am still here.
I have been on a sewing course this weekend at my local (and the best) vintage shop in Manchester, Rags to Bitches. The course was amazing and I would recommend that if you’re in Manchester you should take part because its a fab way to spend a Sunday. The girls in the class were lovely and the teacher was very patient and explained things very well. I was early (as usual) and I had a quick look around the shop which has some fabulous stock in at the moment. I am definitely going to sign up for the “How to make a dress” course when I get back from my holidays in July, but for now I can finally get some cushions made!