Lately, it seems that everywhere I look there is floral beauty all around. It reminds me of life’s many beautiful, fleeting moments; I want to capture them all with my hands and my eyes, for that beauty never to fade.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013
The lovely Sophie from shiko recently sent me a package of her beautiful ceramic tableware to thank me for helping her set up her online store. I first met Sophie at Finders Keepers last year, and I was quite taken by the quiet beauty of her work. I purchased one of her cups that day, and it has been a favourite ever since.
Sophie’s pieces are exactly the kind I like to have in my home: beautiful, simple, functional and thoughtfully handmade. Made to be used, loved and to last. These are pieces that I will treasure for many years to come.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
New in the store: pit fired ceramic necklaces. I was lucky enough to be able to access a firing pit on my recent travels to fire these beads with sugar cane, natural oils and wood. The results are so unpredictable – more so than kiln firing. But the results are incredibly beautiful and quite different from what can be achieved using a kiln. I’m so happy with how they came out.
There are a limited number of these pieces now available in my store.
Friday, January 18, 2013
I’ve just added a new necklace to my online store! The Olive Wood Slice Necklace is made using a piece of fallen olive wood that I have cut in a way that enhances the natural colour and grain of the wood. The olive wood is finished using pure olive oil, which brings out the tones and textures of the wood so beautifully. Each piece is one-of-a-kind, and this style is limited to only five pieces.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The talented and lovely Jaime Rugh sent me a copy of her beautiful new book, Backyard Wildflowers in exchange for a little something from my store. Although I enjoy seeing Jaime’s posies on her blog and instagram, there is nothing quite like having a book full of them in one hand and a cup of tea in the other.
I was excited to see that Jaime picked that delightful green bunch in the bottom, left hand photo just before my birthday last year. I felt like it was my birthday when this package arrived – look at how beautifully it was wrapped. Thank you, Jaime!