For years I have wanted to be a 'Titian Red' (hair); Joe, my husband, persueded me to buy a hair colour in good old Superdrug (or Superdrunk, as my little boy once called it!) I thought I might look like Rita Heyworth (!!!), iconic 1940s/50s starlet, but I fear I look more like Rita Fairclough, the newsagent lady from Coronation Street..........a girl can dream!
Thursday, 28 June 2012
I have been making something a bit different with these boxed folk; I had some of them at a Brighton Open house. I like making them as each one is different and 'forms' as I go along; but it is proving quite hard to source boxes/frames at a reasonable cost. I quite like the fact that they all long a bit dis-interested in life!!
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
This pair are off to Australia, (photographed in one of my favourite chairs!) It's amazing to think this parcel is travelling to the other side of the world, thanks Etsy! What on earth did we do before internet shopping...
Is it wrong to fancy a face on a cushion.......??
Friday, 22 June 2012
We have just had our boiler replaced; very dull I know, but what this (very expensive) exercise has done is left us with a 'free wall'!! I say 'us' but really I mean 'me', the plumber had barely got out the front door, dust not settled, than I was measuring and planning what could occupy the space. More pictures, more hooky-type-things, randomly attached post cards using washi tape.... I have decided on a new home/display shelf for my ever expanding wooden 'knick-knacks' (as me, my mother and friend Mr S likes to call them). Ah, the joy of it all, just off to the flea market as we speak......Have a good weekend!
I ordered some really great fabric from Summersville, on Etsy. I have been looking for a cross-hatch type of fabric with a retro feel. The quality is really good; I am going to order more colours. I have a few things I am planning to use them for!
Thursday, 21 June 2012
Here are a couple of pictures of an order due to go out tomorrow, to the lovely Appendage in Brighton's North Lanes. I can't seem to stop putting spectacles on my ladies!! (Or mustaches on my men, come to that!)
Monday, 18 June 2012
I have been trying out some new simple flower designs; for prints or textiles, not sure yet! It was with this in mind I realised just how much flora is used in design. I personally LOVE floral patterns from the 1950s and 1960s, I especially like quite kitsch rose and carnation images. I have a cut-out somewhere of someones fridge completely covered in rose pictures and postcards, I really would love to recreate it on my own! Perhaps when the children are older, too tempting for little hands to peal them off! Here are some random images from around my home...
Saturday, 16 June 2012
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
A little card I made for some friends new baby. Lisa and Ed run their own very successful card company; a bit silly in hind-sight to make their card! The little vintage rabbit button came from a hand knitted babies cardi I got from a charity shop for 20p. A big congratulations...