Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Pugs on my wishlist!

With Christmas around the corner I'm thinking about things that I want but not necessarily need. Cam and I are planning on adopting a pug in a couple months, so pugs have been on my radar. I've found so many cute things for our new little puggie, but here are some things for home.

links above:
Babushka and Pug print
SillyBuddy colar
Keep Calm and Love Dogs print
The pug bookends above are from a cute shop here in Melbourne called Morris and Brown. Love it!
I also love these!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Merry and Bright

A DIY Christmas... what else is there?

I'm definitely getting into the holiday mood, and today I put together a mock set-up of my Christmas table. This year's theme is Scandinavian Christmas = red, white, and natural. I made the natural cotton table cloth and the red cotton napkins (serviettes). I also made the reindeer in the frames out of felt (so simple!). I've been asked to set up a table at a women's event this weekend so I'm getting ready for that.

I'm so ready for Christmas!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

something NEW this way comes!

It's spring here in Australia and a lot of fresh beautiful colors are peeking through the dark clouds. For many of you the weather is starting to turn golden and brown as fall begins. Here at Revision Design I'm working on all kinds of new designs to be found here soon!

And look out because Christmas crafting has already begun ♥

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

new old Bodum

I went into a thrift store (op shop) today and found some Bodum mugs. I asked the lady behind the counter how much they were and she said $.30. I bought those four Bodum cups and headed out the door knowing full well the bargain that I just nabbed. Those Bodum cups are worth $20 a piece! Sweet glory the find that I found!

I sat down with one of those Bodum cups full of coffee, milk, and goodness and snuggled in with a magazine for the evening.

I also did some doodling and designing of cushions for this year's holiday range. What fun!

Friday, August 27, 2010

One year Etsy anniversary!

I'm celebrating my one year Anniversary on Etsy! Some items are on sale. I'm looking forward to designing and putting more gear in my shop, and I'm excited to see what's in store for Revision Design Australia.

Vintage lace cushions at RevisionDesignAus

Sunday, July 4, 2010

It's cold outside!

I've been saving up money for a new sewing machine. Until now, I've been using my mother-in-law's vintage Singer sewing machine. But I've saved up enough pennies to get a new Husqvarna sewing machine. I love it! It's like butter! So smooth and lovely. I've made a couple new items for my online shops. The Rain Beau cushion is available here, and Magnus the plush elephant is available here.

Monday, April 26, 2010

new digs

We just bought a new sofa! That's big for us - we've been living out of our suitcases for 3 years now and we've lived in Australia for a year and we're finally buying a new sofa. It helps that I work at the furniture store that we're getting it from and we're getting a great discount. It will be here in 8 weeks (ordered with designer fabric).

And in other news, I got a request from a NZ magazine to feature some of my lace inspired photos in their magazine. The photos were submitted today and I hope that I make it to the final cut.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Vintage Lace Doilies

I've been hunting around at the Op Shops (thrift stores) for old lace doilies to make up my new series of doily cushions. Here's the first one hot off the machine. All the materials used to make this cushion are recycled - doily, fabric, even the zipper.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New at Magnus and Mathilda

We're excited to announce that we have a new team member at Magnus and Mathilda. Her name is Deb and she's a lovely lady with a lot of talent. She's created some gorgeous baby bodysuits which are now available in the Magnus and Mathilda etsy shop.

Custom toy bag for Eli

My friend's cute little baby Eli has some gorgeous wooden blocks that he likes to play with and his mom asked me to make a little bag to put his blocks in. Here's what I came up with -
non-bleached cotton/linen fabric with red stitching.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Huge hiatus

Sorry for such a long delay in between blog posts. I have been uber busy (who isn't?) and I can't believe April is sneaking up on us. I'm just pondering on what has happened the beginning of 2010 and I'm amazed at how much has already happened. I knew that 2010 was going to be a big year for change but I didn't know what roads I would be led down. I've been working on some projects for our collective Magnus and Mathilda etsy shop and getting ready for another Market in 10 weeks!
Lace Graffiti tote bags in our Magnus and Mathilda etsy shop
I'm excited for Easter - we'll go up to the holiday house in the mountains with my hubby's family. Yay!

Friday, February 12, 2010

More time to do nothing

Now that I'm laid up at home I have more time to do little things - even though it takes me a lot longer to do things because I have to move around so slowly. Anyway, yesterday I made some almond and cinnamon tea cakes and baked them in the silicon heart muffin pan that my mom sent me from America. They turned out delightful so I decided to take a little picture of them - they are displayed on a vintage napkin/serviette that my sister bought for me in Seattle.

And you better believe I enjoyed those tea cakes with a nice hot cup of Masala Chai with a little bit of sugar and milk. Lovely!

Thursday, February 11, 2010


One year ago Cam and I moved to Melbourne Australia and to mark this monumental occasion I celebrated by hurting my back, getting a ride to the hospital in an ambulance, and being admitted to the hospital for overnight observation. Long story short - ouch! Cam has been very diligent in helping me around the house and even brought home a lovely bouquet of my favorite flowers - Lilies!! Did you know that I have a tattoo of a lily on my arm? I like them that much.

I'm laying low and trying to get better. I've got lots of time to watch SNL, read some books, and knit. In a few days time I should be well enough to go back to work (bummer).

Here's a pic of my Get Well flowers on our dresser next to a photo that I had printed for Cam for our 3rd wedding anniversary (a couple weeks ago) - the photo was taken a month after we were married (we look so young!).