Monday, August 30, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy...






As I have my own creative space now, I can pull out the sewing machine and it stays there. None of this having to pack it up as it is on the dining table and dinner is ready! I must say I have truly missed sewing and I have been making up for lost time. I managed to get these few cushions done the last week.

I have always made things ever since I can remember - I feel it's time for me to get back to the grass roots of it all.

I would have liked to have shot these photos on the day bed on the back deck but it is only half painted and of course another story!





I have also been making literally hundreds of bars of soap for an amazing wholesale order.

In line with my 'keep it simple' tag I have designed simple eco-friendly packaging for my soap which incorporates the 70's vintage heart-shaped ceramic tile, that I showed you in this post . Honestly, what a challenge to design something so simple.






Spring is definitely in the air in Brisbane!

14 comments:

Thea said...

I really like your new packaging. It does fit in with the natural goodness of you soap. love the vintage look rose fabrics too. x

Carmel said...

I hear you! It's so much more productive having a dedicated space, and you are making lovely things.
Have a super week.
Carmel

brismod said...

How wonderfully productive you've been. Those cushions are great. Well done on getting a huge order for your soap too. The packaging is spot on! xx

The Pink Poodle said...

Those cushions are JUST beautiful....
(jee I wish I could sew!!)..

PLUS the handmade soaps are another wonderful lot of homemade goodies...

You are ONE TALENTED lady...~~

xx andrea

Christine said...

I LOVE those cushions!! Glad to hear you've got your little creative space up and running! Lucky you! The soap packing is gorgeous too. Congrats on the big order too. xx

Jenny said...

I love your cushions, job well done. I especially love the blue fabric you have used. You will have to start an etsy store. ;-)

baysiderose said...

Thanks to everyone for all of your encouraging comments. I really appreciate it. Makes my day!

Jenny: Funny you say that - have just opened an Etsy store today! It has taken me ages to sort it out.

Thanks everyone.

A Treasured Past said...

Hi Pam, Your cushions are just gorgeous!! Tamara x

vintage mum said...

lovely cushions I keep promiseing myself I will make some, I have had a go on my new machine today, slow slow quick quick slow, one day I'll get the hang of it :)
cate x

Ky said...

Gorgeous cushions!
Just found you via your comment on Artemis's blog. Clicked on you cos your from Brissy. I moved from there in Feb to Melbourne. Was nice to see someone from home in the blogosphere.

Ky

Cornflake said...

I love that blue fabric, it's so lush! Great cushions and how wonderful you have your own creative space now.

Hope you're having a great week and congrats on the wholesale order!
xx

maría cecilia said...

Hola querida, such lovely cushions with more lovely fabrics!!!! I really adore them!!
And really your soaps are wonderful and the packaging you choose is so charming and simple, beautiful!!!
thank you so much for your visit on my wedding anniversary.
By the way, I red your post about your new slr camera... same as me and stil can´t make the pictures I would like...
cariños,
maria cecilia

The Cloth Shed said...

You have been busy!
Isn't it lovely having your own space to work...I know what you mean about clearing the table for dinner, so frustrating having to pack everything away...
Well done with your soap order too.
Julie x

vintagesusie & wings said...

Sweet Friend...
Thanks for stopping by my blog & leaving such a sweet & heartfelt comment! Hey, I have a little shop here in CAL. I Love your soaps, do you do wholesale to the US??? Let me know friend, you make some wonderful stuff!!!!
Smiles,
Susie