Monday, January 15, 2007

Colour and Calm...

Each year I like to begin the process of making again {after the break} with a new apron....It is the one thing that is always with me each day. It keeps me clean, warm and protected from flame and chemical. I love my new apron this year....a heavy cotton {almost denim type material} with striped in colours like lime, grape, heather pink and scarlet. Each colour is slightly 'off' the norm...which I love. This is, by the way....my 150th post. :)

Some links that I am loving....

::Yayoi Kusama and her crazy, wonderful world of colour and art....I especially love her stuffed pumpkins...

::Philippe Cramer...I admire this man because I know how hard it is to make one discipline work for you...never mind furniture, ceramics, silverware, jewellery and glass all at the one time!!....

::Klippan's fabrics and textiles have me oohing and ahhing this week....love the table linen especially.

:: Carol Ann Wachter's clothing designs are so beautiful...I especially love her looks for fall.......her work was brought to me via Montmartre's Sketchbook, a blog I am enjoying immensely.

:: I have just ordered one of these...and am so excited about it coming. Can you guess why that might be?? ;)) [yay!!!]

Happy Monday everyone!!....later in the week I hope to have some new pieces to show you that will be going up for sale in the shop {Valentines Day approaching and all ;))}
xox

13 comments:

lisa s said...

kusama is one of my alltime favs... love her...

are you travelling some more? lucky lady!

i love that apron - and your thought bout the colors being slightly off - so true and what makes it so good!!

risa said...

those stripes are divine!

chaffinch said...

Those Moleskine's are a revelation!
Great cheerful apron too.
Happy New Year and hope to type about February, I've been inspired by you and your associates, iona

Shari said...

traveling?! yay! so exciting. love your ritual of starting each year with a new work apron. this one is a beaut! love the stripes.

great links! new inspiration for me before i head out of town. hugs, shari

Marieke said...

Great ritual that is. A fresh start with a fresh apron. Travelling? Exciting! I am curious which Moleskine you ordered ;-)

Katherine said...

Lovely apron.

I'm hopefully going to Paris in the autumn for my birthday, and if I do will definitely be getting a Paris Moleskine!

kelly said...

happy 150th! i love your apron + love the style of aprons over trousers whether it's for practical reasons or not :)

ooo the clothing is a dream at c a wachter...the hats too. thanks for such gorgeous links today!

as for the notebook...wow...lucky girl! which city shall i go for?? will need to order one for myself later in the year!

have a great week! looking forward to seeing your new pieces. x

ambika said...

Love the stripes. And inspiring--an apron is going to be one of the first things I make with my new handy dandy sewing machine.

Karen said...

Thanks for sharing your links. Total eye candy as usual!

I am going to Paris for my 30th this year so I will definitely

Karen said...

Oops! Accidentally pressed return before finishing my thought. I will definitely pick up one of those Moleskins as I love writing in them...

Jodie said...

Wow, what a gorgeous throw.

Would love you to check out my site... http://www.vintagefilm.typepad.com

posy press said...

what a great way to start off the year! I just received my earrings and little extra...thank you so much, both are absolutely beautiful! Enjoy your book and can't wait to hear mroe about your travels!

Flibbertygibbet said...

Congrats on your 150th and commiserations on the computer dying!