Friday, 30 December 2011

i hope you all had an amazing christmas and had as much of a good time as i did!
my lovely nana and grandad bought me a table easel which i cant waittt to use!
i also got a really good jewellery book called 'adorn: new jewellery' by amanda mansell which has loads of quirky and interesting jewellery to look at and inspire and motivate me.

today, while having a mooch through the internet i came across these and thought i would share...

im not sure about you but i REALLY want a pair!
looking at most of the pairs you wouldn't even realize there shoes!
there so quirky and fun!

these are made by kobi levi a shoe designer who takes heavy inspiration from everyday objects and animals.
imagine the attention your feet would get wearing these!

...i will never look at my plain black shoes the same again!

to have a peak at more of these amazing shoes check out....

Saturday, 24 December 2011

i turned my dining room into elf's shop! who knew something so simple could look so good! hope your all as excited as me for tomorrow! to try and get to sleep so father christmas can come!! x

Friday, 16 December 2011

One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day.  Don't clean it up too quickly!

Andy Rooney.


all the decorations are up in my house!
so feeling all christmasy. this is when i feel like an excited child waiting for father christmas all over again!
i love how i get to see all of my family at christmas and see them get all happy when they get what they wished for.
i hope you all have a lovely christmas!
eat lots of mince pies and pigs in blankets, watch some cheesy films, see family and put your stockings out and wait for santa to bring you some lovely handmade things!!
have a listen to this... and have a singalong and a jig and get into the christmas spirit!
(notice his christmas jumper!!)


Monday, 12 December 2011

a film, nice munchies and my sewing machine!

i am now off uni for three weeks which means i can snuggle up on my sofa, put some cheesy christmas film on and enjoys some nice stitching creating some cuddly teddy bears i hope to sell in folio, hartlepool.

watch this space!

Saturday, 10 December 2011

knit n natter!

is it just me who finds this knitted tree amazing? and just wants to hug it?

this has been done by cramlington libary knitting group called 'knit n natter' who do exactly what it says on the tin!

normaly they knit clothing for underprivileged or ill children but decided to get into the festive spirit and create a knitted tree!
im not sure about anyone else but i just want to pick it up and take it home!

o' christmas tree o' christmas tree...

today was the day i got to go and get my christmas tree!!
we took a while deciding which was the best shape but we have now got a lovely tree that will be stood pride of place in our living room ready for santa!

we also found a little cute round one that me and my sister couldn't help but say awww to!!

Monday, 5 December 2011

snap happy.

everybody who knows me knows that i am never without my camera or my phone ready to take a photo of anything i fancy and these are some of the random photographs that i have taken recently mostly showing texture and colour.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

tests tests and even more tests!

this is yet another one of my tests that i have created for my 'trash' project.
i have used ceramic beads, glazes, rusty iron wire and melted black bags.
i LOVE making things that you just want to grab and feel and i think this does that ...hopefully!!

this is one of my favourite tests i have done recently.
i created it using stoneware clay, glaze, rusty iron wire and charcoal grey thread.
i like the rustic textural look.
however i have to keep in mind how it would be next to a customers skin.
this would not be suitable to be used as jewellery as it would be irritable so i have decided to look at how i could create this sort of look in another way.