Friday 26 October 2007
One of my favourite things is to receive parcels in the post, which is great, because I'm always ordering goods over the internet - from beads and buttons to heated towel rails and woodburning stoves. (When you live up a mountain you learn that postage/delivery charges are usually cheaper than a drive to a nearby town/city)
So I'm eagerly waiting the arrival of some new glass and beads for a new panel I've designed and also some fantastic looking pendants from Star of Supplies which I'll be incorporating into my new work - yay!
In the meantime I've been continuing with stock building and putting together even more stars and another little window dressing piece.
As you can imagine, I was v. excited this morning when I received my beautiful "Seastorm" scarflette from All in Stitches From New Mexico to Isere in less than a week!
These scarflettes in Merino yarn are gorgeously soft and all have fun names such as "Flurry" and "Night Sky" (both pictured) "Raincloud" and "Drizzle"
Check out these and other knits and textiles here!
Tuesday 23 October 2007
I wanted to play around with some smaller window panels and colours this week. So I made a few sketches and took just a little inspiration from my larger pieces to come up this sweet design. It is sooo cute hanging at a window - like a little jewellery piece - and gently moves in a passing breeze.
Expect more colour combinations VERY soon ;)
Please note - all my design are copyright protected!
Sunday 21 October 2007
This week saw a frenzy of star making in my studio - it's the holiday season and I had hardly any in stock, DISASTER! And whilst these cute little stars look good hanging in windows and..well anywhere.. all year long, Christmas is obviously the time I get most enquiries. Everyone likes to add a new decoration to their collection each year and these make great little collectable gifts.
Tuesday 16 October 2007
I had a piece of black opaque glass sitting in my studio for well over a year - uncut and unloved. Don't get me wrong, I liked it and even 'ooooh'd' over it when I unwrapped it from box but it's not a glass I was going to use every day. I had lots of ideas....something arty with pink poppies ... or a black poppy? (still might do that one!) but nothing grabbed my enthusiasm.
Then one night I was in a very nice Chambery restaurant with A. - slate wall, shiny open stainless steel kitchen, black chandeliers...and some rather too bare brick pillars in the centre of the room. So whilst sipping my aperitif I let my mind wander to what I could create for their walls (A. is used to talking to himself whilst I daydream) ...clean, organic, modern yet timeless, black and shiny, no frills no fuss. TA DA!!! My black glass ammonite with a distressed antique copper patina (32cm x 28cm)
Just have to sell it to them now ;)
Sunday 14 October 2007
For the past few months I haven't been working in my studio as much as I would have liked - We have had a summer of visitors to our house (which is always nice!) but one of the disadvantages of working from home is that work can be put to one side far to easily :)
I now have a couple of weeks without guests so plan to work work work....although the garden needs a hard prune before the frosts arrive.....
The planned date for my gallery opening is May 2008 and it's going to be a sad and empty place unless I get a move on. So I took the decision last week not to list any new work in my Etsy store until Spring in order to concentrate on creating and not selling!!
The piece listed above is my "Kinda like a cushion" panel in wispy white with candy shades of blues and greens and a little caramel. It's embellished with grey satin ribbon. I'm going to have great fun with colour combinations for these pieces :)
Last week my Cinderella bunting was feature on Etsy's front page :) It was picked by the fab TortillaGirl. Check out her gorgeous designer bags and knitwear
The bunting was also featured on the gorgeous Ga Ga for Garlands blog. Thank you Tamy!!