Monday, 29 March 2010
This inspirational resource features interviews with designers, reviews, tutorials and much much more!
I am honoured to be involved with UK Handmade, and hope to do lots more writing for them. My first piece for the magazine is a book review and can be found on page 72. Happy reading!!
Sunday, 28 March 2010
Don't get me wrong, over the years I have bought wonderful pieces like my Edwardian dresser, my oak kitchen table, period wardrobes and vintage blackboards, but I have also hoarded lots of cheap and cheerful finds.
I found the legs (Leggy Peggy as we call her) on a holiday to Cornwall, David lovingly carried her back to the car, took one of her legs off - stuffed this in his canoe on the roof and her other leg and arse came in the car with me and the kids. Leggy Peggy shared the main bedroom in the caravan we were staying in with my friend who had popped in for a visit, much to her amusement as she's a Debenhams kind of girl.
Leggy Peggy loves her new home, and came to life when I sprayed her gold - she changes pants from time to time. She's partial to polka dots, leopard print, the odd French knicker and NEVER sports a thong *shudders*.
Peggy is waiting on the arrival of her friend - Headless Edna - who currently resides in sunny Cleethorpes, and is being cared for by my Nan, due to arrive sometime this summer.
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
Sunday, 21 March 2010
Thursday, 18 March 2010
Lynn has THE most stunning blue eyes and great bone structure, so I wanted to do something that wouldn't detract away from her features too much, I wanted her to wear the necklace, not it wear her. Lynn wanted amethysts to feature somewhere, purple can be a strong colour, but with chunky rock crystal at the centre of the piece, married with ametrine (beautifully translucent) and delicate stunning amethyst facetted beads - the effect is stunning.
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
Last week I put my pattern making skills to good use and came up with bag design.
I have been amazed at how many people have admired my bag already (does 8 in one day count as good?). Unfortunately I only had enough of this fabric to make one bag, so the search is on for the perfect fabric to make more.....
Saturday, 6 March 2010
Wednesday, 3 March 2010
I think it was a bit weird for Nadin being the other side of the camera, probably a little nervous that she had placed her trusted (not to mention expensive) equipment in my hands.
Nadin and Mitza
I'm thrilled with the results and away to give myself a HUGE pat on the back for creating such fab images (having a good teacher helped no end!).
Nadin specialises in all aspects of photography, including wedding, lifestyle and commercial. To see more of Nadins work go to http://www.nadindunnigan-photography.co.uk/
Monday, 1 March 2010
I'm partial to a spot of yoga, but after all that hard work - what better way to completely chill out at the end of a session?
These eye pillows are handmade using soft cotton gingham (trimmed on one side with lace and ribbon) and filled with organic wheat and French Lavender which releases the most wonderful aroma. Lavender helps to aid relaxtion - and these pillows are great for aiding sore eyes, soothing headaches - not just for use after yoga. Complete bliss......
Available at Not Mass Produced http://www.notmassproduced.com/product/6369643d36267069643d31373338/yoga-eye-pillow.htm