Posted on Sat, 1 Nov 2008 by midcenturyjo

I’m hanging my roman blinds this afternoon. Vintage Vera fabric from eBay. I must thank Bronwyn for helping me sew these. I could only get so far! The chair is a recent thrift shop find and as you can see I painted it green. What is it with green and me? I can’t get enough. OK on with….

WINKS – weekend links. Here we list what has come in during the week, things we’ve found and things we think you’ll want to see. If you’d like to see your blog or website featured email us and if we think it fits with our readers we’ll link you. So what’s in this week?

  • Alberto Caramello is a designer in Turin, Italy and he emailed to introduce DOT. The cutest bird feeder cipcip, an egg shaped cutting board ovetto, boat a floating candle holder and goodmorning a fun placemat. Alberto produces his designs in small numbers with the help of the craftsmen in his area, to offer a high-quality collection in
    keeping with the best Italian style. CUTE overload!
  • I’m busy losing myself in Spoonflower. What’s Spoonflower? It promises to be a revolution in customised fabric printing. An email landed in my inbox and tipped me off to something I have been wanting for ages. Someone to print my own designs on 100% cotton fabric. The site is still in beta so you’ll need to join the community but WHOA! the possibilities. My mind is swimming!!! A sample swatch (8″ x 8″) is $5 (great if you need to see and hold it before you commit), a fat quarter (21″ x 18″) (perfect for crafting) and a yard (42″ x 36″) (or 112cm wide for those metric kids) for $18 (order up to 5 yards). There’s a blog too with lots of useful tutorials like how to create a pattern repeat and a slideshow to fill you in on how it works. I’m heading back to find out more!
  • Paul emailed – “I would like to inform you about our UK Print Design Competition open to students and professionals alike. The grand prize winner will be awarded up to 1000 GBP in prizes. The top 100 entries will win a T shirt and have their design displayed on our UK website.

    Contest categories include:
    • Business card
    • Invitation card
    • Christmas card

    Students and professionals can submit their designs here.”

  • Loving a new site Australian Edge. Focusing exclusively on Australian creativity in all fields it’s jammed full of great design. They have a lot of super talented Aussies featured already, including MOZI and Tsk Tsk. I’m totally hooked!!!!
  • Just wanted to add our voice to many in the blogosphere who are welcoming Nikko Moy and her new online store Ashes & Milk. If you haven’t been there already go now, it’s beautiful and if you have maybe it’s time for a revisit to place an order. Good luck Nikko!

… and it’s time for me to climb up that ladder and hang those blinds. It’s such a hot day here I’m tempted to take a dip in the pool instead. Maybe I’ll hang them tomorrow 😉

Thank you! Considering that this is one of my favorite blogs, I am so delighted for the honorable mention!

I think I’m going to get myself that cutting board.
thank you for sharing those gorgeous pix with us!

Hi. I’m brazilian and I love this blog. Beautiful images, beautiful photos. Congratulations!

pia says:

Great winks this weekend! They are all fabulous, and after reading about Spoonflower and then Australian Edge, you have me jumping up and down and giddy. Good luck with the blind hanging Jo!

kayla says:

great blog some how i found you when i was researching things on our sons birth defect esophageal atresia and other complications. i wish you nothing but the best. I was also wondering if there is anyway if i put your link on my site if you would be able to return the favor and add my ink on your sight, i again wish you the best.

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