Saturday, 28 November 2009
I recently discovered a great website called folksy which is sort of a british etsy, they're running a competition to make something awesome from charity shop finds, the items will be auctioned in aid of sue ryder, and a winner picked by some great judges, including Wayne hemmingway, Louise Roe, India Knight and Antoni&Alison and the winner has the chance to use their london flagship store window as a showcase - this is a picture of the raw materials for my entry - I'll post the finished article when it's finished!
The materials are... 2 scarves, 1 doll, 1 broken necklace, 1 ball of wool - all from a charity shop, and from my stock, masking tape, hot glue, pva glue and tissue paper.
Thursday, 26 November 2009
This is a portrait of a couple of nearly newly-weds, a wedding present from the bride's sister - I was a little intimidated by making something for such an important occasion! The bride is a knitter and the groom is a book worm, so they have a couple of books and some knitting needles in a ball of wool. I loved making her hair from embroidery thread, although it was pretty fiddly, and I'm rather pleased with his hair, I think I've captured it rather well.
Sunday, 22 November 2009
Treasuries on etsy are limited in number, you can only make one once the total number falls below 333 (they are up for 2-3 days and then expire) then you have to jump in VERY quickly to claim your spot. The idea is a member curated gallery of items, and some are chosen to appear on the front page of etsy, which is very good publicity.
I spent quite a bit of time finding the faces for my treasury, and playing around with the colours and composition - I hope you like it, you can see it in its full glory here for the next 2 days, and the more of you that visit it and click on the items the further up the ranks it climbs - so please visit and click away!
Sunday, 15 November 2009
Thursday, 12 November 2009
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
This is the most recent piece I've designed - 'Alison's House' at Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond. It's about a family of a great poet who died 18 years earlier breaking up the family home, and discovering secrets along the way. The characters are loosely based on Emily Dickinson's family. Orange Tree is a 'theatre in the round' - the audience sit all around the edges of the performance space, hence the lack of backdrops!
Sunday, 8 November 2009
I'm going to be listing some christmas fairies on thursday, made with some really beautiful vintage lace I found in a local shop.
I think I may have left it a little late for a lot of people - everyone seems to be much more organised than me (who hasn't even though about christmas shopping yet!)
Saturday, 7 November 2009
Friday, 6 November 2009
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
She's all new, and made in a different way to my norm, because she's posable, with wire arms and legs instead of the usual string. Tell me what you think of her!