I'm already thinking about Easter coming up, so thought I'd show these little chicks who would like to say hello!
Sunday, 30 January 2011
Yesterday I had a sneaky peek tour around the new Firstsite building in Colchester. I was really excited as I'd heard lots about the planning and building in the last couple of years so was really intrigued as to how it would be. I was astounding by the size and presence the space has. The outside structure is pretty amazing, the curved D shape of the building is to symbolize a Roman Centurian's helmet. I loved the way that the designer had incoporated links to Colchester and the exact history of the site. I think it's going to be an incredible thing for Essex and I can't wait to visit properly in September when its finished.
Can't say I really enjoyed wearing the hardhat and hi-vis jacket - it did not go with my Cath Kidston!
Saturday, 29 January 2011
Friday, 28 January 2011
Thursday, 27 January 2011
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Today I was really excited to be featured on the Tigerprint blog. I frequently visit the site to look at new designers, competitions and inspiration. Lately it has featured some of my favourite new designers so was very pleased to be in their company. To check out the post please click here. Many thanks to Vic for writing it.
Monday, 24 January 2011
Sunday, 23 January 2011
Yesterday Ian took me to Harrods for afternoon tea as a birthday treat which was just lovely, all silver teapots, tiny sandwiches and endless cups of tea and pretty cakes!
We also went the London Art Fair in Islington which was really good, was lovely to wander round gazing at all the art I wish we could own. Sadly it was all generally out of our price range (but well worth the price) but it was great to look around and take it all in.
One artist I really enjoyed looking at was that of Simon Laurie, I got one of his postcards which I'm going to pin to my notice board:
Saturday, 22 January 2011
Friday, 21 January 2011
A guitar theme for todays pattern -I was aching to put polka dots on it, or something equally feminine, but thought that it just wouldn't suit the inspiration for it (Dad!) My Dad has just launched his website: www.robblackman.com - fantastically designed my Mr Coote. Has little snippets of his music, future gigs and workshops - he's really really good, and yes I am a little biased, but it's still true :-)
Thursday, 20 January 2011
Wednesday, 19 January 2011
Tuesday, 18 January 2011
Monday, 17 January 2011
Sunday, 16 January 2011
I just love cherries, can't wait for it to be summer so I can eat more and more of them! I've sneakily used my mum's appliqued cherries for todays pattern - taken from her picture 'Celebrate Summer'. Check out her blog here: www.sharonblackman.blogspot.com