2019-12-03
personalized grandpa gifts My Moonlight Meadow Wallpaper personalized gifts for women

Last Friday's post over at the VTWonen blog was dedicated to the color indigo.

For those who aren't familiar with it, VTWonen is a Dutch interiors magazine. The author of the post, Flory, called indigo a beautiful, natural color. The great thing about itpersonalized grandpa gifts, she said, is that this intense blue works with every interior. It's fresh and basic combined with white, or a bit more classic combined with brown and gray.

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I loved the styling by Cleo Scheulderman and Tjitske van Leeuwen ('never dream alone') and the photography by Jeroen van der Spek, an Amsterdam-based photographer and filmmaker.

I took the liberty of playing around with these images, and inserting one of my own designs (soon to be available from my web shop) as the backdrop. What do you think?

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I call this wallpaper Moonlight Meadow in Blue Ink (my term for indigo). It's also available in Black and Warm Black.

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It's a completely different style than the Dark Floral that has generated so much interest. But I'm really happy with it.

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It's loose, gestural and full of energy. I envision it used in restaurants, clubs, bathrooms, entryways, elevators, or other small spaces where a strong, graphic punch is the goal.

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As for the web shop: hang on, guys!! It really is almost there. I've just been consistently underestimating how long it takes to get the last details perfected. If you're on my mailing list, you'll get a heads up the moment it goes live!

And if you just can't wait, get in touch at elliecashman@gmail.com as I am fulfilling orders prior to the site launch.

Recently, my wife and I were on vacation in Acadia National Park with our 2-month-old. We wanted a souvenir shirt for her, but of course a) there are no shirts that small for sale and b) she grows too fast to make it worth it. So I hit upon the idea of making a bib from a larger t-shirt.

Hey guys!! I made a bustier from old jeans! I am so excited to share this project because it was so fun to make. So, whatever you do don't throw out those old jeans so fast, upcycle them! Reuse them and make something cool. I made this bustier by utilizing my dress from, a strapless bra and draping.

I’m an artist, and a maker, and a designer, but really, I’m a collector. I can’t pass a thrift store without going in for a quick spin. I’ve got boxes and boxes of vintage fabric scraps, and I also love looking at textile design books for inspiration. Feeling stuck? Leafing through a design book filled with patterns, or digging through your own scrap pile can be a great way to get yourself back up again. Here, I used the design from a scrap of vintage cotton to create a simple pattern using my BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)?and a bit of bias trim. I lined the bag quickly with fusible web and sewed it into a quick change purse. No pins, no measuring, not much fuss at all. Never sewed a zipper? Great! This is an excellent first project. I’ll show you how I made mine.