Tuesday, 26 April 2011


Currently working on a new piece, luckily you can crochet almost anywhere so no need for workshop to be finished at this point. Had a wonderful Easter weekend relaxing in the garden amongst the tulips and indulging on freshly baked hot cross buns! 

Friday, 22 April 2011

Sticker Happy

Yet another great scandinavian designer, Lotta Jansdotter! I love her book of stickers, looking round the house to find things I can label...think I will have to get more jars for pasta/ rice etc just so I can label them up too. 
It would be great fun to make your own labels like these, not sure how though? as these come in funky shapes too. You get 30 pages ("200 embellishments for home and gift giving) in this pack. Would also recommend a good look at Lotta's website, as she designs lots of other wonderful things too. I first became aware of her work through one of her books called simple sewing.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Pretty in Pink

Above: David Austin Pink Roses

Above and below, my jewellery: Crochet Catherine Wheel Pendant in Silver with Rose Quartz and Silver Crochet Rings with Freshwater Pearl and Garnet. 

Image found on A Mermaid's Tale blog
Will have to visit her shop when next in Cornwall.
Love this pale green colour, recently got a sample of Farrow and Ball Cooking Apple Green as a possible choice for my new workshop colour... 

Karin Eriksson's ceramics (she also has one of my all time favourite blogs)
Pink Tulips from visiting friends

Yesterday was very pink and rosy, not only did I taste the most delicious rose flavoured lemonade by Fentimans, you have to try it! I could imagine it would also be very nice with gin as a summer cocktail...
 I also purchased two gorgeous David Austin climbing roses for the garden. Dreaming of a beautifully scented pale pink rose arbour leading to workshop... ahh
 Bold bright colours are usually my choice but pastels and pink seem to be cropping up in my work more frequently recently and also in the objects I covet. 

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Inspirational India

While I wait for my studio to be finished I am gathering all my most inspiring source material together ready to be developed into a new body of work. Still with many of the same themes I have explored before, such as the inclusion of traditional textiles, but a development of all the home based forms. The above images were taken at the City Palace in Udaipur on new years day.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Vive la Tapisserie

 24 hours by Linda Green

I noticed this exhibition on the craft scotland website, think I will definitely check it out! The exhibition of miniature tapestries by the collective STAR* is at the Institut Fran├žais d'Ecosse and runs from 1 to 30th of April. More details on the Institut website. Will let you know what delights I find there.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

I found something in the garden

Today I found this tiny egg, about the size of  a teaspoon in my garden, there is a small hole in the back and it is was empty. I don't know what I shall do with it but it's being kept. The next image is of some twigs I hung on the wall beside the glass cabinet in the picture below. The mirrored glass cabinet I found in a junk shop in Perth a year or so ago, but I noticed the bird picture reflected and all these objects suddenly linked together.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Beautiful things for a baby room

A little pull along Elephant by Sebra at Kidsen

Jungle Mobile and Pierre the Bunny both from Blabla Kids

Quentin Blake illustrated fabric 'All join in' from the Zagazoo collection for Osborne and Little

One of my jobs at home at the moment is getting our spare room ready to be transformed in to the nursery. It is currently filled with my boxes of craft supplies: literally bags and bags of bits of saved paper/ cards and fabric that I may need for something! 
Baby due in mid June, so still have a bit of time to get things ready. Above are some truly lovely things that are on my dream baby room wish list.  Of course I will be making lots of things and generally having ago myself, currently got some mini crochet bunting on the go and the plan is to paint the walls a very pale yellow and the ceiling pale blue with clouds. I really really love the Donna Wilson blanket so perhaps I will spend my birthday money on that. Plus it's very apt as Kinross seems to have its own very very rainy weather system.