Saturday, 30 October 2010

New Papers and a Few Leaves

Payday is a good day! And made even better by a trip to the Eternal Maker in Chichester. Bless Mr T for being a human shopping trolley and allowing me to go slightly crazy in amongst the hoards of buttons and papers. I was relatively well behaved, but came away with some lovely papers, and inspirational ideas for an afternoon of card making. Also loving the very autumnal looking trees around at the moment, and couldn't resist picking up these leaves. I absolutely love their shape, colour and pattern.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Boats and Butterflies

A recent discovery of mine are these super cute embroidered items from designer Jenny Arnott. Items range from cushions and bags to magnets and buttons and are all beautifully made. These are my faves, but check out more at

Beach Hut Cushion

 Butterfly Badge

 Sailing Boat Magnet

Cupcake Lavender Bags

Ice Cream Buttons

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

The Texture of Textiles

My facination with textiles has always centered around both the physical and visual textures that can be created and the movement that they can portray. I think this can be summed up perfectly in these images from textile artist Jo Deeley. See more at

My textile work has taken a back seat recently, opting to make cards and have fun with paper and glue instead. However after seeing these im inspired to get back to some experimental stitching and to wind another warp on the loom.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Colours of Autumn

It may be autumn but theres a whole heap of interesting colours and textures out there...all spied on a Sunday morning walk on the Downs.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Hues of Blue

A little look in the materials cupboard reveals an array of beautiful blue....

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Flock Paper and Beautiful Buttons

I have been getting very excited about the sparkly flock papers I have recently discovered. They are perfect for Christmas and I have been using them lots on Christmas Cards coupled with some pretty button embellishments.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Sunny Day?

A rather Wintery Tunbridge Wells

So we thought it would be nice to go for an early Saturday morning breakfast in Tunbridge Wells, followed by a meandering stroll in town to soak up all this lovely warm sunshine. Only it seems this was the only place in the whole country not hitting the high temps, infact it was more like winter! Still, I managed to consol myself with a delicious fry up, new watch battery (mine died this week, and I am absolutely lost without my watch!) and the purchase of some very pretty buttons.

Candy Coloured Buttons

Monday, 4 October 2010

Autumn Glow

As the weather has taken a decidely Autumnal turn this past week, I thought it would be nice to showcase a few items I have seen on Etsy and Folksy, that may just help to keep the cold at bay. These really do make me feel all warm and cosy.

NEW...Spice Colors..Turmeric  Neck Rag with matching Trimming....Globetrotter..
Turmeric Neck Rag - Textilemonster

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Romantic Highland Wedding Scarf
 Victoria Jackman Knitted Textiles

Handwoven Linen Flax Shawl- Birth of Venus collection- Episode 1 of 4- Sea Swell
Handwoven Shawl - Amizanti

Flower Mohair Triangle Shawl
Mohair Shawl - trendyknitting