Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Artist of the Day

I love this work...
Check out Caitlin Shearer's shop it is full of wondrous images.
But don't buy this one because I want it...

Monday, 27 July 2009

Happy Belated Birthday Pandora!

I must admit I feel a little guilty making one of these when Esther Coomb's actually lives in the same village as Pandora (what are the chances?).
This is a particular favorite of mine though, I hope she likes it.

For the real deal visit Esther Coomb's etsy shop.

Lucy May Schofield

I sometimes wander into 'Beyond the Valley' just to check if Lucy May Schofield's little box of lovely things has anything new in it, and last week it did!
I purchased two of these beautiful letter-pressed cards, I kept flicking through the pile and everyone seemed to have a different sentence (this could have been a mirage in my excitement), but this one was my favourite.
For more incredibly heart felt words and an insight into the mind of Lucy read her blog.
Her bookbinding workshops are very good too.

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Handmade Nation

On Saturday I went to see the premiere of Faythe Levine's documentary 'Handmade Nation' at the V & A. It is one of my most favourite books, documenting contemporary crafters/makers/artists in America and the growth of the D.I.Y scene over the past five years. It absolutely lived up to my expectations, and, pretty much self funded for five years, it is an amazing accomplishment. I feel very inspired.
Thank you to 'Prick your finger' for alerting me of the event.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

I love bunting!

I have just finished making my beautiful niece some embroidered bunting for her nursery using all my scraps of hoarded floral fabric. The first triangle is my great, great, great grandmother's antique silk that has been handed down to me which I think is pretty cool.

Treasures and Treats

Huzzah for car boot sales!
One huge thing that I will miss from Bath is the car boot sale which I religiously visited most Sundays. However I am a fickle customer and Winchester's did itself proud last Sunday, as I found some beautiful vintage jewellery boxes which I absolutely love.
The pink rosette is from Jessie Chorley who I have been doing some work experience with, she has a fabulous new shop which everyone should visit!

Monday, 6 July 2009

KKareer Centre

On Thursday night twenty of us from Just Us Design Collective had our private view at the KK Outlet in Hoxton Square. It was so nice meeting other members of the collective who have some fantastic work, and Mark Simon and Will who set it up did an amazing job setting the space up like a job centre.

(There's even a phone booth with the Napoleon Dynamite soundtrack playing....that bit was my idea)

It's open until the 27th July if anyone's around...

Thanks to Creative Review for the photographs.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Goodbye Oliver Polar Bear

I found these amazing bears on Fred Flare at Christmas, made by Jessica Sutton of Crafternoon

I got the last one, and after six months of adopting him my new baby niece, Eleri, has finally arrived and so I say goodbye to you Mr Oliver.
I will miss you!

Custom bears available here.