Monday, 20 May 2013
Hello there. These pictures are from a few weeks ago, but my extremely limited internet time recently has meant they ended up saved in a draft post until now. I have been appreciating my Sunday's quite a lot recently, on this particular Sunday after a roast dinner at the pub, I persuaded my boyfriend to come and feed squirrels in the park with me, which although he was initially less excited about than me, I think he was won around when this friendly squirrel (who we named Cyril) ate right from his hand. Then we went for a stroll to the beach and ate ice cream. Which in my book is a very good Sunday indeed.
P.S. I realise I'm a bit out of the loop right now as I have only just this week discovered that there is apparently no longer a UK version of Hellocotton? When did this happen? Well, anyway I hope that those of you who were following through there have found another means to subscribe instead, there are links to my Bloglovin page etc over in the side column.
Sunday, 12 May 2013
Lisa Congdon is an illustrator and fine artist who's work I very much admire. Above are some of my favourite pieces of her work (although as you can see, I had trouble narrowing it down) from the top are some illustrations from her nordic inspired series and others from her vintage inspired series. Lisa is predominantly self taught and did not begin painting until she was 31 years old (which is inspiration in itself) She is also a prolific collector of old and unusual things and surrounds herself with these things in her home & studio. You may also know of her from her impressive Collection A Day 2010 Project.
If you are planning on checking out Lisa's Etsy shop, just a heads up that it will be temporarily closing for a few weeks (from 15th May) for a revamp (and due to her upcoming wedding) so if there's anything you have your eye on get it while you can. Take a look at her website for a browse at her inspiring and happy portfolio or have a read through her lovely blog.
Sunday, 21 April 2013
A quick glimpse from this week. There have some lovely sunsets here recently. I tattooed an anchor on my dad this week (just the outline, colour to follow), it was his first tattoo and I'm very grateful he let me tattoo him. In other news.. I miss the internet (sad face) I have no computer now, so for now I'm popping in when I get the chance to use other peoples.
[Edited to add: just in case any new readers have entered the blog at this page, I am a tattoo apprentice in a professional studio and did a previous two years of apprenticing before even being allowed near a tattoo machine, just wanted to clarify that, as this isn't a tattoo blog so I didn't want anyone read that to mean I'd just randomly tattooed my dad at home or something ridiculous].
Friday, 19 April 2013
|Deer head wooden brooch - NUTAK|
|Striped sweater - RAL Style Shop|
|Cicadas insect print - Winged World|
|Kindling canvas tote - Kin Ship Goods|
Thursday, 18 April 2013
Monday, 1 April 2013
Esther Sandler is a talented Melbourne based textile designer who has combined her love of craft techniques such as cross stitch and macrame to create small wearable pieces that can be carried around with you throughout the day. The new range of crafted jewellery pieces she has created can be found at her newly revamped (online) store Togetherness. As well as being multi talented Esther is also lovely, you can find her and her work at the links below.
Saturday, 30 March 2013
Fine and Dandy is a vintage shop established in 2010 in the small seaside town of Marazion Cornwall, described as the prettiest shop in the UK and selling vintage delights from 1930s~1960s. They also have an Etsy shop (called Paperdolly1973) specialising in vintage toys and dolls. Check out the etsy shop for cute collectibles and toys, or visit the Flickr page to see cute photos from inside the Fine and Dandy shop as well as a huge collection of toys and dolls.
|Fine and Dandy store [Photo from Flickr: Paperdolly*]|