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} Zillpa

A simple enough utilitarian item, rope has been around every living souls for centuries. Making it current and with another purpose is quite more difficult, tho.

From Brisbane in Australia, Zillpa has done just that, delightfully. From bags to coasters and bowls, stitched in the color of your choice, rope can now take a new path and adorn your everyday life!


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Zippered Laptop Sleeve, by byrdandbelle.

Sleeves for the laptop, that is! Way too hot for real ones. lol!

I’ve been considering getting an Acer Netbook (you know, those small laptop computers mostly for web browsing). I’ve been tied up to a computer box for always, and the thought of blogging or shopping on my balcony or in a wifi café or park just seems so liberating to me!

I haven’t decided for sure yet, but if I do, I soooo want a laptop sleeve!! Here are a few finds in that department! ;)

Fawn and Dotty Laptop Bag, by TrackandFielsDesigns.

Upcycled Coffee Bag Laptop Case, by labudde.

Crocheted Sleeve, by blackeyedsheep.

Laptop Sleeve, by sandrastju.

Laptop Envelope, by fernfiddlehead.

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Pimp your Dining Table

Recently I found out about 2 pretty recent shops offering wonderful placemats — something I haven’t used in years, actually!

They make me wanna remedy that!


Sarah Kusa

Featuring echos from nature, these cotton goodies will surely upgrade your dining table to it’s best!


Natsumi Nishizumi

Featuring wonderful organic looking dots in 3 great colors, these linen placemats are perfect for the subtle pop of color you need on your table!


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I fell on shop named Zelaya today, what a wonderful find!! It is run by a family from El Salvador, now living in the US.

The bags are cool and unique, the tops are hot and practical. Colors are basics, which makes them so versatile too! Details are the best, love it all!!

I feel the sun coming in!! (Weird ’cause we are in the middle of a 30cm snow storm today in Montreal! lol)


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You must have guessed that I love linen fabric by now. So Inklore‘s shop is basically pure torture for me. lol

Pouches, aprons, coasters, bags, table runners, name it! All hand printed, too!

If you haven’t met this shop before, just go.



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I found Maramiki on Etsy a few months back, and instantly fell in love with her hand-screenprinted fabrics!

And her items too, of course! Mostly pillow covers, but also pincushions and napkins, in blends of linen and cotton (some organic)!

So I spied (lol) and kept looking and wishing, when I finally decided to just go for it and buy a pack of remnants! What I received was a fabulous selection, exactly what I expected and wanted! Got me inspired instantly so yesterday I made this, below.

Nea + Maramiki = Perfect match! :)


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Screenprinted Fabrics, Mate

“Handprinted Linen Fabric” by maramiki (Chicago), $40 a yard.

I’ve been looking around on Etsy for fresh screenprinted fabrics, just cause they are always so pretty and inspiring to look at!

Turns out A LOT of the designers I found are from Australia! (What’s up with that? Will anyone pleaseee provide me with a link to their screenprinting pimp?? lol)

Hawt stuff, right mate? :)

“Bird in Paradise” by umbrellaprints (Australia), $12 for 4 pieces of 15cm X 10cm.

“Handprinted Linen/Cotton Fabric” by maramiki (Chicago), $40 a yard.

“meadow” by summersville (UK), $6.50 for 9.5in x 14in.

“Warm Grey Concentric Arrow” by moyou (Australia), $15 half a meter.

“Nesting Tomato on Birch” by AuntyCookie (Australia), $22 half a meter.

“fabric remnants (doll faces) pack” by mikodesign (Netherlands), $15.

“Woodland” by ofpaperandthread (Australia), $13 half a meter.

“Big Pack no.2” by hollabee (Australia), $13.50 for 2 pieces of 50cm x 65cm.


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Screenprinted by hand by Summersville, these wonderful fabrics are just inspiring!

Awesome cotton fabrics (some really look like linen!) and wonderful patterns goodness for $6.50 a 9.5x14in in size. Yum!


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Fold it up

Linen. Yum.

Folds. Yum yum.

Handmade. Yum yum yum.

I adore the work of yorktownroad! In fact, one of her bags was part of one of the insipiration boards I made recently. Simple, gorgeous, texturized, well made and accessible prices, too.

WANT everything! lol


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Wood’nt you fabric something?

Tortoise online store will offer these gorgeous wood cotton fabrics from Japan at the end of September, in 3 wonderful styles (zebrawood, rosewood and maple). I just wanna learn how to sew NOW!

Talking about Tortoise, a wife-husband company from Japan that moved to California in 2003, they have wonderful items available in their online shop, from ceramic to wood to stainless items! Visit them!

Via } Designer’s Library

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