Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Open Studio

Open Studios at The Nicholas Building is on again, this Thursday 19th of August and Friday 20th of August, from 4 to 9pm. Don't miss this rare opportunity to visit the studios of  the artists and artisans of the Nicholas Building. It is sure to be a fascinating insight into one of Melbourne's creative icons and a great opportunity to purchase work from this diverse and talented group.
Make sure you don't miss the beautiful stained glass ceiling on your way in via the Cathedral Arcade. l'uccello will be open until 9pm on both evenings, we are on the 2nd Floor.

It is so busy in the studio this week, production is in full swing with Connie and Max sewing like mad. We have just about finished a fresh batch of Sachets for Pantry or Linen and our little Scented Pillows  for Linen, so the studio is filled with the scent of lavender, rose and cloves. We are also just putting the finishing touches on our Love me True bridal charms, filling cones of silk with lavender and peppermint for our new shoe refreshers and putting the last layers of tulle on our pretty ballet skirts.  

In amongst this I have finally finished the miniature kimonos I have been making for the windows at Kozminsky Jewellers, they are a western take on the kimono and I have set them up as though on a theatre stage. First thing tomorrow I have to do a new window for Worksense Haircutters in St.Kilda, I am planning to cover bare branches with masses of bright multi coloured butterflies in anticipation of Spring. Then I will pick up a huge new delivery of stock, MORE French antique and vintage ribbons, millinery supplies, buttons and silk threads. We are also expecting another two deliveries any time now, so many beautiful things! We will post pictures in a couple of days.

We have also received our first delivery of lovely haberdashery, craft, vintage, fashion and interior decorating books, this is my new favourite book by the very clever French General company. 

So here are the ladies..

It is such a privilege to work for Kozminskys and to have such beautiful jewellery as inspiration.
Kozminskys Jewellers are at 421 Bourke Street Melbourne and they specialise in the finest antique and modern jewellery, silver ware and objet d'art, they also have an art gallery upstairs.



  1. your kimonos look amazing in the windows...just perfect!! please post pics of the butterflies when they are done!!

  2. Kim, those kimonos are amazing! Btw i'm going to get to your shop one of these days..i'm waiting to set a date with Lyn :) cheers, Marian

  3. Thanks Kapinny,Rachel and Marian, glad you like the girls. Not sure if I can get shots of butterflies, the window has a lot of reflection-but I will try. Regards Kim x