Monday, 15 March 2010


I'm back home. I've been busy all morning on an idea for the Autumn/Winter collection. It's a secret. All I can tell you is that I have fallen in love with cotton jersey! We're going to go with traditional fashion seasons, at least to start with, and we're going to jump forward, because it's going to take us several months to make a small collection saleable by September. It's also going to take a while to figure out how to incorporate my ideas about how to get local women involved in textiles.

Nilo and I had fun in San Isidro over the weekend. Shopping for fabrics and thread...

Here's a snapshot of one of the best thrift bins in Costa Rica! I should point out that teh lady in teh yellow shirt on the left is actually in the bin. I always find something in here. This time, I found a whole bunch of different cotton based fabrics, which will be great for dying when Megan arrives. We have treated ourselves to a Color Collection dye kit from Earthues.

Nilo loves digging in the Lycra bins. There's always a tonne of ghastly printed fabrics in there! Great fro making lizards and stuff :)

Shopping for Bionicles...

Nilo, in our hotel room, wearing his latest creation.

Window shopping...

A cute little dress with a pretty embroidered motif (probably machine embroidered!).

And it's a lovely time of year. And nothing beats Cherry blossom... except for Tababuia rosea (Bignoniaceae) that is! A native tree that leaves me speechless!


Puddleduck said...

Hi Catherine, Sounds like you had a successful shopping trip! :) Nilo and Mack would get along famously- he is a Bionicle fiend too! The flowers on that tree are amazing! Have fun with your new purchases! Sandi x

Anonymous said...

Ditto the flowers. Are they scented?
I'd have got in the fabrics bin too :-)

Eva said...

That pompom tree is incredible. Glad you enjoyed the trip and I can't wait to see what you make with the Earthues kit!

Danielle Barlow said...

Wow! Those blossoms are quite incredible!
Looking forward to seeing your creations :)

Sandra said...

That has been a nice trip, toghether with Nilo.

I had to laugh about the woman in the bin.

Lovely blossom, like Kate I'm wondering if they are sented.


Gypsy Purple said...

So lovely!!!

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