A star is born !!!

IronwoodJones-Youtube Since my last blog…’Meet the Maker’  I have set up a Youtube Channel…….

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IronwoodJones-Youtube

Since my last blog…’Meet the Maker’  I have set up a Youtube Channel…….

Easter Spring Handwoven Home Decor Collection

Handmade Cushion Organic Cotton Green shoots are appearing and there is definitely more kindness in the air.  Not warm yet but clear and fresh and I’m longing to throw open the windows in our home to invite Spring inside. I enjoy curating our home decor to reflect the changing seasons. The hygge feeling needs replacing now with a more…

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Handmade Cushion Organic Cotton

Green shoots are appearing and there is definitely more kindness in the air.  Not warm yet but clear and fresh and I’m longing to throw open the windows in our home to invite Spring inside. I enjoy curating our home decor to reflect the changing seasons. The hygge feeling needs replacing now with a more definite vibe to set off the daffodils and Spring flowers we all love to bring inside at this time of year. 

Meet The Maker: Lola Elliott

Everything you could ever want to know about me and my business, except for my favourite food (pumpkin soup), most-listened-to band (Florence & The Machine), and personal hero (Terry Pratchett).

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Everything you could ever want to know about me and my business, except for my favourite food (pumpkin soup), most-listened-to band (Florence & The Machine), and personal hero (Terry Pratchett).

My Hand Bound Books

The covers for this landscape A4 hand bound book were made using original cyanotype prints. The front cover is a wet cyanotype, created using so many wildflowers gathered from the hedgerows around my beautiful Wiltshire home … there are Wild Mallows, Oxeye Daises, Buttercups and Toadflax. The back cover mainly features Wild Mallow flowers. So, I should start bybeing straight with you … I am a stationery addict! There! It’s out there! Nowyou know my biggest vice!!I’m also a writer anda keeper of journals. I am a lover of words… their meanings, their origins, and their use. My home has always been full ofnotebooks, there are piles of the…

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The covers for this landscape A4 hand bound book were made using original cyanotype prints. The front cover is a wet cyanotype, created using so many wildflowers gathered from the hedgerows around my beautiful Wiltshire home … there are Wild Mallows, Oxeye Daises, Buttercups and Toadflax. The back cover mainly features Wild Mallow flowers.

So, I should start by
being straight with you … I am a stationery addict! There! It’s out there! Now
you know my biggest vice!!

I’m also a writer and
a keeper of journals.

I am a lover of words
… their meanings, their origins, and their use. My home has always been full of
notebooks, there are piles of the things on every available space on the shelves,
in the cupboards, in the drawers.

Then, a few years
ago, I had a life-changing experience … I attended a Coptic bookbinding
workshop with local artist.

Why “life changing”,
you ask??

Well, imagine you absolutely
love music, and one day, someone sits you down at a piano and shows you how to
play, and then imagine that you’re good at it!!

Well, that’s what
learning to create books was like for me! I am a voracious writer, I am a woman
who has always found her voice in the written word, rather than the spoken one.
Hence the aforementioned mountains of stationery!

Here was a way for me
to create the very journals that I love to fill with words.

Here was a way for me
to create something special and beautiful with my own two hands.

A photograph of me creating a journal, folding the paper for the pages
I use recycled cartridge paper, 140 gsm, or heavier

The Seaside One!

Baby Blanket Sea colours 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.

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Baby Blanket Sea colours

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.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas 2021

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…

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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.

All About myself and HRJ!

A brief introduction to the maker behind the brand, and a bit about my business Handmade Retro Jewellery!

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A brief introduction to the maker behind the brand, and a bit about my business Handmade Retro Jewellery!

Just what you need for those frosty mornings!

Beret and tartan flower collection For A/W20 I have created a collection of decorated berets that combines my interests in fabric and design, regional textile history as well as the repurposing of fabrics. So for this blog post, I thought I would write a little about the design concept behind my new winter collection of wool felt berets that I…

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Beret and tartan flower collection

For A/W20 I have created a collection of decorated berets that combines my interests in fabric and design, regional textile history as well as the repurposing of fabrics. So for this blog post, I thought I would write a little about the design concept behind my new winter collection of wool felt berets that I finished with Lochcarron Scotland tartan handmade flowers and petersham bows.