Monday, 30 March 2009

Wednesday, 25 March 2009


I have been doing more drawing this afternoon.... well as listening to the song "Try for the Sun" by Lindsey Buckingham on repeat.


I love the drawing style in old girls' magazines and annuals from the 60s and 70s:

I tried a couple of sketches myself:

I'd really like to get back into drawing/painting type art stuff, it's really nice to get lost in something like perfecting the shading on a drawing.

I went through the pictures folder on my computer recently and I've got loads of stuff saved on there from google image search and various websites. I thought I'd post a selection of it here, as nice/interesting pictures are always good food for the eyes.
I saved loads of pictures of russian dolls when I was planning the ones I made.

I loved these knitted houses!

This is by someone called Ida Rentoul, I believe.

Andrea Zuill:

Sunday, 22 March 2009


Still not a whole lot to report, but I felt like posting about Spring, because I am quite fond of it. Cardigan-weather is great.

A friend of mine and I are hopefully going to collaborate on an etsy-based shop type affair soon, I will keep you updated of any developments with regards to this!

Tomorrow I am off to this gig, which I am rather excited about:

(poster designed by twoducksdisco)

Oh and I spent my afternoon today baking banana bread and carrot cake! The carrot cake fell apart, but I found the whole experience incredibly enjoyable and will probably eat far too much of both in the next couple of days.

Monday, 16 March 2009

Enjoyable Things

Hello there!

Things I have enjoyed doing since my last update: visiting the countryside, baking, walking in the countryside, getting bargains from the supermarket just before closing time (who knew a 10p loaf of bread could be so satisfying?), the emergence of spring, Sufjan Stevens and nature documentaries. I have also been more urgently trying to find a job, hence today has involved the terribly exciting activity of filling out numerous job application forms. Needless to say, I haven't done all that much in terms of crafty stuff, although I did give a few badges away to friends of mine. Spreading the love and that.

I did manage to fit in a little sewing last night.

And here are some more russian dolls from a while ago I realised I never posted:

Annnnddd here are some cookies made by Cameron Steward, Geoge Steward and assisted by me! Check out moustache ice-cream man.

Hopefully I will have something more exciting to post about soon, until then, take care!

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Embroidery Update

I've added a little more to the embroidery I was working on:

I imagine this'll be the sort of thing I end up adding to and adding to and then realising it looked better half-done. I'd quite like to embroider some tea towels or something next!

On Monday I was in Manchester with my sister and we visited Affleck's Palace. Aside from reminding me of my youth, there were also a few great little stalls that have popped up there since the last time I visited, a few selling fantastic original jewellery, and another selling recycled fashion. I have a website address for the recycled fashion stall, but it doesn't seem to be working, hmm. Anyway, if you are in Manchester any time then you should check it out, it's called "Love Me Again".

The idea of recycled fashion inspired me, so I ended up getting my huge bag of old clothes out (which I have been meaning to take to the charity shop for months) and I added this collar and button to an old top:
Oh and the girls I am moving in with in July all seem super interested in crafts, so hopefully we can get some super fun collaborative projects going on at some point. Hurray!