It's been a while but I am still here! For various reasons this Summer has been a busy one so my poor blog has been somewhat neglected. I will try harder!
I needed some cushions for my newly re-upholstered sofa, so made this experimental print using an old screen. Inky blue looks just right for winter so I am going to print some more and get them into my shop as soon as I can.
These are some of the images from my shoot with Heather Hobhouse earlier this year, we had a lot of fun propping these, my collection of house shaped shelves is growing!
I spent the weekend by the coast in Broadstairs and made it to two boot sales on Sunday, out of town boot sales are the best. I tried to be discerning in my purchases but for prices as little as 10p I came away with quite a haul. Classic English utility homewares - Denby pottery, New Hall stainless steel and Falcon enamel ware, folksy Vileroy and Boch platter, studio pottery vase, glass pear and marble candlesticks.
Meanwhile, I am turning part of my garage into a prop store for location shoots. A big garage clear out first, then ultra cheap shelving from Ikea and I can empty my cupboards and sort into categories, I cant wait. And of course a great excuse to keep spending my 10p's.
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The lovely watercolour sketch of my messy sink is by Liz Watkins who is making a sketchbook diary of the open studio venues.
Open studio - 6th-7th July as part of the Sydenham Arts Festival. If you can find my details on their website you are cleverer than me but you can download the venue broadsheet here or contact me for details. Open from 11am to 5pm and there will be buckets of bargains!