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Shhhhh! I have stumbled across the most delicious fabric websites and can happily declare my love for Japanese prints! I found a website called reprodepot.com which is a really good resource for quirky prints and for bag makers like myself, will be a really good place to snap up textiles that others will coo and ah over but not be able to find! Don’t tell anyone, ok?

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 Flower power – with their retro influence, these will make the most beautiful and eye catching cushions. I plan to buy a few yards and get some summery influenced bags stitched together too.

   Flowers simple eggplantSimple flowers - red

These bunny prints make me feel like spring is sprung! Indulge in Easter madness…

Notari bunnies   Notari bunnies green 

Yet more flowers: these remind me of the wallpaper in my old Sindy house. Really kitsch.  

   minny muu flowers squares  reprodepot_1991_113204442.gif

And the baby blue cloud fabric would make the most fabulous pillow cases….dreamy.

Biscuit blue sky - light     Bupu and pupu   

This one even has a cute name: Bupu and Pupu.      

                                      

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Purple bow 

Spring is sprung (well practically) and I have been looking about for some inspiration that is on trend for the season but also fantastically feminine and floral. Fortunately, as the title of this post suggests, bows, blooms and butterflies are all HUGE in the world of fashion and interiors this season. If you fancy jazzing up your spring wardrobe with something that is a key piece for Spring, then you can’t go far wrong pinning on a huge corsage – while there are lots dotted about in the high street shops, I have found some good sources – check out VVRouleaux for luxe ribbons and flowers – ok so you may pay a bit more but it will totally be worth it. They also have these pretty boxes of butterflies – another hot fave this season.VV Rouleaux box of butterflies

Another prettiness you can’t fail to notice are our feathered friends who are appearing on everything from dresses to wallpaper. Dutch by Design have captured the essence with these beautiful bird Salt and Pepper holders designed by Chris Koens and if that wasn’t enough beautiful bird cup set by Bud Design are just too cute.Bird cups

While Ohs and Bows (see top image) are a great source of ribbons and corsages but as a US company, you will have to pay shipping.

 My advice is to take advantage of this feminine frivoity before sludgy greys and neon brights take over again. Why not nip out with your camera and snap your own inspiring images, after all nature is the originator of most things in fashion and interiors.