Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Letters + Branch = yay

Hey folks, don't forget the MARKit Design Market on this Sunday at Fed Square! We're super excited to be a part of this design market alongside so many amazing, creative peeps, and hope you can come along to check it out!

We've been busy working on a few new xmas-gift-worthy items, plus some new display ideas to make our stall look extra good. Including these gorgeous teatowels, which I had as much fun photographing as we did making them...

Organic cotton/hemp teatowels - screen printed and sewn in our Kensington Studio

Organic cotton/hemp teatowels - screen printed and sewn in our Kensington Studio

The most exciting thing is that most of them are made from the very ends of our print runs, so the print only covers 2/3 of the teatowel and the rest is blank. We love this look! Sometimes we just get bored with seeing all-over prints every day and these feel a bit more like placement prints which is really refreshing.

Thanks to Miki for all her hard work sewing these :)

Anyway, hope you see you guys down at Fed Square on Sunday, yay!

xx Lara.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Window Furnishings Australia

We've been in the press a few times now, and overall it's been a bit of a weird experience. Usually our message gets garbled, misquoted or we just end up sounding like ditsy girls. So we've learned to be a bit cautious with interviews & take any press with a pinch of salt.

So we were VERY pleasantly surprised to read this fantastic article from Window Furnishings Australia! Dawn seemed to really understand us & translated that perfectly in to a really well written article.

Thanks a bunch, Dawn!

And I only mention 'hippy love' ONCE! I'm so restrained...


xx Teegs

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Talented ladies!

Some more loveliness has made it's way to our inbox!

Nikki conveniently requested a more man-appropriate colourway of the rooftops way back in March & after faffing about for ages with basecloth & colours we printed up this little guy!
Featuring Rooftops in Black on Charcoal. Nice work, Nikki!

Lace Fans in Robin's Egg blinds, handmade by Adele for her daughter's bedroom - gorgeous work!

Gorgeous custom printed large scale Birch in Soft Moss for Justine's nursery.

Catherine bought our Allsorts Quilt Kit and modified the design slightly - it looks so awesome!

How wonderful are these creations?!

xx Teegs

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Deep in the Woods

You know how sometimes there are people out there who are amazingly talented but tucked away in quiet places (in this case at the end of a cobblestone laneway) and you wish that more people knew about them? Well Steve from Deep in the Woods is one of those people.

When we first moved into the Younghusband building, there weren't many other people around in this cavernous place. But Steve's workshop at the end of the laneway was always lit up, as he worked long hours into the night turning salvaged timber into amazing pieces of furniture.

I wasn't the only person who told him that he really needed a website to get more exposure, and am so glad that a contra deal with our other talented neighbour Angus from Lettuce (who now has a dining table so large it can only fit in his studio!) resulted in the awesome website below:

It took us a while to get to know Steve but since knowing him better he's been so generous with his time, spare tools and skills. The other day he took the time to cut a new window out of perspex for my car after someone broke into it. How nice is that!

We're looking forward to one day doing some collaborations with Steve, so stay tuned :)

xx Lara.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Suziam - talented she is

You've heard us waffle on before about the talent in this building, and here's yet another example! Suziam (AKA Owl Posse AKA Susan, who works downstairs at Lettuce) bought two old armchairs a couple of years ago at the Chapel St Bazaar and then in classic crafter form took a couple of years to find the right fabric and some spare time to actually recover them.

But she finally did, in no less than Teegs' Lace Fans in Robins Egg. They turned out awesomely!

Here's the before shot:

Suziam's chairs - before

And here's the after:

Suziam's chairs - after

Nice work Suz! Oh and check out Suz's other crafty awesomeness at her blog Owl Posse. Yay!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Hello all!

Just a quick note to let you know that we've just restocked a bunch of stuff in our shop - including more Allsorts quilt kits - yay!

There's also heaps more meterage of all the popular colourways that have recently sold out. Yay for having a fully stocked shop again!

Oh and guess what else? It's Teegs' birthday today!! Wish the special lady a happy birthday everyone!! We're about to take her out for a special lunch/arvo tea at a surprise location :)

xx Lara.