Thursday, 23 December 2010
don't tell the family; list of presents made and wrapped...
for Lucy: a full size hot water bottle cover (as requested), a personalised cushion - rectangular, a collaged canvas.
for Laura: a full size hot water bottle cover (as requested), a bird cushion - square, blues (as requested), a collaged canvas (as requested) please note; twins have to have the same amount!
for my mother: a triplet bird cushion - red, square, natural irish linen and a hot water bottle cover (as requested)
for my sister: a glass lens collage (requested)
don't ask don't get! shy bairns and all that...
cushions will be available online from linedry.co.uk in the New Year and mini hot water bottles with covers too, also from designedandmade.co.uk.
if you can't wait that long please e-mail me!
Monday, 20 December 2010
Dear Line Dry Aficionado
I wish you all a very merry season with much goodwill and all that goes with it!
Thank you for your interest in my company and continued custom, I appreciate you all!
There is news afoot;
New Year = new idea’s, new rearrangements, new products and new resolve.
I shall be combining/condensing/spring cleaning all my sites in some way, shape or form in the new year,
I am continuing designing and hopefully shall be introducing a garment or two to line dry very soon; no. 1: the prototype is made albeit a little on the large size, fashion dictates it should be a size 6 (!) and now all there is to do is refine the surface design and get the embroidery done! No.2 is on the drawing board is awaiting my pattern cutter to get back from France, this piece shall be unadorned but will work quite nicely with garment No. 1. Also in the pipeline are some leather patches; medal-ly and military, motifs to be exact, don’t ask how they came about, it was a matter of unexpected development. I am not quite sure what I shall be doing with these at the moment, although one feels one should be working with Comme des Garçons in reality.
Sunday, 5 December 2010
Sunday, 21 November 2010
it may look like a load of stuff has been flung on a table, let me tell you it was carefully planned that way... thank you to all my customers this weekend at the National Glass Centre, and I am very very proud I did not have one of those cakes.
Monday, 15 November 2010
I also noticed Bridget has recieved one of the fabulous labels from Alec Finlay ...see what i did with mine...
keep up with the lovemelivewithme blog...I am just about to post a message about this label... then I will commence to wear the beautiful Cloud Commission scarf which I have in my possession (by default/accident) so I can post about that too. happy days.
Sunday, 14 November 2010
no, many, many thanks to my marvellous helpers!
best seller of the event was .... drumroll...the packs of stickers/magnets for £1.00...not because they were incredibly cheap but rather incredibly, gorgeously packaged (even though I do say so myself).
a close second was the mammoth laser cut necklaces...
don't worry, I will have more at the NATIONAL GLASS CENTRE Art & Craft Fair; Saturday & Sunday coming...(20th & 21st Nov.) and also at DESIGNERSMARKETPLACE, Middlesbrough Town Hall on the 28th November.
see you there!
Sunday, 31 October 2010
really, really busy today! so what's new.
- am making, making, making, oh and designing (!)... getting ready for National Glass Centre Craft Fair on 20th & 21st November in Sunderland then Designers Marketplace (jewellery collection only) on the 28th November, Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt.
- not to mention an invitation only, preview evening of everything 'line dry' and presenting the ceramics of the talented 'venusmomma' where we will be testing our new lines on 12th November & 13th November - a little private partee (x2).
- also new things on the designed and made website (coming soon).
- not to mention uploading some new bits and pieces on my website. all exciting stuff :-)
Sunday, 24 October 2010
Saturday, 2 October 2010
21-31 October 2010
Love Me Live With Me:
designed and made present the best of north eastern design and invite you to engage with their work
come and find our wonder cart.
look and rummage
think and talk.
tell us what you like to live with and why
all we ask is that you share your thoughts
love me live with me.
you need to prove you really want it...and PROMISE to blog about it...in blood.
Sunday, 26 September 2010
Saturday, 25 September 2010
the project has gone live and I am eagerly awaiting someone to actually blog about one of my medals!
lets hope they are not still languishing in the drawer!
see the results here. there is also a photo of the cart here at SteakHaus (Friday 24th September).
I shall be checking back frequently so if you do have one of medals I would love to hear about it, if the stitching is putting you off just give it to a stitcher or someone who knows someone... eventually it shall find one!
Monday, 20 September 2010
finished work for The artfair, so it's all packed and if you want a unique, one off piece of art for only £48 you better get there.
( i like the misuse of capital letters but usually onlY by Me) strange that.
Tuesday, 14 September 2010
These are for the Newcastle/Gateshead Art Fair at The Sage 1st - 3rd October, to 'decorate' a beautiful sideboard, well to 'dress' the inside of it (possibly) - let's hope someone opens the door! Unfortunately I couldn't get the 'usual' size boxes (I have a lot of trouble with box supplies) so... I went for these, funny how the same item in a bigger box seems more value for money.
Anyway, I know it's not 'Art' as we know it at an 'Art Fair' but just frame one of these and Bob's your uncle.
Sunday, 5 September 2010
live with me!...
Medals are made, ready to be shipped to Designed and Made's WONDERCART. I am getting my own special drawer made on the antique market barrow which will take up residence at London Design Festival (for starters) 18-26th September, it should be a really interesting exhibition and we will all be able to track the medals' progress through numerous people's hands (hopefully) through the medium of blogging. There will be some fabulous things by some fabulous makers on loan to some fabulous people!
Future venues include Design Event North East 2010. Watch this space!
Medal No. 13:
-is from a limited edition of 13; ' the Bakers Dozen'
-the pack includes: your medal, a velvet presentation cushion, a cushion slip to embroider, needles & threads, a handmade book about the object.
- the embroidery is an opportunity to 'make your mark', collaborate with the maker, help make it more beautiful before you pass it on to a most worthy recipient...to do the same.
-as the medal moves through hands it will become more embellished and return a new and improved version of itself.
-think carefully, who is worthy of your medal? who will be the next ephemeral owner? and why?
-the stories that will be revealed along the journey will form a major part of the medals' new history.
-love me, stitch me, wear me, live with me.
If you are not lucky enough to get one for yourself or maybe you are but then (reluctantly obviously!) pass it on, you can purchase your own permanent object of beauty here (medal only).
Learn more about Designed and Made here (new website coming soon).
Tuesday, 31 August 2010
other highlights included:-
- an eighteenth birthday party (all night! what's that all about?!)
- a family barbecue (not my real family but I adopted them anyway)
- non stop coffee
- spaghetti eis (3 teaspoonsful, how good am I?)
- sun and 31 degrees
- gatecrashing 1st class on the train...(read electronically reclining seats, businessmen, free drinks & nuts)
- needless to say the embroidery i took with me was untouched...
Oma's sewing kit, bargain at 1 euro...note the REVOLVING reels of thread, I almost wet myself.
1.5" tape measure spool - still works! AND is in cms = bonus, gotta love those Europeans.
Monday, 9 August 2010
in situ in studio
an aside... squeezed it into my fiat 500 in 2 pieces, could only get it out through the roof. Meccano rules.