Sunday, February 22, 2015

Happenings

Hi Folks....sorry I haven't been around much since the start of the year....since going back to work, life has been hectic with home visits, looking after my parents and continuing my quest with my Etsy shop and making things to sell in it....I am loving making coiled rope bowls, and dyeing vast amounts of fabric and scarves with my indigo dye....just two weeks ago I spent an AMAZING 3 days with a master indigo dyer from Mali, West Africa.  His name is Aboubakar Fofana...and he has collaborated with Donna Karan and her fashion label, amongst others.....it was an absolute privelege for me to participate in his workshop.  I was able to purchase some lengths of 100%, hand woven organic cotton,Melvin by artisans in Mali.  With some of this, I hand dyes some graduated blues and created this cushion from some of the fabric.

Here is a link to my Etsy Shop if you would like to see some of the things I have for sale.....https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/CocoIndigo

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Happy New Year

Hi everyone....a Happy New year to you all.  Well, after the fun I had participating in 7 Vignettes in December, I decided to give January a go also.  These are the first 4 days....the theme this month is Colour and the first days were Sparkle, yellow, blue and green.  I am having fun finding the appropriate colours around my home.  Needless to,say, I had very little difficulty finding blue things!!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Final 2 days of 7 Vignettes

The final two days of 7 Vignettes were "Shine" and "Monochrome"...I must admit, I found these two days the easiest probably because I already had ideas from when I first saw the list of themes...

And just to sum up the whole week....

Friday, December 5, 2014

7 Vignettes days 4 and 5

The themes for days four and five were "wish list" and "wrap it up".  I must admit, I really struggled with the wish list and posted my photo very late yesterday.  As for wrap it up, I had so many ideas and decided to do two....here they all are




Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Child's Play

Day three of 7 Vignettes is Childs Play. I am trying to ensure a link with each day's vignette and am using a small Christmas Tree I bought last year to help me achieve this.  I have also popped some of my favourite miniatures under the tree along with a Rudolph a friend made.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

7 Vignettes

One of my favourite blogs and Instagram people is Jen at The Interiors Addict.  Each month she sets her Instagram followers a challenge called 7 Vignettes.  Each day for the first 7 days of the month there are pre-set themes where anyone can take a photo of the day's theme and share it on Instagram.  I have wanted to participate in this for some time now, but whenever I see the standard of what others are posting, I feel a little intimidated.  Anyway, I decided to take the plunge this month.  Here are my first two days installments...day 1 was "tree" and day 2 is "white".  I will continue to put the photos here on my blog, but you can also follow me on Instagram.