Saturday, 29 August 2009

Fiona Howard

I just love the designs created by Fiona Howard. Such lovely elegant graphic images using a sophisticated colour palette. These mugs shown above are a great example - but there are many more things to be found on her online shop.

Fiona is also responsible for my current favourite design - Dandelion Clocks by Sanderson (see below). Which I will soon be using to make a blind for my spare room!

Thursday, 13 August 2009

for the love of Polka Dots . . .

I'm obsessed!! I now run a group on flickr called For the love of Polka Dots . . . There are other great polka dot groups on there but I'm planning to make mine the prettiest and have a "strict" (as strict as I can be anyway) policy of only accepting the prettiest polka pics!! Here's a few of my faves so far!

Thanks to everyone for such fantastic images!!

1. Polka dots ballerinas, 2. Application, 3. Pink and White Polka Dot Cupcake Liners - Baking Cups, 4. nature pocket jumper, 5. Polka Dots, 6. 005, 7. Untitled, 8. Tulips, 9. Untitled, 10. Untitled, 11. Bye bye!, 12. Gretelies Tasche - Bag , 13. taggie legs, 14. Happy dotty duckie, 15. MacBook Envelope - 13", 16. Polka dot top

Friday, 7 August 2009

I made this! - Mortimer Sock Mouse!

This is my newest addition to my sock mouse family. A commission for Zoë Power. The brief was that he or she had to be pink and purple. Recently if I come across a pair of socks I like I just have to buy them now - it's become an obsession! This time I had to hunt down the right pair - not as easy as you would think - even when I had the whole of Oxford Street to choose from!!

But finally in Topshop I spied this lovely pair - and I just love how the large spots work with the shape. This time I made the heart belly a little smaller so it didn't wrap around the sides too much and I used piping inside the tail to create the nice rounded shape. Not content with having Molly Mouse my friend Mandy has commission me to make another mouse now with the other sock in this pair!

Think this sock mouse lark might be taking over my life . . .

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Craft Fair! - Tunbridge Wells Pantiles

Well - my first "proper" craft fair - or Craft Market as it is officially called. Spent every spare hour preparing, writing lists, stressing. Still didn't have enough stock really to fill up the stall but it wasn't a problem in the end as I only sold three things!! So depressed! Think I am better spending off my time selling online - so my next job is to list everything on my Esty and Folksy stores - can't get any worse I guess!! :0(