Thursday, 28 July 2011
I made a tea cosy and a scented drawer box for my dear friend Nicola..
her birthday was on Friday but again "Happee 23rd Burfdee" :)
my big, big sister (the second eldest of my 3 sisters) has turned the big 3-0!!!
and I made her two cushions in the colours she had been hinted not so subtly that she wanted..
Happy 30th Birthday Vicky!
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
These toys were one of the best things I saw at Art In Action last weekend, they are so fun and cute!
Take a look and me and sister having a little play with them here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNUBiTdBf_U :)
OPI is based in Cornwall and is the very talented work of Jane Ryan. Her toys started off as a way she could continue her artistic flare, after studying fine art at Chelsea School of Art, whilst starting her new journey into motherhood. These 'toys for grown-ups' were very popular this weekend, I saw them dotted around at other artists tables! I am going to have to get one soon, they're just too darn cute not to!
I received an email last week of this little beauty! It looks amazing and its so local too :) ..and I am getting involved!! yay!
This will be the first time nortsandcrosses will be selling at a fair! I couldn't be more excited about it! Unfortunately I am unable to make the August event but remember the date
Sunday 25th September 2011
as that's when I will be there and would love to see some happy familiar faces so do come down and see me!! :)
Monday, 25 July 2011
Well, Art In Action was so much fun! Such an inspiring and interesting camping weekend! I have so many business cards and artists names ready to research and blog about, so much in fact I feel like it will take me months to tell you all about everything I saw.
As well as glass, there was a textiles tent, sculpture, drawing, illustration, ceramics, woodwork, jewellery and others. To see all the rest of my photos please visit my facebook page!!
Thursday, 21 July 2011
Art In Action, in Oxford, is already well on the way!! I'm already hearing super things, it is so exciting! I can't wait to be in the midst of it all tonight! Myself and my sister are heading up today to be inspired and visit some of our friends that are taking part this year!
follow the link below and get involved
time to pack the tent and air-bed, oh and find my wellies!
Hope to see you there!
Tuesday, 19 July 2011
Ëlodie is a french illustrator specializing in fashion illustration and portraiture
Sunday, 17 July 2011
Before I hop to bed I want to share with you a great site, if you like all things handmade with great care, unique craftsmanship and stunning beautiful pieces of art and craft you will love this site! Similar to etsy and folksy madebyhandonline aims to promote and encourage the handmade beautiful work of talented artist-makers! Of course, firstly, I am going to promote my sister who is a member of the site and you can buy her tink*s through there too!! Here are also a few other pretty talented artists I found, and love their work! But don't take my word for it, have a look and rummage through http://www.madebyhandonline.com/
my very talented sister and her stunning tink* paperweights.
Thursday, 14 July 2011
Note to Self: Buy Pukka oat flower, lavender and lime flower bedtime tea = tasteful and makes you sleepy!
I am absolutely loving Jess' work, I have been wanting so many of her handmade items for so long now that when I visited Trentham Gardens at the weekend I popped into Yellowstone and bought myself one of her mugs! I love it! Now I just need to buy some of her coasters, and her teapot, and her selection of plates and and..
Friday, 8 July 2011
Friday, 1 July 2011
one year today, yet it feels like just last week and it feels like its been forever.
my amazing superhero of a big brother, Darrel, is never forgotten and missed even more with every day.
So hard to live without but
I'm so so so proud of him
and I'm so fond of my memories,
I just wish we could of made more!
Love always and forever
your baby sister