Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Textile treasures

You may have noticed that I like a good tea towel, and these feature heavily in my work. I love the details in them, like these boats, such sweet simple graphics...

And the simple representations of towns and villages, like these Cotswold ones...

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Pebble and Dash

Just packed up these lovelies for Pebble and Dash, a new shop opening in Herne Bay. We had a lovely afternoon meeting the Pebble and Dash team at the Points of the Compass show and wish them lots of luck with their lovely seasidey project. I've included a few special Kent Purses in the parcel, so if you hurry, you might be able to snap one up.  Check their blog for details of when the shop pops up later in August. 

And next on my list, is more of these Devon Postcard Purses for the lovely Katie at What Katie Did....

Sunday, 12 August 2012


I've been looking forward to September's Coast magazine, always a lovely read around the British coastline and a celebration of our very special seaside. Taking a peek at the contents page, who do I spy...

Whoop! The edition featuring my souvenir makes with the Seaside Sisters is out at last!

The lovely Clare from Coast magazine contacted us about running a feature on things you can make with tea towel.  This is just the sort of project we like, so we were super chuffed to be invited to share some of our favourite projects with Coast readers.  We are very partial to seaside souvenirs and these projects show you how to make your own holiday souvenirs from the humble tea towel.

Once the final four designs were decided on, we spent a day with the talented Coast team on location shooting our four tea towel projects. The location was a beautiful house filled with rooms adorned with light and texture. Seeing the work that goes into product shots was impressive and we are very grateful to Mel, Joe and Yvonne for the care and creativity that went into the photos. 

All four projects for making a cushion, apron, bunting and bag are in the September issues of Coast magazine.  You can see more of our coastal crafting on the Seaside Sisters website and tea towel souvenir workshops are planned with Crafty Pint in the autumn.  You can even buy the ready made made projects featured in Coast - take a peek here and here.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Points of the Compass

We met many lovely people during our Points Of The Compass showcase at Craft Central. One of whom was the very talented photographer Vic Phillips.  He is launching his vintage inspired portraits and wedding photos company, and has lovely individual retro styling.  He liked our style, so very kindly took some photos of our exhibition.  Here are some of Fabric Nation and you can see more from the Seaside Sisters on our blog