Tuesday, 3 November 2009

All over the place

This post has a bit of everything. I bought this fantastic book Friday night, ETC. by Sibella Court. She's Australian and tells of her collecting and creating beautiful interiors from her collections. I love the way she's set the book out, it looks like a hand made journal. Here's just a very small part of the book.








I love the names of the colours for each section and the way they are set out.
It's a gorgeous book.



This gorgeous ring arrived last week with some wonderful goodies including two hand made postcards from Denise, this was my lovely reward for knitting a piece for her National Gallery project. The knitted ring is divine. Thanks Denise.




I love the colours in these Sari silks hanging in my studio, they're so vibrant.




I was sick of trying to untangle my yarns when I kept them in a basket, then I discovered this toy hanger in a shop the other day, I wasn't sure if it would work but it was very cheap so I thought I'd try and wow it works very well indeed. The yarns are held in the three compartments and the ends are pushed through the holes in the mesh. I only have to pull the yarn when I need to cut off a length for whatever I'm doing and they don't all get tangled.




This is a length of gorgeous fabric I bought on my day out with Jo and fellow bloggers Mim and Jason. We had a fabulous lunch then visited Beautiful Silks, I was in heaven, that's where I bought the fabric, along with lots of other treasures. For all you locals it's in Fitzroy, fabulous place.
I loved the fabric so much I decided to scan a section of it into Photoshop so that I can print it out and use it in my journals.
Below is the scanned image.

27 comments:

ArtPropelled said...

Oh that book!!! I hope we get it here in South Africa. It looks so divine.

Found art blog said...

I want that book too!!! And your yarn dispenser is perfect!

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Oh that book is right! I'll have to put it on my wish list. Thanks sooo much for sharing it Ro. I always have little changing vignettes all around the house and yard. I have started to post images of them at the bottom of my blog, just for fun. Great post!

Elizabeth said...

The fabric looks just like something that you would have printed!! Have you ever done gelatin monoprints on fabric with acrylics with your own stamps????? Perhaps you should thing about it !! I ahve been doing it lately and using the fabric to line osme of my work. It is addictive, fabulous messy fun!!!
I must also thank you for the ownderful idea of the toy holder for yarns!! Absolutetly brilliant!! My daughter has two hanging in her room that she no longer uses. I am off to steal one and put my yarns in it- that way I can free up shelf space for other stuff!!!
Got to keep my eyes open for that book- hope taht it is available here in the states!!
bIG sMILES MY FRIEND!!
eLIZABETH

Belinda said...

That fabric is gorgeous and the book looks amazing. The idea for your yarn is interesting too. I have mine in a big basket and its an overflowing mess, I love my yarns and have quite a lot but they can be a right pain trying to untangle them.
The sari strips are gorgeous, I have some and they are almost to pretty to use lol. Belinda

Terri Kahrs said...

Gorgeous book! It DOES look like a journal, but the sari silks made my soul sing! Luscious, luscious color! What a clever solution for your yarn stash!!! I'll have to keep my eyes open for one of these hangers on my next shopping trip! I've got oodles of yarns and fibers - now I've got a brilliant solution to the tangling mess!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Heather said...

That book looks fantastic Ro - no wonder you love it. Great yarn storage idea and the other goodies in this post. I like your scanned fabric designs too.

Pat said...

thanks for the review of the book....scrumptious. and the toy hanger. wow. a great idea .....

Seth said...

That book looks like a must have, I will have to add it to the list.

Kim said...

The book looks wonderful I'll have to watch out for it. Love the gorgeous colour in the sari fabrics and the hanging thingy is a great idea for the yarns. I have one here somewhere. will have to root it out of hibernation and give it a go.

Jacky said...

Fabulous book Ro...I will keep an eye out for that one. The photographs and the way is it structured like a journal is beautiful.
Loooovely fabrics!!! Definately put that on the list next time I'm in Fitzroy...so many great shops (and the Rose St. Market) in that area. Might have to pencil a trip in to take advantage of the paper sale?

Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful goodies.

See you Saturday.

Jacky xox

Jen Crossley said...

That book is awesome RO I must check it out.I have never seen such a huge Yarn dispenser!

katie jane said...

That book is extraordinary! I'm assuming those are flat pages with photographs on them, but they look 3-D! I'm going to look that up on Amazon right now!
Love your yarn keeper! What a clever idea!

Dot said...

What a fabulous book Ro. And a wonderful post. Love the fabrics you bough on your travels with Jo. Think Jacky and I may need to visit that shop!
Dot x

Dot said...

P.S Am suffering from ' Sari silk envy' :)

layers said...

Leslie sent me to your blog--- love it. and the book looks fabulous-- yet another book I will be searching for-- the story of my life :-)

sharon young said...

Great book, I love books like this they're sooo........ inspirational.
What a great idea for keeping your yarns, I've seen this sort of thing in Ikea, maybe I'll have to take a visit.
Fabulous fabric and what a good idea to scan it, i did that with a couple of samples and then put them together as a composite.

Renee Troy said...

Heard about the book from Kelly K. Looks amazing and so does your blog. I'll check in from time to time hoping to get to know you.
Renee

Samantha Marshall said...

Hi Ro,
I just love the sari silks and your beautiful fabrics. The book looks very cool.
XX

eb said...

word ID:
chosenly
aptly so
delicious tidbits
all round
sated indeed
thanks so much...

xox - eb.

MiM said...

what a fabulous idea to print that fabric onto Journals! it is so gorgeous.
It was so wonderful to meet you, hope to see you again soon x

jackie said...

Its looks a really inspirational book, almost 3D. I like your storage idea as well.

Judy said...

The book looks awesome. Love the yarn idea - you are so clever.

oneartistjournal said...

Stunning images you have here today for me to devour...and I absolutely LOVE LOVE this book...I want it ..I'll search for it...I hope I can find it.
Orly

yvette said...

this is wow...

thanks for your lovely comment on my blog

yvette

Karen Cole said...

I picked up this book YESTERDAY in New York, while attending a meeting. Great minds think so much alike.

Love the book, YOUR NEW STAMPS......oh Ro, I so wish you could have seen the show I saw in New York yesterday called "Slash" at the Museum of Art and Design. Cut, manipulated and sculpted paper. Some day, you must come and visit.

Little Brown Sparrow said...

That book is going to be mine next week- the universe has given me a surprise abundance moment, and I'm investing! I saw it in my local bookshop last week and it was instant love!