I love corduroy, so it was only a matter of time before it crept into my designs. This week I have 5 new bags to sell at the Smart Street Parties Friday 7th March 2014.
During my recent journey down south we explored the stunningly beautiful Esperance region. It was here my good friend Alex volunteered to model my designs so I could have some images of my latest work. I hope you agree the landscape, model and design is pretty good.
Even the wildlife was happy to see my designs.
It’s true I stitch everywhere, so have decided to share where I take my needle and thread and what I create. Nature is a prime influence on my design sensibility. Bought up in the forest of south west Australia instilled in me a real appreciation of nature. I feel energised amongst the trees, on the beach and in wide open spaces. In Australia we have this in bucket loads. Over the next week I will post photos of my latest journey south to Esperance and back along the track between Cape Lewin and Cape Naturalist. I am interested in where other people stitch and would love to hear your story.
Our first stop was and ENERGETIC climb up the highest mountain in the south west (tiny by European standards). Before descending the peak of Bluff Knoll I sat and stitched a few components of a necklace that featured in a photo shoot a few days later.
I returned from 5 months travelling through Europe and took quite some time to settle. I never know what inspiration I have gathered along the way or what I will create as a result or my travelling, looking, touching and dreaming.
By coincidence I arrived in Milan in the midst of Fashion Week. What amazing unplanned timing. I loved it.
I know my blogging has been very sporadic lately and there are lots of reasons I could give but really I have just been distracted. Distracted by my upcoming holiday. Our 5 month trip will have us travelling to London, Paris, Spain, back to France, Italy, Croatia, Egypt and Dubai. I will blog as I go so if you want to see what we are up to check in from time to time.
It was a good weekend at the Stretch Festival. There was a photography competition and the winning photo just happened to be of a local artist wearing no other than a Lulu Tissu beret. Congratulations Lisa Cruttenden-Whyte for the photo ( see below).
|My stall at Stretch Festival|
This Saturday I will be having a stall at Dynamic Organics new shop at 19 Gibson Street Mandurah. It is a lovely shop full of beautiful organic produce. They are also raising funds for charity. The perfect opportunity to purchase something unique for Mother’s Day.
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I will also be posting the opportunity to have free give aways and VIP invitations to pre-event open studio,so you can have first pick of any items I have made. I also hope to get my site set up so purchasing on line is easier.
So what have I been up to since the closure of Acseller8. Firstly, I took a much needed break with absolutely no sewing at all. It felt strange. It has been a challenge to get back into it. But I can confirm yesterday I started to create again. I have designed a velvet version of my headbands which I am liking and will post pictures of these as soon as I am happy with the final design and I can find a volunteer model.
Hopefully you will be able to find me at this years Stretch Festival ( first weekend in May). Which is just perfect timing for buying something for Mother’s Day which is the following Sunday.
I know it has been a long time since I have actively used my blog. But 12 months working at Acseller8 has consumed my time. Although I am still there I have decided to get back to updating my Lulu Tissu BlogSpot.
I have just finished a new range of summer hats. The beautiful Rebecca was kind enough to model them for me. They will be available at Acseller8 Shop 8/1 Smart Street Mall Mandurah from Friday 11th January 2013.
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