Brown Paper Packages tied up with String, What Would William Morris say?

I find writing my blog such a locupletative* experience.  I’m never really stuck for something to write about, well perhaps sometimes….   I’m always squirreling away designs, interesting websites and information.  I used to do this with fabric too.  I had loads of beautiful fabric pieces put away, always meaning to do something with them, but somehow, IContinue reading “Brown Paper Packages tied up with String, What Would William Morris say?”

Happy Birthday Rene Magritte!

  It’s Belgian Surrealist artist Rene Magritte’s birthday today (1898 -1967). His witty and strange juxtopositioning of everyday objects became talking points in artistic circles in his own lifetime. In a range of paintings which Magritte called ‘The treachery of images’ (1928 1929) the artist draws attention to everyday objects like this pipe by writingContinue reading “Happy Birthday Rene Magritte!”

Weird and Wacky Design: Conjuring Rabbits from a Car

I don’t know what is wrong with wordpress lately, but I keep losing lots of stuff, then they keep coming back.  I have changed a lot of stuff round recently, so I need to go through my settings again, make sure I’ve not ticked some wrong boxes or something.  I came across these unusual animals madeContinue reading “Weird and Wacky Design: Conjuring Rabbits from a Car”

Fairytale books of many colours: A Phase that has Lasted

I am the sort of person that if I read something and I like it, and the way that it’s been written, I shall then proceed to read as much as possible by the same author.  So consequently, when I first discovered libraries I read one of the Andrew Lang Fairytale books (can’t remember which colour) whichContinue reading “Fairytale books of many colours: A Phase that has Lasted”

Weird and Wacky Design: Stick With What you Know…..

  Here’s an odd collection of stuff I came across the other day.  I’m not sure if I like the bracelet or not…probably not, in other words, I wouldn’t wear it.  It is very unusual though…Jaws springs to mind (and not in a nice way either) How cute are these sticking plasters or (bandages, asContinue reading “Weird and Wacky Design: Stick With What you Know…..”

Teapots: Stairway to Teapot Heaven

Just a quick little post tonight.  I came across this stairway made of teapots!   Well, it’s not just teapots it’s made of, there are many chards of pottery and ceramics in the mix. Also by the same person, this  colourful ‘Woodland couple’.  I love the simplicity and the country inspired  glazes of this sort ofContinue reading “Teapots: Stairway to Teapot Heaven”