Monday, 12 October 2009
Lotta Kühlhorn's fabric at IKEA. Yummy!
I was very excited at the weekend. Having had eight 12/13 year olds for a party on Saturday, which was great fun (go see Up!) on Sunday we popped into Ikea. I always love the fabric selection at Ikea and they didn't disappoint. They have a wonderful new collection in by Lotta Kühlhorn. Five absolutely gorgeous fabrics in one range... the one above plus this beauty:
plus this one:
This one, which they had just a metre left and which I jumped on:
Apparently that particular one has flown out the shop. I'm not surprised. It's a really lovely Christmas-y design, and much better than this reduction in size makes it appear. And this one:
Plus some others from her design, but in another range. I really was spoilt for choice. The quality is superb - a really thick cotton. I love them.
She's a graphic designer and illustrator who lives in Stockholm, who's also done lots of book jackets. She plays with such fabulous patterns. Truly inspirational, methinks.
Thanks to the lovely Sarah at Red Gingham and her timely recent post on a denim bag, I managed to gain enough confidence to run up this bag for said 13 year old, giving her the choice of having the crochet heart I'd made a while back on or off. I'd had a pattern for a denim jeans bag and lost it so was in a panic until I saw Red Gingham's post about making one, so huge thanks.
I'm still waiting on a verdict on the heart, but she loves the bag, so that was a success!
I'm now busy making some commissions for a local shop, and also for my online shop. I'll aim to post pictures of my makes in the local shop soon.