Monday, February 15, 2010

Patterns Galore

Oh Liberty of London, how I love your line and colors.  
I was looking at Oh Joy, was pleased to see these great patterns.  Always looking and loving patterns.  Visit Purl for fabric in the states and Liberty for a plethora of loveliness.  

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A tour of our cottage

I've been wanting to share with you my artistic space.  I love things, and like to see them everywhere.  Which doesn't lend itself to an easily understood living space, but I love how it grows and grows, like the southern Kudzu.  We live in a 930 square foot two bedroom home.  My husband and I, our sweet son and three cats.  I do not have a separate studio space, although I would love to add onto the porch, the house acts as all things at all times for us.
The dinning room is also my sewing and drawing area.  Which has good lighting and I am able to see what all is happening in the rest of the house.  When I was in graduate school, I disliked my studio greatly - how disconnected it was from my life.  I need to integrate the two together, so I can watch my boy play and make lots of goodies.  I love stuff - and my house is fodder for my art.
We love books, books on all things.  We have been cleaning out our house as one of our New Year resolutions, however, no books have left.  In fact I am sure we have collected at least 50 since the New Year.  I think we are over 2,500 books now.  It is a bit daunting at times, since we are still so young and do not plan on moving.  We'll figure it out.
I am a huge fan of 1970's craft books and home decorating books.  This is a stack I have been looking through lately.  I am about to begin some smallish bird pillows.  My fabric is stacking up like a beautiful cloth mountain.

to cozy days

As you can see we love stacks, stacks of books, stacks of cloth, stacks of pretty much anything.  I think more the merrier.  Except in those moments where I am looking for something terribly specific and it is buried under a stack.


When I saw this the other day on papernstitch, I said-oh boy oh boy.  I love this mountain, and how it seems to be sinking and stacking all at the same time.  The colors and textures are delicious and ickky in that oh so pretty way.  Goodness.  If you want to visit his shop go HERE.  There are also having a giveaway on the papernstitch blog so hurry and leave a comment to win a beauty of a print.

Friday, February 5, 2010

now for - studiomama

For a Danish delight visit studiomama, Nina Tolstrup's fantastic design sight.  The studio images were of her artistic space, so you can imagine how wonderful her crafted items will be.  I love her resolutions, and am still making and remaking lists of my own.  

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Pretty Clutter - bring it on!

I was saying to myself, "I would like to see some pretty clutter".  I love all the beautiful spaces by beautiful people, but so often I think what about their stuff.  I love stuff, I like to see my stuff, I don't mind the dust, I love things, who else does?  So in manic state of bliss and frustration I found this lovely post.  Thank goodness, still organized and tidy but this shows a love of stuff.  Thank you to the things that make life lovely and thank you to seasawdesigns for revealing this space.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Beautiful lines

I am a big fan of line and pattern and both of these beautiful works by Selflesh have that.  These are map pieces that have sewn red lines on top.  I really enjoy the subtle texture the applied line gives these pieces.  Right now on Papernstich's blog, Selflesh is doing an amazing give away.  Such talent.