Sunlight on Glasses…

Yesterday was the last day of Lee’s exhibition. There were lots of lovely comments in the visitor book and positive feedback from people we talked with. Some of his work that we framed especially for the exhibition have now found wall space in the bungalow. ‘Bathing Belle’ and ‘Sunlight on Glasses’ are both now hanging in my dressing room. I love them both. It makes me smile to remember one young visitor to the exhibition, a little boy of about 6 or 7, who absolutely loved the gigantic skull and roses but looked at ‘Sunlight on Glasses’ with puzzlement upon his face …

“Miss” said the little boy, “why hasn’t he finished this one?”

What do you say huh?

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Colourful Sweary Bobble Hats …

So … our sweary bobble hats really have been in high demand! I am just working on an order of 20 for some very smart bikers in Brum. In the meantime I have been experimenting with some different colours, contrasts and bobble sizes. This colourful bunch of sweary hats will be available £15 each from the studio this afternoon!

What do you think?

Groovy Baby …

The stash of vintage patterns I inherited from my grandmother helped put the ‘authentic’ into a 1970s themed party this weekend. A friend seeking inspiration for her outfit sought out a bit of help from Trashcan Emporium and granny’s patterns got put to work. Using a 1970’s Jiffy sewing pattern and some amazing 1970s fabric, sourced from an auction, we made sure our lovely friend looked groovy baby! What do you think? Do you dig it? ❤️

Hats All Folks …

Learning the knitting machine has been so so tough. I knit, I sew, I embroider and I crochet, and I do them all with confidence. However, learning how to use a knitting machine is a whole new league for me. I’ve made it my challenge to master the machine in 2018. With stripping, oiling and much perseverance I have my Silver Reed standard gauge singing beautifully. I am mighty proud of these beanies I machine knit over the weekend. The flower design was using one of the punch cards that came with the machine, but the other two are my first attempts at creating my own designs. Lee is very happy with the secret message written into the blue one. They are not wholly perfect but it was good learning and everyone starts somewhere right?

With Wings on …

One of our customers lives at the other side of Wales but still travels to Lee for his ink. I have said it before (and I will no doubt say it again) that going for the closest cheapest tattoo artist is just false economy. Art that is going to be on your body for the rest of your life deserves true investment. We happily spend a fortune planning and researching a two week holiday and yet simply walk into the local tattoo artist and try to haggle a cheaper price for a tattoo that is a forever item. Our customer drove for more than two hours for his beautiful tattoo and the end result is a tattoo he can be proud of always ❤️

Happy New Skull …

It’s been a pretty quiet start to the new year at our little studio. However, this gives Lee time to play! I popped in to say hello in my lunch break and found him stood in front of the hugest canvas creating the most mahoosive skull and roses.

To me it looks the very start of something pretty grand … not sure quite where to put it though. Any suggestions?

A Classy Chassis…

I enjoyed a play day in my craft room yesterday. It was a damp, miserable day outside but a warm, smiley one in my craft room. I painted, sewed, embroidered and glued all day … sheer creative bliss!

I am absolutely loving the Classy Chassis of this cute tattoo themed box bag, which had a prospective buyer practically before the glue had dried.

Ahhhhhhh … a hot glue gun and a posh embroidery machine … blinkin’ perfect!