It has been a VERY long time since I last wrote! However, now that I am beginning a new stage in my work, and able to create daily, I thought its a great time to revisit my blog. My name is Laura, I’m 38 and live north of London with my husband and two daughters….
So Long Summer
D This Summer was full of crafting, playing and er, wasps in our house. We also went away to Devon for two weeks. The first week was spent in sunny South Devon, and the second in wild and beautiful North Devon. We ate great food, went to the beach and spent time together as a family….
Creative State Of Anxiety
As previously mentioned, my latest body of work has an element that is very personal to me. I am creating large scale pieces, which include text within the lace components. This is a technique I have been fine tuning for a while now. There is always an element of risk that the text won’t turn…
Exploring Kew Gardens
Last weekend we went to Kew Gardens, a beautiful place with hot houses and acres of space in London. The last time I visited was years ago when I was doing my degree. I spent a day drawing orchids and drinking cappuccinos with my best friend. Oh to have a whole day to draw now!…
A blog update is long overdue! Life as a full time mum of 2 is definitely interfering with production of my work. However, my youngest daughter Isla begins nursery in September, which means a whole 2 1/2 hours during daylight to create! Isla is more than ready to learn, and interact even more with her…
The school holidays have begun, and I am thrilled not to have to do the school run for 7 weeks. We don’t go on hols straight away, so I have lots of craft inspired activities to entertain the girls with. Part of Scarlett’s holiday homework involves creating Andy Goldsworthy inspired sculptures. She has embraced the…
RA Summer Exhibition Entry
I am very excited that my entry to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, has been selected to go to the second round of judging. It is an oversized, 21st Century Ruff. The next task is to customise a frame I had made, with tiny hooks to display the piece. On 29 April I will be…
For The Love Of Lace…….Chairs
Here are some lace inspired chairs, using lace in a contemporary way. Reinvented Panton Chair by Ben Adams Architects Doily Covered Chair, Anthropologie Crochet Covered Chair The Crochet Chair, by Marcel Wanders
Styling For Stitchers
I have long been a fan of Alex Monroe‘s beautiful jewellery designs. Ever since I bought an AM heart locket for my wedding (to carry a photo of my late father), eight years ago, I have loved discovering each new design. Over the years I have collected a few pieces, and one day I…
For The Love Of Lace…..Fences
This week’s look at inspiring lace form focuses on the large scale works of Dutch designer Joep Verhoeven’s company, Lace Fence. These works take the mundane fencing we see everyday, to a whole new level of creativity. This is such a great example of re-thinking a necessity, into a beautiful surrounding we can all enjoy….