Sunday, April 17, 2011

Orla Duvet cover

So I am wondering if a small tear (thanks to the kids jumping on it!) in our quilt cover is enough to justify purchasing a new Orla Kiely one like this one above?

And would it be too much to ask Mr i to sleep between the multi coloured stem print? Hmm, I wonder.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Paper + Scissors

When I make jewellery, I always have a detailed drawing of what I am going to make before I start cutting into the materials. Of course some things might get slightly changed along the way for either technical or aesthetic reasons but in general I know exactly what the finished item will look like.

So sometimes it is nice to work in different ways and with paper and scissors, I have the freedom to just cut shapes out and see what happens. I enjoy nothing more than sitting down with my collection of coloured paper and then cutting away to see what shapes can be revealed in both the positive and negative. It is often through this process that new ideas are generated for something else I want to make or draw. These little paper and scissors sessions often result in greeting cards to use for family and friends' birthdays.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Lime Green

We have been lucky to inherit a lime tree on the property where we currently live. And I am happy because this colour green is my very favourite shade of green!