Saturday, 14 January 2012

Lovely Lullaby

You can make this kind of thing yourself
take a look at this lovely instruction HERE

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 1922

These colour plates are from my copy of Hodder & Stoughton's 1922 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. The lovely illustrations are by the mysterious Gwynedd M. Hudson (b.1909-1935). The only information I can find on Gwynedd is that she studied at Brighton School of Art. She was a figure painter, illustrator, and poster artist. She exhibited at the Royal Academy of the Arts, London around 1912. She designed posters for the Underground Group (London's underground railway)1926-1929. She is best known for both her editions of J. M Barrie's Peter Pan and Wendy and Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Her depiction of Alice is widely regarded. She illustrated perhaps a half dozen or so other books, mostly for poetry and religious, published for Hodder in delicate Art Nouveau watercolours. Having died so young, unfortunately I imagine her story is lost. I feel so haunted by these sorts of mysteries; it is the perfect day for it lazy, chilly, windy, and rainy.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

An ad that deserves being looked at over and over

Why don't we see great advertising like this any more?
Personally I blame market research
Two great articles related articles to read HERE and HERE
and this one from ages ago that I really liked HERE
and if you feel like knowing a little bit more about girls and 
being a girl you might like the blog and pod cast
and the super blog
and the sassy online teen mag

Friday, 6 January 2012

Inside Ellie Curtis's head

I came across Ellie Curtis last year and totally fell for her imaginary world of odd creatures. I would love to make a few party dresses using her fabrics, which you can buy from her shop.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Can't Stop Looking

I came across this set of wedding photos by Sean Flanigan via Les Yeux sans Visage, and I just keep looking at them, in fact I can't seem to stop looking at them.

I like that the shots that are totally staged look totally staged and the ones that are not, do not . I like that Christina is not smiling in all of the shots and it reminds me of a friend of mine who cannot smile on queue. I do feel a tad creepy for looking at them so much. Photographs that capture my attention this much are usually older and the moments they capture long past.  

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

The Market Roll

The Market Roll currently has a totally neat Giveaway!

 Win a free market stall on January 21st at The Little Village Market Elwood
details here

Wish Wish Wish

I do not read many fashion blogs, but I like popping by Wish Wish Wish every now and again it is so fresh, neat and pretty. Recently Carrie posted about Sounds of the Woods, a little film she made in the woods for Nadinoo, it is very pretty, and I particularly love this still.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Kookie Kitchen

 Fine Little Day by Elisabeth Dunker

Shop has free worldwide postage
Blog is on my list of imaginary friends
And this new kitchen line for urban outfitters makes me spit chocolate chips with its cuteness.