Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Monday, 27 September 2010

Make Something Blog and The Workroom

I discovered a new blog this weekend called Make Something which is where Karyn from The Workroom blogs all her news and latest sewing projects amongst other crafty things.

It is such an inspiring blog, I have been obsessively riffling through the archives and dreaming up sewing projects of my own. I even drafted a dress block and whipped up a toile on Sunday I was so inspired to get sewing.

Aren't these details beautiful, Karyn is one talented seamstress indeed...

As well as blogging at Make Something Karyn also runs a really cool business in Toronto called The Workroom. You can sew by the hour in the studio and have full use of all their fantastic equipment. Karyn also runs classes that cover everything from how to use a serger to drafting a pattern from your favourite piece of clothing!

I would truly love to have something like this local to me. Make sure all you lucky Canadian's go visit Karyn at The Workroom.

If you'll all excuse me now...I'm off to buy some Japanese pattern books of my own ;)

image source: a, b, c, d 

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Monday, 20 September 2010

Rue Magazine Launch Issue: Studio and Home Tours with Megan Gonzalez and Victoria Smith!

I had bookmarked Rue Magazine after seeing a few bloggers talking about the launch but it wasn't until I saw Kelly mention over on Dear Evie that they had a studio tour with Megan Gonzalez of MaeMae Paperie that I felt the need to click on over right that instant!

If you hadn't guessed already I seriously loooove Megan's work and was so excited that I could snoop around her studio thanks to the lovely people at Rue!

Megan always comes across as such a sweet fun person and her studio is no different. It is just how I imagined it to be - bright, colourful, inspiring, eclectic... in other words, my dream workspace.

You can see the spread in Rue Magazine (pg.54) and also find more images that Megan has posted on her blog right here. Let me know if you enjoy the tour too.

As if that wasn't enough excitement pre 9am on a Monday morning.... I also discovered they had done a gorgeous (32 page!) feature on Victoria Smith's home (pg.85).

If you follow Victoria's blog Sfgirllbybay you will recognise some of the details from her posts but seeing all the rooms photographed so beautifully together in one spread was fantastic. I got such a feel for how Victoria lives and also how all the design details fit and work together in the space as a whole. Such a great read!

I'd love to hear what you thing of Rue Magazine and whether you enjoyed the content as much as I did so feel free to leave me a note in the comments section below.

Speak to you soon friends...

image source: rue magazine

Friday, 17 September 2010

Pocket Money Picks 17/Sept

Happy Friday everyone, isn't it lovely that the weekend is here!!

Let's have a look at this weeks Pocket Money Picks shall we :)

1. Screen Printed Steam Tea Towel $10 - Sweet Harvey

2. 25 Flat Kraft Paper Bags $3 - Packagery

3. Nesting Burlap Bucket Pattern $9 - Designs Maya Made


image source: 1, 2, 3

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Monday, 13 September 2010

Free Printable Note Card

Click to download your free printable note cards here!

Did you have a nice weekend? Monday's can be a little dull can't they so to brighten things up around here I have some simple flat note cards I've designed for you to download, yay!

Just print on nice thick card using the best setting on your printer and cut around the pink boarder. You can even use them with the printable mailing labels I posted last month if you like :)

Have a nice day friends!

Friday, 10 September 2010

Pocket Money Picks 10/Sept

Another week bites the dust so it must be time for some Pocket Money Picks!

1. Colour In Collaboration No.2 $5 - Lila Ruby King

2. Set of 12 Camera Stickers $4 - Crafty Folk

3. Doughnut Journal No.2 $9 - Edesse Designs

Hope you all have a fun filled weekend, see you back here Monday lovelies :)

image source: 1, 2, 3

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Colour Files: 01

Morning! This is the first in a new serise of posts here on Make, Do & Send called the Colour Files.

I have so many images bookmarked simply because the colours are awsome that I realised I just had to share them with you too. 

Every week you will find a new post showing some of my favourite images and colour palettes so I hope you will enjoy this and all my future Colour Files posts :) 

See you on Friday for Pocket Money Picks friends! can buy this print here ;)

image source: skinny ships

Monday, 6 September 2010

Inspirational Workspaces II

I've been catching up with some blog reading over the weekend and caught Kyle Freeman's guest post about setting up your workspace over on Design Sponge.

Having picked up lots of design tips to make an inspiring workspace that is also functional (so important if you actually want to get some work done!) I have been inspired to declutter and redesign my office nook. 

As you know all good plans start with an inspiration board so I have a round up of office/studio spaces to share with you today. If you didnt catch my last post on Inspirational Workspaces be sure to take a peek for more inspiration.

When I create a mood board I dont think too much about what I have to start with. I like to dream big and work out which ideas I can incorporate into my teeny tiny space later. I hope you too can take some inspiration from this post for your own workspace, what ever shape or size that may be!

Psst....Dont forget to read Kyle Freeman's post here you will find lots of practical advice to get you organised and working efficently in your workspace ;)

image sources via pinterest: (from top left, clockwise) 1+2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Friday, 3 September 2010

Pocket Money Picks 03/Sept

Ahhhh what a week! I have had to get used to a whole new routine so everything has felt a bit topsie turvy. I think I have found my feet now though and will be much better organised next week!  

Lets round things off here with some Pocket Money Picks and we'll start a fresh on Monday, ok.

1. Hidden Forest Card $4 - Seraph

2. Paper Fortune Cookies $3.75 - Imeon Design

3. Wish Card $6 - The Social Type


Have a lovely weekend and if you are in London too lets enjoy the sunshine while it lasts!

Speak to you soon friends x

image source: 1, 2, 3