Wednesday, October 7, 2009
A Woman Pressed for Time
I seem to have lost some time somewhere, if any of you have seen it, would you kindly send it back to me care of Lola Nova? Well, wherever it's disappeared to I just don't know, perhaps it's gone to the same place that my rose colored glasses have runaway to. In any case, just a quick post before I ready my gear and safari hat to go 'in search of'.
Today I will be putting two new items up in the shop. I had hoped for a slightly larger number but, as we have already established, there's that whole time situation working against me.
The first is the Something to Crow About Journal. Seasonally festive and full of potential.
Secondly, and my very most favorite thing right now, is the Lovely Leilani Cushion. I admit to becoming so smitten that I almost kept the beauty for myself. Something about the colors of peridot green and aquamarine (or is it duck egg blue?).
See the sweet vintage doily? You are welcome to think that the other bits are snowflakes, the bearded one made that observation as well. They are actually hand cut Hawaiian Naupaka flowers in the style of traditional Hawaiian quilting. As with many things Aloha, there is a legend that goes with the Naupaka flower.
This has been a little break through for me, you see I have been longing to find a way to bring some Hawaii into my making, I lived there as a child and some of my heart still belongs there. So, I think this will be popping up in my designs for a bit.
So, stop by the shop if you wanna see more. Until next time my dears, have a lovely day!
Posted by Lola Nova at 2:14 PM
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so i put my hand up and admit when i saw this on flickr i thought
"oooh, clever lola, snowflakes and doilies, impressive".
and as i've not got a lot of knowledge on all things hawaiian except of course the late great elvis in his little swimmers, i can not possibly pass judgement...
all i can say is, like the back of a good movie...
"two thumbs up" for someone with very little time and worst still, no rose colored specs...
I had a good look at some Hawaiian quilts on the internet when I was doing some patchwork myself last winter, and I recognise your design! It is absolutley gorgeous in those colours.
I loved the reason one quilter gave for the complex and time-consuming nature of Hawaiin quilting - apparently European quilts have to be finished quickly, in time for winter, but Hawaiian ladies can sit out of doors all year round and take as long as they like to finish their works of art!
Beautiful work, Lola! I wish you would do clothes for big girls, too - in fact, I just love that skirt!
oh Lola that's stunning!! As soon as I saw the picture before I read the post it made me think of Hawaiian quilting. We went to Hawaii for our honeymoon and I;ve been once before too. I completely love it there. My blog name "honi design" comes from the hawaiin word/meaning to kiss
the green and blue is a really lovely and relaxing combo, and the laces makes the cushion even prettier.
happy weekend (in which i hope to get myself together for serious letter writing)!
Your cushion is truly wonderful, I wouldn't have blamed you at all for keeping it. The colours and pattern have a lovely, relaxing feel.
Wonderful!!! I'm so excited that you opened your shop and happy to be catching up on your blog! In a treasury already! WOW!!! I love the chicken and egg journal, btw. Way to go!!
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