Wednesday, February 29, 2012

It glows :)

Liberty of London have released their new Art Prints range recently. You could never, not ever accuse them of being boring! Or predictable!

One of the new fabrics is titled Dr Tulloch and to say that I am madly in love with it is an understatement!

The description from the Liberty website is as follows.
This digital print was created from a watercolour painting of a chaotic bookcase in the writing room tucked away in the gardens of Glencot House in Somerset. The books were thrown together as if in a textured pile creating an abstract pattern.

I have used the fabric in the blue and red colour ways in my Danish style mahogany wooden brooches, I hope that you like them as much as I do! They have a real 'glow' about them and a shimmer with the gold tones, just beautiful.

Isn't it pretty? Almost opalescent!

And I've used the red in some lovely large hair ties. Pretty! 

Enjoy the rest of your week! XX

Friday, February 17, 2012

Kangaroo Island Part Two - Instagram Style

Oh hands up who is addicted to Instagram ... 'Me! Me! Me' !!

Some of my favourite shots from our Dec/Jan holiday to Kangaroo Island, South Australia were taken using Instagram and I thought I'd share them with you here!

If you are on Instagram please follow me on there @dustyjo and I'd love to follow you back and see your shots :)

PS: don't forget you can click on any photo to see it larger :)

Friday, February 10, 2012

It's been a GOOD day!

My darling Kenner Blythe, Cleo, has been visiting the divine Snuffy for some spa treatments this week.
It's lovely to see her bloom - while I've adored her I haven't had the confidence to work on her myself, Snuffy has cleaned her, treated her hair, and fixed her blush.
Result? Heaven on a Stick!
This photo on Snuffy's Flickr page greeted me this evening and made me all wobbly with happiness. 

And LOOK! Below! Another win! My superstar earrings have done it again, with another Etsy front page! They had their fifteen minutes of fame and I had around 1350 views and over 250 favourites (store and item) while it was up .. woot! 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Another amazing new range of fabrics newly released for 2012 is the fabulous Reunion by Sweetwater.  Have a look at their blog and beautiful photographs here.

Bunting and chevron are all the rage at the moment and I love the simple pretty way they have been designed in this fabric, soft but strong colours, perfect for autumn here in Australia.

I've made some necklaces in the bunting fabric,

and adult (or child!) large strong elastic hair ties in the gorgeous mini chevron and spot fabrics:

and thus far just one set in the bunting and checks, great for a gift, your child, or yourself!

I have just loaded them up onto my Etsy store (link is just over there to the right on this page!), unfortunately a few of these items are one offs so cannot be repeated (the necklaces) however I will try to get more fabric once it's available locally. 

Enjoy and thanks for reading! 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

One Year Today !!!! Yay! (+ coupon code)

Well happy anniversary to Dusty Plum! It's one year today since I launched my Etsy store and never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined the success I've had with it.
I'm so lucky to have had amazing support from a bunch of my friends, as well as lots of family and friends  who have purchased items and helped to spread the word. Blessed I tell you, I am blessed!

I have put a discount code up on the store which gives 20% off everything, just be sure to type in HAPPY at checkout.

I've got these super cute new fabrics in store now too .. for fans of Little Red and Foxes .. and toadstools .. and cuteness .. and who doesn't like all that stuff?


Little Red and the Friendly Fox

Bluebirds and Toadstools Oh My!

Little Red on her trip through the forest of cute.