Monday, 23 April 2012

You can stand under my vintage umbrella, ella ella

If this rain is going to keep up I will need to be investing in something a little more stylish than my 'handy' pocket sized WHsmith special....Here are a few I've found on Etsy...something a little more cheery to help 'un dampen' your spirits!!

Saturday, 21 April 2012

April Showers boredom buster!! thanks to Ellen Giggenbach's cut paper art..

 Ellen Giggenbach's print designs are inspired by her collection of mid century treasures. She assembles graphic shapes from art papers painted in her vibrant and joyful designs.  " My German heritage adds a element of folk to my designs and my passion for the 1950's, 60's and believe it or not even the 70's! inspires my graphic shapes and crazy color combinations!"

Friday, 20 April 2012

The Fireside Book of Children's Songs... John Alcorn

possibly the best book in the world?? What a delight to come across these illustrations by John Alcorn (2.10.1935-1.27.1992) His beautiful books are top on my list of my junk shop treasure hunt's!
Love the restricted colour palette he has used, fantastic inspiration for textile print designers!

rummage find of the day!

Je adore le colours......


I have just come across the most genius thing on Etsy by a very cleaver Missy.  These birchwood characters are made from her illustrations, what a super way of keeping your sewing box tidy!
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Monday, 16 April 2012

Its whats on the inside that counts...

I came across the magical world of 'boxartig' whilst rummaging on Etsy,  who create life in small tins which are individually unique...big things come in small packages, what a lovely little secret to own!!

                                          Farm animals with a tree, wow all of that in one tin!!

this is the Red Room from Twin Peaks- surreal!!

meet my 'Dandy Lion'

Any ideas for other animals you would like to see for my alphabet screen prints?

"DANDY LION" A lion who places particular importance upon physical appearance, refined language, and leisurely hobbies....this particular dandy lion lived as a poet in Soho, London, in the late 18th century, and was often seen riding his bicycle around town.