Sunday, 23 October 2011

Postcards from Puffin

I bought one hundred puffin covers in one box this week from Bloomsbury, so I thought I'd share a few of my favourites with you.

"Printing" Cover illustration by Jack Brough,1948.
I want this book! the cover is so retro, and on the subject of one of my favourite things! It's great how the title has just peeled back from the letterpress blocks from which it has just been printed.

ABC / 123 Cover illustrations by Dorothy Chapman, 1943.
I like the restricted and subdued colour scheme here, and they don't look overly childish, unlike some of today's books!

"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" Cover illustration by John Tenniel, 1949.
Tenniel's classic illustations for the "Alice" series of books are what he is mainly remembered for today, he was the original illustrator for this book, drawing 92 drawings which would be carved into wood blocks ready to be printed.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Halloweeny Folk

Having not made anything from fimo since Christmas I decided to get some orange and glow in the dark to make some Halloween Characters. They were rather fiddly and I'm not sure Fimo creations are my forte but here are my attempts!! I'm the most pleased with the ghosty earrings.

The Ghost and Pumpkin earrings are for sale on my Folksy Shop.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Chair Project

Today I bought this chair for £5 from a car boot sale for my kitchen, watch this space to see how it turns out :)