Monday, July 19, 2010

Summer Sale and New Stock at Violeta Vintage

Yay It's that time of year again...the weather is hotting up and the summer sales are in full swing! Here is a peek at some of the new stock just listed on Violeta Vintage ( New stock is being added daily AND if you buy any one garment you get the second for only half price! and this great offer covers all items in store and includes the new stock too! WOW!

Monday, July 5, 2010


Here are some pics of my market stand. The market is situated in a wonderful little Plaza in the Born district of Barcelona. I always love my market day as it's a chance to sell my designs and new products directly to the customer and get feedback. I also love the quiet moments when I can catch up on some cutwork and a little reading and diary writing! It is wonderful being my own boss and I love my studio but it can get a little lonely! At the moment the market is only on every Saturday but plans are afoot to start running the market on Sunday as well...

Friday, July 2, 2010

Spot The Difference...

Well can you spot the difference?! This is stage two of the design process. It involves cutting out the same shapes from a piece of paper called Bondaweb/Bondina and ironing them to the fabric. This creates a smooth finish and a strong bond also takes a really really long time to do! Each design had a lot of small pieces so it was really time consuming and really quite all i need to do is stitch the design to the garment!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Busy Bee...

Ive been a busy bee making lots of stuff for my label 'Wild & Beautiful'. Mostly I have to make a ton of bibs as they are my best seller and easy money-maker but every other week I try and give myself a little time to create something new and have a little play around. This week I made a series of 8 t-shirts. I haven't made any new t-shirts for ages, mostly because they take so long and I can never sell them for enough to justify the amount of work that goes into them. I really enjoyed playing around with the fabrics, all those patterns, colours and textures, there's nothing I love more! Here are the pics I took from the first stage of creation. It's also my favorite stage, where I get to lay out and create the initial designs...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tie Bibs...

I've just made this order for two small (0-12 months) Tie bibs. I'm going to make a new collection using all the great bright stripy and dotted fabric that I have. The new designs will be available exclusively at my market stall (Placa Allada Vermell, Born) from Saturday!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Been gone so long...

Sorry that I've been gone so long but I ran away with the circus. Just in case that you feel the need to follow here are a selection of amazing vintage dresses perfect for joining the circus! Prices start from only $28...all available from etsy, amazing!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Everything All Of The Time...

Here is a sneaky peek at the tops and blouses that I'm going to be listing this week on my Vintage shop at Etsy;

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Barcelona Street Art

One of the best things about Barcelona is it's ever changing street art; from graffiti to stickers, abstract scratches to full on painted masterpieces...they all come together to create the most wonderful street gallery!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Freaky Fair Sunday

What lovely weather, at last! Barcelona was on top form yesterday with it's annual 'Fiesta Del Tierra' in the main city park (and tumbling out for streets beyond...) . Lots of great stuff to see, try, buy and taste. I really loved this fair ground we stumbled upon near the beach. It's all made out of recycled and reclaimed junk...almost kinda creepy, but in a good way! The 'big' wheel was particularity wonderful with its use of old toilets for seats! Elqui settles for a ride on the horses made out of old tyres.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Wednesday Wander...

I am going to add a new 'Wednesday Wander' section to the blog, starting from now! Barcelona is such an amazing and inspirational place to live and wander about in...everyday and in every moment (if your looking) there's something wonderful to be found. Here are the snaps I took today...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A sneaky peek...

Here is a quick sneaky peek at some of the vintage items we photographed today for the online shop Violeta Vintage. I really love the layered dress, the white cotton top, black and white striped blouse and the graphic print coat...lets see if they actually make it into the shop!!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

I love Miette!

I Love Miette and although their shop is a little bit of a treck from Barcelona (they're based in San Francisco) I just had to blog about their new wallpaper-inspired confections. The Miette shop in San Francisco is covered in an osborne & little wallpaper, so they decided to create delicious shortbread cookies based on the wallpaper’s floral pattern. Each cookie is topped with royal icing that mimics the wallpaper’s color and pattern perfectly and looks almost too pretty to eat.
To read the full artical on Miette check out design sponge;

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Market Mates and Jesus...

Hey! just a bit of a random entry today...Elqui is fast becoming firm friends with the other little ones at the weekend craft fair, here is a pic of Elqui with Julianna and Bruna on Saturday. Also wanted to share with you a pic of the vila I went to last night in a little coastal town called sitges for a great party! The house is incredible, the hostess Maireclaire divine, and the party itself was dancetastic fantastic!!! woohoo

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Oh Baby!

Oh my baby is growing up so fast! Almost two and a half already...I just couldn't resist sharing with you some of his latest photos...such a cutie don't you think?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Oh Encants How I love You!

Oh how i love Encants, the local flea market. I bought lots of stuff yesterday...I especially love this bit of 1930's fabric, the colours and the print are utterly darling! Also bought a few pieces of clothing for myself, I'm always a sucker for silk and chiffon! as well as lots of fab vintage stuff for Violeta Vintage (http//

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Violeta Vintage Collection for Primavera!

Its here at last! Violeta Vintage has over 100 new items for spring and summer being listed over the next few weeks, Hurah!
Violeta Vintage offers free national shipping and very cheap international delivery rates, and FREE shipping to ALL destinations with orders over $150!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The wonderful world of Peca!

How amazing is this artists work? I love love love her wonderful paintings. Peca has created an entire world of wonderful and fearsome creatures and strange happenings that's all her own. It's so Alice-in-wonderland and dreamy, nightmarish and surreal! Peca also creates, as well as large/medium and small scale paintings, wonderful hand painted rings, amazing miniatures of her larger works. For those of us who are counting the pennies, she also makes rings using good quality prints of the minitures (of which I am a proud owner of one!) you can check her work out and keep up to date with her here;
If your lucky enough to live in Barcelona or are here on holiday then you can check her amazing work out for yourself at the artesan/craft market 'Fira Allada Vermell' which can be found in the Borne, Ciutat Vella.