Saturday, 1 August 2009
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
Sunday, 26 July 2009
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Tuesday, 7 July 2009
I'm off to Ireland for a few days and I'm fairly sure I won't have internet access. So have a good week and I will finally show you those new knickers when I'm back!
Monday, 6 July 2009
So here are the results... a few things I received in the post recently:
And here you can see the fruits of my labour. I need to get a lamp which will stand a few more watts, but otherwise I'm very happy. You can also see a sneek-peek of my next post!
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
Tuesday, 30 June 2009
It's funny how everything is always extremes. Nothing to do or everything to do. At the moment I'm in everything to do mode. But this is good. I don't like being bored!
A lovely lady contacted me via Folksy to ask whether I could make some knickers for her to give to her flower girls as presents. The theme of the wedding is Pink and Tartan which she wanted me to incorporate into the designs.
It was fun finding materials for a brief. Normally I just go for anything that catches my eye or that has the right quality for a floaty pair of knickers. The restriction on colours and the necessity to include tartan actually made me feel more creative. It's a shame, but I think I thrive on boundaries!
(also I'm very proud of myself, I actually made all my pictures the same size... sort of)
Saturday, 20 June 2009
Friday, 19 June 2009
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Isn't this Teacups print by fellow Londoner Hennie Haworth beautiful!? I've never really bought any serious artwork before so even though £90 is very reasonable I still need a bit of time to get used to the idea of spending that sort of money. I'm just going to have to stare at it longingly a little longer.
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
Monday, 1 June 2009
I'm planning on making another cake stand soon, either for my new flat or to sell. Here are the pieces ready to be assembled on the left. On the right you can see my collection of broken china. I'm still a bit in denial that these beautiful plates and mugs are gone forever so I've kept the pieces in the hope of finding a project I can use them in. Any ideas?
You may have seen this is the edge of earlier pictures. I liked this french mackerel tin in an odd kind of way. As you can see from many of the photos I have a strange attraction to empty tins and bottles, they're really useful for putting flowers and candles in. I had a few rose candles I'd bought which were too pretty to burn, so I stuck the tin to the wall and used it as a little shelf!
At the bottom of my full cake stand you can see this collar. I crocheted it using this pattern. It's really useful for prettying up a boring top or dress.
My bed. I bought this bedspread at a market the other day for £4! I love the colours and mixture of prints. I also made the two floral cushions from ikea fabric. Next to them you can see nounou my boyfriend's bear (now everyone knows he's a little boy at heart! sorry Pierre if you're reading this). Also that is my signed Nouvelle Vague poster, a prized possession.
My blue themed bedside table. That alarm clock gives me a heart attack every morning!
This has been the most useful and space-saving piece of furniture ever. Coat rack, shelving, cubby holes, jewellery holder... It's got it all! On the left is my Rob Ryan papercut. I've been following his work for years and when my boyfriend bought me this I was so happy.
On my grey blazer here you can just about see the little Russian doll brooch I bought from my friend Olly. Check out her Wollies here, they are beautiful labours of love.
My most recent find. A beautiful lamp for £2 from Deptford Market. Took a while to clean and I'm trying to decide on a lampshade, but I love it!
Well there we go, bye bye little home. It's been lovely living in such a vibrant area. I'm going to miss having so many amazing creative designers and vintage shops on my doorstop. Here are a few of my favourite neighbours should you ever be in Bethnal Green:
Shelf for work from inspiring designers : http://www.helpyourshelf.co.uk/
Beyond Retro for the best selection of vintage clothes: http://www.beyondretro.com/
Traditional and useful homewares, walking past this shop everyday makes me smile: http://www.labourandwait.co.uk/
Beautiful displayed jewellery from Comfort Station: http://www.comfortstation.co.uk/
Friday, 29 May 2009
I couldn't resist this print. It used to be a table cloth and now this beautiful vintage fabric has found a new home as a divine pair of pouffy panties. I am not normally one for full-on pink so I added this Tartan bow to add to the Britishness of teapots!
This is a one off design, but I think I will be experimenting more with this fabric. I love it!
You can buy this pair at my shops which can be found on the right of the screen (choose your currency). Or click here for a direct link to my favourite site.
Thursday, 21 May 2009
While I'm adding the last few finishing touches I thought I would show you somethings which I didn't make with my own fair hands, but which are all related to my next item. Can you guess what might have inspired me...
They would make even the most boring shirt into your wardrobe favourite. I want!
This is possibly the best thing I have ever seen
I couldn't resist this from rabbits on chairs on flickr...
These lovely brooches are made by Lupin.
Take a look at her blog here - it's good stuff!