Creative inspiration!

Lady Moss is getting inundated with questions about the playhouse, especially where we source our supplies.

Many hours go into researching price, quality, delivery cost and all those many tiresome options available. We look online and in store to find the best seller so that you can be assured that whenever we list a stockists name its one we use, prefer and are happy recommending them to our dear Ladies.

For the playhouse I needed a great deal of felt and in just the right colours and blend. I couldn’t afford pure wool, it was also a little too fluffy for my needs. Full acrylic was ghastly and even instore anything and everything stuck to it!

I looked everywhere online and found the loveliest company Craft 4 Less (www.craft4less.com.au) which has quickly become my favourite stockist of crafty supplies.

We are thrilled to offer Rainbow Lane readers a 10% discount on all woolblend felt purchased and 20% off 5 metres or more ordered in the same colour (perfect for playhouse walls and stocking up for winter projects).

Simply place your order at www.craft4less.com.au and put in the special comments box “Rainbow Lane 10% discount offer”. If you qualify for the 20% off, please also make a note to help the lovely ladies in the store.

Please note that the discount does not cover Australia or International delivery, which is very reasonable in any case.

If any of you are fans of The Purl Soho and their inspirational blog The Purl Bee (a wonderful place for craft ideas) you are probably like I was, wishing there was a store just like it here in Australia. Well there isn’t one, there’s two, Morris and Sons, in Melbourne and right here in Sydney, in the most stunningly lofty, old brick and wood building at 50 York Street.

When I first entered the store one magical morning out with The King, I felt like a lost sheep who had finally found its way home. It’s a haven for crafters, welcoming and warm, so different from the megastores that are confusing beyond belief and staffed by uninterested casuals. I love this place, its historical, colourblocked goodness, the old oak table up the back groaning beneath fabrics and machines owned by like-minded Lady’s taking a daytime class while their Littles are in school. Divine!

So now, whenever I have a morning and a few dollars spare I head into town for a cupcake, coffee and a few notions from the store, online if I can’t make it in (www.morrisandsons.com.au).

I have spent a few months researching the playhouse, borrowing my ideas from many sources online. When constructing your initial design it’s a great idea to use these many amazing crafty mamas as a source of inspiration.

My favourites are:

www.shannonmakesstuff.blogspot.com

A great playhouse, also very generous patterns you can print out and use for your own.

www.firefliesandjellybeans.com

Another lovely Lady who has provided excellent instructions and patterns for you to use.

www.homemadebyjill.blogspot.com

One of my favourite crafters, who has a hysterical pumpkin Halloween costume we will be attempting this year!

And if you honestly feel you can’t possibly attempt this project, although I assure you its is such a fun and easy craft, you can purchase so many options from this American Etsy store: missprettypretty

She also sells entire kits and patterns for you to give it a go!

 Please respect these amazing crafters and borrow their ideas purely for your sewing pleasure. No replicating for sale dear Ladies.

 

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