Thursday, 22 January 2009
Those tiles! LOL And crafting brooches
Thank you for all your comments. The tiles... I bought them at a craft fair a little while back from this lady.
Her range of ceramics is absolutely gorgeous, very unique, and I've been lusting (and saving!) after one of her milk cartons for a long time (picture from www.hannerysgaard.com).
She's also getting very well known - I spotted her stuff in The Sunday Times recently, and she's been in numerous other magazines and papers. Her stuff is lovely and certainly drew a lot of attention at the fair where I saw it.
The tiles just leapt out at me - I bought six, and here's the remaining two:
after hubs used the four above the sink.
Those panels by the sink were the ones from B&Q - they're B&Q shaker kitchen doors, reduced to £1 each. We're panelling the whole understairs toilet for around £20! Bargain, and they're a lovely colour as well.
She has a studio in Bristol, but I haven't made it there yet. If anybody goes, I'd love to hear. When I met her, I'm sure she said she does mail order.
I've been trying to make brooches this morning, which has been fun. I started off with a book,
but got fed up so I scribbled my own pattern and used that as a template. I prefer to make it up as I go along anyway - books are good inspiration, but they can be so fiddly to understand.
Then I did some crochet, and now I'm playing with putting them together.
I can't stop - crochet and small bits of fabric... very addictive!