Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas flea & a new venture...

My cushions...

 Black & Spiro Christmas Flea in action... {Image via Anna Spiro instagram}
On Saturday just gone, Anna Spiro held another one of her fabulous flea markets at her store {Black & Spiro}. It was a Christmas flea and had a number of Brisbane artists displaying their wares & beautiful things they had made. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to launch some of my own products which included cushions and tablecloths. I have had these in the pipeline for so long & it was a fabulous opportunity to have them displayed amongst so many other beatiful things.
The cushions & tablecloths were all made by me. There were cushions made from a vintage tropical toile fabric, hand block printed with the word "love" in fluoro pink and also orange. They were a hit {thank you so much to everyone who purchased one} & the fabric is stunning. There is only a small amount of fabric left so I will be working out today how many cushions are left for those who have placed orders!!! The other cushions were a cute pink/white stripe & orange/white stripe with hand sewn pom poms in the shape of a heart. I am a little obsessed with love hearts {as you may have gathered from many of my earlier posts} so this series of cushions I called 'Spread the Love'.... Just in time for Christmas.

 The tablecloths are a large patchwork design made from a mixture of bright & colourful florals, stripes, spots etc. They would look fabulous on a Christmas table or outside for a garden BBQ.

Thanks so much to Anna & the girls for a great day and to all of you who came along & supported!!!

There will be many changes happening in the new year both on the blog & with my new venture so stay tuned!!! There will be more beautiful wares coming in the new year so I will keep you all posted.

If you would like any more information on the cushions or tablecloths, or if you would like information on custom pieces, please email me here.

It's great to be back....
Kelly xxx

Friday, June 8, 2012

Bright {but rainy} weekend...

After a fabulous long break away up north with my family last weekend, I was looking forward to a sunny long weekend, but mother nature has other ideas!!!

Here are some of my fave pics from instagram to brighten up a rainy weekend.

Kelly xxx

Pics via Instagram - mrjasongrant, designlovefest, mirandaskoczek, lovelydetails & spell_byronbay

Friday, May 25, 2012

Launch Party {Anna Spiro for Porters Paints}...




Last night I was excited to attend the Anna Spiro for Porters Paints launch party held at Black & Spiro. What an great night it was - Congratulations to Anna for hosting a wonderful evening and for the wallpaper collaboration with Porters. It is something so different & special and will be a success I'm sure!!! The shop looked amazing and was filled with gorgeous flowers and garden plants to compliment the wallpaper range {as well as the usual amazing decor, furniture & accessories}. If you live in Brisbane and haven't been to have a look yet, you must!!!

The range can be viewed online at Porters Paints, and there are sample books available in Porters Paints outlets as well at Black & Spiro.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. We are off to the coast to attend Sam's first party - his cousins 1st birthday party, so should be fun!

Kelly xxx

All photos taken by me at Black & Spiro

Thursday, May 24, 2012

6 months old today...

Wow -how the last month has flown. Little Sam turned 6 months old today and the changes each day are amazing. He is a little treasure and his huge smile can brighten up any day!!! Happy 6 month birthday :-)

Kelly xxx

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Addicted {to instagram}...

I am guilty of an instagram addiction!!! I have been reading about it on blogs & have been told about it by a few people for a while now and am consequently now hooked.... Much to the detriment of this blog I might add.

Here are a few of my pictures that I have posted recently.... You can see more on instagram @kelly_polkinghorne {I would love to see you there}!

 Hope you are having a great week so far :-)

Kelly xxx

All pictures taken by me on iPhone

Monday, April 2, 2012

I love parcels...

This exciting package arrived via courier late on Friday afternoon... Gorgeous fabric found at Proud Mary thanks to the last edition of Lonny!!! The fabrics are hand printed by a womens co-op in South Africa using potatoes as their print blocks. It is a great quality base cloth and the colours are vibrant - the fabric is an artwork in itself. You can check out Harper's blog & store here.

Hope you have a fabulous week :-)

Kelly xxx

Monday, March 19, 2012

Working on...

... A painting for a very special person!!!  In progress...

Kelly xxx