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29 May 2012

Let's Weave!

I've been loving all the Bauhaus textiles that have been flooding pattern
 Pin Boards of Pinterest lately. It's had me contemplating the fine art of


A tapestry by Max Pfeiffer Watenphul, 1921

...weaving!

I've not done much weaving before. And what I have done, has always
been done on make-shift, homemade contraptions. Well, last week I
happened upon a large free-standing tapestry loom, just sitting
by the side of the road... like it was waiting for me!

It's been pretty dismal and grey here lately. The kind of weather that's
pretty much perfect for a bit of finger-warming craftwork.
Oh, I can't wait to try my new loom out! 

Do you fancy a spot of weaving? Do you have a loom?
There's a wonderful tutorial here for a DIY tapestry loom ↓


D.I.Y Tapestry Loom by kristin Roach

So okay... let's weave!

21 May 2012

A doll for Amelia

I rediscovered this dolly when sifting through some photos today...




Please excuse the poor image quality... I was new to digital then.


I made this little lady as a first birthday gift.
The little girl's Mama has a thing for those 
big-eyed children of 1960s-1970s era prints.

So, I tried my best to capture the 'mod' look in Amelia's doll.

I like that you don't really notice the fabric says I LOVE YOU
until you've taken off her coat and scarf... like opening a card.

The party's theme was 'I heart Amelia!'

What do you think of this little dolly, I wonder? 

I am quite envious of her 'modish' outfit. I can just imagine her go-go
dancing, in Amelia's room, in the middle of the night... can't you? ;)


I only wish, I'd thought to make her mouth a little love heart,
and, perhaps, heart-shaped pockets too... 


14 May 2012

Happy (belated) Mother's Day


...to all the beautiful mothers of this world.


Thank-you for being the strong, loving, 
wise and inspiring women that you are.


Image: photographed by Eric Lafforgue  here
Mumuhuila mother with her albino baby. Angola.

9 May 2012

Shinro Ohtake and Misaki Kawai






Shinro Ohtake and Misaki Kawai collaborated on these fabulous 
artworks for gallery Take Ninagawa's installation at fiac in 2010.

Although I've long been a fan of Shinro Ohtake's beautiful art,
I've not come across Misaki Kawai's work before. A true delight!


More fabulous colour and patterns here on Pinterest... 
(Yes, it's become quite an addiction for me. So much to wonder at!)