Archive for September, 2011

September 16, 2011

Autumn dreams


Karen Barbe merino and angora woven cushion

Fine Little Day Harlekin woven blanket

ModCloth owl lamp

Knitty knitted sock pattern


September 15, 2011

Mail art from 100 mile house

I love Jessica Gowling‘s address, it sounds so remote and idyllic, I imagine a little log cabin nestled into the foot of a mountain with a long winding track up to it. I received a lovely garden themed package from her this week in a beautifully decorated envelope. It contained some lovely cuttings and paper ephemera, a pressed flower and  some wonderful stamps that I am in love with. My favorite piece was the old book page with a pretty mountain scene and a quote that reads ” I cannot offer gentle flowers, only these strange and fateful blooms”, there’s something captivating about those words.

incidentally, if you have a penchant for beautiful hand printed illustrations of wildlife you should check out Jessica’s shop. I especially LOVE these pieces and have put them on the wish list in my head:

September 8, 2011


I finally finished the knitted owl cushion that I have been working on for months, he is called Oswald Mowl.  I am very proud as it took much perseverance to say the least but now I feel ready to tackle a pattern for a cardigan or jumper, preferably a fair isle number.

He’s sporting vintage floral wings and a gold leather beak