Saturday, 8 May 2010

Goodbye custom orders

I've been working on a few commissions recently and now is the time to post them off. I was a bit sad to be handing over this large butterfly box and actually think it was nicer than the one which won the award this year! Another commission was a butterfly box for Nigel Bendle with using only Chinese stamps. Those of you who know me, know that I am a perfectionist and I actually found these stamps a bit weird to work with as the perforated edges weren't perfectly perforated!! Grrr! I was still pleased with the final result and chose a black frame to house my butterflies. The final custom order was for a butterfly box using vintage maps from the Islands of Mull, Arran and areas of Northumberland. The vintage maps were found rumaging through the buckets at the Kirkstall Bookshop Leeds. I have no idea what year the map was printed but was part of a Batholomews quarter inch to mile automobile map of Great Britain. The colours and the texture are lovely! I also made a pair of cufflinks from the vintage maps (Iona in  Mull) which I am really pleased with.

Hus & Hem Website

I just came across this website today (whilst trying to get to grips with tweeting) and had to share on here. From the words 'House & Home' in Swedish, this gorgeous shop is based in Ledbury but fear not as you can buy all the lovely things from this online shop. I'm particularly drawn to all the Elk goodies...