Saturday, November 10, 2012

Patterned Fabrics! Westminster Fibers

Free Spirit Fabric part of the Westminster Fibers Brand create awesome playful and creative designer fabrics such as these.. I love patterns, especially anything retro, bohemian and geometric..
Classica Sateen
LouLouTi Velveteen
Katherine's Wheel
Silent Cinema Sateen

Sew 4 Home has some great tutorials on how to make products from great fabrics such as Ty Pennington Fabrics also part of the Westminster Fibers Brand. Napkins, table cloths, tissue covers, placemats, bags, pencil cases, aprons, bolsters, baby things, cushions, fashion accessories etc. So much inspiration! I love the Ty Pennington Fabrics fabrics in these two projects!!
Napkins with buttoned pompom rings
Stitched placemats
Rohan Fabric is the last group to make up Westminster Fibers Brand, maker of designer fabrics such as Dancing Paisley below.
Dancing Paisley
Simply Color: another fabric design company with awesome coloured and patterned fabrics!

Textile designer Imogen Heath has some great geometric and floral designs and cushions..

Friday, November 9, 2012


Unconsumption is a blog with a great philosophy I totally agree with- creative reuse and mindful consumption. Full of upcycled and recycled products and links to DIY instructions or online shops.. Also check out their Pinterest site..

"Consumption is a word used to describe acts of acquisition – generally, the acquisition of things, in exchange for money. Unconsumption is a word used to describe everything that happens after an act of acquisition."
"Unconsumption means the accomplishment of properly recycling your old cellphone, rather than the guilt of letting it sit in a drawer."
"Unconsumption means the thrill of finding a new use for something that you were about to throw away. Unconsumption means the pleasure of using a service like Salvation Army to find a new home for the functioning DVD player you just replaced, rather than throwing it in the garbage."
"Unconsumption means enjoying the things you own to the fullest – not just at the moment of acquisition."
"Unconsumption means the pleasure of using a pair of sneakers until they are truly worn out – as opposed to the nagging feeling of defeat when they simply go out of style."
"Unconsumption means feeling good about the simple act of turning off the lights when you leave the room."
"Unconsumption is an idea, a set of behaviors, a way of thinking about consumption itself from a new perspective."
"Unconsumption is free."
Newspaper pencils
Margherita Marchioni pencil necklace
Crochet bike tube doormat
Bookspine cuffs