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Homely Creatures at Life Instyle Sydney 2014

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Homely Creatures at Life Instyle Sydney 2014

Almost a year ago (already!?) I moved to Melbourne. I quickly discovered that I wasn't as busy with freelance design work as I was in London and had a minor career/identity crisis before deciding to use the spare time I had to finally start my own product range, and do it properly. So in attempts to go fully legit' I am exhibiting Homely Creatures at Life Instyle in the First Instyle section. I have no idea how its going to go, however I have a feeling its going to be a massive learning experience. I have received so much lovely...

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Melbourne Markit

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Melbourne Markit

I was lucky enough to visit the Melbourne 'Markit' last weekend, and I thought I'd share a couple of snaps with you as I was so very inspired by all of the talented designers/crafters there are in this great city. I bagged myself a bargain with one of the pastel pink jelly-mould-like hanging planter pots from Angus & Celeste. It seems as though plants are a trend to last for the next while with cute baskets, neon string and scrumptious ceramics containing succulents and the like as far as the eye could see. Speaking of trends also managed to score...

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Homely Creatures interviews Tabitha Emma

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Homely Creatures interviews Tabitha Emma

Who better to feature in our first ever interview than Australian freelance designer and illustrator – Tabitha Emma Bray! When it comes to styling, Tabitha Emma prefers nostalgia, lovely rustic textures and a mix of Australian and European influences. From website design to handmade treasures, Tabitha’s love of craft and textiles shows through in everything she creates. How would you describe your design style? I would describe it as feminine, nostalgic, and full of texture. I love details, not just looking at the big picture, but also the finer details. Who or what influences your style? I am influenced by...

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Wednesday's Doddle - Australian Pattern

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Wednesday's Doddle - Australian Pattern

In the spirit of Australia Day I have created this pattern using gum leaves, gum nuts and wattle flowers. I might get this printed as a fabric pattern. What do you think?

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