Nothing exciting has happened around my place for the last few days because I was in Cobram over the weekend for a 21st. It would have been good except that I (possibly) broke my toe half an hour before going out to the 21st, so I spent the entire night sitting down and feeling sorry for myself. Other than that I've have a rather uneventful couple of days and haven't had much to post about. Instead I'm going to share a few things I have stumbled across, mostly from other peoples blogs, that I am head over heels for.
Now it is no secret that I absolutely adore Lara Cameron's designs, the one above is from her new Christmas prints and I think it's just so perfect. She has such an amazing array of designs and it's almost impossible to choose a favourite! You can see her designs on moo.com, her blog, and her flickr page. I really do love everything she does and I desperately need to learn to sew so I can justify buying some of her fabric.
Next up is some of the cutest fabric I've ever seen, this is from nuno and I only discovered this website after being alerted to it by Pip over at Meet me at Mikes. I never thought I would get into Japanese fabrics, I really couldn't understand why everyone was going giddy over the cutesy patterns with all the animals and mushrooms. Now I'm starting to get it. No, not only do I get it, I want it. I also have no idea whatsoever what I would do with it. Something tells me that means I'm catching the crafty bug. I'm also loving the gorgeous trims, they would be perfect to use when wrapping gifts, however I don't think my friends would really appreciate the cuteness.
I'm incredibly jealous of the cafe mug that Lara bought from Shinzi Katoh. On the English website they only have a few of them, and none of them are half as gorgeous (I must think of a new word) as the one Lara got. So I ventured onto the Japanese website and was delighted and horrified to see that there are heaps more there, and heaps of everything else too! I'm so annoyed I don't know someone living in Japan who could buy it for me, my computer doesn't even understand the characters! Here is one of the ones that I think is just too adorable:
I love the fact that they have English writing on most of their products, and that what is written on them is usually so simplistic and silly that as an English speaker you just have to laugh.
Edit: Oh my goodness, I was just browsing the Japanese store again and found these gorgeous soup mugs, they are the most perfect thing ever. I'm officially in love with this website, how can I buy it all?!?!
Ok well that's enough crafty love for today, I've been sitting here for far too long and I must start my spinach and ricotta cannelloni for dinner, yum!