Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Tea Party Needs Tea Cups

Imagine finding brand new (never been used kinda new) Centennial tea cups at a hardware store on Price Edward Island. It is after all Canada's birthplace. That store was closing out and clearing out the stock shelves from 1967! Of course you have to buy a set. These beauties set me back 25 cents a cup. That's right, set of 4 for $1.00.



The mouse is a whole lot newer than the cups. He's just a few days old. And then there is the much needed stash of tea cup handles that Teena Marie Fancey has collected. Just one more of the little essentials you need to celebrate a tea party of sorts. Brilliant!

 
 "No Room! No Room!" is available to purchase and you'll find the details here if you are the type that's you know .....curiouser. :)


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Happy Un-Birthday to You!

To follow up the Squirrel! post this pretty much sums things up for January.


The joy of using a classic like Alice's Adventure in Wonderland for inspiration is that it never ends. There are so many wonderful ideas and imaginary settings to fill your head with inspiration  that you end up making mice in tea cups!


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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New Year Ambition

Time to restock and start all of the new projects that have been percolating over the busy months of November and December past. I have been washing new fabrics and sorting through lists and magazines. My cohort Teena and I have been filling chalk boards with ideas as they spring up to get us motivated to dig in to new work for 2015. There have been distractions over the holidays but we are both keen to develop the ideas into new products for Cabot and Rose. Things from the past are inspiring new designs. We are talking long past like 1715! Now that the new year is here it's time for a  new colour palette as well. That's always a motivator.

I will leave you with this fabulous piece of art from Teena Marie Fancey to perhaps plant a tiny seed of inspiration in one of you!