two birds…one stone…

April 8, 2008 at 6:50 pm | Posted in blogs, crafts | Leave a comment
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ok, firstly, another blog i enjoy reading: oh joy! – this blog looks at ‘inspiration, design, style and other cool things…’

and secondly, whilst checking it today i found she’d posted on the coolest thing – engraved moleskine notebooks ! i’m a big fan of these simple books…and i love some of the designs available on this website

lovely stuff…

gustaf nordenskiold – sweden

February 19, 2008 at 10:12 pm | Posted in crafts, europe | Leave a comment

saw these and just loved the design…

how fantastic…

click me and i’ll take you there

day of love…

February 15, 2008 at 9:32 am | Posted in crafts, me me me | Leave a comment
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got a little bit crafty this year for valentines day – thought i’d share…

cupcakes

made k. some cupcakes…loved the buttercream icing.

then also made these for him to open in work, as he’s off coffee for lent…

aqua rabbit

February 9, 2008 at 3:47 pm | Posted in crafts | Leave a comment
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i’ve gotten back into stitching again, but it can be hard to find patterns or ideas which aren’t twee and over-embellished, but instead simple and modern. i came across dana robson who works in california, and her designs are very inspirational…

“I’d like to be a rabbit. Just for a day or two, to see what the world looks like as a rabbit. Or maybe a squirrel. How would the world look to me at ground level? How would I perceive a flower or a field or a tree? The tiny things would seem huge in my squirrel eyes.”

“My work examines both the moment a memory is born, and those long hours spent remembering. While science provides us the mechanism to remember, nature often gives us the desire to forget. It is this constant pull that I examine by bringing images to life with needle and thread. The titles in this series—all taken from articles in Science magazine—offer further proof that we can’t escape our nature because we can’t escape the science that inextricably binds us to the natural world.”

i love how she takes imagery of rabbits, deer and birds and creates very simple but aesthetically beautiful stitched pieces. i’m definitely going to come up with some of my own designs taking influence from these.

check out her website for more images and information…

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