Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Crochet Bunting

As I mentioned before I've started to experiment a little further with my crochet. After working out how to do circles I started on triangles. I didn't have a pattern so I'm not too sure if it's how your supposed to crochet triangles but it works. I later joined together my triangular experiments with single crochet and made bunting. 

Monday, 17 October 2011

Home Sweet Home

I've been looking out for some of these Children's alphabet blocks for a while and I was lucky enough to find some at the Car Boot yesterday. Yeh!

Featured on Cuteables

I just wanted so say thank you to Lynsey at for featuring my embroidery 'Old flames are dead matches' on her Friday Flickr pics.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Lisa Hannigan's got a new album out

I can't believe I didn't know this but just discovered Lisa Hannigan has a new album out. Yeh! You can download this song A sail from Uk Amazon for free at the moment. As soon as I have some pocket money I'll be getting the album. I loved her last one Sea Sew, she has such a stunning voice.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

I love Rob Ryan

I love Rob Ryan's work and have been an admirer for quite a while. Here is a short interview from Etsy where he talks about his work and a new book which is available to buy from today. It's a children's book called A Sky Full of Kindness, it's about two birds who become parents for the first time.

Handmade Portraits: Rob Ryan from Etsy on Vimeo.

There is true passion in all of his work and its at a level I think everyone can connect with.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Old flames are dead matches

After I finished my cross stitched deer/stag I wanted to try stitching some text. This is s quote from a British poet / painter David Robilliard. When I was at University one for my coursemates has a postcard of his work with this written on it. I always found it quite funny but have never been able to find my own copy of that postcard. So I thought I would create an homage of that piece.

David Robilliard's work was very simple, he had no formal training but was discovered and promoted by the artists Gilbert and George. 

I've added this to my kitchen wall as I have a bit of a Red, white and Black theme going on in there. 

That framed image is a print I made from a print workshop I took part in quite a while ago. The writing is an old family recipe for yorkshire relish which is a bit like Worcestershire sauce. The recipe has been in my family for at least a couple of generations. I found the hand written recipe at the time of the workshop where we were learning how to do gum arabic printing using photocopies. Something I've never done since as it can be a little messy and you need a fair bit of space.
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