Studio Calico

08 Dec 18
all the little happy things

It’s time for yet another traditional layout! I had some pictures of my niece that I knew I wanted to use in a layout, but I didn’t have a specific story that I wanted to tell with them. I wasn’t totally sure what to do, so I ended up following this sketch from the Studio […]

07 Dec 18
Sarah Barker

I’ve been cooking up an idea for a ling time, and it feels great to actually start realising it! I want to create a capsule collection of essential styles which could form the staring point for any design idea, a basic range of dresses and separates any bride could adapt to her own needs. I’m […]

07 Dec 18
Terence on Focus

Did this layout reminding myself of how I love the paddlepop ice-cream! The colourful swirls treat is always great on a hot afternoon. I picked up a few of my favourite materials, from my favourite studio calico to pink paislee stickers. I chose the 3 essential colours needed–pink yellow and turquoise. I use this piece […]

07 Dec 18
Fremantle Herald Interactive

IF you’re the sort of person who loves giving a good Christmas present, but wonder whether you should be donating to a good cause instead, then a local designer has got just the thing for you. Local environmental scientist Claire O’Loughlin has up-cycled fishing nets, carpets and other discarded materials into a new range of sustainable […]

05 Dec 18
Carys Coupe

The next session of Mind your own business began with a meeting with Richard to fill him in on our ideas and what we had been up to. We received feedback and advice from him on what to do next. The business plan was our main focus; we were shown a template during a presentation […]

05 Dec 18
happilyeverdunn

HAT (similar) DRESS (looks like it is sold out, but check out their other items! use code SHELBY35 for 35% off!) So I am definitely new to this whole blogging world, but I am passionate about starting a lifestyle blog. I have debated starting this for quite sometime; because who really wants to sit and […]

04 Dec 18
Travel with Chrissie 🌍✈

I’m sure countless people have made the road trip from Vegas to California and vice versa but rarely take in the amazing, quirky things there is to see, So when we did the road trip we were making sure we were taking the time to see what was to offer on the road to California […]

04 Dec 18
Slow Down, Enjoy, and Create

Welcome to Christmas card day 20! I actually started this card last year, but just couldn’t figure out how to finish it. I used a Project Life card, added some stickers and snow with a white gel pen, and stopped. I picked it back up this year, added a stamped panel, some woodgrain card stock, […]

01 Dec 18
Rebecca Edmunds Art Blog

On Monday we travelled down to Ruthin Craft Centre, to gather photographs and to do some observational drawing of the incredible art pieces. At the Craft Centre there were three galleries that were open to view. In the first gallery: Indian threads textile inspiration pieces were displayed, Second gallery displayed Ingrid Murphy-The Language of Clay […]

01 Dec 18

A quick glance around Archangel Studio at the Ferrers Centre for Arts and Crafts –  the workplace of textile artist Michelle Holmes –  and it’s easy to see from where she gets her inspiration.  Carefully laid out, wherever there is a bit of space, she has an amazing collection of miscellany including lichen and seed […]

01 Dec 18
all the little happy things

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m a fan of a grid layout when it comes to traditional scrapbooking, especially when I’m not totally sure how I want to approach a page! Today I’m sharing a grid layout I made based off this old sketch from Studio Calico. You […]

30 Nov 18
Two Faced Textiles

SAMPLE MAKING My sample making will be done in two ways.  Firstly, I will continue to explore eco dyeing and printing on both paper and fabric, influenced by India Flint and secondly, I will revisit the botanical prints I made and look at ways to use colour and simplicity in the Scandi style of Gudren […]

30 Nov 18
The Well-Appointed Desk

It turns out that I have accumulated quite the rolling stamp collection. I collect vintage and modern rolling stamps. Most of the vintage stamps are either dater or numbering stamps, usually simple type with only numbers and possible dollar signs or punctuation. The modern stamps feature everything from phrases to lines and arrows to check […]

30 Nov 18
What Deb Did

Turns out we’ve been saying the name of the largest city in the state of Gujarat all wrong. It is not Ah-med-a-bad at all – which explains why those in Mumbai didn’t know where we were going – it is Amdavad (or we even saw it written Amvad at the hotel). Silly us. However you […]

28 Nov 18
Imagine Blog

by Elina Stromberg As a paper crafter, I’m sure you’ve come across a material called vellum. Hundreds of years ago ‘vellum’ was used to describe a thin, yet durable paper made from calf’s skin, but today this translucent, parchment resembling specialty paper is made from cotton and pulp. Vellum is usually white, but it is […]