LOVING :: Indigo shibori bowls from Bind | Fold

At first glance it’s hard to tell if these indigo bowls are ceramic or not. In fact they are made from shibori dyed canvas fabric by Bind | Fold. I love the indigo and shibori trends, and these unique bowls are a step ahead of anything else I’ve seen.

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All images: Bind | Fold

Visit Bind | Fold to see all theses beautiful indigo shibori vessels, as well as other homewares, scarves, and info on fun shibori workshops in Melbourne.


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LOVING :: and o design

Melbourne-based Japanese artist Yumi Ando handcrafts beautiful porcelain jewellery and interior accessories under the name and O Design. Yumi’s creations are inspired by the natural world, industrial forms and her Japanese background. Every piece has such a pure and refined form which the minimalist decoration suits perfectly. You can purchase these and other gorgeous and o design creations in Yumi’s Etsy shop and Made It shop.

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Added to my wishlist! Do you love them too, and do you have a favourite and o design piece? I’m finding it difficult to decide, but I’m leaning towards the bowl and the jewellery box… oh and those spoons! The neckpieces! Let’s just say I’m still undecided.



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ETSY FIND :: VALEZHKI hand dyed silk scarves

These beautifully coloured scarves by Valezhki are made from hand dyed silk. I can imagine that you’d feel like you were wearing a cloud or a wisp of fog with one of these around your neck. The lovely colours conjure up images of nature’s beauty: the inside of Mother of Pearl shells, storm clouds, flower petals, moss, waves and sea foam.

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Find a gorgeous scarf in your favourite colours at Valezhki on Etsy.


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It’s here… my digital magazine: SCOUT, has launched!

Sound the trumpets! Pass me a cup of tea or a stiff drink – either is fine… SCOUT is now available. If you like the red thread blog you’re going to love SCOUT magazine – it’s all this and a whole lot more. I’m so happy with the tutorials and they range from fairly simple (indigo dyed wooden beads) to a bit more challenging (a patchwork pillow, a Himmeli wreath and a hanging macrame herb garden). And more! There are also some really lovely recipes in the magazine, including ones that are perfect to make for gifts, and I made printable labels and tags for them too.

It’s 146 pages of great content – no ads. There are great wishlists and gift lists from some amazing stylists, creatives and bloggers. Also, if you purchase SCOUT magazine before Christmas Eve you’ll automatically go in the draw for a great giveaway – one person will win all 13 goodies.

SCOUT digital magazine by Lisa Tilse


I don’t want to give too much away, but here’s a sneaky peek of some of the pages. I’ll share some more during the week.

SCOUT magazine by Lisa Tilse


*Update on the kid’s car pillow sewing pattern. My apologies, it didn’t make it into the magazine, so I’ll have the tutorial here on the blog early in the new year.

I really have loved all the hard work it’s taken to put it together. My apartment is trashed though. I’ve been crafting and making and photographing in every corner and space I can find for what seems like forever.

Purchase your copy of SCOUT right here, right now. Yay!

xo Lisa


See my previous posts about SCOUT magazine, and here.

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SCOUT digital magazine is nearly ready to launch!

I’m so close to having SCOUT ready. So very close. It’s been a huge task, but I’ve loved it and I can’t wait to share the tutorials, printables, and inspirational finds with you. There are wish lists and gift lists from some of my favourite creatives and bloggers, and recipes from some amazing food bloggers. And a giveaway too.

One of the most difficult parts of the whole magazine was choosing a cover image, but I’m so happy with it so I thought I’d give you a sneaky peek.

SCOUT magazine cover by Lisa Tilse - the red thread

Stay tuned – I’m almost ready to launch. The amount of content that’s specifically related to the festive season is minimal and the tutorials and recipes are perfect for this or any time of the year, so I’ve wanted to be totally happy with SCOUT instead of rushing to get it finished by a particular date.


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