Monday, 27 April 2015

Sakura Matsuri

Spring in Brooklyn! On the weekend Edu, the grub, and I headed to the Sakura Matsuri festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. I'd been told by friends it was not to be missed and I'm glad we went; it was beautiful. The Japanese Garden's were in full bloom, but I think the esplanade where there are a lot of cherry blossom trees were already spent. Weather was gorgeous, crowds were out in force, and there was a lovely atmosphere in the air. We wandered about with Oscar, listened to traditional Japanese drumming, took in the fantastical outfits of the cosplay kids (some kinda lame, but that made it all the more amusing), and the beautiful Geisha ladies were fab. Next year I'll be more appropriately dressed! I'll be keeping a look out for a kimono :)
Another beautiful garden is the Magnolia Garden. Just exquisite. And they have yellow magnolias which I've never seen before.
This was my favourite couple of the day (above). Lovely lovely lovely.
And some crazy cosplay nerds. All in all a fab day. Though learnings for next year; bring own food (not sure if it's allowed, but lines were crazy long for food, food was pretty average, and it was cash only!). If you need the bathroom allow plenty of time to queue... And to jazz up my outfit a bit, which will be easier when there is no bump to cover.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Shinzi Katoh Cute

Today cuteness from Japan in the form of these little handkerchiefs from Shinzi Katoh. In fact the whole site is full of Japanese cool. So tempting...

Monday, 20 April 2015

Laura Carlin

I'm all about animals at the moment, because Oscar, my 17 month old is all about animals. I'm sure he'd love the work of Laura Carlin as much as I do. Fab style, playful and fresh. Love the tiles. So stunning.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Chloé Fleury

Beautiful paper craft by French lass Chloé Fleury to round off the week. Decorative animal wall art for little and big kids alike, and some other work from her portfolio.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Cloud 9

I know, I know, I have a tonne of fabric in the cupboard. But this is just virtual window shopping. Thing is, I can't make anything with my fabrics until I know if Mini Pou #2 is a little man or little lady. Clothing patterns are just going to have to wait a few more weeks. Though I know Oscar would love the dog pattern above. Dog obsessed, that one. All these beautiful fabrics are produced by Cloud 9 Fabrics. Their range of stunning organic cotton prints is huge. Browse online and then search for your nearest stockist/online store. They have a lovely Instagram feed too. Here are just some that tickled my fancy...