Thursday, December 2, 2010

On the third day of Christmas............

Couldn't find three french hens, but i have two beautiful papermache Virgin of Guadalupe and Nativity Church Mirror! two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree.........................................

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

On the 1st Day of Christmas.....Ideas for Christmas Presents

I thought i may choose a few well priced items this month to share with you as ideas for Christmas gifts.
I am going to make it difficult for myself but thought the suggestions should be under $60A this hand painted Tin Heart with Two Doves is $25.00 and is also available with a mirror in the centre of the heart. ($35.00) they both come in Painted or Silver. It's 20cm x 20cm.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

4 Different Country's in one Outfit!

CHOKER, hand woven in Peru, each one unique.

TOP Hand embroidered in Mexico in a town all too famous for their embroidery.

BELT hand woven on a narrow back strap loom. Coerced from an Abulita we know well!

EARRINGS silver made in the traditional Spanish filigree of the turn of the century.

This collection is so Las Ninas Textiles thank you Zoe.......

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Inside Out Christmas

Las Ninas Textiles was very happy recently to be involved in this amazing Inside Out shoot styled by Shannon Fricke and appearing in the Christmas Inside Out issue which is in the shops now. Shannon's farm was the amazing location, right here in the Byron Shire - our own little piece of paradise.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Day of the Dead

As you know it will be The Day of the Dead on the 1st and 2nd of November.
This year we are lucky enough to have amazing hand made candles to have on our ofrenda inspired by the Bi-Centenario celebrations and exhibitions i saw a month ago in Mexico City.
Its a time to remember the dead and Party with them. In my experience of the Day of the Dead in Mexico it is a jubilant occasion with everyone honoring the relatives at the cemetery with food, tequila and musicians, laughing and dancing are normal, what a beautiful way to remember your loved ones!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Vintage Mexico

The boxes are unpacked and the shop is full to the brim of new stock.
Here is a peek at just one of my recent arrivals from Mexico.
It's an amazing one-off, vintage lime green rug and it's absolutely stunning.
Stay tuned... I'll be showcasing some more of my incredible finds over the next week or so.

Monday, October 11, 2010

It's here!

It's arrived! All my long awaited boxes of treasures from my trip just over a month ago.
I have so many treats to show you. I can't wait to post some photos of all the gorgeous things... but for now you'll have to wait just a little bit longer. I am still busily unpacking - carpets and throws, frocks and cushions... it's exhausting and exhilarating at the same time!

Thank you to the lovely Shannon Fricke who recently gave away one of Las Ninas' beautiful oil cloths through her blog.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

What a week!

It's been an incredibly eventful week for Las Ninas. The poor old shop was a little worse for wear post shoot. Everything was just bundled together at the end of the day and there were bags and boxes and clothes and cushions everywhere. It's taken quite a few days of reordering but we're almost there. Shelves are now restacked, rugs and fabrics, rehung.

And then tomorrow... the new shipment arrives. Stay tuned - I have many treats instore for you...

Monday, October 4, 2010

Las Ninas Beauties

What a day it's been! After laying awake much of the night listening to the thundering rain, we set off up into the hills, dodging fallen trees and avoiding flooded causeways. Our destination was a beautiful old Queenslander in the rainforest and there, a possie of us gathered - 2 photographers, 3 stylists and 3 gorgeous models - to shoot the wonderfully embroidered Mexican dresses and skirts and rugs and cushions that fill Las Ninas Textiles in Byron.

We had such a fabulous day amongst the bougainvillea. The rain stayed away and the sun even appeared which was a treat after the stormy night.

Stay tuned for the professional shots, but here's a little glimpse of the day that was.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

En Mexico

Despite the cyclonic conditions and subsequent deluge, today I sat and chatted in the courtyard of this beautiful Mexican woman as she sewed and embroidered blouses for the forthcoming Fiesta. The village children ran amongst us, happily eating the chocolate biscuits I handed out, excited about the festivities ahead. I was lucky enough to be able to purchase a few garments which will soon arrive at Las Ninas. Be sure to call in to see them!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Beautiful Embroidery

I never tire of these stunning embroidered pieces.
I feel very fortunate to have such a supply of these beautiful pieces in my store.

This piece is part of a 2.5m table runner. It is hand woven then machine embroidered.
Have you ever seen a more joyful fabric?

Monday, June 28, 2010

Getting Started

Well, being the first blog I am not sure were to start !
Recently I have been learning so many new skills I am overloaded with information and ideas, now it's time to utilize them, it will be an interesting journey, hoping to connect with more like minded people and tell our story, grow our business and keep in touch with the followers we already have.
To all the "" customers thank you for your support and encouragement to remain active during the past 7 years whilst operating in the Byron region, this would not have been possible without you. Thank you so much x

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Frida's Birthday Party

If you would like to view a larger image of the invitation please email us.
for your info
WERE Las Ninas Textiles 18 Brigantine street Byron Bay
WHEN Tuesday 6th of July 4-7pm
ciao zara

Frida's Birthday Party

What a great way to get started blogging with a party!!!!!!!
You are all invited, 20%Discount to those that utter the word LUXE.
We are all inspired by Frida's story lets salute her by celebrating her life, see you there
ciao zara