Clothworks has just released a new fabric range called Daphne. It's very sweet and reminds me of all the vintage treasures that I love. Daphne has been designed by Skipping Stones for Clothworks and has become a quick favourite of mine. When my sales samples arrived and I was looking at the fabric swatches, I immediately thought of pearls, vintage lace, antique jewellry, old roses & silver cutlery...all those beautiful items that I am always on the lookout for in 2nd hand shops or markets. I thought I would make a mood board to show how Daphne has inspired me.
The fabric in the Daphne range reminds me of a time gone buy:
The last colourway I'm going to show you was a bit softer than the rest, so I found a mood board that was already put together that spoke the same language but in a prettier softer way:
Daphne will be arriving in Australian Stores in September.
I always admire it when people go outside of their comfort zone to achieve a goal and keep going no matter what. One of my girlfriends, Collette, is on the trip of a life time with her husband David, bike riding around Europe! Yep - 174 days riding through rain hail and sunshine, passing through gorgeous scenery, camping in stunning beachside campsites, and all the time...getting legs of steel as they push their way up and down mountain after mountain.
Below is their intended intinery:
They are in Croatia at the moment and David, who is an avid photographer, has captured a shot of the most gorgeous statue:
I love this statue...especially the beautiful soft patina that has formed, creating the softest green to add highlights to this already beautiful piece of art. I think she is so sweet. The statue is in the town of Pag in Croatia, which is known for it's lace making. Collette and David are blogging every day to record their journey. You can follow their journey here. The actual trip starts in Australia here. The photos that David takes and posts onto the blog are stunning. This photo is on page 56. Collette is an avid quilter so I'm hoping there will be many more "Crafty" photos to come.
I have to say that I don't think I could do it - travelling around Europe day after day on a bike and camping just isn't my thing but I love following Collette & David and checking in to see what they have done each day.
Wishing you a safe and Blessed Easter
I hope you are enjoying the long weekend break over the Easter period. Below are some images of my Easter table. I had my girlfriends over for morning tea on Good Friday and then it will be just Emma & I for the rest of the Easter break.
Pretty gerbras, daisies & roses along with white china bunnies, vintage card placecards, and a centrepiece made from a cake stand and an upside down glass candle holder is what makes up my Easter table.
To add some interest to my place settings, I found images of vintage Easter cards on the internet and printed them out. I then popped them on top of the napkins and tied pink satin ribbon over the top.
And I made the sweetest cupcakes for morning tea. they are a basic vanilla cupcake recipe with cream frosting on top that has been dipped in toasted coconut and topped with the cutest chocolate eggs. The were delicious!
My chalkboard that sits on my kitchen bench. I made it out of a friend's unwanted old mirror. I repainted the frame and replaced the mirror with a piece of board which I painted with chalkboard paint. Most of the time it is used as a menu board with our meals for the week, but after seeing this post, I created an Easter message which I love.
I hope you are enjoying your Easter.