Friday, 27 February 2009
I usually don't like chrocuses very much but these looked so joyful and fresh that I couldn't resist adding them to my collection of images.
I love peering into peoples windows, gardens, gateways and houses... very nosy I know.. but I'm intirgued to see what people do with their homes and gardens. This gorgeous gateway opened up on my route into town and was just too inviting to resist... I love the colour of the door, the lavender bushes growing over the path, the gravel path and the arched hedge....
Thursday, 26 February 2009
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Danish clothing company, Noa Noa produce the most delicious clothes and catalogue on earth... The photography is sublime and the clothes are pretty good too, not as many outlets in this country as I'd like. A good one in Islington and also one in Southwold, slightly random selection... Often there clothes can be found in smaller boutiques who stock a selection of designer selections.
I was unable to drag images from their current collection from the site so you'll have to have a peek at the site to see...
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Sunday, 22 February 2009
These lovely pieces of ceramic are created by Laura McCrossen and come from the Fish Pye Pottery on Back Road East in St.Ives. Each year I buy a piece to add to my collection, I love the Navy and Cream glaze against the red of the terracotta clay.
Tuesday, 17 February 2009
loop is a gem of a shop at 41 Cross Street, Islington. They sell the most delicious yarns and all things knitting. I attended a workshop there run by Julie Arkell. It was held in the charming basement amid boxes and shelves of wools, we sat around a table like an original sewing circle.
It was wondeful.
Julie provided the dolls, as it takes around a week to create one of the papier mache forms therefore there was insufficient time to make one from scratch on the course. Each person then knitted a bonnet for their doll and then dressed her/him in whatever we chose under the guidance of Julie.
It was a wonderful day, a celebration of knitting and sewing skills that seem to be so rare and undervalued today.