Thursday, 4 December 2014

s t u f f e d . m u s h r o o m s

freshly stuffed mushrooms
with a hint of lavender.

these cute toadstool decorations are another pressie idea for a child's nursery and bedroom.

handprinted in red and grey.
they have been stuffed with hollowfibre filling and when you sniff their happy little faces you'll smell a hint of lavender.

s t a r . c u s h i o n

after such a positive response to my 'moon cushion' design, i was inspired to create another round pillow for little ones' nursery and bedroom. it was a trip in the car when the song "yellow" by coldplay came on the radio and that was it, i had to use the lyrics from that fab song! i already had a star design in my head but i was stuck on what words to carve into it. so that was perfect when those words hit my ears! - 
"look at the stars look how they shine for you." 

i had my little helper join in with some handprinting :)
the design is blockprinted in mustard yellow & light teal.
they are available from my etsy and folksy shops (click on the links to my online shops)

Saturday, 11 October 2014

m o o n . c u s h i o n

inspired by the words in isla's current favourite nightime read "goodnight tractor" by michelle robinson.
"the stars are out it's time for bed so say goodnight my sleepy head."

i had a little go at some embroidery recently, making some things to hang up on the walls of isla's new bedroom (once we move her in there!) this design being one of them. 
once finished, i decided to try blockprinting the same design (with added heart) onto some natural cotton fabric.
thanks to my blogging and instagram buddy, jax who came up with the idea of making them into moon cushions! - and here they are, little round moon cushions. 
handprinted in pink, blue and lilac.
perfect for little ones' nurseries or bedrooms.

now in my etsy and folksy shops.

Monday, 6 October 2014

c l o u d . c u s h i o n s

hit with a sudden burst of inspiration to get carving, printing and making, i made some new cushions in the shape of happy, fluffy clouds.
maybe it's because i'm expecting again that thoughts have turned to designing and making for little ones. 
this time nearly two years ago, when i was carrying my first (i nearly wrote this time last year!) i made the 'dream cloud lampshade' so it's all turned cloud shaped again!

with the expected new addition to arrive with us early in the new year, we are now planning to move our little isla out of her little nursery into her new, i like to call it, 'big girl room'. i've yet to move all of my studio things elsewhere, so lots to shift like desks and boxes of materials first then it's the big job of decorating.
i've been pinning lots of room idea's and have the layout clearly mapped out in my head. only the repainting, carpeting etc to do! ha!
i've even found myself doing a spot of embroidery artwork to hang up in her new room. 
i just hope she will like the big move down the landing into the big bedroom. i will keep you posted on the room where are all my blocks, ink and fabric going to live?...

new cloud cushions can be found here x

s u m m e r ' s . e n d

autumn is truly with us. the fire has been lit these past few evenings and the nights are drawing in. i do like the change of seasons especially welcoming the snuggly days, curled up under a blanket when it's chucking it down outside. things start to slow down a bit. 
i found some snaps of some foraging fun taken only a few weeks back. so much fruit was picked and right on our doorstep!
plum jam, sloe gin, crumbles and chutneys have been made.
i can't wait for the sloe gin to be ready, even though i wont be allowed much of it. still, i can enjoy a few cheeky sips over the festive period.
the husband made some plum jam which is just scrummy on hot toast..mmm..

Thursday, 14 August 2014

s u m m e r . h o l i d a y

back home after a wonderful break away in france. we stayed in the beautiful normandy area, close to a place called putanges. it was so lovely to get away from it all and relax, taking in new scenery and surroundings. we were very lucky with the weather, it was brilliant the whole holiday, there were some dramatic thunder storms a couple of evenings but during the day it was scorching! 
these are some snaps of an enjoyable day out visiting the stunning chateau de vendeuvre 
the hidden water features dotted around the gardens were perfect even if we did get drenched -great way of cooling off!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

m a k e . a n d . s n a p

i've been doing a bit of making and taking recently - hand printed some new cushions and updated a few pics of my work. all of which takes time and good light helps for the photograph taking.

 i find the photography bit the toughest part and it's probably the most important element when displaying work on-line. i'm fairly happy with the outcome of my makeshift home photoshoot under the window, using large pieces of white card as my backdrop! 
if you guys out there have any tips on product photography id be very grateful!

all the above can be found here
happy browsing! x