Monday, 26 October 2009

I Sometimes Wish I Was A Squirrel...

And with such fine acorns around as these, really, who could blame me?

1. Acorn Necklace by Swarovski
2. Squirrel Pillow by bonjourteaspoon
3. Whimsical Forest Deer Necklace by Glitzer
4. Squirrel and Acorn Teabag Cozy by lesperancentile
5. Woodland Path Zipper Pouch by Kaylah7
6. Sparkling Cider Autumn Acorn Gift Set-Goat's Milk and Glycerin Soap by KcSoapsNmore

Have a lovely week everyone!

Saturday, 24 October 2009

If Lace Was A Color...

It would have to be my favorite one, and it would go so perfectly with everything that is so romantic, and soft, and pastel, and vintage inspired...I am slowly but surely developing a love of all things soft to both the eye and the touch, and I can hardly wait for crisp winter mornings that call for luxuriously soft wools and wind-stricken scarves...and even though every other person I know seems to associate winter cladding with dark colors, I am most determined to turn my wardrobe into a pastel, soft, romantic palette this year...

1. Bronze Bloom, hair pin by LittleWhiteDresser
2. Sleeping In Sunlight, earrings by FireBirdJewellery
3. Breathe, print by Lori411
4. Blue Pearls and Ivory Blooms, necklace by Cultivar

What are your plans for this winter's wardrobe palette?

Friday, 23 October 2009

Strange Couplings

Imagine what an interesting conversation these two might struck if ever they met...

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

And The Giveaway Winners Are...


Congratulations, Laura and Ida!
I will be contacting you by email for further instructions!!!

Thursday, 15 October 2009

New Whimsies Have Arrived...

Say hello to new bookplates!

The Book Fairy Bookplates, set of 16

A new print:

Winter Belle Print

and...drum roll please... not one, not two, but three new Pin Packs!

The Unfortunate Lovelies Pin Pack, set of 5 1.25'' pins


Little Prisoners Pin Pack, set of 5 1.25'' pins


Pastel Belles Pin Pack, set of 5 1.25'' pins

They are all here!

And do not forget the BOGO Free Print Weekend tomorrow as well!
(Friday October 16th- Sunday October 18th)
♥Purchase any print you want and choose one more of the same size when checking out!!!♥
( just remember to let me know which one you would like to have in the 'note to seller' section at your checkout screen)
♥The offer stands for all prints♥

I wish you all a lovely weekend!

Monday, 12 October 2009

Wonders Ahead

We had previously left Madeleine asleep on her couch, surrounded by her toys in her parents' living room.

Her sleeping must have been very light though, because somewhere in the middle of it (or at the end - you cant really tell time apart when you are sleeping) she could hear soft splashes of water, and so she opened her eyes, and looked around her.

Wonders Ahead, acrylics on canvas, 10 x 12 in.

She was sitting, she found, on the back of a beautiful and very regal-looking swan, who must have been a very special kind of swan indeed, to be able to carry her...(or maybe I have shrunk somehow, and am much lighter now, though Madeleine, reasonably)

They were in a vast lake, for Madeleine turned back to see where they had departed from, but could not see the shore in either direction, but the swan's movement was so gentle and reassuring, that she didn't panic or felt the need to ask him where they were going.

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend, mine was relieving as my knee stopped hurting (finally!). Thank you all for your get well wishes!

Friday, 9 October 2009

The Book Fairy

It's true what they say, books do give you wings after all!

The Book Fairy Print

She has arrived as of a few minutes ago here !

Happy Weekend, everyone...I am off to painting and crafting and being a busy little bee...

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

A Fairytale Of Sorts Is On Its Way... will have to be told in paintings, though, at least for the time being. I have been working on a new series lately, and this one will most probably land in the little shop
around the end of October, as it is still in progress (and requires quite a few paintings for the story to be told as efficiently as possible). The first few are ready, though, so without any more prolonging, allow me to introduce you to Madeleine:

Madeleine Dreams, acrylics on canvas, 10 x 12 in.

Madeleine is an only child, and no matter how many times she has asked her parents for a little brother, or a little sister (that she would name Mallow and Marsh, respectively) they have denied her that favor for their own unspecific grown-up reasons. Madeleine has repeatedly asked them to tell her why they refuse to do so, but instead of answers, she receives gifts of toys, big ones and little ones, as in her parents' minds, that alone is enough to keep her little head occupied.


Monday, 5 October 2009

Where Things In The Mail Make The Pain Go Away...

I have a confession to make...
Every single time I am expecting something to arrive in the mail for the wee shop, I wake up not in a very different manner that you would expect from a 4-year old in Christmas morning. I can't explain it really, but I guess it has something to do with seeing my scribblings materialized into all sorts of wonderful things. So I woke up this morning with a (still) sore foot, to find a big brown box waiting for me on my desk ( William had put it there, not Santa), and it might as well had been a beautifully wrapped box with a red bow.
And then we opened it up, and there came all the 'ooohs' and 'aaaaahs', and similar exclamations of admiration for the final product!

They are lovely as postcards, thank-you notecards, or as a very cute way indeed to acquire the whole collection and have them framed!

The pack consists of 6 postcards, one of each of:
-The Great Escape
-The Spinster
-The Safe Place
-Comfortably Numb
-The Defeatist
-Caught In Time
Each postcard is printed on premium, 215 gsm glossy fronted card stock, with a blank matte back side, and measures 5.5 x 4.2 in.

The set comes with 6 gorgeous white envelopes, wrapped with a paper band and packaged up in a sealed plastic sleeve.

They are oh-so-lovely!
and they are now in the shop!

And as I am still in quite a lot of pain, I spent the better half of today packing these little
lovelies up in their little cello sleeves...

I wish you all a wonderful week!

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Little Accidents

Last week we were coming back from the grocery store and as we had quite the number of bags, and as the next bus wasn't until 45 minutes later, we decided to take a cab. The ( rather stupid on my behalf ) injury occurred as we were getting off the cab, as I decided to pick up about 2 exceedingly heavy bags in each hand while doing so. The result was in order to keep my balance, all the weight was taken by my left foot, and as it turned out later on, it proved too much for it. So now a week has passed and it still hurts, plus it is now a little swollen and is keeping me from doing many planned exciting things that I was looking forward to, one of which was to attend the Brighton Art Fair this weekend...:(
On a brighter note, though, my lovely hedgehog of a boyfriend will be going and taking pictures for me, so I ( and you! ) will get a peak at all the wonderful things that I will miss seeing in person...
In the meantime, I am staying home and sorting out my supplies space...

...and, I can still paint, which is what I have been doing non - stop for the past few days, and I will soon be showing you some new paintings and other little surprises!

I hope your weekend has been lovely so far!!!

Thursday, 1 October 2009