February, 2011

Charity Shop Challenge: February

Charity Shop Challenge: February

If you read regularly, or follow me on twitter you’ll be excited about today, becauase as the last Friday of the month, it is the very first Charity Shop Challenge! Lots of folks have already joined the Flickr group that a some of us set up a few weeks ago (see original post) and today I uploaded my star-find. It’s…

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New in Store: Prints

New in Store: Prints

Yesterday I treated myself to a day in the studio printing some brand new work. It’s always so exciting trying out colours and seeing your work come together in a new medium- and once you get going, screen-printing is so satisfying! I managed to print two (go me!) new editions of prints. Both my Kettle Compendium and Malted Milk prints…

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Sunflower Babies

Sunflower Babies

One of my personal resoloutions for 2011 was to try to make more time for myself in amongst work and the day job and everything else- so- in the last few weeks I’ve been trying my hand at a little gardening. Well, not so much gardening (due to our crucial lack of garden) but more window-sill plant cultivation. And it…

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It’s Pretty Much the Best Drawing I Ever Did…

It’s Pretty Much the Best Drawing I Ever Did…

This valentines, I borrowed an idea from one of my all-time favourite movie characters, and drew my beloved in true Napoleon Dynamite style. Of course, my Michael is far more handsome: and if you were wondering- the shading on the upper-lip didn’t take as long as the original Napoleon drew of Trisha. And if you havn’t seen Napoleon Dynamite yet-…

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eBay Yard Sale 2011

eBay Yard Sale 2011

Living in a city centre flat, I don’t have a yard (and if I did, living outside of the States it’d probably be called a Garden) so I can’t have a “Yard Sale”, in “Real-Life”. Thank goodness for eBay- who’ll be hosting my 2011 Yard Sale for the next 9 days. There’s loads of really great clothes starting from only…

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Charity Shop Challenge

Charity Shop Challenge

UPDATE: We now have a flickr page to upload your finds to: check it out! Twitter is a wonderful communication tool, especially for those of us who are self-employed and don’t have a regular team of buddies to work beside. Today, a wee group of us (who all love a good rummage in our local charity shops) decided to go…

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New Couch Biscuits

New Couch Biscuits

After the creation of my Tunnock’s Teacake Cushions last year, I’ve spread my screen-printing wings into the world of couch decoration! This week, I finally got around to realising a cushion idea that had been floating around in the back of my head since I was at Art School. I’d started experimenting with quilting, and inevitably I quilted a biscuit….

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New Jumper, New Drawing

New Jumper, New Drawing

In my attempts to firstly do more drawing, and also to take more time out to relax, I spent a little while yesterday buying myself a new jumper, and then drawing it’s knitted pattern. I usually find clothes shopping on the high street pretty uninspiring, but this lovely pillarbox red cotton knit caught my eye in Zara yesterday. I’ve probably…

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