Loving… Jenna Rose

May 31, 2013 | Loving...

Hand screen printed products hold such charm, don’t you think? Maybe I’m biased, I do love a good screen print!

Whether you love screen printing or not, you can’t deny that these beauties from Jenna Rose are pretty great! Such fun illustrations on some really gorgeous products.. and that little touch of dark leather and bronze studs? Perfect.

Jenna Rose is run by Jenna Fenwick from her Ontario based studio.You can check out the rest of her goodies here in her shop, or head over to her website to learn more about her and even take a peek into her gorgeous studio! Love :)

Workspace Wednesday 76.

April 3, 2013 | Workspace Wednesday

There are few things in life as thrilling as well organised supplies.

It’s the small things, people.

I’ve noticed that sorting things by colour brings a kind of calm to my mind… I don’t have to think too hard about which colours go where because I just know, and I’m achieving two things at once – organisation, and beauty! Clearly I’ll grasp at anything to get my office tidier! haha

Weekend that was (16-17.02.13)

February 18, 2013 | Weekend that was

Hey hi hello! How were your weekends?

We had a really relaxed one, without too much going on at all really.

We ended up just doing some tidying up on our balcony which required a trip to the nursery (and the flower market next door!) which is always fun! Then on Sunday I headed into China Town to wander the fabric shops and look at all the ribbons and buttons. I even left without buying anything which was amazing haha.

What did you get up to?


DIY Pocket Warmers

December 13, 2012 | DIY

I had such a great response from the DIY Heat Pack I did a while ago that I thought doing a mini version, perfect for Christmas gifts, was definitely in order!

If you live in the northern hemisphere and winter is descending upon you, I’m sure these sweet little pocket warmers would really come in handy! They’d be a welcome gift for just about anyone (make them from their favourite fabrics and colours!), or would even make the perfect stocking stuffers!

They’re super quick and easy to make, so lets get to it!

Here’s what you’ll need:

– Cotton fabric
– Uncooked rice
– Essential oil (optional)
– Pinking Sheers
– Fabric Scissors
– Pencil (normal, or fabric pencil)
– Sewing machine and thread
– Something round to trace around
– Funnel (optional)

Step 1.
Start by choosing your front and back fabrics, and place them wrong sides together. Use something round to trace a circle onto the fabric using your pencil. Keep in mind that this will be the line you sew around (mine was approx. 7cm (2 3/4″) diametre).

Step 2.
Cut out a square of fabric around your circle, making sure to leave at least 3cm (1″) around the outside. At this point, if you’d like to embroider anything onto your fabric you can. I just used some wool to highlight some of the flowers, but this is totally optional.

Step 3.
Sew around the circle as carefully as you can, leaving a small gap (approx. 1.5cm or 1/2″) wide in the stitching – this is where you’ll pour the rice.

Step 4.
If you’re using essential oil, place some rice into a bowl and add a drop or two of oil, mix. Pour the rice through the hole you left in the stitching (a funnel might help here), and fill the circle until it’s sufficiently full but not bursting. Take it back to the sewing machine and close up the hole.

Step 5.
Cut around the outside of the circle (not too close to the stitching) using your pinking sheers.

That’s it! Now go throw them in the microwave for 30 seconds to a minute, pop them in your pockets, and feel the warmth :)

Note: It’s probably a good idea to put them on a plate in the microwave to help keep them clean.

And as always, you can find all my other DIYs over here :)