Thursday, 31 March 2011

...and here they are!

Blossom Pop...hurrah!

I have really loved making this new collection, and have been inspired by the sunny days of late and the freshness of Spring (which you could probably tell from my 29 project pictures...all those petals and blooms!)

It's been great to use so much colour again and I have mixed up juicy acrylics and vintage Lucite with crystal and metal for a clean, colourful, fun and sparkling look, with a handful of charms thrown in for good measure...I'd love to know what you think and I do hope you like it!

See and shop all of these bits and pieces in the Jewels section of my shop...

New jewels...

Coming soon...

Hey folks...I just thought I would give you another peek at the new jewellery collection.

Say hello to Blossom Pop earrings!
Blossom Pop Peek

Expect to see them and lots, lots more in the shop later today...

Monday, 28 March 2011

First Look...

I hope everyone had a good weekend? I had a nice one, seeing friends and general merriment. I also received my copy of Orla Kiely's 'Pattern' through the post and spent a good deal of Sunday afternoon lounging in the garden reading it and getting inspired...A very good book indeed.

Anyway, so here I have a little treat for you: A first look at my newest jewellery collection...I am so excited to show these pieces to you in greater detail over the next few days. For now, here they all are hanging out in all of their spring colour glory:

Blossom Pop!

First Look:

Friday, 25 March 2011

29 Project: Days 294 - 305...

Here it is! The latest update...currently listening to Slow Dance by Matthew Dear. Love that track.

29 project: Days 294 - 305:

Day 294: Sunday 13th March - Sunset through a Donna Wilson cloud. I was kind of feeling like this cloud today. Mark was away for the weekend and I was missing him. Thankfully my mama and papa came over in the evening and made me a big roast lamb. That cheered me up a great deal!
Day 294 - Sunset through a Donna Wilson cloud

Day 295: Monday 14th March - My eye, Pia's eye. She's such a sweetie that horse. Honestly, she lets me take all manner of silly pictures of her!
Day 295 - My eye, Pia's eye

Day 296: Tuesday 15th March - Attack of the giant Clifford! Roar! I was out picking some daffodils and he came along for the fun of it...He's like a little dog rather than a cat!
Day 296 - Attack of the giant Clifford!

Day 297: Wednesday 16th March - I heart yellow blossoms. More of these I am afraid! I pass them on the way down to the stables...they'll be gone soon and then you shall see no more pictures of them, I promise! In the meantime I am making no guarantees...
Day 297 - I heart yellow blossoms

Day 298: Thursday 17th March - Beginning new things. I have been making new jewels (as you may have seen in my last post here), here are the beginning elements:
Day 298 - Beginning something new...

Day 299: Friday 18th March - The longest cat in the world. Another cat picture for you, because I am sure you haven't seen enough of those, right?
Day 299 - The longest cat in the world

Day 300: Saturday 19th March - A picture fit for a frame! I have been waiting since last summer for this picture to go in this magnificent frame, both of which are beloved wedding presents. Our wonderful friend Timbatron (not his real name of course, but this is his real website) who took it, brought it over and it was in the frame within the hour. Hurrah!
Day 300 - A picture fit for the frame...

Day 301: Sunday 20th March - Mess, glorious roast mess! I made a roast lunch for friends and made lots of mess. It was much fun...
Day 301 - Mess, glorious roast mess!

Day 302: Monday 21st March - A blue kind of day. Printed thunderclouds, attended a funeral and the car popped. Not the most fun day I ever had.
Day 302 - A Blue Kind of Day

Day 303: Tuesday 22nd March - Equus Printing. Aside from going shopping for a new car, I printed a batch of Equus scarves...The sun was good today, as it has been an awful lot lately. More please!
Day 303 - Equus printing

Day 304: Wednesday 23rd March - My first attempt at Satay, it was lush! It's from jamie's 30 minute meals. Of course it took me a hella lot longer than 30 minutes, and I didn't even consider attempting the desert part, but it tasted so gooood. I highly recommend it.
Day 304 - First ever Satay attempt (it was lush)

Day 305: Thursday 24th March - All that glitters. A fresh batch of Fly High birds arrived, and I set about making them into bracelets for you all...I do love Swarovski beads a lot.
Day 305 - All that glitters

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

A peek at jewels to come...

It's high time really...my new jewellery collection is oh so nearly ready!

A peek:
A peek at jewels to come...

(I also have a 29 project update coming this-a-way very soon...)

Friday, 18 March 2011

Lusting

I have started a Svpply account! A place for me to lust over and look at lots of things I would like to own, without making my debit card want to cry...

Come and join me if you like: HERE!

A selection of my objects of desire...
Lust...

If any of you are members, let me know!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

29 Project: Days 285 - 293

A 29 project update for you! As I have discovered to be classic of this project, some hit and miss photography skills coming up...

29 project: Days 285 - 293...

Day 285: Friday 4th March - View from a Dressage Lesson. Pia and I had another lesson and here is my view between her ears as we prepare to go in. Cardinham Woods in the late afternoon sun...
Day 285 - View from a dressage lesson

Day 286: Saturday 5th March - Air drumming on a Saturday night. Yep, awful picture, I'll confess I nearly forgot to take it, and this is all I have. Mark air drumming:
Day 286 - Air drumming on a Saturday night

Day 287: Sunday 6th March - Warmth. I have grown to love the woodburner in our new home very much! It makes the house feel and smell all cozy, even more so on a sleepy Sunday evening.
Day 287 - Warmth

Day 288: Monday 7th March - I Wonder. I finished reading the essays and admiring the fantastic illustration of this book, I Wonder by Marian Bantjes. I shall do another post about it soon...in the meantime, I highly recommend it.
Day 288 - I Wonder

Day 289: Tuesday 8th March - Pancakes! Ahh, Pancake day. Mark and I didn't eat anything savory for dinner, just a huge pile of pancakes liberally sprinkled with lemon and sugar...my dentist would be so proud. Ha!
Day 289 - Pancakes!

Day 290: Wednesday 9th March - Giveaway winnings! I was a runner up in lovely Sami of Teasmade's birthday giveaway! This is the very generous haul that was popped through my mailbox. So many sweet treats, thank you Sami!
Day 290 - Giveaway Winnings!!

Day 291: Thursday 10th March - Rosettes. Pia and I had a competition and scored us some wins, adding to my mama's Christmas decoration stash (yes, she really does use the red ones as Christmas decorations...they are pretty festive after all)
Day 291 - Rosettes

Day 292: Friday 11th March - Petal Obsession. I have been thinking of ways to use the petals from my swiftly wilting flowers...I hope to have time to try some ideas before they shrivel completely. Watch this space!
Day 292 - Petal Obsession

Day 293: Saturday 12th March - Yellow Blossoms. I do love these yellow blossoms that have been popping up all over the garden, especially against the dark branches and white cloud sky. In a week or so they will be turning green...I do love Spring!
Day 293 - Yellow Blossoms

That's all for now folks...I will update the last few days of 29 projecting soon.

The dreadful situation in Japan is never far from my mind at the moment. I do hope my lovely Japanese customers and their loved ones are safe. My thoughts are with you all. Stay safe everyone.

Big Cats!

It's finally here, another addition to my animal print scarf range - Big cats!

The print features a veritable clowder (Did you know that is what a group of cats are called? I didn't...) of leopards, tigers and panthers all getting along amiably and hanging out under the trees and next to a sparkling river...

As always it has been hand printed onto a pretty dusty green cotton/viscose...Meow!

Big Cats Scarf
Big Cats Scarf
Big Cats Scarf

I'd love to know what you think?!

Friday, 11 March 2011

In progress...

Lining up and making sure the layers fit. Part of a commission I have been working on of late which I will share here soon...
In Progress...
I have had a day of research and scribbling and tidying. Expect new scarves and a 29 project update here in the next few days. Have a great weekend folks!

Monday, 7 March 2011

Colour Separations...

Here is another peek at a new design I have been working on lately...It isn't laid out like this in the final piece, but when I am printing out the separate colours for the printing screen set up I like to fit as much as I can on one sheet.

Happy accidents ftw.

Colour separating.

Friday, 4 March 2011

29 Project: Days 276 - 284

Here is another 29 project update for you! I am sorry I haven't been able to show you much new work lately, I have been busy finishing off commissions amongst other things, but I hope to be able to show you lovely things soon. In the meantime, here is a peek at a new scarf design I have been busying myself with (If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook then you will probably already been privy to this peek...) and it will be in the shop next week!
New scarf peek...

Anyway: On with the 29 Project: Days 276 - 284...

Day 276: Wednesday 23rd February - Jewellery Making Mess. When things get hectic, I get messy, and then it starts to bug me, and then I tidy it all up. It needs a tidy here.
Day 276 - Jewellery Making Mess

Day 277: Thursday 24th February - Hepworth Studio. My long time old friends Nicola and Chris came a visiting and we went down to St Ives for the day. I haven't been down there for ages and it was a great trip out. We went to the Barbara Hepworth Museum which, I am disgraced to say, I have never been to before. It is wonderful! Her studio and gardens are so very inspiring and are open to look at pretty much as she left them. If you find yourself in St Ives with not a great deal of time on your hands, I recommend going there rather than to the Tate (unless there is something fabulous on of course). You won't be disappointed. Here I am reflected in her studio with Chris in the doorway...There is another picture from her conservatory on my Flickr which can be seen HERE.
Day 277 - Hepworth Studio

Day 278: Friday 25th February - Hepworth garden inspired windowsill. Whilst out in St Ives we spied a little market, and being suckers for succulents, Nicola and I couldn't resist. I bought two, which were oh so cheap, and they now sit in my kitchen windowsill with other prettys. The beginnings of a Hepworth garden inspired collection I think.
Day 278 - My own Hepworth garden inpsired windowsil.

Day 279: Saturday 26th February - A new art wall. I got to have my first afternoon at our new house! So I set about hanging mirrors and pictures and wielding a drill and a hammer about. I started hanging our collection of little art pieces on the new art wall. Here you can spy pieces by Gemma Correll, Teasemade, Miso Funky and my aunt Gillian Keightley...(and of course, me!)
Day 279 - Starting the new art wall in the new house...

Day 280: Sunday 27th February - Clifford. Mark and I went to my folks for a big roast lunch with my extended family. When people started dispersing Clifford cat decided he would quite like to sit at the table too and join in the hi jinks. He's a bit fat isn't he? He is on a diet...
Day 280 - Clifford

Day 281: Monday 28th February - Umm...this didn't quite come out as I had hoped. When I turned up, Lou Lou cat was atop the pile of logs. My camera took an age to start up and then she jumped down. I took a picture anyway. That is all I have for today's picture, sorry!
Day 281 - Umm

Day 282: Tuesday 1st March - I don't know why, but I quite enjoyed the polite formality of this sign outside the church in Chapel in Tregony. Inspired singing and good humour!
Day 282 - Inspired Singing and Good Humour

Day 283: Wednesday 2nd March - The most it has felt like summer so far. No wind and wall to wall sunshine (just ignore the crispness of the air and wear a coat...)
Day 283 - The most it has felt like summer so far...

Day 284: Thursday 3rd March - I had a lesson on Pia and the light over the A30 on the way home was fantastic! I have a couple more pictures over on my flickr too...
Day 284 - Going home - Good Light

That's it for now...I'll be back with more soon and some new things to show you too.