Thursday, 13 August 2009

A tribute to Kirstie. (I love you.)

The time has come to abandon shame and celebrate the marvelous Kirstie Allsop.
I couldn't help but be addicted to her series, 'Homemade Home'.
I have been making more things ever since, and, more unfortunately, it fuelled my desire to fill my room with lovely old things.

So, in tribute to you Kirstie, I have made tea cup candles and created a wall of crocks (yet to be completed).
A few teacup candles that I can't quite squeeze in anywhere are available at my Etsy shop.

Saturday, 8 August 2009

A lovely day of sewing.

Today I was lucky enough to go to one of Jessie Chorley's story book workshops for a day of biscuits and making on Columbia Road.
It was delightful to be surrounded by her collection/ museum of beautiful things; a feast for the imagination. Whenever I visit I can't help but daydream about the stories behind each piece of fabric or book.
I decided to make a sewing book so I can take it with me on the train, which was a bit of a cheat as there is not much meaningful narrative going on there, but I will work on it and post the finished article!

Saturday, 1 August 2009


On Saturday I visited Craftwerk at St Aloysius Social Club to find lots of nice things.
Visiting such crafty fairs is always my favorite as you can buy direct see and the face behind the work, although I always get to shy to talk to anyone...
I really went to get my mitts on some of Julia Pott and Gemma Correll's work, but there were lots of other treats too.
I was very pleased to stumble across Helen Friel, a paper engineer/illustrator, whose little books and cards were so beautiful, I had to buy one. Amazingly she has just graduated too, which made my heart sink a bit...anyway, take a peek at her website and her etsy shop.

I also picked up a flyer for a monthly event that goes on at the same venue, a jumble sale!
Set up by Wills Moody, it has become quite the event. Huzzah for jumble sales.