Monday, 24 December 2012

Friday, 14 December 2012

Paper Christmas trees to make . . .

You all must know how I love re-cycling
well these sweet christmas tree decorations
are just a perfect example.
The lovely Jules shows how to make them
over on her blog   "Adventures in Thread" 

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For those of you on Facebook,  every Friday
I feature a make it  "Project for the weekend 
on my facebook page here if you're interested.
also lots of other arty, crafty hints, tips & inspirations.
It would be lovely to see you there !

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

A feast of colour & pattern


This is a favourite blog I came across a while ago
the owner of the blog Elena Nuez has a wonderful eye
for colour, form, pattern as you will see from her photography.
Her site is filled with the beautiful images she takes
and the items she creates, which are for sale in her etsy shop here

Monday, 26 November 2012

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

wire sculpted hare


says his sculpture is
"drawing in three dimensions"
"drawing in 3-dimensions"

Monday, 22 October 2012

kelp lampshades . . .

Artist Julia Lohman based in London
 designs beautiful lampshades using seaweed ~kelp.
for more of her stunning intricate laser cut designs see here.
She is hoping that this may replace the use of leather, paper & plastic.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Autumn Moon clock . . .

"Autumn Moon Clock"
by
"Moonstruck" is how Alan talks about our feelings towards the moon,
I most certainly am when I gaze up at her.
This shop holds so many wonderful clock creations to choose from.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Pegasus . . .

I always loved the story of Pegasus,
this automata made in Cornwall is a beauty. 
Find a multitude of moving creations

Friday, 12 October 2012

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

owl in oils

Wonderful movement & colour
in the bird paintings of
 San Francisco based artist

Friday, 5 October 2012

Beautiful bags . . .

My lass, Bristol based textile print artist
has some lovely new bags in her shop
she has made from beautiful vintage fabrics,
as well as her cushions, lavender bags etc. 
Hannahs shop can be found here.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Acorns for Autumn inspiration . . .

Beautiful Autumn inspiration.
Im loving the words on these wee wooden acorns
by Natalie
from 

Friday, 7 September 2012

do it yourself ~ twig ball . . .

todays project ~ a twig ball ~ . 
I can just picture a whole collection of these in the garden in different sizes!
 step by step instructions here

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Sounds of the sea driftwood chimes . . .

As we walk the shorelines along balmy seas or stormy waves
 we keep a wary eye open for treasures thrown up from the deep.
I collect these offerings take them home to my studio
 "Shades of the sea " are the creations I make from my findings.
Driftwood & shell chimes with delicate coloured ribbons

As the breeze catches a chime you can hear a delicate noise
the song of the shells, bringing thoughts of the wonderful ocean to mind
and as the mobile moves, its individual pieces shift & change about,
forming mesmerising sculptural shapes.

You can find my driftwood chimes for sale here & here
 or read about my beach combing adventures, treasures found
and other seaside loveliness here

Monday, 3 September 2012

have a go . . .needle felting

fancy a go at needle felting?
the kits from 
from Ireland
are wonderful.
see her lovley creative blog here too

Friday, 31 August 2012

basket making, step by step . . .

following on from yesterdays thoughts on baskets
If you should like to have a try
i found this wonderful link to step by step basketmaking.
here on Jon's bushcraft page.
I made a basket many moons ago & should love another try.
Just need to find suppliers now.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Jo Hogan baskets . . .

 My mind does wander so . . .
recently musing over Autumn & collecting blackberries & chestnuts
I began to think about lovely baskets to collect them in!
This bought to mind the beautifully tactile & contempary baskets
made by Jo Hogan from Loch na Fooey, Ireland
Basket maker since 1978, 
i love the way he works items into the weave
This one called "from the bog"

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Seed faces . . .

looove this idea
from
made from recycled paper, each face is
 " stuffed full of organic, heirloom eatin' sprouting seeds"

Thursday, 23 August 2012

re-cycling old albums . . .

I love re-cycling old items and so fell in love with this idea
A step by srep how to turn an antique photo album 
into an expanding file for letters, receipts, and other important documents.
see here
PS: Im really back this time folksies, i got waylaid getting all teary
at my newly emptied nest, after 30yrs of having children at home
its taken me by suprise!  Keeping busy seems to be a great distraction x

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Thursday, 19 July 2012

A dragon to ride . . .


make the most wonderful childrens rockers,
from dragons & unicorns to trains & tigers.
I do love dragons and this one is called Drakin!
 Scott & Trish Snyder the Creators tell me they are working on an adult size version.
 At the moment they are working on a Humvee rocker, part of their "Hero's Rock" progam. 
It will be a tribute rocker for the child of a fallen hero.
You can watch the progress of each of their projects on facebook page here.

 and find their website here .

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Paper beads to make . . .

Do you fancy a go at making your own beads
these lovelies are made from paper.

Find out how here!

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

delicate textile insects . . .

with so many buzzing insects about, they bought to mind
the delicate & wonderful textile work
by
from  Hertfordshire, Uk

Monday, 16 July 2012

back at last . . .

Hello folksies, at last, i'm back. Hoping you are all hale & hearty!
Sorry its been so very long - i feel like rip van winkle!
I share with you today an artist who's work I so admire
Andy English ~ wood engraver & illustrator.
There is something about wood cuts that i found so appealing.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Faerietale Blog is having a re-design,
please bear with me

Thursday, 3 May 2012

bags to make . . .

You can choose the colur combinations
to make these lovely bags
Do it yourself kits
from

Friday, 20 April 2012

A winner is announced . . .

The tea is made, the cakes are waiting, so do pull up a chair  
and I will reveal the winner of my give-away.
My boy kindly did the deed & picked out a name . . . .
so without more ado I am happy to announce the winner is . . .
 . . . .  Mickie Mueller!    Yay, congratulations!
Mickie is a wonderful fantasy artist who paints magical beings,
do take a look at her lovely blog "Tales from the old wooden table".
Over on my "5 precious things" blog i have complied a beautiful list of some of my most favourite words from you all, the things thst bring you "peace", do hop over to take a peep, they really do feed you heart & soul.

Also you can take a peep at my brand new blog, new links & lots more info, the reason why I have been so very absent here! I do hope you like it, let me know what you think folksies x x 

Normal service will return here very shortly  x xx

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Celtic Blessing Tree give-away . . .

As promised a give-away  as a thank you to all my lovely followers.
I have here sat in my studio an A4 print of my newest creation
"Celtic Blessing Tree"  to give to some lovely reader.
You can read more about the give-away on my personal blog
 "5 Precious things"
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Written around the tree is the Celtic Irish blessing "Deep Peace"
 So, to enter I thought it would be lovely to hear
your thoughts on what brings you "Peace". . . .

For me is is being out in Mother nature,
walking in quiet woods, listening to the song of birds or 
standing on a sandy shore, the tang of the sea on my tongue.
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 To enter please leave your "Deep Peace" thoughts below.
Open for comments until Saturday 31st March midnight.
( a special date for me as it was the day Mr O & I 1st met).
  I do ask that you be either a follower of this blog,
my personal blog 5 Precious things or
my Ruthie Redden Artworks Facebook page to take part.

I so look forward to hearing what brings you Peace . . .
and thought it might be lovely to compile some of them
in a later post -  if you dont mind that is ;-)
x x x 
 (ps: The print is also for sale in my shop Mythweaver )

Friday, 17 February 2012

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Suspended together . . .

"Suspended Together"
 The doves hung in this instillation  by Manal AlDowayan 
each carry a donated permission document from leading women of Saudi Arabia. 
A document that each & every woman has to have there to enable them to travel.
 The doves in actuality, signifying the total lack of freedom these women have.
To read more see here .

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Monday, 6 February 2012

A knight in shining armour . . .

Stunning images by Belgium photographer Viona.
she makes the costumes, finds stunning locations, 
sets the scenes & takes the photographs.
Sometimes even appearing in them herself.

Friday, 3 February 2012

With a touch of Scottish heather . . .

Wonderful creations from members of
the McEtsy team.
All Scottish crafters & artists.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

For the love of . . .


Perfect for Valentines day the delicate details on these
love magnets
by