Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Jane Eyre

If you like film versions of classics then I think the recent film of Jane Eyre is FANTASTIC! It has everything: great cinematography, acting, costumes and of course it has Mr Rochester. Micheal Fassbender plays Edward Rochester perfectly (swoon). What a treat and I can't wait to see it again.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Rich pickings!

At the weekend we collected these from the hedgerow. They made a perfect crumble which tasted even nicer because all the fruit was free! It was glorious! Obviously we didn't eat the conkers they just make the picture look nice.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Flower pounding!





















Now this is a stress buster and you get to be creative too. For Craft Club last month, we had a go at some flower pounding. Basically, you stick flowers to some fabric with masking tape (see this book here for more technical info. and inspiration) and then, using a hammer, you hammer them to death forcing all the pigments from the flowers onto the fabric. It's very thereputic (and noisy) tapping away and then peeling off the flowers to see what's happened. With my finished piece, I decided to create a picture and added applique and beads but you can paint or embellish the work how you want, it just can't be washed.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Vintage ribbons

 

Before we all had washing machines, bed linen was sent to a laundry to be cleaned, dried and pressed (starched too) so monogrammed marker ribbons were used to identify what belonged to who.  I found these vintage French ribbons on eBay. I love them because they could be used for many craft and sewing projects as well as naming children's clothes and would also make a great personal gift too. A full roll consists of 72 pairs of letters.  Follow this link here to see if your initials are there!

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Wheely happy!




























My bike has had a makeover; new paintwork, a clean and polish plus a funky covered seat. It needed a spruce up so I am really pleased with it. What do you think? Do you think my hubby has a business idea?

Monday, 12 September 2011

My kitchen print in Paperchase

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZOJzZOXjR-A/TmytczwLWQI/AAAAAAABICU/lmMb_mNASGY/s1600/PICT0939.JPG


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zQFrHZgoztA/TmytcQjb70I/AAAAAAABICE/_iAdFNdo6PY/s1600/PICT0946.JPGI am delighted to tell you that Paperchase have bought one of my prints and used it on tea towels, magnets and a recipe book. The wonderful Print and Pattern blog has also featured all the products today and said nice things about my design. Thanks P+P and thanks to my lovely agent, Cinnamon Joe Studio, for selling the print for me!

Friday, 9 September 2011

A glorious new book!














This wonderful book about David Weidman arrived this week. He is a brilliant illustrator, designer and screen printer who started out in the 1950's. He is still working now at nearly 90! See the book here on Amazon.


Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Etsey gems

paper doll
I LOVE Ana Ventura's work here  













Matryoshkas munieca
Lovley work from Munieca here

Can-can elves
The fantastic freckleface shop is full of gorgeousness here

Monday, 5 September 2011

Stationery

The lovely people at Paperclip produced this set of stationery from a card I designed for them. You'll find the range in good card and gift shops NOW! To see the range follow this link here.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Our Summer Garden




















Just as our garden is looking it's best, Autumn is knocking on the door. Soon all the lovely flowers will be keeling over and it'll be time to plant Winter Pansies.

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