Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Take a Tea Towel

I recently got sent a copy of Jemima Schlee's new book Take a Tea Towel which consists of 16 beautfiul projects made from tea towels for your home! This book is suitable for all levels of sewing skills, ranging from a sewing machine mat for the beginners to a wash bag for the more advanced sewers. I really love how the book goes through all the projects but also has a section at the back to help with any sticky bits you come across.

I've taken a few pictures of the projects that I thought looked great and can't wait to try below. I'll let you know how I get on! It definitely made me look at a tea towel differently!



Take a Tea Towel, Jemima Schlee
ISBN9781861087904
£12.99 (publish date March 15)

Art Junky >> THIS WEEKEND


This weekend is Art Junky! Here a few bits that I will be selling. Including weaves! Hope to see you there!


I made a bunch of new necklaces!!! Including new packaging!



Sunday, March 22, 2015

ONE NIGHT ONLY <> Amy Brown


 

Amy Brown (aka Amy Illustration) will be having her first solo exhibition this Friday and its going to be ace! If you are in Brighton or are able to make it to Brighton on Friday I would recommend it loads! You can find out more about the details here and where it will be held.  All I can guarantee is that there will be glitter! I'd watch the ace video above to get more of an idea of this crazy ladies exhibition! See you there! 

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Also.... the lovely guys at Lick have started selling shares to help them achieve more for their super company. They started selling their yogurt from a trike when they were little ones, now they are in Sainburys and Waitrose with their tubs selling fast. These guys do so much for the Brighton community with holding Art residencies and getting bands in to play in their warehouse. It would be great if we could show them some support back. You can find out more on what they plan on doing with the money they make here.

This post is not sponsored, these guys are my friends and I want to help them. Please do pop over to have a look. Thank you.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Weekend weaving

I've been preparing for Art Junky which is in a few weeks and I have been weaving like a little mad lady. I managed to save this piece of wood from the rubbish and it works really well to hang my weaves and necklaces on. Looking forward to seeing what my table will end up looking like!





Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Art Junky 15



I'm going to be having a table at Art Junky 15 which takes place on the 28/29 March! It would be good to see your faces and maybe buy a necklace..... Here's a small description about the fair over on their facebook event page

Art Junky is back! It's the indoor market that combines our love for quirky jumble sales with local artistic talent, showcasing over 50 stalls of unique and affordable art, books, illustrations, music, print, fashion, collectibles, vintage and much more!
Find unusual gifts, original artwork or just a beautiful bargain – there is something for everyone at this eclectic bazaar. A great day out for all ages, there's crafty activities and free entry for kids under 10, whilst the Art Junky Cafe serves up yummy treats with our resident DJ providing weird and wonderful tunes throughout the day!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

A pixel watermelon

Well this didn't turn out how I was expecting. Its ok, I still like it. Making triangles in weaving always baffles me, I'm not sure how to connect the colours so you don't leave a massive gaping gap. I just winged it, I guess how I have done all my wall hangings. This one was a bit odd though. The loom is from Tiger so I know its not the best and the notches are really far apart so now I see why the watermelon looks more like steps.  



Friday, March 6, 2015

HOW TO DECORATE YOUR RUBBISH GLASSES SO THEY’RE COCKTAIL WORTHY

A few weeks ago I wrote some tutorials for The Debrief. See below how to grow your own herbs!
This one is a bit picture heavy!

Cocktail glasses 01

Things you will need: some old glasses, nail varnish, reinforcement ring stickers.

Using your little round stickers, stick them over the glasses in either a pattern or just
place randomly.

With your nail varnishes, paint 2 coats over each sticker. Making sure they are dry before the second coat.

Leave over night to let them set and peel your round stickers off, your glasses are ready! They are not dishwasher proof and don’t leave them to soak otherwise the nail varnish will peel off.

Cocktail glasses 02

Things you will need: some old glasses, craft paint, masking tape, paintbrush, craft seal (varnish) and some scissors.

With your masking tape and scissors, cut out strips and make a random triangle fleck pattern and stick on your glasses.

With your craft paint, paint 2 coats over each masking tape area. Making sure they are dry before the second coat. Once dry paint a third coat but this time with the craft seal.

Leave over night to let them set and peel off the masking tape. Your glasses are ready! They are not dishwasher proof and don’t leave them to soak otherwise the paint will peel off.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

GROW YOUR OWN HERBS FOR COCKTAILS

A few weeks ago I wrote some tutorials for The Debrief. See below how to grow your own herbs!

Things you will need: various packets of seeds (mint, basil, rosemary, chilli), compost, planting pots, ice lolly sticks, decorative masking tape and a shallow wooden tray.

Lay out your planting pots and fill two thirds of the pots with compost. Sprinkle some seeds into each pot, about three or four.

Remembering which pot had which seeds in, fill the pot to the top with compost. Tap the top down so the compost is secure.

To make some labels for your plants collect some lolly pop sticks and cover the ends with decorative masking tape. Make sure to write on the masking tape which herb is which!

Water your pots. Not too much, you don’t want to drown the seeds!

Place on your windowsill or somewhere that gets a nice amount of daylight. In a week or so you will see small little sprouts of plants. Make sure to keep watering them, following the instructions on the back of the seed packets.

Ta da! After a few weeks or so you will have a bunch of glorious herb plants ready to adorn your cocktails! 

I may have cheated a little on this image. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

With love...

I recently illustrated some Mother's Day wrapping paper and tags for What You Sow and its free to download here! My favourite thing is to draw is plants so I was in my element! The lovely photo above was taken by Messy La.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Propagating succulents

Using this article/tutorial I decided to propagate one of my succulents. This is one from my best friends wedding which I pinched from the table decorations in the Summer. This tutorial is great, I really hope it works.

I'm hoping in a few weeks these will start sprouting little pink roots. Fingers crossed!