Saturday, April 28, 2012

Featured on a Style Blog

Today Sparrow Lyn was featured on the Blog 'Every Clog has its day' - isn't that a cute name for a blog? and yes its all about clogs ! a blog devoted only to clogs! how cute is that!

The lovely Lindsey Cochran featured the black suede clogs along with some other fantastic sellers on Etsy. Here is the link to read the whole feature. If you are into clogs then you have reached the holy land! Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Dreaming in white

 Just some beautiful things that inspire me as I work on some designs for the second Teeshirt line.....

All pics via Spell and the Gypsy blog 

Monday, April 23, 2012

Weekend Jaunts - Kortright center

We visited the Kortright Center for the Maple Syryp Festival and took out a pic outside the Sugar Bush Shop. It was a great expedition and the kids totally enjoyed the Easter Egg hunt, Pony cart rides and the Reptilia demo - how excited they get when they see snakes !!! my kids!! Shout out to my friend Margo for taking us was awesome!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Vintage black velvet caftan

Vintage black velvet caftan
available here
Been trying out various options for styling the photo shoot...I wanted the pic to tell a story about me so all the elements you see on the table are definitely an expression of moi! I am sort of a cross between Bohemian + Cowgirl + Native American + Rocker + Moroccan (hence the rug) throw in bones, top hats and chunky jewellery too! The graphite sketch in the back is my second assignment at school . I definitely cannot put it in one word so I came up with two words - SPARROW LYN !!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

House of Harlow 1960

Check out Who What Wear's exclusive interview with designer Nicole Richie as she gives us a sneak peek of her new collections for Winter Kate and House of Harlow1960! I love her collections, all the previous ones including her jewellery line and the new line. She imbues the Bohemian essence completely! 

Those kimono jackets are to die for ! here I go again pining.........

Video via Strike a Pose blog

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

33 ways to stay creative

I love these rules....find myself going back to them often........especially No: 25 and 24 too! Which do you like ?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Handmade Pyrite Necklace - soon to be launched in Etsy Shop

I am soon to launch my handmade Jewellery in SparrowLyn and thought I would give you a sneak peek of the pieces I am working on now. I have always been tinkering with jewellery - making something longer....adding pieces to a necklace or bracelet. I remember in school I used bolts for earrings and strung them with beads for necklaces. I am very excited about this line and call it the `Flight Path` collection comprising natural stones, industrial hardware and mixed metals. 

Watch the shop for more uploads!

Handmade Necklace with Pyrite stone, silver wire, coiled wire hook
and antique gold ring chain

From the `Flight Path`collection 

Photo highlighting the coiled wire hook that the Pyrite stone is suspended from.
Made by Lynda D`Souza 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Our Coach

Our dog Coach after a makeover! He is the most patient dog I have ever seen with the bestest temperament. The girls are constantly dressing him up but somehow he manages to maintain his cuteness! 
Coach in Knex glasses reading Indiana Jones

Coach in our youngest daughter`s balaklava - profile shot for you ! 

World`s cutest Dog ! 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Fringe Jacket uploaded in the shop today

Cripple Creek Fringe Jacket
 Serious love for this jacket....just look at the detailing - the rolled fringe, bone on the sleeves, the buttons. Everything about this jacket is incredible - almost makes me want to keep it for myself! Just loaded in the shop today along with many other items - pop over to take a look!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Weekend update

Pleather pants - H&M
Sweater - Thrifted
Shoes - Walmart
Chain - Pendant purchased in a tiny silver dealer in the Bahrain Souq 

We were at a family party on the weekend at Professor`s Lake and I got to wear my pleather pants again. I kid you not - I have worn it to every party since I bought it. I love them so! 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Inspiration Board

My new work space needed an Inspiration Board (I can be quite a magpie like that) where I could pin  beautiful things for when I am dreaming & creating. Last weekend the husband and I got together to make this for me. 

This was the inspiration for my Inspiration Board
Pic is via the Eclecchic Blog  

Frame with original print in it - isn't the print so pretty!
I got the frame from Moveline Liquidation for CAD 6/-, the fabric was a curtain from the local Goodwill store, and the pearls were a necklace from the local dollar store. Total cost of Memo board is 9/- !! It is a good sized board at 33 x 27 inches which gives me much space to put up stuff.

Ta Da ! I love it so ! 

Do you see my new biz card pinned to it? Can you see the little crochet baby clothes? I had picked those in Bahrain for making a custom 'Baby' type card but they were so cute I ended up keeping them for myself.  

Close up showing pearl buttons and Toile fabric 
We put a layer of dacron under the fabric to give a tufted look & feel. I love the color of the frame - it has the look of antique gold with a grey patina in the grooves. Moveline has some great furniture and frames and if you ever need a piece to reupholster check them out first.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

My new business card is here!

Vistaprint does a great job of biz cards and delivery time is pretty quick too. I was very happy with the way they turned out....aren't they adorabl? I love them !!! 

Do you see what it's pinned to?? well that story is for tomorrow.................

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

New uploads in Sparrow Lyn Shop - April 2012

With Spring here I have uploaded many pretty Spring dresses in the shop. They seem perfect for that family Brunch party, outdoor Summer wedding or even when you decide to go Antiquing all by yourself. Talking about antiquing I am just dying to to the Mile-long yard sale in Alabama. Gosh what a treat that would be.....some day...some day soon!

Do stop by Sparrow Lyn to check out these new dresses and many other items uploaded over the weekend. Thank you for hopping over and hoping you had a warm & wonderful Easter Weekend.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Pinterest love !!

Gosh have you guys discovered PINTEREST - it is the funnest way to waste time in hours but what a treat! It is a visual feast for the eyes if you are like me - design obsessed ! Anyhoo the husband introduced me to it and its another fun way to get my products out there. Check out my boards............and let me know if you want an invite.

My board on Pinterest 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Screen Printed Tees with scarab design

Original Illustration of Scarab by Lynda D`Souza
Screen Printed on Poncho style Tee
Went to our quarterly Art group meet up on Sunday and wore one of my tees which the girls all loved. We had such a good time..talking about art, school and gorging on pizza. Margaret - thanks for having us over. You guys rock!