Monthly Archives: January 2013

Top 5 Cloud Ideas of the week

I spend a lot of time on Pinterest and Etsy, and see so many wonderful cloud-inspired things. I thought it would be nice to do a round up of my Top 5 Clouds of the week. Check them out after the break!

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Love love love and some stickers!

Look what’s new in my Etsy store! Love heart cushions just in time for Valetine’s Day. Get excited!

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For sale on Etsy here!

And… This amazing scooter fabric I found is now in cloud form here!

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The 3rd piece of Cumulus excitement is this! Laser cut wall decals / stickers in 3 sizes. I’ll have these in a range of colours soon soon.

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Happy cloudiness friends!

Cumulus Brights and addiction to palettes!

These COLOURlovers patterns represent the next 4 clouds I’ll be sewing. Front and back – Grey. Side panels, Brights. I did a dodgy photoshop mockup which you can see on my Etsy store (click the photo for a link).

So here’s the goal:

Before January is up, there’ll be at least 1 of each Bright Cloud Cushion for sale and MADE, to hug and to hold.

Now that my mission is stated – I’d better keep my word!

Cumulus Brights

Now I want to hear from you…

☁ Adina

Patterns, pineapples and a couch

It’s been a little while. Hi there! I’ve been keeping very busy doing a few too many different projects as usual. Here’s the summary!

☁ 5 Cloud cushions have now sold. 3 reside in Sydney, 1 is in the UK and 1 is on its way to Norway. International take-over has begun!

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 This one lives in Cambridge, UK (where playing tennis in the streets is outlawed, according to A Reliable Source on The Internet)

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 The twin of the Cambridge Cloud Cushion lives in Sydney

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 This Vintage Cloud Cushion belongs to Lala, and also hangs out in Sydney. Its twin is heading to Norway as we speak.

☁ I’ve started sewing 1 of 5 covers for the foam cushions that will make up our Pallet Couch. This has been ongoing for 6 months, and finally the end is in sight! Turning 12.5 metres of fabric into cushion covers is a LOT more time intensive than I’d imagined. I’ll be posting a how-to tutorial when I’ve completed the first cover.

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☁ I’ve been playing a lot with Gel Medium transfer – A technique that is way too easy and way too effective, and has me scratching my head as to WHY I didn’t know about it earlier! There are a few tutorials out there, and it seems there are a few ways to transfer images. Essentially – Anything printed/copied on a laser printer can be transferred to fabric using only gel medium, time, and patience. Too awesome.

☁ On the note of gel medium transfers – I’m in the middle of making a canvas bag for myself which will be the prototype for Cumulus Factory canvas bags. Again, photos to come! Possibly a tutorial as well!

☁ I’ve been playing with COLOURlovers and am completely in love. I’ve got loads of ideas and plans for these patterns… How cool are the pineapples!?!?Image

Croc & Pineapple patterns thanks to http://www.colourlovers.com/lover/Simultaneouscontrast. Bird pattern thanks to http://www.colourlovers.com/lover/anonymuse

If you’re on COLOURlovers, let me know! I’m ‘adinabean’. I’d love to have more people to follow and share inspiration with!

Thats all for now! Stay cloudy, but not too cloudy

☁ Adina