Friday, May 9, 2014

{ making } little jute bunting flags

A while ago I saw an idea on Pinterest (as you do!) where someone had made a garland from some hessian webbing. I wanted to make some, for no other reason than to justify the enormous roll of jute webbing I bought on ebay years ago!


These are as easy as they look :: cut some webbing (or ribbon, or fabric) into about 10cm strips; keep one end straight and fold over about 1cm; sew, staple or glue that end down but leave a little gap to thread some string through the top; cut the other end however you please; repeat as many times as you like and then thread onto string (or thin ribbon or whatever you have). Easy peasy garland for your studio, office, home!


You will find all the other ideas and projects I'm yet to get to via my Pinterest page, and keep up with what I'm doing over on Instagram (@yardagedesign).

Have a great Friday, and fabulous weekend!


Saturday, April 26, 2014

free shipping this weekend!

Mother's Day is just a couple of weeks away, so I thought it might be handy to have a free shipping weekend so that everyone can get organised! Free shipping applies to all orders posted to an Australian address. No need to do anything, free postage will be applied automatically at the checkout until 6pm AEST tomorrow (Sunday 27 April). As well as free shipping, I have also listed a few heavily discounted items. Pop over to the Yardage Design online shop for a look!


Have a lovely weekend!


Monday, April 21, 2014

eastery days

I hope you've all been enjoying the easter weekend. It's been family time here, with a bit of faffing in between, as evidenced below!

{ "hello" napkin in duckegg blue on oatmeal linen }

{ handmade "nest" on freckle tea towel }

{ arrows and dots napkin in neon pink on oatmeal linen }
Have a great week!


Thursday, April 17, 2014

why don't you wrap it, wrap it good!

Apologies if you have the Devo song in your head now (see what I did there with the "Whip It" and the "Wrap It") but it's been one of those kind of days! Aaaaaaaaaanyway, back to wrapping things! I've been doing a bit of wrapping with tea towels in readiness for Mother's Day, and thought you might like to see. This is my new Hex tea towel in tomato red ...


I'm not really sure why I went with asymmetrical ribbon attachment, it just seemed right at the time (told you I'm having one of those days!).


I've always liked giving fabric or tea towels as gifts, but I like using them to wrap special gifts as well :: a gift around a gift! I'm chatting about this and other stuff in an interview on the Country Culture blog this week :: pop over for a read! More Mother's Day gift ideas here too!



Have a great weekend :: stay safe and eat too much chocolate!




Thursday, April 10, 2014

new :: linen napkins!

I get asked for napkins at almost every market I attend, so I have been working on a few designs for them. I couldn't decide between three designs, so I ended up printing them all!

First :: a large, hand drawn succulent flower, in neon pink or Tuesday blue on oatmeal linen.


Second :: "hello" in duck egg blue or Tuesday blue on oatmeal linen.


Finally :: arrows and dots in neon pink on oatmeal linen!



Napkins come in a set of two in one colourway. I like the idea of mixing and matching sets on the table (see above picture). Pop over to the Yardage Design online shop to check these out.

Have a great Thursday!


Friday, March 28, 2014

new :: beads!

Towards the end of last year I printed some lovely, light organic cotton voile in bright colours, and then used that fabric to make some wooden beads. I quietly wore and displayed the beads for sale at a couple of markets, including Melbourne Finders Keepers last October, and was relieved to find that people liked them as much as I did!


So, after some lovely emails from people who had seen them, they are now listed in the Yardage Design online shop. The beads are made from handprinted organic voile and coloured wooden beads. The strand is adjustable - just by tying the knot at the desired height, you can wear them long or short. I've also printed a little drawstring bag for each set of beads ...


Beads are available in the shop now!

Have a great weekend!