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Friday
May042012

Colette Bream

"Simplicity" and "Innocence" are the motivations behind the lovely designs of Colette Bream. Originally from Europe, she is now based in Kent Island, Maryland with her husband and young daughter. She creates things that are made from natural fabrics and have a thousand stories to tell- as in the adorable cloud seen above. Colette explains, "A whole story can be created around a simple cloud. You can hang it up on your wall and start pretending, making up stories and imagining."

Colette is a dreamer and a nurturer - you can see that in all her pieces. She wants her items to please and comfort...to stir the imagination. 

In describing her process in making her pillows, Colette explains "I'll start with my small hand-drawn sketch, then re-draw it in the actual size and transfer it to grid paper." She tediously fills in each grid with pencil- as many as 20,000 per pillow, which will soon become stitches. She adds, "I knit my own fabric, which is later gently washed and blocked. Once that is done, I sew the pieces together and add the finishing touches." A true labor of love...

I love her toddler bedding sets, beautifully modeled here by her daughter, Skye. They are all handmade bed linens made of 100% organic cotton sateen. Colette adds ribbon ties as a perfect finishing touch...

If you were to visit my house right now, you would see I'm a bit obsessed with garlands. They are in my kitchen, living room, front porch and back porch and I still want more. These colorful felted garlands by Colette aren't just for the kids- it's the perfect touch of character to add to a window, above a doorway. to hang straight or bundled together. Let your imagination run wild...

Thank you for sharing your creations with us Colette. Simply lovely...

Happy weekend everyone! 

 

 Photos: Colette Bream   Content: Sweet Peach

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Reader Comments (1)

Brilliant! I adore Colette's work, and it was so great to take a peek at her process! Thanks for sharing this!

May 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteramy stone

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