I'm planning my next batch of fabric designs at the moment and would love to include at least one hellebore print. The previous owners of our house were really keen gardeners and I often get pangs of sadness that I can't maintain the garden to the standards they kept. However, I'm still delighted by the surprises that appear year after year from their ambitious planting endeavours - especially the different varieties of hellebores. As plants go, they hang their heads low and look fairly dowdy at first appearance but when you lift the flower and peek you're greeted by the most astounding display.
I took these photos with cross-processed film so the colours are weirdly saturated but I think it helps add to the otherworldliness of these early Spring blooming beauties.
Timeless paper kindly featured my Liberty clutch this weekend as part of an article revealing the launch of a the new range of Liberty of London goodies at Target today. Having a peek at the website it looks like a lot of the homewear range is already out of stock. Understandable as some of the items are fabulous.
Liberty prints only selectively float my boat. I adore using the original Hera peacock print, originally designed by Arthur Silver in 1887, and the contemporary update is equally lovely.
However, I've never been a fan of the vast majority of the cotton dressweight fabrics, which always to me seemed a little fussy and twee. I think it's the scale, I'm drawn to larger bolder prints rather than their delicate little florals. Also, the staff in the textiles dept at Liberty have always been so haughty (maybe I've been unlucky) which makes the buying process a bit miserable.
So, I skipped the fashion section of the new Target collection and went straight to the homewear where this gorgeous cushion and cakestand caught my eye. Looks like they sold out within hours of being listed. This collection is currently available in the US but looks like selected items will be available via Liberty in April.
Liberty of London for Target floral cushion
Liberty of London for Target floral cake stand
I've been adding some new items (and some old favourites!) to the shop this week, including several more hipsters
Plus, the lovely retro seedheads and a few other goodies to come.
Due to the favourable exchange rate at the moment also I'm including free international shipping for the rest of this month. Yippee!
Finally, I have a giveaway going on over at Luv2have's blog this week.