Monday, January 26, 2015

New projects...


Cactus ornament from here

New project are happening! I'm real excited about these ones.

Eye print from here. It looks perfect in this corner.


A Hazel Stark cushion.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

This and that

I've been slow on posting this year.... I have lots of new ideas I want to pursue but other work seems to be getting in the way a bit. I'm going to take tomorrow off to concentrate on some more personal ideas. Heck yes.

^^ Above ^^
Top left – Atelier Stella vase for West Elm and a new cactus
Bottom left – A great little cactus ornament from Dotter Studio
Right – Some new beads I have been working on
(I stole this piece of wood from my Dad's garage, I love the paint strips on, be aware, I will probably over use this in photos)

Sunday, January 11, 2015

First wall hanging of the year

First weave of the new year! This ones huge! I really enjoyed making it but now that its finished and up on the wall I'm not so sure. Hopefully will grow to love it!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Bits and pieces




1. New stationery for a new year of planning
2. The view after the Christmas tree has gone
3. A new pot I painted at the pottery shop down the road
4. A new addiction, left to right... a / b / c / d

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

How to make a quick terrarium...

What you will need: teeny small succulents, I used 2 per terrarium, cactus soil, gravel, a glass terrarium or glass bowl. I got mine from Urban Outfitters, they don't seem to have the one I got but this is very similar.

Step one: pour a little gravel at the bottom of the glass terrarium. This is for drainage when watering. Don't forget succulents don't need too much water.

Step two: Using a spoon, spoon in a couple of inches of cactus soil. Cactus soil is ideal as it has sand and grit already mixed in which is good for the succulents and cactus drainage. Normal compost should be fine though.

Step three: take the succulents out of the plastic pots and place in the terrarium. Making sure there is enough room for air to circulate and its not too cramped.

Step four: spoon more soil in around the succulents to make sure they are secure and covered. Once ready add a few spoonfuls of gravel to add that desert look. Gives a nice texture to it too.

I think they look great, I was really happy to give these two as presents. However I had to make myself one. Luckily my sister and family gave me the below terrarium for Christmas. I was quick to fill it with succulents!


Monday, January 5, 2015

Christmas making time!

This Christmas I managed to make a few gifts for people. Above I made 2 woven wall hangings. I've never made a wall hanging for anyone else so it was really fun picking out the colours for the specific person in mind. Even though they are very similar to the ones I would have chosen for myself!
 

I knitted like a crazy person to get this snood finished in time. I'd had it in mind for a while but it proves to be a bit of a problem when you want to make a surprise gift for someone you live with! It went down well! I might make myself one!

I really enjoyed making all the gifts this year! I want to try and do more of this next year. Below are 2 terrariums I bought from Urban Outfitters and added my own touch. I bought some succulents and then stole some gravel off my parents drive. I added a pom pom as you can't really wrap these sweets up.



Also.... this is my favourite part of the whole gift giving thing! I hand stamped all the wrapping paper, added all the glittery trimmings and pom poms I could make and find.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

- Happy New Year -

I ended up being a few days late on this one... but Happy New Year! My break went past so quickly with Christmas, a trip to Wales then a quiet night in for the big turning of the clocks. I haven't really had much time to think about what I want to achieve in 2015 but I have a few ideas.

For now there is a small sale going on in my shop here! Please have a look!! xx

Friday, December 19, 2014

A pretzel wreath...

I'm still not sure why I made this. It's been an idea for a while now and I eventually sat down to make it.  It's about 30cm wide so its pretty big and really nice to hold. I think we are going to hang it on the wall. I shouldn't be this excited about a fabric pretzel!



Thursday, December 18, 2014

Lamp

I recently took part in a lampshade making class one Wednesday night a few weeks ago. It was held by the lovely River Jade who also took part in the Kollektiv gallery I was involved with this last year. River sells her lampshades and prints and has recently started the wednesday workshop and I really wanted to take part. It was held upstairs in a cute shop and was real cosy. This is what I came out with. I found the lampshade base on Ebay and its so great. Really love it. Think they look nice together.


Sits pretty well with our new crane don't you think. Laurie chose this on our trip to London the other day and I'm a big fan.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Pots and things...

YES! I managed to bag myself an Atelier Stella pot! Man it's the best! Also we were at the London Illustration fair the other weekend and I picked up this really lovely pouch made by Tas-ka.