Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Etsy & Everywhere

Finally listing some of my handmade items on Etsy, please visit my brocobelle shop there.


Monday, 2 December 2013

Vintage style jewellery using Laura Ashley textile

I was one of Laura Ashley's biggest fans back in the day (circa 1974 onwards).  I remember those early dresses with Victorian inspired prints in subtle colours.  I was thrilled to combine some tiny scraps of Laura Ashley cotton from the early 70s into my new jewellery designs.  This ring & brooch are photographed against the 19th century design classic "A Handbook of Ornament" by Meyer - I liked the fact that I found a page full of griffins ...

Christmas shopping at the Selvedge Winter Fair

Had a wonderful time at the Selvedge Winter Fair on Saturday.  Saw lots of great textile products & chatted to some lovely textile artists.
Bought this gorgeous ink stamp to brighten up the invoices I include in my ebay & etsy parcels, I loved the style of the stamps from noolibird as they are a million miles away (in design terms) from those you normally find in craft shops ...
Find that my blogging is getting less & less frequent, whereas I am putting more things on pinterest & facebook, so please join me on those sites soon xx
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