Monday, 16 January 2012

2012

Well of course it has been for over a fortnight now, but it has taken me a little while to get back in the swing of things! I hope you all had a fun/relaxing time over the festive period (already feels an age ago!) Seems a little late to be wishing you all a Happy New Year - but I do hope it will be a great one for you guys!

Of course, as soon as Christmas is over, we are bombarded with gumpf about Valentines Day! I remember this time two years ago, I made this seahorse mobile (thought it was quite a nice, non-traditional theme for Valentines, as seahorses mate for life) but never took it any further. So this year I have tweaked it a little and popped them in my shops on Folksy and Etsy.

The colours/fabrics in this one were requested by a customer...

The mobile casts a gorgeous shadow on the wall....
Other Valentine offerings include the caged love-birds which seem to be popular all year round!
I have 3 orders for them at the moment, and while I should have been finishing the first one last week, I had the urge to make this little fellow...

...and then a little racing friend for him!

Not sure what inspired them exactly, I think it was the gorgeous fabric ('Echo' by designer Lotta Jansdotter). Anyway people seemed to like them and they sold after I posted a picture on Facebook.

If you are anything like me, then January is definitely time for home improvements! I think it's because the house looks so bare after the decorations have come down. Last week I painted the lounge (looks so fresh and clean now, doubt it will last long!) and Steve sank this fab piece of driftwood into the plaster above the fireplace, which had always seemed a bit stark before - the wood really warms it up, I think!

I picked up this mirror at our local junk shop for a fiver - gotta love a bargain!! The knitted corsage hides the nasty brass picture hook!

And finally, look at what lovely Steve made me as an extra Chrimbo pressie! Authentic lobster markers are available from Bringing The Outside In.... but I love my "pretend" ones just as much!

6 comments:

  1. Lovely makes! That second pair of seahorses are my favourite colours too!
    Ellie

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  2. I love all of it as always! Happy New Year to you too.... Lovely to see you back.

    Lou x x x

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  3. Ahh...so lovely to hear from you again and to see your lovely work. Those snails are rather cute and the seahorses just beautiful as is all your work. Wishing you a fab 2012.
    Anne xx

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  4. Those seahorses are fantastic!! I'm in love!!

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  5. The seahorses look gorgeous, what a lovely idea!

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  6. love the sea horse shadow on the wall, amazing!x

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