Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Handstitched French Vintage Linen Fridge Magnets by lilydove

Handstitched French Vintage Linen Fridge Magnets by lilydove and chouchou. Just to introduce you to some French themed work I am preparing for you. Using recycled French vintage linen I am encasing them in perspex magnets for you to stick to your fridge just to bring a bit of texture to your life..

Friday, December 18, 2009

snow in rural France

Beautiful french sun glistened on lovely fresh snow as we woke up this morning. So envigorating. I love it! We are in the South West so snow seldom falls. Everything stops - no school today!Youpiee!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

et voila! to be added to my etsy store totmorrow! When children are in bed how productive one becomes!
Came across Pia Jane Bijerk's blog yesterday - too beautiful - she is most definately a very good stylist! I am definately putting a copy of her new book Paris Made By Hand on my Christmas list - no doubt it'll be me who buys it however..
but as usual always end up hand embroidering - it's therapy..

Took out my vintage sewing machine to begin my sewing projects to coordinate with my prints on Etsy..

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

First Day for Lilydove and ChouChou

Hurray! My little shop is underway so come and see the beginnings of my Etsy adventure. Here you will find what really is sketchbook work built up over the last while from which will come a larger collection of artworks, home accessories, children's wall art and many more lovely things to fill your lives with.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Haciendo El Indio Talisman bracelets

Haciendo El Indio Madrid based children's boutique is worth checking out for funky original children's toys and accessories. I love these Talisman bracelets available in four different models - love, joy, wisdom and fortune.

Preview Photograms at Lilydove and Chou Chou

Previewing my small but beautiful collection of photograms soon to be available from Lilydove and ChouChou. Look out for more original art coming soon!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tis the season to be jolly!

Well Christmas is almost upon us so here's a dancing christmas tree in full jig to cheer you all up!
I have uploaded my 'spring in a candy garden' collection which is soon to be available on my etsy store

Monday, November 30, 2009

New Lilydove and Chou Chou on Flickr

Hey - check out Lilydove and Chou Chou's new Flickr page! I really throw up all my inspiration here and organise and re-organise as I feel led. I have many varied methods in my artwork but I find that one thing feeds off another and the underlying thread that ties it altogether is my own individual person - the way God made me! This was a joint effort with my daughter messing about with a printing press, various inks and dyes and fingerprints.

this is the life

Bessy was my daughter's invention. I have little chance to isolate myself in my own creative universe so frequently my 5 yr old daughter is involved in what I do. I find her so fresh and inspiring - uninhibited.
Little boy blue is poorly today so I am finding myself contorted around him and a laptop ..
Here is an example of my multi-media art:

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Lilydove and Chou Chou soon on Etsy!!

Bonjour!! I am Alexandra and I am bursting with excitement at the thought of getting my little store underway to offer you lots of lovely products to decorate your life!
Chou Chou means 'darling' in French and I am presently sitting in my temporary studio with my two little darlings sharing drawings and inventing lots of ideas for the moodboard.. meet Bessie