Wednesday, 26 October 2011

autumn acorns

Very very busy at the moment, and despite bashing out some more acorns and bracelets and crochet, I have not had time to even put them into my etsy shop...but here they are.....look like all the others.....ho hum!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

more miserable moths

Cutting up pretty bits of printed paper and old french books is a pastime I throughly recommend, especially if you are as stressed with the day job as I am at the moment...and probably cheaper than a stay in the Priory as well....but it does create a mountain of torn paper and very little else...but here are the fruits of my labour last night.......fluttering moths, with plenty of glue smeared everywhere for good measure!

Monday, 17 October 2011

beautiful wallpapers

Exquisite wallpaper samples from a very well known english paint company....this clever company has looked at old paintings and has copied textile designs meticulously painted on all the saints to produce designs for their new range of wallpapers.....Nick brought home these beautiful postcards from a colour talk at the National Gallery, all bound in a moleskin wallet for me to copy onto tissue paper for my collages! these patterns will make really beautiful moths...can see them fluttering around the burnt at both ends candle already!

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

the little gardening book

Just feast your eyes on this object of beauty that Margaret Harvey has created over in her wonderful studio in Cobham...made from found treasures, and deftly put together, this vintage gardening book has exploded with life! I fell in love with the lttle metal moth made from bits of broken jewelery ( I think) and the way she has produced such dainty flowering growth from bits and pieces that have been discarded over the years...

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

russian dolls for Christmas

Thinking of Christmas already ( well I saw mince pies stacked neatly in Tescos today!) the russian dolls will be printed onto the lovely canvas cloth at Spoonflower and hopefully be made into bags...make up bags, tote bags, purses....all I need is to give up the day job and dust down my trusty sewing machine!

Monday, 3 October 2011

vintage chinese opera

saw some beautiful vinatge images taken from Chinese Opera on the back of some playing cards during my they are....they would make beautiful collages, or embroideries, no?