Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Vintage Crochet Doily Creations by Daisies Blue

Today I would like to introduce you to our new brand 'Daisies Blue'. We create beautiful vintage inspired gifts and home decorations handmade for you! At Daisies Blue we are passionate about transforming vintage originals into contemporary creations to treasure. We believe in creating breathtaking pieces to cherish; designs that can be pulled from a dusty trunk in years to come and still look timeless. 




We are secret magpies who love to rummage, obsessively collect, and surround ourselves with all things beautiful. We love an eclectic mix of vintage styles combined with the freshness of a modern twist. For a while now, we have wanted to spend more time creating beautiful things so Daisies Blue was born.



There are lots of exciting products in the making, but we are delighted to share one of our most recent products with you:

We make high quality vintage crochet doily bunting, handmade in subtle shades of white, cream, brown and beige with delicate colour combinations. We create our bunting in varied lengths and can make bespoke lengths to order. It is the perfect unique addition to your home, vintage inspired tea party or wedding.



  

  

  

Designs have been created to incorporate a beautiful range of subtle shades of white, cream and beige with stunning highlights of colour in some designs. Products contain an interesting selection of crocheting, cotton and linen white work, lace, machine and hand embroidery. Fine intricate crochet contrasts with bolder designs across an abundance of interesting shapes and patterns. Every product we create is therefore unique with its own elegant, vintage charm.

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Our creative designs are inspired by antique styles from the past and incorporate the traditional technique of crochet. Hand crocheted doilies have a large place in our hearts and are lovingly rooted in our family history, which is why they are now at the centre of everything we do. Every intricate crochet doily and piece of antique lace has its own individual history and story; this adds an intriguing touch of mystery and nostalgia to our designs which is irreplaceable.




We look forward to meeting you soon!
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Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Geninne Zlatkis's Little Ray of Sunshine!

As soon as I discovered the gorgeous designs of Geninne Zlatkis they instantly brightened my day, I hope you will love them just as much as I do. I found it very difficult to select only a few to share, they are all just so beautiful!





If you look close you will notice Geninne includes delicate textural marks, lines and little spots in her designs which I feel gives them a unique and hand drawn quality. Geninne's refreshingly colourful paintings beautifully compliments her vintage inspired backdrops of brown paper, old postcards, lined paper and journal pages. 








The very talented Geninne lives and works in Queretaro, Mexico. 
Click here to view her Pinterest and beautiful blog


Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Rustic Tweets from Nature by Dolan Geiman!

I do apologise for my absence, work commitments have prevented me from blogging. I have been wanting to share the intriguing work of Dolan Geiman with you for ages so here it is....




Dolan Geiman is a very talented mixed-media artist specialising in collages and constructions from a wide range of recycled materials including wood, old paper and even coins. I love the rustic and textured effects Dolan creates in his work and the 3d aspect brings greater intrigue and uniqueness to his designs. 



Dolan currently lives and works in Chicago, however he was born in the beautiful surroundings of The Shenandoah Valley. I can imagine his natural surroundings have had a significant effect on the work he creates today, capturing a stunning array of flora, fauna and birdies. Graphic surface patterns and bold geometric shapes provide an interesting contrast and quirkiness throughout his pieces.




Click here to view his website, blogPinterest and Facebook page or follow him on Twitter!

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Quote of the Week


"Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine"

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Susan O'Byrne's Patterned Ceramic Creatures

I was delighted when I was greeted by a selection of Susan O'Byrne's beautiful ceramic creatures in the window of the Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool. I have not had the pleasure of meeting the interesting individuals before and fell in love with them.

I was instantly attracted to Susan's use of patterned ceramics on the surface of her animals, like mosaic tiles they subtly add colour, interest and cuteness.

Lamb

Bluetit

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Quote of the Week


"I could stitch doodle paint all day long"


This is sooooo true I'm just thinking I need to make sure this is the case more often!

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Quote of the Week

I could not resist sharing this with you after a lovely friend of mine sent it to me!

"And could I have one wish this year, this only would it be. I's like to be the sort of friend that you have been to me." by Edgar Guest

Monday, 20 May 2013

Sara K Byrne's 'Nature' Portraits

What could be better than one of my favourite type of photography, portraits, being combined with beauty photographs of nature? Not a lot! Sara K Byrne is a photography who deals with double exposure to create stunning pieces of portraits overlaid with these natural scenes. What I find most interesting is that they are not Photoshopped. Using completely traditional techniques Byrne utilises double exposures. Darkrooms are something that have always fascinated me but still have absolutely no idea how they work! 

The colours Byrne uses, combined with her beautiful compositions and subject matter create a nostalgic value to her work. The time and place of the scenery draw the viewer back to the portrait, as if they are somehow related. In a way it is like the two are of the same memory. This creates emotional and narrative pieces, with a strong storytelling aspect to the works. Enjoy!



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