Time was with most of us, when Christmas Day, encircling all our limited world like a magic ring, left nothing out for us to miss or seek; bound together all our home enjoyments affections, and hopes; grouped everything and everyone round the Christmas fire, and make the little picture shining in our bright young eyes, complete. Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”
It’s of no surprise to many of you that know where I’m located on the Lizard Peninsula, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, that I’m influenced in my work by the big colours of sea and sky. Let me tell you more.
The Makers year is usually a few months out of synch with the real calendar. It takes time to accumulate materials and ideas. To make something totally desirable, either timeless or modern, requires research. Quality necessitates patience.
Do you struggle with what to buy Dad on Father’s Day? Here’s a round-up of practical and useful gifts for the Sentimental Dad, the Beer Loving Dad, the Foodie Dad, the Messy Dad, the Organised Dad, the Well-Groomed Dad, the Animal Loving Dad and the Special Interest Dad. Hopefully your Dad fits one of these categories and together we can find him the perfect gift.
This is the story of my weaving style and my recent Modern Mediterranean themed handwoven organic cotton cloth in particular.
Hello, just a little about myself and how Pebbles 4 Thought was born.
I have always been creative and attended Art College achieving a 2:1 degree in Textile Design. Upon leaving University I didn’t use this degree, until about 4 years ago. Whilst on holiday in Cyprus I discovered beautiful decorative pebbles. On returning home I started exploring and experimenting – drawing and painting on pebbles.
Realising I wanted a bigger and flatter surface to work on, surface to work on, I started making my own pebbles using concrete poured into silicone moulds which I make myself. My workshop is in a Summer house at the bottom of my garden. I draw my inspiration from nature- I enjoy painting birds, animals and flowers.
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Most of March has been organising my work room then April has been about recovery from Carpal Tunnel surgery.
Hello everyone and welcome to my first ever blog!
I’m Tracey from tjdesignsuk and I make cards and gift tags using recycled card with colourful paper, acetate and buttons…
I’ve just listed these Easter Cards. What do you think? I hope you like them!!
I’ve machine stitched a border and hand sewn the button embellishments. There’s a range of lovely Easter colours available.