Row of harbour cottages from an original artwork by (c) C.Rowe 2010

Friday, 28 January 2011

appliqué patterns

I'm delighted that at last I can announced that I've got going, done some work, and have finally listed my collection of applique patterns. The whole collection of five designs are all influenced and inspired by Cornwall, the coastline, it's seaside and it's countryside lifestyle.
Also included in the range are two gorgeous interior views, one with vases of hedgerow flowers and the other of afternoon tea with cake! There's nothing quite like a good cup of tea and a slice of chocolate cake with sprinkles!
All the patterns can be found and purchased through my website:

The next addition to the webshop will be the lovely Applique Kits which all come come packaged up beautifully in glass kilner jars. They all look too nice to open and use, more like sweeties in a jar than fabric.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

splish splash

Some nice cheerful colour for January.

Ooh there's something so satisfying about new painting materials, brushes, paper, paints. It's been nice to sit down and splosh paint about. I've been really drawn to bright colours this week, perhaps that's all to do with the short days of winter and craving a bit of yellow sun!

I've been really inspired by some good old colourful paintings too, above is one of the big disk paintings of Patrick Heron, (Forteen Discs 1963). As well as the gorgeous birds of Artist Barbara Karn (see yesterday's post).

Roll on longer days and spring!

Saturday, 22 January 2011

something bright for the month of January

Meet 'Floozy', she's a bright and beautiful bird! Just what's needed for the dark grey depths of January.

Painted by Barbara Karn ( Floozy has a bunch of equally gorgeous and exuberant feathery sisters and I urge you to look at the full collection on the fabulous website listed above.

I can cope with the bright crisp cold days of winter, just not so well with the rainy ones, but with something as attractive as Floozy on my wall i'm sure the dreary days will just fly by!

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

all the lights

It's the twelfth day of Christmas and all the decorations have come down and have been packed away in boxes for another year. This also includes some of my fairy lights, but I cannot relinquish them all.
I came across these gorgeous photos of some lights on the very talented Irene Suchocki blog, eye poetry. Her photographs capture the simple beauty of strings of small white lights so eloquently, and far better than my words ever could. So here's a new year's cheer to all things enchanting, and to strings of little fairy lights left up all over the world for yet another year!