Wednesday, 20 April 2011

.April Cool Shops! The Red Thread.

This week's Cool Shop is full of character, meet The Red Thread...
Lisa from The Red Thread is SUPER talented.  She has a unique style all of her own - a little vintage, a little whimsical, a little arty - what ever it is, she gets it right every time!  Lisa started creating art for her family and friends which escalated into requests for commissioned art work from others.  The Red Thread is full of unique commissioned art work, home decoration pieces and, of course, the well known range of pre-printed sewing panels.
I had fun yesterday making up two Ooshka Babushka dolls, a girl and a boy.
These guys are adorable.  A perfect beginner sewer project, as well as being great a great quick sew for someone with more experience. 
The pre-printed face panels are printed on linen/cotton blend fabric and are top quality.  If you didn't know any better you would think that each face had been individually painted on.
The Ooshka Boy and Girl Pattern Kits come with one pre-printed face panel, pattern templates and comprehensive instructions to make your very own Ooshkas - individual face panels can also be purchased so you can make more and more!  They are surprisingly big and end up being 41cm tall!!

The Red Thread Hello Birdie pillow pattern is lovely, requires a few more sewing skills to put together, but still achievable for a beginner sewer:
Have you seen Lisa's Sweet Petite Kits?  They are sooooooo delightful.  After seeing the quality of the pre-printed face panels, it makes me want to make up a whole set of these ones.  Once again, an ideal project for a beginner sewer or a child to make with an adult's assistance.
As well as all of the other cool things Lisa makes, she has a gorgeous range of timber creations.  This deer is one of my favourites - avaliable as a large decorator piece or a smaller version:
I also love the Birdie and Love Bubble Brooches - they would make a beautiful gift.

With such an awesome selection of products, I'm sure you have added a handful of things to your "want" list!  Luckily The Red Thread is offering all Make It Perfect readers 15% off all online orders for the next two weeks!
(15% off only valid if at least one item purchased is a sewing pattern or kit.  Offer ends Tuesday 3rd May, 2011.  Enter code "makeitperfect15" during checkout for discount to apply.)
Thanks Lisa, for sharing your beautiful creations with us!

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'Joyce' said...

oh how cute, just love the little eye mask and cape. The brooches are adorable also, hmmmm pinned to a snuggly scarf or adorning a little denim bag. Thanks so much for sharing.

lisa :: the red thread said...

Thanks Toni for such a lovely blog post about my work!
Look Ooshkas look lobvely too!

lisa :: the red thread said...

OMG, what was that?! I meant to say:
your Ooshkas look lovely too!

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