February 29, 2012
I wanted to tell you…
Me, Mr W and Luna the cat are off on an adventure… to live in the forest, in a yurt!
The forest is close to where we live now and has views over a beatiful valley, It is a sustainable woodland management project that runs courses in bushcraft, green woodworking, coppicing etc and I have the role of cooking up a yummy lunch for the course attendees and volunteers in the outdoor kitchen.
Living a low impact, off grid life close to nature is something we’ve always dreamed of and we cant quite beleive how lucky we are to have this amazing opportunity. You can follow our adventure and yurt ramblings on this blog:
We built this nest
*Image – by Carlson Ellis, from the magical book Wildwood by Colin Meloy. Now on my wishlist.
February 26, 2012
This weekend was full of sunshine; my little sister came to visit, we strolled in our t -shirts and remembered what summer was like, we climbed a spiral staircase to the top of a tower, we hatched plans for a new adventure, we bought new books and we ate good food.
“For the first time in my life I was out of the sight of humans. For the first time in my life I was alone in a world whose behaviour I could neither predict nor fathom: a world of birds that squealed, of plants that stank, of insects that sprang about without warning. I was lost and I did not expect to be found again. I put my head back and howled, and the sun hit me smartly on the face, like a bully.”
Laurie lee – Cider with Rosie
At the top
The sister and the Mister
February 21, 2012
I’ve made these two little hoop frame beauties for the SHOP, they are hand screen printed and appliqued and perfect to hang in your nest, I love the circular shape, good for mixing things up amongst all your rectangular frames and the words are good to live by. They are also extra special because they are original one-off pieces:
Climb a mountain
Home is wherever I’m with you
February 6, 2012
I have added some new products to my SHOP today including;
Petal Liberty apron – These pretty numbers are handmade with gorgeous Liberty print floral’s, perfect for stylish kitchen flouncing and suchlike. Available in Blue/ Purple and Cherry/ Grey.
Nest garlands – These garlands are handmade using a selection of Liberty, vintage and other bits and bobs of fabric, embellished with ribbon, lace and vintage doilies. They are perfect for hanging in your nest for a touch of handmade charm. 2 meters, available in different colour ways.
Wild flower tote bag – handmade in a gorgeous eye-catching fabric with a lining making it extra sturdy and ideal for books/ shopping/ all your bits and bobs
All available in the SHOP, pop over and let me know what you think. I’ll be adding even more over the next few weeks.
Also remember to enter my GIVEAWAY for a chance of winning some aspetalsfall goodness… (Winners announced on Friday 10th)
** A special Thank you to Hels for being a super model and lending me her garden.
January 30, 2012
This weekend I was a busy badger in the studio creating these new cards.
Designs include; neon hearts in flouro pink, flouro orange, cobalt blue and metallic gold, typewriter text and some of my lampshade illustrations. They have that gorgeous tactile quality that only screen printing can produce and are the perfect excuse to remind someone you love them.
They will be available in my new SHOP launching later today…
January 8, 2012
Before Christmas I received some wonderful mail art from Jeannine (Saylor made) Including some beautiful artwork, a thoughtful note, some personalised homemade stickers, a handmade bookmark, a card and, as usual,l some pretty buttons.
I also got a wonderful package from Sumi Sethi including some of her gorgeous hand printed fabric, a handmade badge, some lovely green fabric that I used to decorate my marmalade jars, a deer badge (My fave Sumi illustration), some stamps (top picture) and her beautiful ‘Ship Shape’ design printed onto fabric (I think I will make something special with this).
And yesterday a little envelope popped through the letterbox from Jessica Gowling, a beautiful treasury of butterflies and moths including some pages from an old book, a postcard and some pretty stickers.
Thank You So much mail Arters! I am looking forward to sending out some worthy replies in 2012! x x
December 9, 2011
As you may, or may not, know I love mountains, it seems I see them everywhere. I am currently lusting after these mountainous bits of jewelery:
Hand painted geometric wood ornament from Son of a sailor, I would love this as a necklace.
Peach brass and wood necklace from TriAndGul
Mountain brooch by Pannikin
I also love this bracelet by Son of a sailor
December 8, 2011
This week I have been plagued with a dreaded winter cold, now I am better I am looking forward to being at Tenderfoots ‘Yule Love It’ Christmas market on Saturday, lots of lovely unique Christmas gifts on offer, including my wares, and mulled wine and mince pies…
I am also looking forward to the Lionheart Launch Party on Sunday, Music, craft, cake – made by the wonderful Homemade mama, Lions, joy, homemade pizza, aaaand we’ll be able to see the magazine in the flesh – SO exciting. There will be a lampshade demonstration by the very lovely Quincy Lampshades at 3.30pm, which I cant wait to see. I will be doing two crafty workshops at 4.15 – Moustache making, perfect for the photo booth, and sew your own lavender bag/ christmas decoration. At 5.30 there will be a live illustration session by Gemma Milly which I also can’t wait to see! And from 6pm onwards; good music and sparkles.
The weekend after all this action I am looking forward to a weekend off for my Birthday celebrations and some time with the Mr, and then it’ll be Christmas; I’m wishing for A novelty jumper, Christmas films, cheese, mulled wine, board games, an open fire and most of all some snow, it was magical last year:
November 27, 2011
Just when my post was beginning to be dreary again I received two lovely surprises in one day;
A marvelous mail art package from Melanie Furtado containing not one, but TWO owl prints, a handmade zine, a magnet (that sadly broke in transit, but a beauty nonetheless), a hand-made moth card (I also love drawing moths!) and a little envelope containing bits and bobs that reads ‘Make something’. It was a perfect little mail art package and I am looking forward to replying, even though it may not be until January now!
As well as a peachy little package from the very lovely 91 Magazine, which is made by Patchwork Harmony , a lovely blog and shop that I’ve been following for a while now, I especially love their beautiful interior styling, you must have a peek if you havent already.
I also received my greetings cards from the printers yesterday and I’m so happy with how they look, the card has a lovely matte feel and the image is perfect and crisp. They will be available to buy in my online shop soon and also at the markets I’ll be at in December.