My Mother’s Knitting ….

You may remember some time ago Lee designed a beautiful image of a ball of wool in a heart shape.  I had asked Lee to design an image that would represent the love and creativity of my mum and also my own love and enjoyment of knitting.  I wrote a post about this called For the Love of Knitting back in May when my beautiful, creative, strong, amazing mother had not long been diagnosed with terminal cancer.  She has since lost her courageous fight against this awful heartbreaking disease and so I finally took a trip to Forever Art studio where Lee created this unique and special tattoo on my thigh. I love it with all my woolly heart.  Remembering always my way …

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Tattoo Kitchen …

Our kitchen was in desperate need of a revamp. When we moved in to the bungalow the solid oak units were painted cream and we did brighten the walls up with a splash of orange but it was always a little boring for us. A little spark of an idea for the up-cycle project came when the lovely Jo gifted us a pack of 4 tattoo style ceramic door knobs by ‘Temerity Jones’ and said “I saw these and thought of you two!” From those four door knobs has sprung a whole tattoo themed kitchen. We sourced more ‘Temerity Jones’ ceramic knobs and alternated the hearts and swallows throughout the kitchen with 27 new door knobs in total. The cream wooden kitchen units were painted in eggshell ‘Retro Chic” by Valspar and we were so happy to find some completely awesome tattoo and knitting themed wallpaper (I know just perfect huh?) to decoupage the centre panels from ‘Spoonflower.com’. The wallpaper has brilliant messages such as ‘Knit Fast Die Warm’ and ‘Born to Knit’ emblazoned over it which I just adore. A couple of coats of varnish later and our boring cream kitchen is totally transformed into a tattoo inspired bright retro kitchen!

What do you think?

Coffee Dregs Art…

When you are married to an artist I guess you shouldn’t really be surprised to find the dregs from the cafetière in the sink looking like this huh?

Bathing Belle…

I had a gorgeous, retro, flowery swim cap as a birthday present off my lovely sister. Blinkin' love it so much! I snapped a fun selfie to show Sister and Lee how perfectly perfect for me it is. Lee decided it would make a great drawing too! So I am now immortalised forever as a Bathing Belle. I just love being married to my talented artist ❤️

Oodles of Poodles…

I find sewing so therapeutic. My grandmother was a dressmaker. My mother sewed all our clothes when we were children, and my sisters both sew beautifully too. We even made our own bridesmaid dresses for a sister wedding once upon a long time ago. In need of distraction and soothing I set about making myself a new summery dress. I wore it for the first time last night and love it. What do you think?

Love Always …

Special days are hard when you are newly bereaved. My birthday this week was so tough. How can you have a birthday without thinking of your mother? I did find some level of peace and tranquility walking the beautiful island of Skomer, but it was still a sad and emotional day. However, a ray of love eventually shone through with this beautiful birthday gift from Lee. Stunningly beautiful. His art captures moments I need to remember and help me to accept that life goes on and love goes on … always. ❤️

Hearty praise for punky art …

Lee is an old punk and his Brummy punk roots have been the source of inspiration for his art for many years.  We sell prints of his work through the studio and our social media sites, but also have a shop on 'Handmade at Amazon' which helps us reach people who have not yet connected with us.  We have recently sold  a print of his amazing John Lydon acrylic on canvas and received a lovely email message from the bloke who purchased saying "I just want to say thanks for a very speedy delivery and that I am well chuffed with the print.  It's an excellent painting of Mr Rotten".  He went on to ask whether Lee had created any other punk art and this reminded me to update our shop with some more of Lee's great punk pencil drawings. We just love a bit of feedback so sincere thanks to Andy  who took the time to message us and of course we would love to hear what you all think too ?