Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Wreath a Day: 23

A beautiful holly wreath illustration by my beautiful mother. And I quite like the compostion of this photo, which is all my own work :)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Wreath a Day: 22

This picture just refuses to upload the right way round, tilt your head to the left and you'll get the idea.
I really have to thank my mum for this one, the wonderful use of sheoaks was her idea and she helped construct it :)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Wreath a Day: 20

Looks like I missed a day, my bad. It can't be helped now so lets push on.

Floral Wreath with Relief by Daniel Seghers


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wreath a Day: 18

 Not really a wreath, I know, but I just  love them so much. I potted these wonderful cacti in the barrels leftover from my Barrels of Monkeys necklaces and will be selling them at this Saturdays BrisStyle Indie Twilight Market in Hamilton.



Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Wreath a Day: 17

By Jan Davidsz de Heem
A lovely fruit wreath by Jan Davidsz de Heem.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Wreath a Day: 16

This is my collage wreath. I folded up a page of a magazine like a fan and cut triangles out of it which created diamonds. I like it, it's kind of like a kaleidoscope.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Wreath a Day: 15

By John LaFarge

I was unable to make  a wreath for today but I did find this beautiful painting by John LaFarge.

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Wreath a Day: 14

Fourteen wreaths and I think I'm out of ideas. oh well just keep chuggin'. I love this wool, fluffy and rainbow what could be better.

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Wreath a Day: 13

 A primary coloured tassel wreath for number 13.


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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wreath a Day: 12

 Wreath number twelve. I love all the bright colours in this one. Made with big buttons and fat wool.


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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wreath a Day: 11


Knitting Nancy wreath with fat wool, I'd wear this one as a snugly scarf in winter

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Wreath a Day: 10

 Wreath number ten, I feel like I've hit a milestone. This one's pretty straight forward, sticks and twine.


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Monday, November 26, 2012

Wreath a Day: 9

 My ninth wreath is a origami extravaganza. There are plenty of tutorials to be found online if you're interested.


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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Wreath a Day: 8

I think this is my favourite wreath so far and it was so quick and easy to make. Felt cut into leaf or marquise shapes and chunky wool. So bright and fun :)

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Wreath a Day: 7

Ok so I didn't make this one. This wreath is actually a little partner to a bigger wreath both of which have been the Christmas wreaths for my family my whole life :) Ah, memories.

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Wreath a Day: 6

 Wreath number 6. Made with some pesky strangler vines infiltrating the back yard.


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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wreath a Day: 5

Wreath number 5, please excuse the photo, it's late and there's no light (I was at a training session for my new Christmas job from dawn until dusk). Made from craft wire and random buttons.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wreath a Day: 4

Wreath number 4, get it, she is a wreath and she's wearing a wreath :)
Made with black pen and stamps cut out of erasers.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Wreath a Day: 3

I just realised I never established how many wreaths total I would have to make for it to be one a day until Christmas. So hear it is the grand total of wreaths I'll have cluttering my house come Christmas day is 38. Whoa that seems like a lot, and here's number three.

This one I made with cut up paint chips from the hardware store and some left over split pins I had lying around.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Wreath a Day: 2

This is wreath number two, an illustration in my sketch book. I made this one using waterproof black pen and water colour pencils.

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Wreath a Day: 1

Despite the gloomy weather here in/around Brisbane I've been infected with holiday spirit and took it upon myself to make the family a wreath for this years Christmas. After getting started I decided why not make a wreath every day until Christmas. Now those of you who have read my blog for a while may be aware how bad I am at sticking to one a day sort of goals but this time I'm adamant and almost completely sure I'll do it.

The rules are as follows: I must make (construct, draw, create, represent) a wreath for every day from and including today to and including Christmas. I do not have to make each wreath on it's respective day I just have to make enough to fill every day, and I must post a wreath here on this blog every single day.

So now that's all clear let me present wreath number 1:


For this wreath I used a bamboo hoop I got at Lincraft and wrapped it with wool ribbon, and micro suede. As I made it I loved it, hated it, and ended with satisfaction.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Kay Nielsen

What better way to brighten an afternoon than looking at Kay Nielson illustrations. That's what I've been doing and already I want to give up National Novel Writing Month and try my hand at drawing again.
Maybe a bit of both would be alright, and I mustn't neglect Hearsay.

Here are my favourites for the moment, enjoy.

A snowdrift carried the three princesses away, from The Three Princesses in the Blue Mountains

For the life of him he couldn't choose between them

Princess Minon-Minette

What a terrible dream, from The Inconstant Prince

The lovely gardner boy, from The Widow's Son

The ship headed about and sped over the depth of the sea

The unicorn

Pop, out flew the moon.

The horse begged him to look behind him, from East of the Sun West of the Moon

You will see three princesses

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Oceanid Collection

Here it is at last, the full Oceanid Collection Look Book.
But first...
A big thank you to Tegan and Kelsey for being my two models, and to Leah for doing the hair, make up, and being the photography assistant.



  
























I'm so proud of this collection and am thrilled to finally be sharing it with all of you.
This blog has tied in strongly with themes and names in this collection, you need only check out some of my mermaid, nymph, or collection development posts to see how.

Launching at the Brisbane Finders Keepers Market on the 3rd and 4th of November, and online at Etsy and MadeIt the following week.

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