I knew, when I captured the sunrise on my run yesterday, that it was going to be a beautiful day.
I grabbed a carrot cake from Miette's and headed on down to Thea's studio/shop for a catch up and a sticky beak at all her beautiful new designs and custom projects. Thea is a fabric designer and printer. Her studio is here in Brisbane and it is a sight to behold. Thea creates beautiful designs on natural linen fabrics.... that can be used anywhere in the home....cushions, upholstery, lamp shades, napery.... frocks!
I am seriously in love with Thea's Peacock Party design. Can you see this in a Roman blind, for a full length door window, in a laundry... like my next one? ... well I can! If the house doesn't come fast enough, I might have to make a 'Peacock Frock'!
I was most enamoured with the big screen printing table, on which all the action happens. Thea says it's a lovely permanent souvenir of her screen printing classes and custom projects ... where each little print reminds her of her client's special project at the time.
We sat in the sunshine and nibbled our way through some serious calories, Thea's customers coming and going while we chatted.
Brismod, from 'Fun and VJ's', arrived with the most wicked Lemon Syrup Cake.... which we all inhaled in a millisecond. She's put the recipe up on her bloggy HERE. As, FF would say, "run, don't walk". Katherine, from 'The Old Boathouse', entertained us with her 'product sourcing' stories and Annie, from 'Red Roses and Crystal' and I discussed all the important issues such as country living, the best jam drop recipes and parenting teenagers.
As always, we said we must do this more often. It's so therapeutic to put our busy lives on hold for a morning, once in a while, to just stop, and regroup... and giggle. There is just no point to 'all work', I say. There must be 'play'. Thanks so much for letting us play in your studio, Thea!
Thea's studio is open on Fridays from 10am - 4pm, or by appointment, if you can't make Fridays. It's at Unit 1, 6 Jones Road, Capalaba, Brisbane, QLD, 4157. Thea's website is HERE and she also has a bloggy HERE.
I seriously love Thea's apron and suggested she should sell them!
.. and if you pop in on Fridays, if you're lucky, you might even catch some live screen printing action!