Shades of Pink...

... Whilst researching for my 'new project', which entailed me finding out the following fact...

A flock of flamingo's is called a stance or (more fabulously) a flamboyance - how ace!

Anyway, it had me thinking about pink, fabulous pink. I've always been a fan of the colour, steering towards the palest shell pink and the deepest coral. So whilst canning the news / views  / daily stuff I came across the latest project by the artist Sam Van Aken which entails grafting 40 different types of fruit on to one tree, including plums, peaches, cherries, almonds and apricots - which in summer will bear plentiful fruit (this in itself is amazing ) but during spring will be a 'flamboyance' of pinks! 

As seen above a projected look at the in 10 years time. Now pass me the colour chart - I'm hooked on pink! 


Silk Ribbon Embroidery...

... Is a craft form that I would love to experiment with. The idea that you can embroidery with a medium that is larger than a single piece of thread and there fore covers more space appeals to me. However don't be deceived into thinking that its a quick way to create embroidery. The delicate nature of the silk ribbons and the lack of stitches requires precision and patience.

Essentially you need a hand embroidery needle, silk ribbon and a piece of fabric / item of clothing, plus an embroidery hoop. Following the simple instruction below and before you know it you've entered another craft world.


Treasured Books - Ibiza...

... Finding this book is a dream.

We are staying at the most beautiful 300 year Finca in Ibiza (that's a given!) and for our inspiration we were left a small pile of the most stunning and beautiful books. Including this one by Tony Keeler - all of which was photographed in 1973. Looking at the images it is hard not to want to go back to the 'hippy Ibiza days' and note how quickly fashion come back around!