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I came across these gorgeous ceramics by Jane Booth in a shop in St. Ives. I just had to have one of these bowls from her Confection range:

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I absolutely love this furniture by Zoe Murphy, particularly the retro pieces that have been restored and printed with drawings from Margate seaside. What a fantastic idea!

Hello, sorry it has been so long since I last posted properly but there have been big changes afoot. I’ve left the bright lights of London and moved back to Essex so I’ve been busy digging out the white stilettos. I’m also now only 3 weeks off my due date (eek…) so on maternity leave and trying to get the new place straight as well as think about the wedding. Phew. I’m back now though, computer set up and raring to go.

Since I posted about Namolio I’ve noticed a bit of a crochet obsession forming. My mum is currently making me the cutest crochet pram blanket and I’ve just come across this amazing bunting by Wood & Wool Stool:

I think something like this would make a fantastic wedding garland..(hint hint mum!). Wood & Wool Stool also have some fabulous other products to satisfy my crochet cravings:

I just bought this gorgeous pin cushion by Namolio from the Of Cabbages & Kings market on Stoke Newington Church Street:

She had so many lovely designs in such beautiful colours it took me an age to decide which one to get. Check out her Etsy shop here.

Just wanted to share with you this fab cupcake tea cosy that mum made me (and some for my friends to fight over!). I love it and if you check out one of my earlier posts – very on trend!! I’ve also seen a lot of great knitted products out there recently, I’ll collate them all and post about them soon. Perfect for this time of year!

How fantastic are these??!

Moustache Mugs

I was lucky enough to go to the Maison & Objet show in Paris just after I blogged about the ongoing trend for moustache imagery. I think I actually squealed when I saw these mugs by Peter Ibruegger!

Moustache Mugs

       Moustache Mugs Moustache Mugs

And while we're on the subject of cool mugs I wanted to show you these fantastic
ones by Reiko Kaneko:

Lip & Drip Teacups

Apart from her fantastic, humorous products, the great thing about Reiko is that she firmly believes in using UK manufacturers meaning most of her products are made in England. She works closely with British companies, in particular the ceramic industry in Stoke on Trent.

Lip & Drip Mugs

       Lip & Drip Heart Mug

And then sticking with the trompe l’oeil mug theme, I also saw these ones at La Corbeille:

Teacups

   Mugs

I’ve been a busy bee this week. I’ve done these two new abstracts, I am trying to develop 6 square artworks for a card range, to be published by The Art Group, that work together but have different enough compositions. My favourite way to work is with the portrait orientation so I’ve enjoyed the challenge:

Blue Abstract Green Abstract

Card Set

I’ve been experimenting with some Xmas imagery for potential cards. This is what I’ve done so far but I’m  not sure if its ‘Christmassy’ enough, it’s been suggested I should change the background colour which I think will really help. I love the colours against the blue but it isn’t the most obvious colour for Xmas, I think I was aiming for it look like snowflakes falling from the sky. I think with a different background colour and some of the blue used as accents within the snowflakes it could be more successful. Watch this space…

Snowflakes

As promised here is my final piece for the upcoming ‘Hidden Gems’ show, the latest by the East End Arts Club:

angie gems

The exhibition is in conjunction with London Jewellery week so expect lots of sparkle! The original and an edition run of 10 will be available at the show and online. The show will then move to the Swanfield Yard gallery until the beginning of July.

While in the midst of my playing card obsession I made a notebook cover. I like the idea but I need to re-think the materials, the collage elements are already fraying and the fabric the cover is made from isn’t very hard wearing.

I also need a bit more practise on my new sewing machine…

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