Thursday, November 10, 2011

Diva Diner published in Homespun & a sneak peek!

As the interior decorating continues,  I managed to take some time out this past week to catch up on some crafting goodness!  My mojo is returning to its former glory.  Have you heard the old saying, “if you want a job done, give it to a busy woman!”? Well, that saying holds so true for me.  Now I’m up to the elbows in wall paint, I’m energised and having to carry my notebook around with me as new ideas keep popping in to my mind. 

My notebook also contains daily lists.  Here’s an excerpt from last weekend:  1.  Supervise six year old sweetheart while she helps to paint walls; 2. Turn back and wonder where aforementioned six year old has disappeared to with paint-roller; 3. Roll eyes and exasperate; 4. Bath the dog! 

Homespun diva diner 1

It is always mojo-inducing and a real thrill to have a project published in your favourite magazine – and that too happened this week!  The current issue of Australian Homespun magazine is the ‘Food, glorious food’ issue and my ‘Diva Diner’ recipe card holder is the bonus web project.

Homespun diva diner 2


I designed this project for my sweet friend Deb from The Angel & the Pukeko as part of a special Christmas package last year.  Deb is mad crazy about red and white polka dots and she plans to decorate her kitchen to accommodate her growing collection of dotty goodness.  Hence I designed a recipe card holder – one that can be hung from a kitchen cupboard whether it has a handle or a nob.  Deb’s favourite recipes can be written up on cards and viewed through the plastic window without concerns that the card might get splattered!  (Not that I’m saying you’re a messy cook, Deb!!!)

When I think of polka dots, I think of the 1950’s and so designed this project around some pictures I found of a 50’s diner with its gently curving roofline and light bulb-surrounded signage.  Even the straps were designed with reference to the knots in the scarves that girls would use to put up their hair.  The ‘original’ was named ‘Deb’s Diner’!

Diva Diner Debs version 1pic

Diva Diner Debs gifts pic

This issue of Homespun (No. 102), and all future issues are available in digital format on iPad or HERE, which makes it widely available and also opens up a whole new way of enjoying the magazine!

There are some wonderful projects including a sweet red-work table runner by the lovely Leanne Knell of Petals & Patches – do you remember the Matroyshka sewing set I made here? Gosh I love her stuff!  Plus, there’s a fabulous shopping tote designed by the talented Vivian Robinson of Viv’s Creations – you can see some of her amazing designs at Mrs Martin’s Quilt Shop.  There’s also a quirky octopus (who is way too cute to put in the cooking pot!) designed by softie sensation Pauline McArthur of Funky Friends Factory.  Pauline is currently gifting new newsletter subscribers with one of her cute softie patterns so head on over and say Hi!

With all this talk of cute and soft it’s time to give you a sneak peek of one (of two) possible conclusions to my free BOM, Angels Playing Happily

Angels playing happily teaser

Intrigued?  I hope so!  There will be a full-on photo session for this project over the weekend.   I’m planning to complete the interior painting of my hallway tomorrow so that I can put the hooks back up and then hang the angelic project in order to get some good pics!!!  So… you shall have the third and final instalment next week – or I’ll eat my hat!!! 

Til next time!  Hugs! Vikki xo


A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Congratulations on another lovely project Vikki! Love the red and white polka dots - such a fun, modern, and practical design. It would certainly make a great Christmas gift.

Simone de Klerk said...

Love the English saying, but most of all I love you being published in Homespun magazine. What a very cute project. Deb must have been thrilled!
Gefeliciteerd (o:
Mmm, look forward to the final pictures of your BOM. It looks so sweet!
Could you look at the link for the Homespun on iPad again. It came out as an error. Thank you and good luck with all the painting and notes in your notebook (((o:
Heel veel liefs, lieve Vikki!

Larissa said...

Ooooh!!! I am so looking forward to having a squizzy at that Homespun project!!! I actually picked up my copy today at the newsagent but have left it in the car as I have an assignment to finish off for submission tomorrow ... I can't read it until I submit this, so that should be enough encouragement after reading your post, lol!!!
I am also loving that gorgeous angel ... and your list!! FanTastic!!!!

Abby and Stephanie said...

C-U-T-E!!! Congratulations. I love dots in all colors but aren't red and white ones perhaps the happiest of all?

Quilt Kitty said...

Congratulations Vikki. I got my copy of Homespun in the mail today & was happy to see your name & gorgeous project. Tracee xx

barb's creations said...

Congratulations on having another project published,I also love red and white polk-a-dots.Like Larissa I have an assignment due next week and I'm using my recently received Homespun mag as the carrot to finish it of quicker lol.I can't wait to open it and read it instead of text books :) Barb.

Deb said...

Hello gorgeous. I can't wait for my kitchen to get done up to organise all of my beautiful spotty goodness. The plastic cover to protect the recipe is a fabulous idea and no I'm not saying I'm a messy cook either,lol, but one never knows!!
I feel special being your inspiration for your design, never been one of those before! love ya.

MCA Aged Leads said...

I recently read Diva Diner by Homespun and was absolutely delighted with the story! It was a fun and entertaining read that kept me hooked from start to finish. I especially liked the sneak peek at the end and can't wait to read the next week.

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David Parker said...

Your recent crafting adventures sound like a whirlwind of creativity, juggling tasks with grace. A big congratulations on your project being featured in Australian Homespun magazine! Your 'Diva Diner' recipe card holder combines practicality with charming 1950s flair. Can't wait for more of your wonderful work. App Development Company In Florida


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