Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday through to Cyber Monday 10% off and Free Shipping!

Hey folks - sale time here at Lilydove and ChouChou! One of a Kind totes means there is only one kind of each (like I need to tell you..! ) Use the coupon code CHOUCHOU1 at the checkout for 10% off. Free shipping also included!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Homeland Inspired Tote - just in!

Woollen plaid tote bag with upcycled khaki leather and brass buckle corsage. Definately has a Braveheart appeal to it! Available here
Free shipping all weekend until Cyber Monday!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

woven experiments

Well, this week was it's usual juggle between kids and studio and house. Sometimes it works against my creativity and other times it helps me get inspired. I find interruptions so frustrating when I am being creative, but then again it stops me obsessing over one particular thing and doing something totally different. In turn, my mind gets refreshed and I come back to my projects with fresh ideas.
I have been attempting some new weaves after a long process of putting my loom together (it has been in storage for 8 years!) and am planning a bag range to be introduced...

Weaving is a love hate thing with me - it is very technical and not for the fainthearted - especially when you're dealing with this big brute..Thankfully my husband is a carpenter - had it not been for is understanding of wood structures I think it could have ended up on a bonfire! He has dismantled and put it together (too) many times and there has been many a muttered grumble whenever the word 'loom 'has been mentioned. I say in jest ' you'll eat your words one day!..(I've insisted on keeping it until the day I could afford the space and time to concentrate on it and make it pay it's way -)Now that it is functioning as it should I find myself getting very excited about experimenting with different yarns and unusual textures.
In my art school days I would spend many a frustrated moment using very beautiful and impratically fine silks which would snap all the time, ruin my weaves and reduce me to tears! I made life extremely difficult for my loom and myself. However I did persevere enough to create some pretty fabrics. Weaving fine fabric is sooooo time consuming and now I really have to change my style of working to weave faster in order to make it work commercially...

Monday, November 22, 2010

Herringbone Tweed Tote - Hot to Trot Today!

City or country chic with a bohemian twist. New herringbone wool tote bag in Navy and Winter White weave. Available at Lilydove and Chou Chou now!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Vintage lace and pleated textile pendant chokers..

in store now!

Congratulations to the Giveaway winner

A little delayed but I am pleased to announce the winner of the giveaway is Hayley! she was the only one to guess correctly what this was.. fabric soaking in a dyebath..

Two prints winging their way to you!

Meanwhile I've been a contortionist of a photographer using myself as the model..

Monday, November 15, 2010

Winter life-styling on the Monday Moodboard

my kind of lifestyle today on the Europeanstreetteam Monday Moodboard:
bottom right: Lariloom poncho in merino wool
bottom left: Lilydove and ChouChou vintage French linen wall canvas
top left:Fiber Art tank top
top right: Aliette Ariane ring