home sweet home

We recently had some pictures taken of our house by some lovely freelance photographer/journalists. They are working on a book project for Japanese publishers (www.editionsdeparis.com). Looking at homes of creative people - had to do some major dusting!
I just included a few pictures - my dolly collection! (featuring Lewis by 'le train fantome' and some of my old clothkits dolls amongst others)
The second picture is of a ceramic piece my Mum made for Peter and I for our wedding, and my favourite Svenskt Tenn pewter jewelery box.


Finished Bed Head

I finished the 'knitted tile' bed head for Rachel! I have styled our bed (a bit) to see how it looks. I will be working on a second bed head in a different design soon - very exciting!


Tiles and Patches

I have always loved this coffee table which came from my Grandad, part of the business where he worked sold tiles and they had this table made up in the fifties to show the different designs.
Unfortunately I had it in various student flats and it didn't fair to well! It is a bit cracked and broken but I still love it.
The table has inspired me to do these patchwork tile cushions - I have now been commissioned to create a patchwork bed head - I have laid out the patches to fit a wooden frame 72" x 18".


Flotta Chair

I have been working on an embroidered chair as a commission for Rebecca. The chair - or small sofa, has a wooden frame, I replaced the board, which was being used as a temporary seat with rubber pirelli webbing, (as it would have originally been
) I sanded the frame back, waxed and polished the wood replaced a missing dowel from the back.I have the 'before' picture but not quite ready with the 'after' yet.

Peter has been working on a wonderful design which I am embroidering onto the cover to remake the cushions.
The chair belonged to Rebecca's grandmother who lived on a small island in the Orkneys called 'Flotta'
The embroidery design tells a story and links 2 pairs of people spanning two generations, Rebecca's grandmothers and her two children. Find out more about this fascinating design and story on Peter's blog, post 'Flotta 1'

Here are some examples of the embroidered panels I have been working on, Peter has more pictures on his post 'RUN BACK CHAIN BRICK ROPE'


'London's a very big city'

Things have been busy since Peter and joined in with 'Artists Open House', an event that is part of Dulwich festival.
Beth came to our house and liked my London bus cushions but wanted a BIG london cushion to send to her sister in Australia - so I came up with this big London patchwork to fit a 24" cushion. Picture dominoes!