Monday, May 28, 2012

home sweet home

Almost a year to the day since we left to begin our adventure in Spain, we are back. The past year has been amazing, challenging, full of opportunities and enriching. But, we are very glad to be home in Melbourne. For Yardage Design, this means that there will be lots happening, and I can't wait! There are markets booked for later in the year, new designs and products in the works, and in the next few days our huge annual sale to clear the decks. There will be more about the sale in the Yardage Design e-newsletter later in the week, but safe to say that there will be some bargain misprints and samples, along with some discounted and discontinued fabrics up for grabs.

So what do buttons have to do with all of this? Well, this is part of my small collection of vintage glass buttons that I've collected over the years. They are like little jewels that clink together sweetly when I sift through them. I was looking at them last night for the first time in ages and it reminded me again how nice it is to be home. Amongst other things, I missed my stuff!

Thanks to all of you who followed my travels, photography and crafting here and there over the last year ~ I have appreciated your interest and enthusiasm!

Have a lovely week!

Monday, May 21, 2012

travelling ...

We've been travelling quite a lot lately, and there is still a little more on the horizon for us. Those of you that are addicted to Instagram (like me!) may have already seen some pics from Sweden, Denmark and France over the past week or so. It's been wonderful! I'm afraid blogging has fallen to the wayside of late, but I promise to be back more regularly (and with more creative news) soon. In the meantime, this was my favourite pic from Paris ...

Have a lovely week!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

wrapping ...

Happy Mother's Day to all the mum's! I hope your day is lovely. I'm lucky enough to be celebrating my third Mother's Day this year ~ we happened to be in the UK on the Mother's Day weekend a couple of months ago; it was Mother's Day in Spain last week; and, as an Australian I feel I should celebrate this one too ~ why not ~ get 'em while you can, I say!!

I've been wrapping gifts for some friends of mine (who are also mum's) using some of my fabric and some new circle stickers I designed and got printed via moo (they make nice adornments to plain gift cards).


Tuesday, May 8, 2012


This pretty mosaic was at the entry to a little cottage in a village in Wales. Isn't the font and art nouveau design lovely. I wonder who made it and why?

This pic was taken on my iPhone and posted on instagram (you can find me at @yardagedesign) ... for you Susie!

Have a great day!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

wales ...

This past week, we spent a few days exploring Wales for the first time. We started in the north around Snowdonia National Park and made our way south to Cardiff. Wales is such a stunning landscape dotted with fascinating stone villages and castles ~ we loved it! Here are a few of my pics ...

The beautiful village of Dolgellau


This sign cracked me up ... "probably"!
The view from Harlech Castle

Snowdonia National Park

A little dragon at the National Slate Museum in Llanberis

Cardiff Castle

Have a wonderful Sunday, where ever you are in the world!

P.S. One week until Mother's Day ~ free shipping in the Yardage Design online shop until then for orders over $35 ~ just enter the word MUM at the checkout.