Posts Tagged ‘Craft’

Blue

Back from the home of Delftware I have had the deep blue pigment on the brain… and watching the Antiques Road show last weekend I discovered my love of Wedgewood’s powder blue Jasper Ware. So I’m now on the hunt for large focal pieces – either a large flat painterly Delftware plaque [sooooo expensive] … […] Read more…

Petit Plat Bakery

If you head on down to Petit Plat bakery you will find tiny sweet treasures made by Stephanie Kilgast that won’t leave you feeling guilty about any new years resolutions. Stephanie creates perfectly formed miniature food and tiny desserts!!! I don’t know what it is about tiny food that just makes me so happy. I […] Read more…

Age of Innocence

Do you feel like you’ve just stepped into the set of Little Women? Or a wholesome pioneer novel? I do! These gorgeous and generously proportioned candlesticks are hand carved from English and Welsh timbers, some from fallen trees or rescued from old buildings. Robin Linklater a retired University lecturer, theatre and opera designer, draughtsman and […] Read more…

MISI

If you happen to be in Bristol this weekend, be sure to check out the first ever MISI craft marketplace. MISI [Make It Sell It] is the UK’s most recent innovative online craft marketplace. The MISI event is the first event dedicated entirely to crafters who sell on the internet. Brainchild of keen crafter, web […] Read more…

Paper Forests

Clever, clever Helen Musselwhite has forged a career creating brilliant and intricate papercuts. By the use of bold colour, strong graphic lines and familiar images, Helen creates individual and visually appealing pieces of art with a distinctive handcrafted quality that pays respect to all forms of mid century design, folk and ethnic art, as well […] Read more…

Fruits of the Sea

I literally fell off my chair when I clicked onto Katie Bonham’s website. Just look!!!! Lord I love ceramics. I could collect them till there is no ceramic left in the world. One day though, I would run out of space, and when that day came [hopefully not too long now] I would imagine I […] Read more…

Origin 2009

Yesterday, at Somerset House I spent the best few hours I have experienced this whole month. Having missed the first installment last week due to the re-launch of TBTMHS, I excitedly took myself off to the second week of this year’s Origin Craft Fair. Every year the Crafts Council present the very best of their […] Read more…

Creature Comforts

What could be more seasonal and easy on the eye [some seasonal stuff isn’t – ie. gross knitted stuff] than these ‘comforting creatures’ by Flora Kennedy, an Etsy fiber artist based in Scotland. I was enthralled when I discovered her useless but ridiculously covetable knitted ponies, baby pigs, baby whales and my favourite – fat […] Read more…

Handmade

I’m fascinated with the handmade, craft trends that are prevalent in the interior design world in the States – things found on Etsy and independent design stores, vintage inspired products and crafty goods are available in abundance. We really have nothing similar, or easily accessable in the UK – so i set myself a task […] Read more…

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