Sunday, 30 May 2010

Absolutely Yummy! link from Selvedge blog. The shop is absolutely yummy with some really gorgeous ceramics and fibre art! :D You must have a look!!!

Knitbombing in Brookfields

I need a challenge so was looking for some charity knitting fundraisers. The Chilldrens Society

got me knitting but I struggled with the make one and the heart looked a bit sorry for itself, so had a go at wristbands and they were a bit small so decorated with a homemade button and it became a mini wine bottle warmer??? :} Kept me busy, lol

Friday, 28 May 2010

Bat Walk

Went on a bat walk this evening here is a rescued Long eared Bat which is now used for educational purposes. Pan is unable to be realeased back into the wild due to a hole in his wing membrane. You get a sense of the scale of the bat as Anthony Mould holds him in the palm of his hand. After the talk we took out bat detectors and were able to detect Noctule and Pipistrelle bats.

Broughton House Gallery

I stumbled across this gem of a gallery yesterday. Really quaint and unusual they hold an archive of work by the late Gwen Raverat, granddaughter of Charles Darwin. Nerys Johnson is exhibiting at he moment. My favourite paintings are the ones with black backgrounds like the one above.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

"Listening" by Emily Jasper ©
Cambridge School of Art 2010
My friend John Kingsnorth will be exhibiting his final major project at the Seeing the Ordinary Degree Show Anglia Ruskin Cambridge Once on the site head to the list of students exhibiting and click on Johns link. He has produced so fabulous interactive photographic work.

you can also go to to see a sneak preview of the exhibition work.

Only a week to go before our BA (Hons) Textiles & Surface Design Degree Show!! Looking forward to seeing everyones work. Please come along and experience a fabulous variety of talent. Work displayed is for disciplines for the Fashion, Interiors and Gift industry. Private viewing is between 5pm - 7pm please contact Cleveland College of Art & Design for further details Tel: 01429 422000. Our blogspot will give you a taster of the work on show and profiles of students exhibiting
The degree show will run for a week and details for opening times can be found on the Hartlepool Art Gallery website
or contact them by phone on 01429 869706

Monday, 24 May 2010

Edward Burtynsky Intelligent Photography

I say intelligent because so often we look only to the beautiful side of life and Edward Burtynskys work is recording the ugly industrialisation of our planet.

Prayer Flags!

Prayer flags at Brookfields ©


Tigger the cat Brookfields ©

Summer Time Cambridge

Breakfast at Brookfields © .

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Trees, tealights & Sunday Dinner

I've discovered I can take panoramic photos on my mobile phone! Love panoramics so much will be posting loads more addicted already ©. :D

I love Bruce Percy's photo's his blog is brilliant to !

Steaming Printed Length

Screenprinting 2

Screenprinting Videos

Always remember to remove your Koda Trace!!! :/

Friday, 21 May 2010

Stroll around Cambridge

Cambridge is a city full of character, and life, you never know who you might meet while you out and about. Mr Simms's sweetshop is definitely worth a visit but be warned you will be spoilt for choice. Have a reminisce about some of your favourite childhood sweets your bound to find them there! The cam riverside is beautiful just perfect for lazy day strolls.

Skylanterns, Tealights & Bunting

Jerome sends Garlic the snail on a journey far, far away.

All girls together.....

21 Skylanterns for Jade's 21st Birthday! They were amazing, I was surprised at how quickly they rose. Everyone wrote a little messages on their lantern before letting them go.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Artsthread Global Graduate Site

Just submitted my portfolio for Artsthread which will go live on or after the 21st May, my portfolio Artsthread is up and running as we speak.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Playing around with images for Artsthread Graduate website promoting portfolios of graduates from many colleges and universities around the world. Mill road Antique shop The Hive
surrendered some gorgeous finds yesterday for the garden party as did Oxfam a delightful fine bone china teaset. Can't wait to put the photo's up! Favourite blog postings today

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Vintage Garden Party

Looking for a vintage tea party shop to decorate the garden, can't wait for next wednesday!!!

Got loads of ideas and going to pop down Mill Road to a couple of Antique shops where I'm sure I'll find what I'm looking for :)

Friday, 14 May 2010

Jade's 21st Birthday Party Planning

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I can't believe my daughter will be 21 on Wednesday! I'm already addicted to planning a garden party for her. Yesterday I ordered 21 Skylanterns and today I have been surfing the net for a cupcake maker, lol These are my favourites so far.........................................

I'm getting distracted just one more link


I miss my little house.....:( I'm really happy to be in Cambridge but I'm missing my own space so much and with all my personal belongings in storage I'm stuck for making things... maybe I'll pop out and make a little sewing box and then maybe I'll begin to feel more at home :)

Thursday, 13 May 2010

End of an Era !

Can't believe four years of study is over!!! well not quite there is an MA looming :} Monday was a strange day hand in the final major project then move out of my lovely home and head down to Cambridge. New beginnings :) Over the past couple of weeks I have barely had time to think of anything other than printing, fingers crossed XXX
So what have I done since landing here in Cambridge?....
Well Tuesday I went to the Fitzwilliam Museum to see the Making Waves exhibition by Maggi Hambling they are impressive paintings of waves and you really get a sense of the power of the sea with the scale of them.
Wednesday the Vue Cinema to see the new Ridley Scott, Robin Hood film. Gorgeous costume and a refreshingly different take on the history of Robin Hood, loved it!!
Thursday wander around the shops there are a couple I need to post on here that are just yummy for handmade gifts. Today's is Callyco for fine fabrics and accessories some really delightful prints as well as buttons, ribbons and clothkits.

Tomorrow I think I might pop down to Kettlesyard. I'll post more when I've been down but it's one of my favourite galleries with work by Ben Nicholson and Picasso.