March 13, 2007

Folk-ish fun.......



.......A post inspired by a song.

Im really loving the song, 'Take me Back to your house'
by Basement Jaxx, its getting lots of radio air time and the video clip makes me and my boys laugh.... the russian dancing men are a hoot with their cheesy costumes and moustaches. It has a catchy tune too! Check it out here

I drew some Russian girls for the occasion and I love the inside cover page of this Vintage Children's book 'Deans Gift book of Fairy Tales' 1967....there's Gretel!



A beautiful Russian inspired limited edition print by Melbourne designer Beci Orpin

and I love this decorating project by Purl Bee, simple but stunning effect...get those vintage fabric pieces out on display!


18 comments:

  1. cruststation10:22 PM

    Omg I love the russian inspired limited edition prints so much! where can I get a copy? gorgeous stuff, love your sketches too.

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  2. wonderful inspiration and i keep seeing thoose fabric circles around - beautiful!

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  3. i had never heard that song, i love her clothes in the video! i love your drawings too.
    and the purl bee idea is fantastic!

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  4. Crustation - if you click onto the link for Beci Orpin it takes you to the limited prints
    Pricey but beautiful huh?

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  5. I'm starting to get into the folky thing. There seems to be more of it around, coming into winter. Love that Beci Orpin print though.

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  6. I love the way those vintage fabric pieces are displayed - great idea!

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  7. love the russian inspired pieces all around.. beautiful! and that purl bee idea is wonderful. i have friday plans to hit the thrift stores for wooden hoops to display some of the pieces i just can't bear to cut :)

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  8. What a fun video. This is quite interesting with the various Russian pictures and drawings. The dancers were just great!

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  9. wow! what eye candy!!!

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  10. Russia is in the air! I just did a bunch of Russian folk art posts today... Love the Liberty rounds too. Looking forward to working on crustations house project with you!

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  11. I love your sketches!! I am so envious, I try to draw, but I lose patience and just end up messing up the whole print. I love that folk print, too, very lovely, you have such a great eye for lovely things!

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  12. Wonderful stuff all around! Excellent sketches and lovely vintage prints. What an interesting idea to display the fabrics in that way - beautiful!

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  13. Heya! I saw that project from the purl bee too, isn't it divine...need to go pick up some more embroidery hoops! I love those liberty fabrics they have in them too. I can't wait to see what you come up with for the dollshouse project! I'm in Australia too, in Perth =) x

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  14. What a yummy post!!! So many good things to look at!

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  15. What a inventive way to show off fabric. I love russian stuff too...

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  16. The fabric circles are fabulous. It's a great idea that is easy to do. Now all I have to do is go visit op shops to find some vintage fabric. Have a gorgeous Sunday.

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  17. I've always been inspired by eastern european folk design. These are great!

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  18. Really lovely the children vintage book! Thank you for sharing it! :)

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