New class in the making..

Bubble Necklace..

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For more details pop into Cast Away in Santa Rosa and sign up to take a class.

Bloesem’s gift guide for etsy, check out no 6..

I was very lucky to be mentioned by bloesem kids on their gift guide they did for etsy…

Check it out…






















No 6 can be bought right here:

Christmas favorites from the Renegade craft fair – San Francisco

Another Christmas craft fair under the belt and I was hoping to get this post out sooner, but alas my poor hubby had to be rushed to the ER to have his gall bladder removed.. apparently you can survive just perfectly without them so we are all good to go now and he his back in good spirits, thank goodness.

I am always so inspired taking part at Renegade, its amazing to see what all the other vendors are making and get an insight into their world. I didn’t get to look around the whole show sadly, but the part’s of it I did see, these were the highlights for me..

Firstly sharing with the lovely Sally from Birdy Botanicals is always a hoot – pardon the pun.. she is wonderful and her products are amazing too.


Lovely cross stitch pendants by Zelma Rose.


Beautiful textile colors and pattern by Shapes & Colors textiles.


I had to buy myself one of these babies, Crescent necklace by Papaver Vert.


Robots are my son’s new obsession so this was his favorite.  T’shirt by Orangeheat.


If its amazing linen pillow covers your after, then check out Linea Carta, I have one in my living room now which brings a cheery smile to my face every time a see it.


and last but certainly not least… as I really could keep going on forever, there were so many lovely things … But check out these clogs.. OMG I am obsessed with clogs and these ones were incredible by BRYR.

Perhaps one day I will be lucky enough to own a pair of these.. hint hint Santa..


So please everyone have a restful but fun-filled Christmas, I still have things to get done, my studio looks like Santa’s grotto and is under lock & key in case my little gets in and see’s his loot.. but as for now it’s Christmas movie time with the family and minced pies for all..

Isla x

bloesem kids..

I have been a big fan of bloesem and bloesem kids for sometime, so it has made me “giddy” to say the least to be mentioned and see my work featured on it. I feel like an overexcited child.. thanks so much Irene for the lovely post and pictures that you took.



The new garlands, bowls and hair accessories for Summer will be in the shop very soon so stay tuned..

hello february..

I drove through the Napa valley yesterday to take some work over to Muse in St Helena, it’s a new stockist of my pillows, bowls and purses, I took a few pictures so you could see the store..

Purse at Musepillow at Muse

Have a Happy new year!

I hope you all have fun tonight and that 2012 is fruitful for you all.

Isla x

2012 Fabric Calendar by Lotta Jansdotter

Merry Christmas

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I wish you all a restful, safe but fun Christmas! see you in 2012!

Here is a cute little project from purl soho for all you busy bee’s..


Handmade felt garland.

On Saturday November the 12th I shall be at Cast Away yarn shop giving a class on how to make a felted garland. All the components we will be making are needle felted and some wet felted and you do not need any experience to take part, beginners are welcome!



Tamar Morgendorff

Tamar Mogendorff

I first came across this talented artist when I first moved to the states. Her work is so refreshing and I love her use of thread, stitch style and fabric that construct each piece she makes.

Here is a snippet from her website plus some pictures for you to enjoy:

“Using thousand and thousand of fabrics and threads to create her ideas in her Brooklyn workshop, Tamar Mogendorff’s world is populated with swans, bears and mushrooms carefully made by her fairy fingers. The originality of her creations is in the choice and assembly of the fabrics from gaudy to the precious, the subtle or solid.”