Saturday 31 October 2009
Thursday 29 October 2009
Wednesday 21 October 2009
I'm thinking I could make both strings of trees and individual ones to go on the tree itself...
I'm desperately looking for some polka dot fabric - linen if possible - with red dots on white/cream. Does anyone have any suggestions. For the time being I've comprimised and stitched some red beads on to plain linen, but it's quite time consuming!
Sunday 18 October 2009
We thought we'd take advantage of the lovely mild weather this afternoon (only 2 weeks until the clocks go back and I can't tell you how much I hate that) and headed off down to Seaton to blow away the cobwebs and do a bit of beachcombing.
Whilst the boys were happily rockpooling, look what caught my eye..
A tiny piece of seaweed stuck onto a pebble - so simple, yet really beautiful, it reminds me of Ferm Living's floral silhouette prints.
Alas, the beach was sadly lacking in driftwood and I'm starting to panic a bit because I have alot of Christmas cards to make and my supply in the shed (sorry, Steve's shed!) is dwindling.
But I did pick up some tiny driftwood twigs and made a card for my best friend (she doesn't read my blog as she's stuck somewhere in the 20th century) - a kind of shaker style Christmas tree with little shell fragment decorations. Not exactly a masterpiece, but she loves the beach as much as I do and I know she will appreciate it!
For all I know it may be a run-down shack, but how fantastic to be able to descend them every morning and see what the tide's washed up! Imagine that!
Amendment: Of course anyone who is remotely organised/intelligent would know that the clocks go back this weekend and not the one after - sorry!
Sunday 11 October 2009
Completely self-taught, Steve got the bug after he borrowed an electric drill from a friend one weekend, and has built up quite a collection of power tools since!
Below is a photo of his first project, a coffee table made from recycled floorboards..
With a lovely piece of driftwood and some rusty nails, a simple hanging rack is constructed!
Saturday 3 October 2009
Now that we're into October, I feel that it's almost acceptable to mention Christmas, so I thought I would share these handmade creations with you. They are made using driftwood found on local Cornish beaches, twigs, beads and fabric remnants. I am working on other designs - if they turn out well I will be sure to show you. Meanwhile the three above are available on Folksy.