Here are some Christmas pictures, we actually have a white Christmas this year - wonderful!
Notice the angel - I made it when I was 5 or 6 years old ;-)
A vibrant yellow-pink-orange cuff that was inspired by the dahlias in my garden.The next two cuffs capture the more dusty still rich colours of an autumn day.
A glamorous version for the festive season – would even make a gorgeous wedding cuff I think.
I was visiting an old friend in Germany a couple of weeks ago, she is a weaver and designer and gave me some of the most gorgeous mother-of -pearl buttons she had left over. To be precise, she gave me a whole bag of them – thank you Brigitte! As you can see I made some rather glamorous rings with them.
And here a picture of my "Mohair Beauties", sweet crocheted flower brooches just perfect to lighten up a grey winterday! Available in 8 colours in my etsy shop
Other news include the purchase of a knitting machine. I have thought about getting one for a long time but after having seen the film “Sequins” - french title "Brodeuses" - (which actually is about two embroiderers who are very different but make friends through the shared love for their craft ) I simply had to buy one! Why, you may ask, isn´t it about embroidery? Yes, but when I saw the green lacy knitted dress Claire is wearing in the last scene of the film I knew I wanted to make dresses and shawls like that!
Now I´m soon going to be the proud owner of a Brother KH 900 knitting machine (it is going to be delivered on Tuesday). I signed up for a course next weekend and going to keep you ajour with my lace knitting progress! And - if you haven´t seen the film go and get it! It´s so typical french with a good plot and it´s simply a feast for the eyes! It´s my favourite film ever, bien sur.
I´ll be back soon with a little feature about one of my dear blogfriends and favourite artists!
Shame on me – what a bad blogger I am! I can´t believe it, but it´s three months since I last updated my blog!! Sorry to all of my followers, but it´s not only laziness but more a combination of incredibly much work and serious illness in our family, but luckily it looks as if things are going the right way now.
While my summershop was open a Norwegian girl, who turned out to be the owner of a beautiful shop just outside Oslo, came around and was really enthusiastic about my stuff, and – she placed a really big order due to deliver in October! So now you can figure out what kept me so busy!
But my true agenda for today is a different one. It was my birthday in September and, well, I´ve reached an age where it´s not unconditionally fun any more to have birthday, because it actually proves you are getting OLDER. But, the good thing still is – you get PRESENTS!! And I love presents!
My lovely parents had asked me what I wanted for my birthday, and without hesitating I had answered that I wanted some of the gorgeous pieces of the Danish ceramist Marco Friis. He is one of my favourite ceramists and his work is just amazing. Baroque, opulent, quirky and subtle – all at the same time.
Marco Friis really knows how to combine styles from Romantic to Baroque with clean, modern lines and in 2006 he was awarded the Danish Craft Prize by her Majesty Queen Margrethe II. Often people tend to think that these beautiful pieces have been created by a woman, but there definitely is nothing effeminate about Marco Friis – when you enter his stylish little combined studio and shop in the Latin Quarter in the heart of Århus, you are greeted by a tall, blond and handsome guy who likes to chat and makes you feel welcome.
These are two of the pieces I have chosen for my birthday present, and I LOVE them! The pictures don´t really do them justice as it was a grey day not suitable for photographing, but I simply had to update my blog today. I have to admit that I haven´t used the cup for my daily cup of tea yet – although Marco emphasized that his ceramics are made for daily use and can be put in the dishwasher – but then this is easy for him to say!!! If he breaks a cup he can just make himself a new one, whilst I have to wait for my next birthday, lol.
For further information visit his website www.marcofriis.dk and take a closer look at his opulent cups and quirky bambi- and rabbitbowls in his showroom! And should you ever come to Århus make sure to visit his cosy and stylish shop in the Latin Quarter, Badstuegade 16.
Last not least: to make up for my long blog absence I have decided to have a free blog give-away all four Sundays before Christmas – the give-away presents include a ring, a pair of earrings and two brooches, all of them handcrafted by me, of course! More about this next time!