Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’
part of being a crafter is loving your materials. it’s about being obsessed with fabric, adoring your boxes full of coloured embroidery floss, and just wanting to bury your face in your yarn stash.
few things give me such simple, uncomplicated pleasure as my floss collection. it is substantial, and continually growing. and there is one subsection of it in which i take particular delight - my collection of cottage garden threads.
i love their botanical names (hyssop, maple, flax, cornflower). i love their rich and subtle variations in colour. i love the way they look all neatly packed in their box, and they way they stitch up so beautifully. i love the fact that they are hand-dyed in australia by a passionate artisan who loves what she creates.
they’re just wonderful. if you can get your hands on some, you definitely should.
i have not been sponsored for this post, i’m just letting you know what i think
i just wanted to show you this incredibly beautiful print that sara-jane and i bought a few weeks ago. it’s called “lepus, nq2, -20º, 6h”, and it was created by our friend leonie:
it features a quote from philip pullman’s ‘his dark materials’ series, which happens to be a description of one of our favourite characters, a hare called hester. i actually tear up a little when i read it, because hester is so wonderful, and the story is so sad.
the other element of the print is leonie’s delicate and beautiful etching of the lepus (hare) constellation.
the piece is from a larger series called “the stars are words”.
i am in love with this gorgeous artwork, and cannot wait to have it framed and hung on the wall.
many of you will by now have come across frankie magazine’s coffee table book ‘spaces‘ . it’s all about celebrating creative people and the spaces in which they live and work, and it’s got some amazing rooms, ideas, and people inside. and my teacup collection, too!
the lovely frankie folks sent the charming and talented saskia wilson over to my house to photograph them. here are a couple of the pics…
didn’t she make them look wonderful?
you should definitely try to get your hands on a copy of the book if you can, it’s a genuine delight to browse through.
my partner’s parents were in town last weekend, and we joined them on a tour of the queen victoria market. there’s nothing like having guests from interstate to get you to make the most of your own city!
i thought i’d take the opportunity to pay special attention to the colours and textures of the market. here’s a little of what i saw…
it’s my birthday next week. this was the perfect excuse for me to buy myself a little treat…
i love reading, and l. m. montgomery’s ‘anne‘ books were among my most precious childhood favourites. i think it may have been out of some kind of loyalty to anne that i never read any of montgomery’s other books. i plan to remedy that by reading not only kilmeny of the orchard, but also emily of new moon.
this is a beautiful edition that i found (for cheap!) on ebay. i love the flowers on the cover, and the way the same pattern is echoed on the inside…
it has that proper ‘old book smell’, and i plan to savour that as i read it…