Monday, 14 February 2011

Valentine Special Offer!

I'm staying at home today as my little boy is a bit off colour.  So we made these to cheer us up.
I'm about to have a batch of new shades made up so I thought I'd spread a little love with a pre-order temptaition.
For this week only, I'm offering a 15% discount in my Big Cartel Shop on the new Parade design as I'm rather excited about the colours....available in orange, turquoise, magenta and of course, white.  They should be ready in 4-6 weeks, maybe less! So if you fancy a nice, new sweety lamp by your bedside or glowing in the living you go and order!  Offer ends Friday 20th Feb.  (offer now extended until the 11th March as I'm running a bit behind!)

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Clover Lover

I've got a thing about clover.
It pops up in quite a few of my designs and I have plans for more!
Here's something I did over the weekend for my friends 40th birthday (very boozy event in the Cotswolds!)
I have lots of lampshade panels that are over flowing from my plan chest.  The ones that didn't make the grade!  I've been playing around with a few ideas for them as I can't bare to chuck them out!

So, 40 little clovers and just one with four leaves, all cut out from my various patterns and the odd bit of discarded stitchery too.
Had to squash them a bit into this frame, but I think it turned out OK.
I'm slightly worried that they'll all fall off as I stuck them fairly rapidly with a cheap glue stick.  But they went off with a guarantee and a promise to repair if necessary!

Next time I'm round at Richard's for book club, if they're on the wall, I'll feel like I did my job properly!

Monday, 7 February 2011

Thumb Printing Fun!

I really try hard not to force art onto my little boy and occasionally he'll give me a flash of hope that maybe one day he'll want to sit and 'do colouring' with me!
We did have a wonderful time together on the train coming back from Sheffield recently and it was all thanks to Aunty Jacquie and The Small Object.
This was a Christmas present for Stanley and we've both had fun making several cards with it.  The train journey got us working on this biggy, which means we've more or less run out of stickers now.  That's not so bad though, as I'm sure we can get inventive with other stickers from his / my collection, dotted around the house.

It's such a sweet idea and great that the cards in the box are half finished, which just gives enough inspiration for a small boy to add a few more bits without having to work too hard!  He went on to colour in most of his name and the journey time whizzed by.
I love the work of Sarah Neuburger
So thank you, Aunty Jacquie (meant to bring the card on Saturday, but forgot!) and congratulations to The Small Object for creating such a fab project!  Published by the ever wonderful Chronicle Books and available to buy here.

Thursday, 3 February 2011


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