Archive for January, 2012

January 30, 2012

SHOP launch and giveaway

Today is the day I open the proverbial doors to my As Petals Fall SHOP, come and have a look… there’s cards and prints, and over the next few weeks I’ll be adding lots more.

To celebrate the opening of my SHOP I am giving away some petal goodness to you:

1st prize:

Limited edition ‘Tea cosy’ screen print worth £20

This hand drawn illustration of my knitted tea cosy is screen printed on high quality Somerset white paper using water based acrylic inks and is a limited edition of 12, would look great on your wall to remind you of good things like craft and tea.

2nd prize:

Handmade garland -Exclusive, not in the Shop yet – worth £15

This beaut of a garland is 2 meters long and hand stitched using a mix of Liberty print and vintage fabrics with doilie, lace and ribbon embellishments. It is perfect for hanging in your nest to add a touch of handmade charm.

3rd prize:

A peachy package including a greetings card and some crafty bits and bobs

To enter all you have to do is:

1) ‘LIKE’ my Facebook page – HERE

and

2) Leave a comment on this post (tell me about your favorite/ dream teapot if you like)

Names will be put in my favorite teapot and I will draw three out on Friday 10th February

** Multiple entries gained through spreading the word of the Petal – Tell people about this wonderous giveaway by sharing a link to this post/ my SHOP on Twitter or Facebook, (remember to @ mention me so I can put names into the teapot)

***In fact spreading word of the As Petals Fall SHOP will most probably be rewarded with cake (Subject to availability)

January 30, 2012

New cards:

This weekend I was a busy badger in the studio creating these new cards.

Designs include; neon hearts in flouro pink, flouro orange, cobalt blue and metallic gold, typewriter text and some of my lampshade illustrations. They have that gorgeous tactile quality that only screen printing can produce and are the perfect excuse to remind someone you love them.

They will be available in my new SHOP launching later today…

January 27, 2012

A nifty weekend project:

I saw this and thought of you…

Pinterest via Interiors porn

If, like me, you or your walls need an injection of joy then how about this for a nifty idea. Perfect if you have some pretty handkerchiefs/ scarfs/ bits of material lying around, I think the addition of some doilies would be most welcome too.

January 22, 2012

Quilts, foxes and cats

I have decided to make a quilt, I’m not sure when it will begin or end, but this image of a FOX quilt sealed the deal:

Gorgeous fox quilt from Pip Lincoln’s home

and this cat design is pretty wonderful too:

Easy step by step pattern from Mer Mag

This weekend I have also been loving my Luna hugs:

January 16, 2012

Country pining

Pining: ‘ To feel a lingering, often nostalgic desire’, ‘To miss and long the return of’.

Images: 1. A Well Traveled Woman 2. Stephanie Wiegner 3. Cedars between the Pine 4. Where the lovely things are 5. Pinterest 6. Houzz 7. Print from Etsy 8. FFFFound

See more on As Petals Fall’s Pinterest

January 13, 2012

Home:

Today I have been designing some new prints and bits and bobs with love in mind. I am using those particular words as they are a marvellous reminder of a simple reassuring fact that, for me, is at the core of love.

Hope you all have wonderous weekends, I’m off to London town to see friends, family and dance with glitter on my face.

x

January 11, 2012

Thought for the day:

Pinterest Via Etsy

January 9, 2012

Three things I love:

Kebnekaise Pouf by Little Red Stunga Designstudio, available from Story North

(Kebnekaise is the highest mountain in Sweden)

Finetime clock by Farrow, available from SCP

Bobby Pillow from Lucky Boy Sunday

January 8, 2012

Mail Art joys

Before Christmas I received some wonderful mail art from Jeannine (Saylor made) Including some beautiful artwork, a thoughtful note, some personalised homemade stickers, a handmade bookmark, a card and, as usual,l some pretty buttons.

I also got a wonderful package from Sumi Sethi including some of her gorgeous hand printed fabric, a handmade badge, some lovely green fabric that I used to decorate my marmalade jars, a deer badge (My fave Sumi illustration), some stamps (top picture) and her beautiful ‘Ship Shape’ design printed onto fabric (I think I will make something special with this).

And yesterday a little envelope popped through the letterbox from Jessica Gowling, a beautiful treasury of butterflies and moths including some pages from an old book, a postcard and some pretty stickers.

Thank You So much mail Arters! I am looking forward to sending out some worthy replies in 2012! x x

January 2, 2012

2012:

Happy New Year petals;

I have massive hopes and dreams for this year… in the meantime I’m going to soak up joy from the little things in life.

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