Those awesome terrariums are back in the shop, waiting for new homes to fill with their sweet little mossy greenery. Yes! That means Anna is back in town for a few weeks and has been busy making up some of her terrariums for us. We have the small hanging moss terrariums - with stones & little people this time too - as well as two beautiful, large fish bowl terrariums. One features a small collection of ferns and moss, whilst the other is filled with succulents and stones. I can just imagine them sitting in the middle of a large dining table, or as a feature on a living room sideboard. Perfect.
The fern & moss terrarium on our main table.
Spot the bedside terrarium in the latest Kip & co shoot too!
Hello. Yep. That's me up there. My feet and spotty cardi. Hanging out in my shop Mr Sparrow. Do you know, it's been just over 6 months that I've owned Mr Sparrow and I still feel incredibly lucky/happy/weird saying that I own this teacup sized gorgeous little shop. How crazy/great life can be! So I've been tramping around the internet (yes, I lived in New Zealand once, can you tell?) and dug up some of the best / most inspirational bits and bobs recently (this is internet gold people!) that I thought I'd share with you.
Shelley Panton's extremely inspiring Q&A in the last issue of Dumbo Feather... sorry... this is a paper one only. BUT this interview with Abigail Disney (yes... THE Disney) is really great.
And this awesome Melbourne based architectural / life / design website: Assemble Papers. I love reading about how good town planning can shape people's lives. So this one receives a gold star. And I'm still patting myself on the back for discovering it.
Do you have an inspiring tidbit to share too? I'd love to hear!
As the weather starts to cool down, I'm always on the look out for a soft, warm scarf or a neat pair of gloves to keep me warm and cosy during winter. I know Perth is relatively warm, but we do still get chilly mornings and evenings where a scarf or beanie is very welcome. And so it was that I stumbled across the woollen delights of Scottish label Jo Gordon. Jo now lives in the UK, but hails from Scotland, where she has all of her pieces manufactured, using 100% lambswool from Scotland.
This results in beautifully made and extremely cosy products. Paired with Jo's clever eye for colour and design, her range includes pieces for both men and women, with stripes and bright colours playing a large part in the collection. There are super long stiped scarves amenable to being wrapped aound multiple times, beanies with pom poms, and gloves with fingers and without. The silverbirch and brass striped scarf is a lovely pick with its soft colour finish, and the Loop Pin scarves are great for guys - just wrap the loop around three times and there are no free ends to flap about.
It's almost Mother's Day! Yep! Next weekend on Sunday 12th May we'll all be spoiling our mum / grandmas / aunts / sisters / mother in laws / besties, and anyone else who has had a significant impact on our lives. And if you're like me and like to give gifts, then you should take a look at our neat gift guide here, for some rather nice gift ideas. We have lots of lovely Mother's Day cards in store too. And don't forget that we're now open on Sunday 10 - 3, in case you don't get a chance to pop in before next Sunday.
If you haven't already heard, you'll be excited to know that the studiOH! workshops run by Anna and Eko, are returning with another two fun weekends of making and crafting. And this time around they're being held at the lovely space that is The Tenth State in Nedlands - coffee and treats with your workshop? Yes please! And they've also just announced some super Mother's Day specials - sign yourself and your mum up, and you'll receive 50% off the second spot. Just hop over to their website to find out more.
Read on to hear about the workshops from the ladies themselves, including a fun and easy DIY tutorial at the end...
Hello! Here at studiOH! we’re getting excited
about our upcoming Autumn Workshops series!
This time we have some really fun workshops,
including Kokedama: make your own living moss balls, Terrariums:
make open & closed miniature green worlds, Framed Art Prints:
stylise a favourite photo & turn it into a print, Ceramic Tags: make
herb sticks & tags for presents & pantry, Kids Fabric Dyeing:
dye a t-shirt, bag & pillowcase. Each one promises to be a really fun,
creative afternoon of learning new skills and meeting new people.
The workshops are taking place on Saturday 11th
May and Saturday 18th May in our latest pop-up space at The Tenth State concept
store in Nedlands. Prices range from $75-$95 and all workshops will include a
delicious Five Senses coffee (or a hot chocolate for the kids) and a sweet
treat from The Tenth State, as well as our usual take home goodie bags!
All the details of our Autumn Workshop series can
be found on our website, and bookings can be made through our online store…plus we offer discounts for bookings of 3 or more so it’s worth
getting together with some friends!
Today we’re excited to share a quick and easy DIY
that forms part of our Kids Fabric Dyeing workshop, but is fun for adults, too!
We hope this gets you in a crafty state of mind and excited to come along and
learn some more simple but effective techniques to design something with studiOH!.
Anna & Eko
to remove dye from a dark-coloured item is a fun twist on usual dyeing
techniques and produces fantastic results.
·Old towel or
1 In your
spray bottle, mix one part water with two parts bleach (e.g. 100ml water with
200ml bleach) and shake it up.
t-shirt out on an old towel or sheet.
spraying! Start of with a few light sprays and then experiment with different
techniques to produce different effects. Try changing the nozzle settings on
your spray bottle, spraying from various distances and in different directions,
and even splashing droplets. Make sure you leave some areas black and stop and
wait every now and then to see how the sprays you’ve already made are
developing. You will get a different result each time and it will depend on the
techniques you use as well as the dye and weave of your fabric.
4.Wait and watch for 5-10 minutes while your bleach works on the fabric,
lifting the dye and leaving fun galaxy patterns. Leave to dry completely.