Tuesday, January 26, 2010

pink day

Cowslip is my favourite flower of the moment. A series of stitched printed canvas's are being added to my etsy store - the pink is already there today

Monday, January 25, 2010

Pink stitched linen cowslip embroidery

in a Pink moment today. There's a Spring feeling here today and we're still in January! Loving it..makes me think of fresh sorbet colours - hence the pink queen anne lace print.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Stitched and woven linens - current work in the studio

I studied weave, embroidery and print at Glasgow School of Art (10 years ago now..where did the time go??). I am creating a collection of home accessories using my weave (see image above front), stitched canvases - see middle print, and hand stitched and embroidered linen pieces - top- for cushions,scented sachets and other humble, homely, covetable things..look out for these in the vnext while in my etsy store!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Monogram Keepsake

Working on a Monogram keepsake using french embroidery alphabet letters for a neighbour of mine. This is the sketch above..

Take a look at Treasury West today - stunning treasury collection by Sabahnur including this solid natural perfum Aurora from Illuminated Perfume.

Friday, January 15, 2010

My Old French House

Well I had one of those days yesterday when my projects just fell together sweetly, with little effort. I love those days and wish they were all as enjoyable as that. We have an old 400year old house attached to our barn conversion which has remained untouched since we bought it in November. There are some lovely old dusty pieces of French charm that just long to be photographed.

TTV shots (taken through the viewfinder of an old vintage camera using a digital camera) capture it perfectly. Here is one for starters -

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Thistle & French Script

To celebrate the 'Auld Alliance' relationship

between France and Scotland I've added one of my thistle watercolours to the Etsy store today with a lovely handwritten French overlay from an old French ledger

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

BonMots Papeterie

Bon Mots Papeterie, based in Montreal have a special promotion on their SHEA BUTTER SOAP with French Lavender and Bergamont

Checkout Newbies Monday moodboard at gr8jewellery.com! Lovely violet, blueberry and deep purple moodboard and Lilydove has kindly been featured!
thankyou Joanne from Etsy's European Street Team!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Vintage French Ephemera Digital Downloads

New in my Etsy store today are some downloadable collage sheets using my mother's old botany cards, old china teacups and an old French accountant's scrawled handwriting from a dusty old ledger.! Great for really personal scrapbooking projects


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Out shopping at Lidl today ( I love Lidl - not fancy, not glam - but oh so reliable and stress free when you have so few groceries to choos from and 2 children to keep happy through it all) I finally took some snaps of the charming old calligraphy monograms on the cellar hatches you see on the road into town. I love it!!