|graffiti cushions and lampshade with tripod base|
|hangman floor base|
|air mail lampshade on a tripod base|
|hangman table base|
|retro table base|
|word bird lamp|
|words of cloth red lampshade|
|bird flight lampshade|
|kelly edington and jenny coleman of seven dandelions|
How would you describe yourself in five words?
Dreamer, creative, disorganized, contradictory, generous
What was your childhood dream?
To live in an elaborate treehouse next door to my best friend, Janie.
What led you down your current path?
A combination of random factors I guess – long-term love of fabric and design, limited work prospects in Noosa, desire for a cool lamp shade, and a very motivated and organized best friend Kelly.
What do you love most about what you do?
Hanging out all day with my best friend, the variety of activities involved, the constant challenges, choosing and playing with gorgeous textiles, not being stuck in an office 9-5, the endless possibilities.
Where do you seek inspiration?
Who do you admire?
My business partner, Kelly, for holding the whole thing together.
What challenges have you had to overcome?
Total lack of information on lampshades when we started, juggling work with motherhood.
What's been a 'pinch yourself' moment?
Quite early on, when the editor of one of our favourite magazines, Real Living, approached us and wanted to feature our Word Bird lampshade in the magazine.
What are your top creative resources?
Music, Etsy (addict), vintage/secondhand stuff, lots of it inherited from a very crafty great-aunt, interior magazines.
What dream do you still want to fulfil?
To learn a lot more about textile design and release our own range of fabrics.
Hopefully that (textile design), plus doing more commercial work for interior designers etc, continuing to build our online presence through our website and Facebook.
When the weekend rolls around what do you love to:
Read – the Good Weekend magazine and Spectrum from SMH, whatever book my book club is reading.
Watch - my kids playing on beach whilst I relax (ha!).
Cook - spinach and ricotta gnocchi, rice pudding, or better still, nothing!
Create - sew some new clothes, playdough animals with kids.
Listen to - Sigur Ros, Eels, Groove Armada, Sia.
Dream about - having more time.
Look forward to - being able to slow down, one day.