Saturday 31 December 2011

Thursday 29 December 2011

Wednesday 28 December 2011

Do it yourself decorative votives . . .

Luxurious colour & decoration
to bring in the New Year
Decorative votive candle holders
to try your hand at here . . .

Monday 26 December 2011

Merry Christmas . . .

Merry Christmas everyone 
May your days be Merry & Bright
x x x 
(candle jars from "treasure again")

Sunday 18 December 2011

cookie boxes to make . . .

I love the idea of making these
town house cookie boxes! 
see instructions here.

Friday 9 December 2011

With rings on her fingers . . .

I adore pattern & love the detail
on these stunning silver rings

Thursday 1 December 2011

Foxy . . .

I love this foxy design!
The perfect disguise for any mac book

Wednesday 30 November 2011

Monday 28 November 2011

Fireside sachets . . .

A lovely idea!  fireside sachets to make
When burnt on the fire they will release their natural fragrances

Thursday 17 November 2011

The patient Gardener . . .

I adore this 100 year project idea by
for a student retreat to be made
in the gardens in Milan.
A circle of trees has been planted that even now 
are growing  to be shaped into this amazing sculpture.
Many more images & much info can be found on their site.

Wednesday 16 November 2011

Whimsical tiny sculptures . . .

 "Wrong way is the norm"
a wonderful whimsical hatpin by 
metalsmith & sculpter
Mellington Cartwright
Mellington says . . .
"Memories, Sentimentality, Wonderment, Exploration.
To travel, to discover, to dream, to explore
to hitchhike across a dusty roadway in Costa Rica,
or talk with endlessly with strangers in a dark pub in Scotland.
My visual research of perpetual motion compels me to
create trinket-sized sculptures . . ."

Tuesday 15 November 2011

Harry Potter wedding theme . . .

i do so adore weddings and ever since designing our own 
I am fascinated & enthralled by the ideas folks find . . .
so this Harry Potter theme filled me with smiles
so many more images to see here.
Enjoy a wee bit of fantasy x

Monday 14 November 2011

sculpted birds . . .

Beautiful Birds by
"mixed media made from such things as
fake fingernails, barrettes, jewelry, 
walnut and swarovski crystal "

Thursday 10 November 2011

tiny gnomes . . .

I love attention to detail
and there is much here at
gnomes & mice & tiny trees

Tuesday 8 November 2011

Michael Shapcott . . .

I love his wonderfully emotive pencil drawings
washed over in beautiful colour in oils & acrylics.

Monday 31 October 2011

jupiter artland . . .

a contemporary sculpture garden
near Edinburgh, Scotland

hibernating hedgehogs . . .

truly stunning papercut works
its fascinating to see his methods.
(with a thank you to daily art muse for the link)

Saturday 29 October 2011

Friday 21 October 2011

Temari . . .

"Temari "
"Handmade thread-wrapped and embroidered spheres
  originating in China and later brought to Japan.
Temari are symbols of deep friendship and loyalty,
  Imbued with the spirit of the careful hand of the maker, 
they are wonderful as a source of inspiration 
or an object for meditation & contemplation"

Thursday 20 October 2011

felted foxy . . .

you might have guessed that i adore foxes
and of course as soon as I saw this wee fellow i fell in love!

Wednesday 19 October 2011

branches & leaves into jewels . . .

silver & glass worked into 
delicate earrings, necklaces and brooches
with beautiful inspiration from nature

Tuesday 18 October 2011

Monday 10 October 2011

Thursday 29 September 2011

High up in a tree . . .

such delicate illustrations
* * *
I especially love this one as  lately i have such a hankering 
to just sit in a tree & watch the comings & goings of the forest

Wednesday 28 September 2011

Tuesday 27 September 2011

Wednesday 21 September 2011

Tuesday 20 September 2011

Paper ballet costume . . .

 Wonderful paper costumes
* * * 
I have long been enthralled by ballet & stage costumes
(as a young teen i helped out Birmingham rep theatre & adored it)
I fell in love with Isabelles's re-creation of the 
  costume worn by Vaslav Nijinski in the ballet The Peri .
The original costume was  created by Léon Bakst in 1912.

Monday 19 September 2011

Wise old owls

Wise old needle felted owls
adorable gnomes, so many fantastic characters
from the lovely Helen Priem at  Pips Patterns
see too her blog Pip's Poppies

Friday 16 September 2011

Autumn forest crown . . .

Autumn forest crown fit for a princess at
by Lisa Falzon from Cork, Ireland.
Wonderful colours, that conjure foresty, magical happenings.
* * *
Hello folks, im back! sorry I have been away far to long,
you can see where i have been and happening things
over on my personal blog here or read snippets on twitter
perhaps follow my art on Facebook here or me on FB here
So excited to be back, as I have much loveliness to share with you all
x x x

Thursday 11 August 2011

Hares . . .

sculpture by Julia Hulme
we have our very own hare in the garden, so lovely to see.

Wednesday 10 August 2011

Virginie Ropars . . .

fantastic art dolls
"Her figures are reminiscent of queer women 
with unbroken mind, a vision of a human nature 
bent on reaching a bright absolute and at the same time 
capriciously settled in a dark ground. "

Tuesday 9 August 2011

needle felted dolls . . .

"comes from a family of travelers"
needle felted dolls 

Friday 5 August 2011