So here is this week's 6 winter warmers...
Friday, 29 October 2010
So here is this week's 6 winter warmers...
Thursday, 28 October 2010
Monday, 25 October 2010
Well lookie here! There is my large polka dot bunting in this month's issue of Oh Comely Magazine.
Thursday, 21 October 2010
Simply Rosie Necklace by Lonely Hearts
Flowers and Glasses Necklace by Chiyo
Ex Large Standard Lampshade in Candy Flowers Stone by The Old Lamp Shed
Candlesticks - Olive & Folky Flowers by Loglike
Little Purple Flower Tiara by Blue Duck Jewellery
The Spring Festival - Trio of Silver, Burgundy and Green Floral and Rhinestone Bobby Pins by Penny Masquerade
Thursday, 14 October 2010
So here are some beautiful products inspired by adventure on the high seas...
Nautical Brass Marine Lamp Necklace by Sweetest Things
Textile Ship Brooch by Gracie's Garden Bazaar
Anchors Away..He's Off! Nautical New and Vintage Necklace by Emily Loves Vintage
Ahoy! Sailor Set of 10 Notecards & Envelopes by Senor Picklesworth
Seagull Felt Brooch by Kaela Mills
Rustic Hand Printed Anchor and Oars Cushion in New England Blues by Helkat Design
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
Pink Knitted Bow by The Funky Beau
Fairisle Red Long Winter Socks by Legyviel in Rivendell
Fairisle Double Wrap Cowl by Miss Frekkles
Fairisle Knit Cushion by Handmaid
Sunday, 3 October 2010
You can now buy my products on the wonderful website Makers Online. I was honoured to be asked to stock this excellent website promoting craft makers and artists making things that are new and original. Something I think is very important, especially these days when the high street is flooded with goods made cheaply and sold cheaply too.
Buying handmade is so exciting as you know who made it and that they have an extraordinary passion for what they do. And as a buyer you end up with something entirely unique as most of the time each item is made by hand. That is the epitomy of cool to me!
I bought a print off them last Christmas for my partner and I and really loved their work. Now I see that their shop is full of new and different things and so I had to wave my flag for them.
Look at this wonderful Owl print, made from a vintage linocut found in an antiques shop. I love the almost recycled nature of this and the fact it is still being used decades on. Printmaking is a technique I fell in love with years ago when I was a student and I think that's why I love this shop so much. The shop profile describes how all the work is printed using an antique printing press and using inks often bought from printers that are closing down and is if that wasn't eco enough, everything is printed on recycled paper stock.How's that for sustainable huh?
Print For Love of Wood is stocked with a great range of beautiful letterpress and linocut products but by far my favourite is the print that led me to finding the shop last Christmas.
I used the picture of the print in my previous post so here is a close up picture of the linocut used for printing the image.
My print hangs in my workroom where I do most of my printing and other work. It completely sums up how I feel when things are going well and i'm bursting with ideas, desperate to print something.
Saturday, 2 October 2010
Friday, 1 October 2010
The above image is from the wonderful people Print For Love Of Wood. They have a great shop on Folksy, i bought the above print for Chris and I last Christmas and it really sums up my feelings when I'm experiencing a purple patch. It is also a taster of my Showcase Sunday.
I have decided I'd like to do a little summary of my week because I do such a wide variety of things and because we are slowly building up to the next street market and the launch of the new I Make Fun Stuff website.
On Monday I answered the beckon call of many of my 60 students, they have a variety of requests from moving groups to missing ID cards. The notes page of my diary is not big enough! And i was given some lovely Cath Kidston mugs (I actually need more mugs. Yes. I do)
On Tuesday I taught my little rapscallions all morning and then had a meeting with Cathy from Loveone to finalize the plans for the Saints Festive Street Fair. Very exciting! It is great to have emerged from the piles of red tape and be ready to accept applications. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to apply for a stall.
Wednesday was a ridiculously long day which started with an absent lecturer and a task which involved lots of materials we need to hunt and gather. After long explanations the students understood their task and noisily and messily got on with it. By the time i got home at 6:00 I was wrecked and had to miss knitting club :(
Yesterday was a day filled with maths and english and a whole after noon of rowdy and self involved performing arts students constantly talking and not paying attention. I was appalled at their bad manners but luckily they calmed down eventually. We then turned our brains on and headed out to The Brewery Tap's Quiz Night. 107 questions on a variety of topics and a really tough Extreme Trivia round. We've come second twice but didn't manage to place this time after a ridiculously hard quiz! Great company and good fun though.
Milly seems to have made two kitty friends whilst playing in the garden for the first time this week. One black and white cat and one grey and white cat who's very fluffy with big furry trousers. She wouldn't come in she was having so much fun!
More videos of her soon. And some doodles too.
Teal Owl Pattern scarf by Bonbi Forest
Tea Towel - Cornish Ware / Whisk and Spoon – Blue by Linen Prints
Biscuits - Hand Printed Greetings Cards by Lovelittle
Long Above The Knee Socks by Legyviel In Rivendell
Fantail Bird Brooch by Lovely Pigeon