I thought it was quite appropriate to have a title like this, around this time of year. Christmas is over, monies all spent and everyone's a little bit fatter. On the other hand...the real reason I wanted to use it was, as this week everything's been coming in blue.
Firstly (and most excitingly) I finally got the new desk I was very much looking forward to. Aaaaah a place to work, not exactly a workshop, but a child-free, clutter free (for how long??) space all of my own to make and create (hopefully in peace!).
|At first the lovely 60s blue table looked a bit lonely and bleak...|
And as it seems...things come in three (as they say) and so blue things come in three too...
|Not only did I find a fab blue desk at the huge vintage/antique/junk shop...I found this high waisted skirt in my size, with BLUE strawberries!! How exciting!|
And last but not least, I was on the look out for more kitchenware and dishes to make another readymade cake tier tray/stand. And of course...it had to be blue...
|It's still a work in progress as I'm not entirely sure about the top piece, but all will be glued ever so well. Loving the pale blue teacups though.|
So...new desk in place, I got a little excited to fill it with some of my ceramics and odd bits of things I've made over the years.
|Just for a bit of personal inspiration...|
|Selection of purses I made last year... really need to fix my sewing machine and get another pedal!|
|I love this mustard.|
I know it's not exactly something I've made...or...hang on...it is!! It's a ceramic replication of French's Mustard. Nah, I'm lying. I just love it so much, I've been eating it on pretty much everything and has such a pickly lovely scrummy flavour, that I thought it definitely deserved a place on my blog. Plus, the colours just look really good with the new blue desk. AND I discovered it when with our good friends from Sound Art Radio at their fantastic Halloween event, Fete Worse Than Death when I tucked into one too many veggie hotdogs.
|Not 100% complete Penny Farthing Man, shadow puppet.|
I've also recently been working on a project with Ergo Phizmiz. I've been animating and making shadow puppets. You can view more on the piece at 'Fulcanelli's Shoes'.
|Marlene wanted to get in on the action, upon my desk...|
You must look here at this... Through The Round Window A lovely lady by the name of Flora makes these wonderful, colourful stained glass items.
|I love 'em|
|These egg men all have magnificent names too...|
Website here: Through The Round Window
And lastly...another friend by the name of Rosalind creates these one off treasures, that are rather appealing at Rhen Designs
|This one's my favourite|
|And this is pretty special too!|