Friday 30 April 2010

Anne Boleyn: The Most Happy by Lisa Falzon

Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, whose motto was 'The Most Happy'. Her and her family's ambition drove them from 'nobodies' to the highest circles of the Kingdom…but would make them many enemies. Ann Boleyn was eventually executed by Henry on bogus treason charges, losing her head at the Tower of London, leaving him free to marry his newest fancy. Beautiful giclée print of an original digital collage illustration. Printed with archival inks on Hahnemuhle photo rag paper.
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Thursday 29 April 2010

Zodiac Constellations by Miniature Rhino

Beautiful 3 3/8" zodiac constellation embroidery. This made to order piece is hand embroidered in heavy white thread on vintage blue linen in a hand stained embroidery loop. These constellations make an ideal birthday gift, or an ideal item to mark a special event or date.
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Wednesday 28 April 2010

Dandelion and Green Photo Blocks by Littleputbooks

2 small blocks. 2 small photos. A set of bright and wishful wishing dandelions. These images are bright and lovely and would look great on a shelf, a desktop or hanging on your wall. Original photographs are carefully mounted on gorgeous natural wood blocks and sealed with layers of high gloss non-toxic varnish, leaving a slightly textured surface creating an organic look.

Tuesday 27 April 2010

Gloucestershire Church by Iain Robinson

A beautiful original drawing of a church in Gloucestershire, done with fine point marker pen on acid-free cartridge paper. 195mm wide by 192mm deep. Wow!

Monday 26 April 2010

An Apple A Day Cushion by Heart Zeena

A lovely hand screen printed and handmade cushion. A limited edition print made from a hand cut stencil. Available in two colour ways, are you a green apple or a red apple? Cushion measures 40cm x 40cm and comes with a duck feather filler, vintage buttons on the back and signature Heart Zeena embroidered detail in red.

Sunday 25 April 2010

Jenny Wrens by Kate Thornton Design

I found Kate's work at a local craft fair in Ilkley, and had to buy one. Fantastic stuff! Kate produces some beautiful work. This piece features wrens on teasel and has been hand-cut from a vintage map of Yorkshire, making it completely unique. You can purchase Kate's work via email, just click through to her blog for more details.

Saturday 24 April 2010

Printed Matter by Evelin Kasikov

Evelin has developed a beautiful CMYK cross-stitch technique (basically a cross-stitch 'printing' process), resulting in Printed Matter, a project where graphic design meets craft. The piece above was her first experiment with handmade CMYK halftone. Stunning! She has a new exhibition 'Craft Meets Music' which opens next month in London, well worth a visit if you are in the area!

Friday 23 April 2010

Evening Glow by Loish

An absolutely fantastic digital illustration created in Adobe Photoshop using a graphics tablet. I love the perspective and the way that the light has been captured. This print is available to buy in several different formats on Loish's devaintART page. Thank you to Kelley at Drawworm for making me aware of Loish's beautiful work.

Thursday 22 April 2010

May Fade In Direct Sunlight by Andy Smith

Andy Smith has produced this 12 page promotional newspaper showcasing his beautiful work. A copy unexpectedly landed on my doormat yesterday and it's fantastic! It was produced by the Newspaper Club in a limited run of just 500, OK it's not strictly handmade (if you really want to nitpick) but I really wanted to feature it. Most of the posters featured inside can be purchased in Andy's shop as very limited run screenprints. I know where I'll be shopping soon Andy!

Wednesday 21 April 2010

Tod Tall Candle Holder by Jean Pelle

Handcrafted wooden candle holder embellished with a segment of its grain leafed in pure 24-carat gold. Each candle holder is individually turned and unique. 13.5" tall.

Tuesday 20 April 2010

Time Is A'Tickin' by Mitchell & Dent

Time is a'tickin' and you're not getting any younger. This fantastically naughty little A6 letterpress birthday card is printed by hand on a 1905 Chandler and Price platen press. It's printed in forest green ink on acid-free uncoated card and has been left blank inside.

Monday 19 April 2010

Curiouser by Untamed Menagerie

Handmade to order, this laser cut brush finished stainless steel pendant measures just over 2.5" wide. It hangs from a 16" of silver plated chain. An ideal accessory for the Alice in your life!
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Sunday 18 April 2010

Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Meghan Simon

Beautiful oil on masonite painting, reminiscent of stained glass and old Japanese prints.This painting is 30" x 14" and is framed with a very thin, simple, black wooden frame. Stunning!

Saturday 17 April 2010

Wolf In Sheep's Clothing by Random Objects

This old Aesop's Fable, about a clever wolf disguising himself as a sheep to get closer to his unsuspecting prey, has become a common metaphor warning that appearances can be deceptive. Beware the wolf in sheep's clothing! Printed on American Apparel 2001 tees, this fantastic shirt comes with some Random Object stickers.

Friday 16 April 2010

Sterling Silver Green Sea Urchin Ring by Star Of The East

Living in Turkey has some big advantages, like the beautiful abandoned beaches with just you, the sea and the blue sky. During long beach walks, Star Of The East often find all kind of treasures, such as sea urchins and shells. This ring is one of the treasures born from those walks. The sea urchin is cleaned, filled with polyurethane foam and covered with epoxy to make it strong and shiny. The ring itself is beautifully handmade from sterling silver.

Thursday 15 April 2010

Helkat Design

This generous 20" rustic grey/brown hessian cushion is fantastic. It has two hand printed leaping hares on the front, and an extra hare appliquéd onto the reverse. The hares have additional stitching outlining the glorious boxing shapes too.

Wednesday 14 April 2010

Splash Bowl by Engler Glass

Imagine throwing a rock into a pristine alpine lake and capturing the image forever. The round bottom of this bowl adds to the drama and makes it appear to jump off the surface of a table. An unusual and beautiful 5" diameter handmade piece.

Tuesday 13 April 2010

Print #2 by Julien Kedryna

Exclusive to Little Paper Planes, this beautiful giclée print is printed with archival inks on Hahnemuhle German etching paper. Limited to an edition of 50, this print is hand numbered and signed by the artist. It's available in two sizes too! Beautiful!

Monday 12 April 2010

Ford Door by Jacquelyn Lee

In today’s unfortunate race for materialistic perfection things that are old or weathered are not desired. This 8" x 10" print is part of Jacquelyn Lee's Vintage Series. Jacquelyn enjoys finding things that modern hands have not touched or destroyed. With each crack or paint chip they hold memories of times past. Beautiful.

Sunday 11 April 2010

Bird Measuring Spoons by Beehive Kitchenware

Four standard kitchen measures, hand cast in lead free pewter. These stunning birds come perched on a copper display rack, complete with mounting hardware. Eight and a half inches wide. Gift boxed. Beautiful!

Saturday 10 April 2010

Primitive Black Cat by Sparrow Primitives

This primitive cat has been handmade from 100% cotton, hand painted, aged for a lovely vintage look, and has a special lightly scented finish. He has a handstitched nose detail, button eyes, rusty tin wire whiskers and is approximately 20cm tall.

Friday 9 April 2010

Purity Organic Ring by Nectar Jewelry

Handforged from fine silver wire that's been coiled, heated, hammered; coiled, heated, hammered; coiled, heated, hammered…you get the picture. A pale blue, 3mm, faceted chalcedony gemstone embellishes the ring. Polished smooth and tumbled for strength and fabulous shine.

Thursday 8 April 2010

Mr Oak Tree by Hi Tree!

This is Mr. Oak Tree. He's a pillow for your head! If you are a tree hugger, then Mr. Oak Tree was made just for you! 19"tall x 21"wide x about 6"-7" thick. He'll make your couch or bed look extra cute. Every tree is completely handmade and slightly different.

Wednesday 7 April 2010

Hello Gorgeous by Alyoisiusspyker

Hello Gorgeous. Who wouldn't want to be met with those words first thing on a Monday morning, last thing at night or just when you're passing on your way for a pee? This amazingly cheerful hand pulled screenprint is limited to just 25 copies. Printed in pink and blue on golden yellow acid free paper. 20" x 25".

Tuesday 6 April 2010

First Snow by Bartos

Winter returns to dust the green forest with the first snow. A raven sits in his favorite tree, watching the transformation. An open edition 8" x 10" giclée print from an original acrylic on canvas painting. I love the range of colours in this print. Beautiful!

Monday 5 April 2010

Sleeping Grizzly Bear Bean Bag by Chic Sin Design

This fantastic sleeping grizzly bear is a soft large bean bag. The graphics are knitted instead of printed, and it looks fantastic in close-up. A brilliant addition to a child's bedroom, it can be used as a chair, sofa, or just as decoration!

Sunday 4 April 2010

Norman by Widget and Friends

Norman is made from one lovely, new, soft sock stuffed with BS safety standard filling. He is hand-washable (tumble driers make him dizzy) and suitable for even the smallest bunny lovers. He likes to be kept warm in his sleeping bag but do take him out in the daytime so he can hop around and search for carrots. Happy Easter!

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Saturday 3 April 2010

Double Cloud Pin by Lost at Sea

Solid Walnut double cloud pin. The smaller cloud has been hand inlaid with a piece of dyed wood veneer. Perfect for your jacket, cardigan or wherever you like. It looks great on both men and women. Measures 39mm x 28mm

Friday 2 April 2010

Wally No.126 by DaDaDa studio

Interior accessory and picture wanna-be. Wally dreams about hanging on the wall among your favorite family photos and pictures. But look for an ideal spot corresponding with Wally’s picture to fully use it’s fun potential. Hang a ‘towel’ near your bathroom door – it looks fantastic! Loads of other fantastic random designs to choose from. High quality print on 1 cm plastic with precision cut smooth edges.

Thursday 1 April 2010

Ceramic Nest Egg by Mudpuppy

Save your money in style with this ceramic nest egg money box. These 3 1/2" eggs are made from stoneware slip and high fired without glaze. They turn a beautiful natural buff color. A beautiful easter gift that doesn't involve chocolate!