This is a beautiful tea towel depicting a scene of a badger using a hedgehog as a scrubbing brush to do their post-tea-party washing up! It's the perfect way to add a bit of cheer to your kitchen! The illustration is taken from Lianne Mellor's pen and watercolour illustrations, then digitally printed on 100% cotton. The towel measures approximately 50cm x 72cm, and has a hanging loop for added handiness. These fantastic tea towels are made in the UK and are machine washable!
Friday, 30 September 2011
Thursday, 29 September 2011
This hand crafted, welded steel & copper birdfeeder stands approximately 6' tall. The upright support is welded to an 'I-beam' shaped base which has been uniquely designed to allow the piece to stand securely upright when 'planted' into the ground approximately 8 -10 inches deep. The 'feeder' portion consists of a welded stainless steel screen designed to hold bird seed a safe distance off the ground. Shielded to a degree from rain, wind, and sun - the stainless steel screen allows for rapid drainage of any water, and will never rust through. Once 'planted' into the soil, the design allows for the roots of surface vegetation to reach through and firmly anchor the piece into the ground. The top 'feeder' portion is designed to allow for enough gentle movement to replicate the subtle natural motion of tree branches. When 'planted' in the yard, these pieces are designed to serve a dual purpose - both as feeders for birds, and as a continuing visual inspiration for their benefactors.
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Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
This handsome canopy mason jar chandelier is ideal over a dining table or kitchen island. Each jar can hang randomly or uniform. All ten jars are separated by 3 large crafters rings. Measures: 32" wide x 3 foot drop from ceiling on average. I love this photograph – and what a fantastically stylish way to upcycle mason jars!
Monday, 26 September 2011
Add a little bit of cheer to any outfit with this fluffy wooden cloud brooch. The cloud is hand cut from solid Sycamore, painted and finished with a shiny lacquer. It measures approx 5cm x 2.5cm x 0.3cm and attaches with a 3cm silver plated brooch bar.
Sunday, 25 September 2011
Wow! Wow! Wow! polymer clay in a plexiglas box using museum acrylic. 14'' X 14''. Click through to see more of Meredith's amazing work.
Saturday, 24 September 2011
These beautiful handmade cards are printed on archival quality paper and window mounted in heavy white card. Each card is left blank for your own message. Good enough to frame, and perfect for a gift and a card all in one! Dimensions of card: 13.5cm x 13.5cm.
Friday, 23 September 2011
I love this Birds fine art print from Dante Terzigni. Dante is an illustrator/designer living and working out of Cleveland, Ohio and has illustrated for clients such as The Washington Post and International Tribune. This 11" x 14" work is printed on Elegance Velvet Platinum Edition from Breathing Color and is signed by the artist. This design would make a great fabric too!
Thursday, 22 September 2011
SoFino Heart Felted Soaps combine high quality soaps with the exfoliating power of soft Merino wool. Simply hold the bar under running water and rub gently, the suds will lather through the wool. This fantastic soap lasts longer than a regular bar and does not leave a bit a soap to throw away in the end. Plus, you are left with a reusable product; a wool scrubbing pad; wool pouch (put a slit in one end); wool drawer freshener (just place a few drops of essential oils inside); or place your favorite soap inside and use it again and again and again. Each item is handmade and is completely unique!
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
This fantastic log pile cushion is hand screen-printed onto white linen and handmade in Roddy & Ginger's studio in London. Light teal and chocolate with a chocolate linen reverse. Size 40x40cm. Handprinted onto unbleached linen, making each one unique.
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
To whom does your heart belong? This beautiful sterling silver necklace features a rustic heart charm, cast from an antique relic, and two personalised ribbons. Each ribbon is hand fabricated, textured, formed, folded and stamped one at a time from sterling silver, and then subtly oxidized to bring out the textures, and character with a fantastic soft lustre matte satin finish. Customized with antique letter stamps.
Monday, 19 September 2011
You can never have too many lemurs! And don't they look lovely all piled in a heap? Sometimes when you see an ACEO, you just have to buy it – you can't hesitate, or it will be gone! I couldn't resist this one as a little gift for my wife. This original artwork was created in artists pens and watercolour paints, on textured white card. Sized: 2.5 x 3.5 inches. This is a one-off original artwork, not a copy or print – little black heart may make more that are similar, but no two will ever be the same! Click through to buy your very own original, but you'd better be quick!
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Sunday, 18 September 2011
"There is no place better to relax than Northern Michigan in the summertime! Many of my beachy images are taken while exploring the wonders of this magical place... it takes me back to slow summer days spent at my grandfather's farm." This beautiful image is printed on premium quality, acid free, archival paper, for a photograph with lovely detail, and gorgeous colors that will last a lifetime. Available in a range of sizes, signed by Joy. Fantastic!
Saturday, 17 September 2011
As seen on the Folksy front page today, a friendly little stained glass acorn to hang in your window. All the detail and pattern is handpainted onto Polish handmade glass and then kiln fired for permanency, which means no flaking or fading. The glass has little airbubbles and striations and will look stunning when the low autumn sun shines through it. This item is made to order and each one is unique. Supplied with a small loop and thread for hanging. Size approximately 145mm x 85mm. Flora's work is of exceptional quality and will look fantastic hanging in your window!
Friday, 16 September 2011
These fantastic ducks have been hand printed onto a lovely strong organic unbleached cotton using water based inks. The cushion measures 14 inches square and an inner has been sewn inside. Available in aqua and pink, and also available as a print.
Thursday, 15 September 2011
I'm loving this piece from Nadia Sparham's brilliant Cats & Dogs range. This 'Goggles Dog' mug is made from bone china and decorated with a transfer of one of Nadia's fantastic illustrations. This design is available in a range of mug and plate sizes, click the piccy for more info! Nadia's new website also has loads of ideas for christmas presents…what are you waiting for?!
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth – feast your eyes on these tasty treats! These beautiful leather dessert magnets feature delicate bits of appliqué and intricate machine stitching. The dessert is made up from two layers of leather with sections of appliquéd misc fabrics. Each dessert measures approx L=8cm x W=3cm. Each magnet is individually hand crafted making it completely unique!
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Gary from Thames Art was born and raised in Stepney in London's East End; his family history can be traced back for at least 200 hundred years in London, probably longer. In each piece of work he tries to reflect up to 2000 years of London history; from Roman occupation through the great plagues and fires that have blighted London, through empire building and brisk commerce, right up to the present day. Each piece is unique and always has a story to tell. These 1950's lead figures represents lost boy childhoods. All those young boys who played so intently and then somehow lost these beautifully made soldiers are now at the very best old men slowly heading towards nostalga and if they ever see this work they might wonder what on earth happend to his soldier collection too. I know I do. 19 3/4x 19 3/4 (50x50cm)
Monday, 12 September 2011
Inspired by nature, bring the outdoors in with this fantastically realistic fabric 'stone' pillow. Polyester fleece, jersey knit and felt fabric stones with added airbrush painted texture and detail. Each 'stone' is filled with polyester fiber then glued and hand-stitched randomly in place to a base pillow made out of light grey fleece. 18" x 18" pillow cover with velcro closure. Wow!
Sunday, 11 September 2011
Create the perfect setting for your country kitchen with this set of four duck egg blue dining chairs made from solid reclaimed wood. This farmhouse inspired dining chair set has been painted with a period duck egg blue finish as well as being versatile enough to go with a range of dining tables or additional kitchen furniture. Made to order, the chairs measure 48 x 51 x 95 cm.
Saturday, 10 September 2011
Yo ho, me hearties! Make Roger very jolly with this fantastic mug. Hand thrown from white earthenware clay with cream glaze and a hand painted black ceramic enamel decoration. Oven, microwave and dishwasher proof. Perfect for that old seadog in your life!
Friday, 9 September 2011
This large faceted drum shade is the perfect modern statement piece for any home, without being too unconventional. A bright white when unlit, the lamp clearly illuminates the area above and below when lit up. This shade would also look great on many modern table lights. Constructed from hundreds of folded fortune tellers formed around a pre-existing plastic Lobbo lamp shade from Ikea, the entire light measures approximately 14 inches (35.6 cm) across, and 10 inches (25.4 cm) high. Wow!
Thursday, 8 September 2011
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
This little pair of fabric and fleece grass tuft bean bags make great little bookends or paperweights. With convenient velcro on the base, these little pillows can be filled with any weighty filling you have to hand (beans, rice, pebbles or sand are ideal). Fantastic!
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
"Ahoy! I’m wolfe. Have you ever been to the CW Forests? That’s where I live. I like to dress up like this to blend with the other creatures because there aren’t a lot of people around. Well, there’s this one girl… Chloe, have you met her? She’s kind of shy, but real nice. I like to explore and most of all I like sailing. I built my own sail boat, maybe you can see it sometime." Hand printed with love onto a 100% combed cotton men's t-shirt.
Monday, 5 September 2011
A beautiful archival print of the Elements, a vibrant collage. The paper size is 8.5 x 11", the image fits nice and snug with a half inch border for framing. Fantastic!
Sunday, 4 September 2011
Coming from a love of miniature portraits and the little frames that they come in, these little tree off-cuts are hand painted with acrylic and oil directly onto the wood. The diameter measures approximately 1.75 inches across with a quarter of an inch thickness. Varnished for protection.
Saturday, 3 September 2011
Origami for your wall! Enjoy this beautiful ancient art in a new and fun way by displaying it on your wall. This extremely detailed intricate folded ball will enhance any room. Vinyl wall decals make a great way to decorate walls without having to paint! Once applied the matte vinyl looks as though it has been painted on, very cool! This 22” by 22” geometric origami ball vinyl decal is made using a removable vinyl and will work on almost any smooth surface, being fully removable for up to 2 years. Easy to apply and available in loads of colour options!
Friday, 2 September 2011
Beautiful fine art collage illustration. 20x30cm, digitally printed on watercolour paper. Stamped and signed by the artist on the reverse.
Thursday, 1 September 2011
A set of 7 coral, turquoise and black stripey encased lampwork beads with 6 encased spacer beads (2 black, 2 coral and 2 turquoise). Handcrafted in the flame using Italian effetre glass, encased in Vetrofond clear. They are wound on 2.4 mm mandrels. Stripey beads measure approx 14mm by 8mm. Encased spacer beads measure approx 12mm by 8mm. The beads are handmade one at a time so slight variations in size may occur. All beads are annealed for strength and durability in a digitally controlled kiln then cleaned of any bead release residue for you to use straight away in your own creations. Beautiful!