Thursday, November 6, 2014

Funky Retro Groover

It must be summer bringing out the funky retro groover in me... hot hazy days, hoping to 
catch some breeze through the breeze blocks, those fabulous 1970s architectural standard 
you see so often here in the Southern sub-tropics :) Well, that's my inspiration... and this is 
the new pattern I've designed, block printed and made into cushions.

There's the original Breeze Block design with a repeat pattern of 10cms, and then the 
Breeze Block (Mini) with a repeat of 5cms. Pouches and other fresh fun things coming soon.

So right now and so available in my Etsy store :)

Sunday, November 2, 2014

New Crochet Pattern

It's been a while in the making, fine-tuning the details, testing and double-testing... 
but I've finally released a pattern for my Finger Wave crochet design... yah!

Okay, so it's not the best name in the universe ;) The base of the pattern uses a generic 
free-pattern ripple or wave design and my original design variations have turned out to look 
very much like little fingers to me... hence the name.

Anyway, I'm very excited to have finally got it all down into a pattern... and it's now available 
in my Etsy shop :)

I based the colour scheme on a beautiful orchid I have flowering at the moment.
What do you think...?

Friday, October 17, 2014

New Fabric Design!

I have a new fabric design to show you... I've been quite busy with the day job lately, but I 
just had to see if this idea worked so I've been indulging in a bit of midnight printing :)

Initially I was calling it Flower Block, but I think I'll be changing that soon... now that I see it 
all printed up I'm thinking it looks a bit like those fabulous breeze blocks you used to see in 
1970s architecture. So, I think I'll be changing the name; adding in a Breeze before the Block ;)

I'll be making these panels into pouches soon.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The long road...

Have you ever started a project that just went on forever? There are no deadlines, you just 
do little bits here and there when you can, and the days turn to months... and then one day, 
you've actually finished and you can't quite believe it?

It's been a long road - I think I started this blanket at the end of the last summer (!) and here 
it is the beginning of this summer and it's ready for moth-ball storage until next winter ;)

Such a difficult colour to capture - even though it looks like graphite it really is a beautiful 
dark navy... Jo Sharp Mulberry Silk Georgette in Pebble (about a millions balls)... I had to 
pop out to the shops to buy more so often I've actually lost count of how many ;) 
64 panels in various patterns of about 15cms square, joined together with ladder stitch to 
form a queen bed-sized blanket.

This one's for my bed :)

Friday, September 19, 2014

En Vacances...

Paravent is on holiday for a couple of weeks :) See you in October!

Friday, September 12, 2014

New Stockist!

Yah! Paravent has a new stockist :)

You can now find a selection of our cushions, totes and pouches at Esther & Cameron 
online, on their facebook page and in their gorgeous shop in Uki, Northern NSW :)

Friday, September 5, 2014

More circus fun :)

No such thing as too much circus in this house! It's bright and fun and perfect for the still chilly Spring we're having :)

Green harlequin cushion, entirely handmade from sumptuous 100% Peruvian Highland wool. Now in the shop :)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Circus is in town!

I've just finished a special order and felt like having a bit of fun with some fabric panels 
I found in my work drawer. This made me think of a super sparkly length of trimming that 
I bought in New York years and years ago... and hey presto! Ladies and Gentlemen, I do 
believe the circus has come to town! :)

Double-sided cushions in my original designs of Orbit (in Neon Pink and Neon Yellow)
and Oasis (in Neon Pink) printed on a medium-weight cotton.

A bit of circus fun... now in the shop :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Neon cushion frenzy!

It was a public holiday here today, which meant time to go for walks, to have tea with the 
fam... and to make up a fresh batch of cushions. Orbit in Neon Pink and Flame Forrest in 
Neon Yellow now in the shop :)

If you had the day off today too, I hope it was a lovely one for you :)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Flame Forrest (Green) Cushions :)

Hand printed in water based fabric inks on 100% linen, Flame Forrest cushions in a 
stunningly fresh green now available in my Etsy store :)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

New cushions too!

I've allowed myself to get distracted from pouch-making to sew up some cushions. These 
are 100% linen and backed with natural linen for a nice contrast. I've only made up the blue 
Flame Forrest cushions so far, but more are on the way in all the same fabric designs as 
the totes :)

Flame Forrest Blue cushions available in my Etsy store :)

Monday, August 4, 2014

New Totes!

I've finally made up some trial totes from the mass of fabric I've been printing up lately... 
I'm having a break from pouch making and also I'd be interested to see if anyone would 
like totes made with my fabric. So, here they are...

Available in my Etsy shop. x

Sunday, July 13, 2014


Well, the winter holidays are over again for another year. I always look forward to this 
break... it gets cold at just the right kind of nice hereabouts. It's the best time of year to go 
to the beach (in my very biased opinion) and we try to escape up to the mountains too for 
bush walks and evenings in front of the fire :)

I managed to slip in some painting time and crochet time, just experimenting with different 

And I found some beautiful Australia native flora to sketch some day... hopefully soon :)

We had some beautiful crystal clear days up at the mountains too... soaking in this amazing 
view again.

Hope you've had a good break too? 
Back to work time now... I have some new pieces I'll be listing soon so stayed tuned :)