Sunday, May 30, 2010

... on an arrival!

Well, it was never going to fit in my car! I was delighted to find that a crate from London had arrived for me at work on Wednesday, and then disappointed to find that I wasn't going to be able to get it home and unpacked until Saturday. Until then, all I could do on my daily visits to the loading dock at work was admire some nice crate typography, and wonder Exactly What The Hell The Quarantine Guys Had Sprayed Into That Fume Port Before It Got Sealed Up.
Inside, aaaah!
This is my 35th birthday present to myself. For my 30th, my present to myself was a trip around the world, so I'm seeing the emergence of a theme!

Early this year, I saw an entry about Bellerby & Co Globemakers on, and clicked through to this article on Cool Hunting. The photo with the banana on the desk under the tray of paint made me laugh, and I was extra interested because I was starting to cast plaster myself at the time, and here it was being used to make big balls!

Talk about love at first sight - I was impressed by the notion that someone could be bothered enough to figure out how to make these beautiful things, by hand, and then make more. Then I found that someone was prepared to crate one up and send it to Australia - where it's come to live with me.

Oh thankyou, Peter Bellerby! I am absolutely delighted!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

... on plaster brooches... no.

Last weekend I decided that it was time to start accessorising, and made a couple of brooches out of my plaster asterisk collection.
During the week I tried to wear one and it was so heavy it... er... made the front of my shirt look very unappealing. So these won't be for sale, and will have to be For Big Winter Coat Use only!
Nonetheless, hoorah!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

... on something coming!

Something very lovely, very anticipated, and very much handmade will be making its way to me next week.
Sat 15 May update...