You only need to take one look at the photos from Tea Collection‘s latest trip to South Africa to know I’d be head over heels in love with them — the colors, the patterns, the beauty. I just can’t get enough! I’m packing my bags and ready to go!
Add to all those lovely things, the inspiration behind their trip, and their tag line: Globally-inspired children’s clothes for little citizens of the world, and well teaming up with Tea Collection for a project like this seems like a match made in heaven.
I knew I wanted to do something that would represent all those beautiful colors and patterns they found while on location, while still staying true to Tea’s playful, whimsical nature. I pulled from my past experiences and travels to Africa, added in a bit of Sweet and her love of all things artsy and handmade, and I give you our Ubuntu inspired project:
It’s a one of a kind, handprinted pillowcase made entirely from items we had on hand, just how the women in South Africa have to make their fabrics. I can’t seem to do a kid-related craft project without involving my children (just doesn’t seem right), so the majority of the design you see here is hers. She practiced several designs on paper and had a pretty good feel for what she wanted to do with her design.
I’m so impressed with how it all came together, it started out as just a plain white pillowcase. I’ll have a breakdown and a (updated) bit of a tutorial (updated) for you later in the week, for today I leave you with this sweet clip from Tea Collection about their trip and latest styles inspired by South Africa.