Friday, 31 August 2012

Robin Print and Embroidery

Posting this has reminded me that I totally forgot to blog about my holiday purchases - oh well you really didnt miss anything.

I finished this little Robin off last night whilst Hubby was watching the football. *yawn* I had to use two tones for the breast as I didnt have the right colour but I think it looks quite cool. I've listed this on Etsy so hopefully he will find a new home!

Monday, 27 August 2012

Anniversary Trip (Picture Heavy)

Well I have to say I had such a fab time and I had lots of surprises along the way - a tattoo probably being the most jaw dropping moment.

We camped at Baconsthorpe a mile away from the ruins of Baconsthorpe Castle. We did some shopping in Holt which is an amazing little town full of independant shops and art galleries. We then went to Sheringham to have lunch by the sea and on the way home stopped off for tattoos. Here are some pictures I will blog about my buys and anniversary presents tomorrow.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Going on an Adventure

Hubby is whisking me away for a night away at an undisclosed location for our 1st wedding anniversary (where the blinkin heck did that go?). Worried? Slightly... excited? Hell Yeah!

It's going to be strange being away from the children, DD will love it but my DS who is only three may struggle. Lets hope we don't get a desperate phone call from the MIL :S

I've packed the entire contents of my wardrobe which amounts to pretty much a suitcase anyway and i'm praying for fine weather and an incident free weekend.

Destination Unknown!

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Screen Printing - For beginners

Last Christmas I received the most amazing gift of a screen printing kit from my parents. I've been hankering after one for some time and finally in AUGUST i've had the chance to do something.

I'm stencil screen printing which is very easy and more cost effective (you can re-use screens) but it does limit you somewhat in what you can design. I have played about and this is my first effort. Ive tried it on different surfaces and the idea behind the design was that I could stitch in the block colours. (soz for poor images)

I need to work on making sure my cut lines are smooth

Printed onto a calico bag

This was printed onto paper and coloured with pro markers

I showed the pieces to my dad and he suggested that they look quite nice just in black, so im working on adding some extra detailing in and hope to show you my progress soon.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Silk Painted Cushions

I wanted to share with you a collaboration between my parents creating these gorgeous silk painted cushions. My Dad painted the silk inspired by the Dorset Coastline and my Mum beautifully turned them into cushions - silk is a pain to sew so shes done an amazing job.

Please do let me know what you think!

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Embroidered Brooches

Having made a small range of pocket watch pendants I decided to try and extend the range to other things. I've been playing and come up with these two brooches. One a Goldfinch and the other a Robin (slight nod to Christmas) but I think the Robin deserves some love all year round. Both are available to buy online (see Etsy link on homepage)

Monday, 6 August 2012

Robin Red Breast

I shall not even utter... or type the 'C' word. I shall not dare speaketh its name. But for all of those who look to the winter season for business reasons know that the earlier you start thinking about it the better. I'm not sure if the unseasonable weather is helping my design work but i've been designing lots.

This little print isn't purely based on Chris......lalalala I have a Robin that visits my garden regularly pretty much throughout the year. Sometimes I am lucky enough to see two which is quite a thing as they are so fiercely territorial. Anyhow this is my little Robin print which has been created using lino and I have coloured in the breast with my professional markers (the best things ever!!!) Hes been printed onto an Edith Holden book - The Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady.

Enjoy and please don't shout at me for being so erm Christmasssssssssssy :P