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Lindy Lou 2

Lindylou2 is such a sweet little etsy shop! This Austin-based crafter specializes in handmade coasters, bags, fat quarters, pillowcases, and other pretty things – lots of Amy Butler and Heather Bailey fabrics – yay! I love the frayed edges of these coasters (so boho!) and for $7 for a set of 4, they’d make a great gift.


(images from lindylou2)

Posted in etsy, textiles on August 24, 2007

Susanne Schjerning

I think you’ll really like this new collection by Susanne Schjerning called Happy Horses, I know I do. I spotted it in the August issue of Bolig Liv and fell in love. It’s great to see horses as a motif and I love the way she presents them.


Her work reminds me a lot of Atelier LZC, Orike Muth, and Rice for some reason, all design houses are ones that I watch regularly to see what’s in the works. I like how feminine Susanne’s designs are and that they have subtle patterns layered beneath the bolder ones, this gives them such dimension and even more, they somewhat seem to be telling a story. Her palette is one that you can look to for inspiration I think, all the colors used in a single design make me think of how they’d look together in an outfit, room, table setting, or arts and crafts projects.

Susanne with some of her latest designs.

If you are interested in Susanne’s work, you may contact her via email (post @ susanneschjerning dot com) to learn more.

(images from susanne schjerning)

Posted in textiles on August 23, 2007

Alabama Chanin

Mary Jo wrote in to tell me about her blog, Trust Your Style (thanks Mary Jo!) and it was there that I discovered the beautiful Alabama Chanin.

I hadn’t heard of this designer before, despite that her company launched in 2006, which surprises me because I’d think with a collection like hers, she would be on all the blogs. Natalie “Alabama” Chanin covers a wide area of disciplines, from limited-edition jewelry, to sustainable clothing and home accessories and furniture. She also runs her flagship store out of Florence, Alabama.

This lady is a creative dynamo! I really enjoy the natural beauty of her collection, the appliqu?d work on pillows, the embroidery, organic materials, it’s not only a smart way to design, but with such beautiful results. Here are some gorgeous images to enjoy, I can picture Alabama Chanin appearing in Selvedge magazine, can’t you?


Thanks Mary Jo for leading me to this talented lady!

Psst: Alabama even has a few good old-fashioned southern recipes on her site. For her chocolate pie recipe, I’d add pecans or walnuts to the recipe, as that’s how we use to make ours growing up. Then you heat it, topping with vanilla ice cream. :)

(images from alabama chanin)

Posted in fashion + accessories, furniture, textiles on August 17, 2007

Fabric Sale at Pixie Dust

My friend Michelle Caplan (aka Creative Swoon) told me about a great fabric sale that I didn’t want you sew queens to miss out on. Pixie Dust has an exclusive offer for all Creative Swoon readers – 33% all fabric orders!


Click on over to Michelle’s blog for the coupon code, and thanks Michelle for the tip!

(images from michelle caplan and pixie dust)

Posted in reader discounts, textiles on August 17, 2007

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