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..