At Fresco we love getting crafty! Annalisa is up to her ears in buttons and cupcakes, Lauren has embarked on her very first upholstery project and me, well I’m just getting into sewing! My mum used to own a fabric shop and teach ladies how to sew with stretch fabrics back in the ’90s, but it all started for me when I scored a fab little sewing machine from her, for my birthday recently! I call her Bernie.
Instead of going away over the Christmas break this year, I decided to build a boat in my living room! Nothing like a holiday project to keep the brain going. It was also time to satiate my desire to own a little sailboat! Here are some snaps of the assembly process. I am currently painting it and have named it “The Puffin”! The boat is a kit sailboat from the friendly folk at The Balmain Boat Company and
Fresco celebrated Melbourne Cup this year in style with a lovely lunch at the Woollahra Hotel. Homemade paper-craft fascinators were donned by all. Check out Andrea’s amazing origami horse and Sean’s rather stunning teeny tiny top hat! We had a brilliant afternoon filled with sunshine, dancing, bubbly and even some winnings! Lauren chose her runners well and Annalisa trumped Andrea in the near-tie to take home the sw
I have stumbled across the work of artist Stephanie Kilgast who creates the sweetest treats in miniature form. She has created everything from Christmas inspired treats to the traditional Sunday roast! Stephanie’s attention to detail is a visual feast for us design folk at Fresco! Be sure to check out some of her other amazing creations here. Lauren 14.09.2011
This has to be a sure way to engage a bored tween or teen; get them to cross-stitch your iPhone cover! Trade app time for craft time and they’ll learn a skill while you gain an accessory that no-one else will have. The Neostitch DIY iPhone case doesn’t even cost any more than your average iPhone cover, at just US$18 each. They come in a range of designs and colours (black, white, pink, green, orange, blue) and are co