Sunday, 24 January 2010

Style resolutions: Emma Lamb

Today's style resolutions come from Emma Lamb, a Scottish blogger and Etsy shop owner. If you haven't been to visit before, Emma's blog is full of lovely craft ideas and inspiration. I'm off to check out the Flickr pool she mentions below - it sounds like a real treat!

I have a few more of these interviews left and I'm trying to put them all up before the end of January - I'm behind schedule on these, and on my tax return... So, it's going to be a busy week!

Thanks Emma for taking part!

Style resolutions: Emma Lamb

Q. What was your favourite design find/achievement of 2009?

I have to say my most favourite discovery of 2009 was the 'granny chic' trend. I know it has been around for a while in the fashion world but it's really lovely to see it start to seep into our homes. For me 'granny chic' is about quality hand-crafted and vintage pieces teamed with bold but beautiful colours, it is about mixing old and new ideas, patterns, colours and textures to create something that is both fresh and modern, yet traditional at the same time.

What is really wonderful is that there are already so many people embracing it this trend, so in august i decided to set up the 'granny chic' flickr pool to bring together some of the fabulous interpretations. I think what makes it so appealing is that it supports the handmade and up-cycling movements, and it is such an easy trend to personalise by mixing your favourite vintage or hand-crafted finds with your existing decor.

1. Piou, 2. Camilla Engman, 3. ATLITW, 4. Dottie Angel.

Q. What are your style resolutions for 2010?

Of course, this year I really want to continue to build on the success of my wee Etsy shop. The holidays have given me time to take stock of what I've achieved so far and also time to ponder new ideas for expanding my crochet range.

I'm also really eager to explore my sewing and textile skills, with the aim of developing a range of pillows and tea towels. At the moment my ideas for this are quite loose and free. I know that I want the design process to be very fluid and organic, responding spontaneously or emotionally to the fabrics and materials I use. After working in the textile design world for nearly ten years I've found myself at a point where I need to find a fresh approach to designing and working with fabric, and think this is the perfect opportunity to do that.

Also this year, I really want to give my home some much needed tlc. We have been in our wee flat for much longer than I care to mention and there is still so much renovation work to be done. My studio is the only room that is completely finished ~ yep, I certainly got my priorities right on that one! Next on the list are the hall and living room, and as long as there aren't any scary surprises under the decades of wallpaper the work needed should be fairly straight forward, hopefully...

And lastly, if I can find the time I would really love to learn a new skill. Clothes-making and hand-quilting always crop up on my to do list, so maybe this year will be the year I have a go...

Q. Which style/design blog(s) will you be reading in 2010?

In 2009 I found some fabulous blogs and friends who never fail to inspire me so I will be keeping up with these lovelies; Sf Girl by Bay, Decor8, Bliss, The Constant Gatherer, Dottie Angel.


La chica said...

Love it!! Definitely, rochet is IN

Conversation Pieces said...

Drolling over that sofa in the 4th pic... away to check out that link now! And ooh to granny chic flickr pool too!

Wolf and Willow said...

Simply gorgeous! Thank you for this post - so many beautiful ideas, I just adore granny chic! I will be making a trip to my local flea market tomorrow... and may even get my crochet hooks out!