My Creative Space + Links

Kokeshi dolls slowly but surely covering the ironing board.


Reprinting my moon print on the gocco. One more colour to go. (more creative spaces over at Kirst’s place)

I have been pleasantly busy with all my artwork at the moment. Printing, sewing, painting, designing, drawing. It’s all wonderful fun but it takes up the time I would otherwise dedicate to writing a coherent blog post.

But lots of things are making me go “weee!” including:

1. Fiona’s doll pattern. The dolls are so beautiful – and the pattern is a joy in itself.

2. Pip. Always Pip. And her fabulous list of gocco links.

3. Stephanie’s tooth fairy pillow from 2005 (ah, the good ol’ days) because Amelia’s tooth is finally in need of a tooth fairy pillow.

4. This video of the 2nd largest aquarium tank in the world. But you know? Click on it and watch it in a larger version – if not full screen.

(via we love you so)

5. Looking up photographs of the Loch Ness Monster for the wee bairns only to find a National Geographic (old) news article about the theory that the sighting of Nessie in 1933 may have been a circus elephant! Too cool.

6. Celeriac. I have fallen in love with the ugliest vegetable on the planet.

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12 Responses

  1. Fiona says:

    Oh! Thankyou Miss! :)I’m loving your kokeshi with their beautifully expressive eyes. Hope you are well, xo

  2. Dandy says:

    Always a pleasure to visit your blog. Its refreshing and fun and makes me yearn to be creative!

  3. Kate says:

    Oh your kokeshi dolls look superb! I don’t know how you do it, but their eyes are just so expressive (same with your softies). Mine often end up looking sideways in a creepy way.So great to see how busy you’ve been: it looks like all the creativity is flowing. Lovely post!

  4. Kirsty says:

    Time spent making is time very well spent.Just loving those girls basking in the sun.

  5. Amanda says:

    The dolls are adorable…Gocco looks so cool I am somewhat unfamiliar but intrigued 😛 …Great stuff.

  6. Beth says:

    Those kokeshi dolls are irresistible. I love the way you paint their faces, glancing left and right. I hope your creative surge continues full strength.

  7. Pip Lincolne says:

    Aw Claire. Claire. You. Are good. But you don’t make me weeee. You make me Hurrah! xx

  8. Claire says:

    Yes, what was I thinking? Weee? I meant Wheee! but not Squeee you see. I wanted to avoid the squee… so instead I went with weeee. Oh dear.

  9. oh my! that video! i actually quite like watching it embedded in your page – looks a bit like an animation.

  10. LOL! I love celeriac too. Your dolls are beautiful and your gocco print is amazing.

  11. elk says:

    yourdollsare so nice…elk

  12. Emjie says:

    So much for Sunday being any better weather wise.Looking forward to those rabbits going up for sale.I’ll bookmark that tooth pillow. Should come in handy in several years time.

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