Archive for October, 2011

October 22, 2011

Things to make and do:

I’ve been collecting lots of ideas and free tutorials for future projects via pinterest and I thought I’d share some of them with you as they are real beauties.

Doilie table runner – Tutorial from ashleyannphotography

Giant knitted owl – Tutorial from Purlbee


Doilie lampshade – Tutorial from Dos family

Crochet granny squares for a blanket – Tutorial from Deer little fawn

And in my dreams – Peabody sweater pattern from Ravelry

October 21, 2011

Ribbons doilies and garlands

This week I have been making cushions, garlands and other pretties out of vintage and hand screen printed fabrics, doilies and beautiful ribbon ready for the launch of the As petals fall shop in December…

October 12, 2011

Crafty mail art

My most recent batch of  snail mail was craft themed, inspired by a vintage handicrafts book I found. I put together 7 packages for my mail art friends all including cuttings from the book, fabric swatches, a doilie, ribbon, buttons and some personal touches;

To Anna Searle:

To Jessica Gowling:

To Sumi Senthi:

To Lucy McDonald:

To Jeanine Saylor:

To Ashley Gaia:

To Hailey Restuccia:

October 12, 2011

Hello, again


A holiday, an illness and a bout of creative block has meant it’s been a while, if you’ve missed me then I’m sorry… I have emerged from my cave to greet a wonderfully blustery Autumn and I am ready for new inspirations and creations. An exciting bit of news is that I am starting a textile design venture with my wonderful and very talented Mum, we will be producing some beautiful handmade original pieces so watch this space.

Love and petals,