I always try to mock up any photos I’m taking using my Instagram app – it shoots in a square which is ideal for the majority of web images we need and therefore gives a really good impression of how a final image will look. Often you think something will work really well but it needs adapted post the Instagram shot. In this case, I was really happy with my initial set up … Personalised Easter decorations anyone?
As you good folks who’ve read my blog for a while will know I really like the Scottish designers timorous beasties – I had their thistle paper in my old house and have for one of their toiles wallpapers in the new place. But, the thistle love was Still strong so I fashioned this cushion from some of their fabric this afternoon and some free stitching goodness
as pretty as it is I just could not bring myself to pay £375 for Graham and Green’s bird cage lampshade … so, I set about making one for myself. Whilst it may well not be as polished and finished as the shop bought version I made this myself (from chicken wire, IKEA light fittings and Petra Boase birds amongst other feathered creatures) and I am rather proud of my creation
I don’t actually have much time to make things just because, you know, it’s fun, any more. So, on a mission to declutter and sort out my flat before we move next month I found this paper mobile kit that I’d bought two years ago in Berlin to make for Jonah. I have been ‘meaning to make it’ for a long time and never quite made an evening free enough to do it …until last night. scissors out, PVA glue and glue stick at the ready (which of course I had to paint on my fingers just to be able to pick it off in the process) and voila, 2 years late but an ever so cute mobile ready for Jonah’s new bedroom.
- High Flyer
We are now nearing the end of our northern road trip and it is culminating in Leeds. A bit of a Scamp catch up and a lot of cousin play action planned for the days we are here. Weather has been just lovely and the total brucie bonus of our trip has been an amazing art/craft/performance pop up workshop that has been in the local park every day this week. The kids have gone to as many sessions as possible coming away with silk painting, bird puppets and today’s extravaganza … Jonah’s kite. And it has all been free. Today’s kite makery has made one little lad very content - the skipping down the hill shot captures the essence of four year old happiness.
It’s got to that crazy time of year where I need to start thinking about Christmas in July … Wednesday was all about screenprinting angels and reindeer for our new Christmas bunting