Friday, 25 May 2012

Scottish Summer...

..is eventually here! Suddenly its like living in a different place, lots of people on the streets, enjoying the sun.

So Miss Smilla decided to take some wool to the beach (and friends and pear cider) – and work on a certain granny blanket, get a suntan and some sand in her shoe.



Friday, 4 May 2012

A New Friend :-)


 “Are we nearly there yet?” mr Postman heard a tiny voice behind him, as he drove along to his destination – but he thought he only imagined it....

Today a new friend arrived – the charming miss Beth, from the studio of Sonia of Dandelyne in Australia – because I was one of the lucky winners of her generous giveaway! :-)

Sonia makes delicately embroidered portraits of little people who I imagine run away from their frames to do their own things, when we're not looking.

Check out her amazing shop on Etsy – it's full of finely detailed and lovingly made beauties, embroidered hoop necklaces and art pieces – all in heart-warmingly brilliant colours and patterns – just my kind of thing!


Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Happy Weekend 3.

The rest of the weekend (busy busy) was spent with product photography – which I enjoy almost as much as making the pieces. I'm partial to extreme close-ups and how they make textiles and structures look like landscapes.

I've also done some prototyping – experimenting with 3d structures and patterns – we'll see what comes out of it... incidentally, the new piece lends itself to the landscape theme quite well :-)