Win a customised love seat from Freedom

Just in time for Valentines Day… win one of four customised love seats from Freedom! Four Australian artists (including me, eeep!) were given a bench seat from Freedom to get creative with. This is one of those secret projects I hinted that I’ve been working on this month. I started with the theme of a lovers’ secret garden and created a throw/loose upholstery, a huge tassel and did some weaving and wrapping on the love seat with copper thread. The fabric was digitally printed with a photo I took, then I painted on it and added some indigo and copper embroidery. I loved making this!

All you have to do to be in the running to win one of these gorgeous creations is enter the comp on Freedom’s Facebook page.


I was in amazing company with this project. The other three love seats were customised by Emily GreenLynes & Co and Georgia Perry.




I love, love the type on the love seat by Lynes & Co.

freedom love seat by lynes and co


These are some detail shots of the embellished fabric on my love seat.

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What do you think, aren’t they fabulous? Do you have a favourite? Leave a comment – It doesn’t have to be mine! Remember to head over to Freedom’s Facebook page for your chance to win one of these customised love seats.



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LOVING :: New prints at Ferm Living

Gorgeous colours, great style… just like everything at Ferm.

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Visit Ferm Living to buy online and check stockists info.


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SPACE TO CREATE :: Kristina and Jason of Inaluxe

After a few major dramas earlier this week I’m more than thrilled that my blog is still here and intact. Apologies if you came by and were met with a big empty space…  it’s all good now, and I’m ready to share some lovely things with you. This week’s Space to Create post is a goodie as we’ve been invited into the creative world of Kristina Sostarko and Jason Odd of Inaluxe. You might already be familiar with Inaluxe’s gorgeous prints with their well considered colour palettes and mid-century-style shapes.

Kristina and Jason work from their home in the beautiful Grampions in Victoria here in Australia. They are artists and collectors, and have both written very descriptively about their natural environment, and have a wonderful dream to share. I think you’re going to enjoy this.

Meet Kristina and Jason…

Inaluxe Kristina and Jason via the red thread

inaluxe Spring Almanac

Inaluxe via the red thread

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SPACE TO CREATE :: Belinda Marshall

I’m a big fan of Melbourne artist Belinda Marshall and own a couple of her prints (a painting is on my wishlist!), so I’m happy to share a peek into her creative life in this week’s Space to Create interview. Belinda’s mediums of choice are acrylic paint, graphite, hand stitching and collage. She says: “My works depict my vision of a perfect world – a calm, meditative space – communicated through layers of colour blocks and sections of representative imagery and repeat pattern. I focus only on what resonates and draws me in. By expressing observations of beautiful objects and moments in my work, I aim to create a space for the viewer to form a deeper connection to his or her surroundings and to access the contentment that can be experienced from this process.”

I could sit and look at Belinda’s work all day and love her vision of beauty, contentment and calmness.

Meet Belinda…

Belinda Marshall via the red thread Belinda Marshall 2 via the red thread


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INSPIRATION :: Jai Vasicek

Jai Vasicek is an artist based in Byron Bay who creates vibrant iconic wall art. Jai’s latest exhibition opened at Fenton & Fenton in Melbourne last night – his work seems to be snapped up quickly so if you fancy owning one of these great crosses get on over while there are some available at Fenton & Fenton online.

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Cropped close up image:  via kreo   All other images: via Jai Vasicek (Ahoy Trader)



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