Friday, April 21, 2017

Playlist: Moving On to Better Things


I wasn't really sure how to phrase this post. Suffice to say, there's been a lot of crappy stuff happening in the last half decade or so of my life, and it has weighed heavy on me. I finally feel like my life is moving on from that. I really want to leave it all well and truly behind me and emerge shiny, happy and FABULOUS from the ashes!

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Adventures In Fabric Dyeing



A while ago I thrifted a carrier bag full of very old Dylon dyes (the ones that came in tins, anyone remember those?). There were an array of wonderful colours, and I wanted to experiment, so I grabbed all the light coloured natural fabrics I had to hand and set to work.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Museum of the Moon


I've been following Bristol based artist Luke Jerram's work since I went to his wonderful, surreal Withdrawn installation in 2015. So when I read that he would be touring a new, moon themed installation, I was very excited, and hoped that it would stop off in his home city at some point. After much anticipation, it was announced that Museum of the Moon would be open to the public at the beautiful Wills Memorial Building (part of Bristol University) over the last weekend in March. The amazing Neo Gothic architecture of the building was the perfect backdrop to the surreal sight of a mini (but still pretty large!) moon, seemingly floating above the ground of its own accord.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Last Snowdrop Necklace & Giveaway


Because I love snowdrops so much, I decided to make a little souvenir of their beauty, that would last beyond the short season of their fragile blooms. I decided on a necklace.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Goats In The Gully


The Avon Gorge and the land on top of it, known as The Downs, is a pretty special place. Not only is it rather spectacular to look at, it's home to everything from nesting peregrine falcons, to rare plants such as the Bristol onion, Bristol rockcress, and Bristol whitebeam trees (which you will notice all have EXTREMELY ORIGINAL names).

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Serene Snowdrops


I am endlessly delighted and fascinated by snowdrops. Every year when the first shoots start appearing, I enter a full on snowdrop obsession and have to seek out as many as I can for their short flowering season. 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

A Mermaid Playlist


Recently I started to think about mermaid music. Music that makes me feel (more) like a mermaid, music that I think mermaids would listen to, music that could be made by actual mermaids who are masquerading as music artists. The result was this watery mermaid playlist. Do you have any favourite mermaid-y songs?