Sunday, 11 January 2015

Inspire me, again...

- Lolita -

Clothing : Flutterbydaisy
Photography : Fox Harvard

In love with this set from Fox Harvard, unfortunately the box of Dresses, Pixie Tops and frills that were sent back after this shoot went missing... A fairy post-person I obviously presume... she will look better on her delivery rounds now at least... I decided to re-create this collection piece by piece over these next months in-between my other ideas and collaborations, so keep an eye out here, on my FB Page and in my Etsy Shop for these additions frill by frill...


Speaking of which...
I found more delights for you from Etsy Land
Nature, Butterflies and Oddities:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

In between sewing, There are bunnies:

In between bunnies, there's sewing... I've now finished all the custom orders that stole me from view... I'm back and have lacy ideas. Can't wait to unravel them from my head, make them into things and send them to Etsy searching for wardrobes...

Bunnies everywhere... I found this a while ago on Instagram, saved as 'Lilly_Maria' but that link doesn't seem to work ... thought I'd share it with you anyway because it's pretty...

(If you know the credit let me know and I'll update this)

Pretty Parcels, vinegar and brown paper, like the Nursery Rhyme, but without the vinegar, make that Lavender. Sometimes I loose my mind in here; find me, please. Falling down and bumping my head, not sure anymore who will tumble down after. I hope he would. I think he would. I must dry out some more flowers, in big books that smell like time that no one reads anymore.

Tales from The Treehouse

Just found my old blog, it wasn't hiding... wrote this 8 years ago, doesn't feel that long but I guess could read that way, even though I feel almost exactly the same...

"I don't know. It's not easy to say what's happening inside here where I am. The door is locked and on the outside I hear them screaming... under the door, the crack of light I see ten piles of oranges. The smell rises up into me of dying beetles....
Where am I? Lost inside -
Drag my fingernails along the ground. A cold pavement. Gravel. Bleeding. Is this it? the place where you have taken.... me.... taken. Am I to go now through the crack in the door 'drink me' shrink small? is that it? my name is not Alice sir!"

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Still life...

Pink & Black 

... I like that song... Caroline, I think...
so I made some things, all Pink and Black and Stained with Tea
attached millions of beads and frills and shiny bits
dyed by hand... stamped them too with butterflies...

So come see my shop all filled up :

Some have already gone, flown away and found some homes, so be quick, or just wait a week or so, because then there will be more, not the same though; One Of A Kind, but just as new and just as Wonderland... I think the next batch will be of White and Cream and Tea Stain with Pearls... but we shall see... I'll aim for this Wednesday coming I think.

I've found a new favourite thing to do:
Dream about all the pretty things I'll buy
And put in place in a little house
All lovely and perfect

Here are two little collages I made, they are my best so far.  I found all the delights in Etsy Land - if you'd like to know the details, where they came from and how/where to buy, go take a sneaky peek at the 'Items I Love' section via my etsy profile, or here:

These weeks I've finally gotten inspiration; it's come back again, or at least I can hear it now, or see it, whichever... and all the lovely things I find will keep the dark away, like magic.

Pretty Painting by 
Willem Van Aelst

and I like it a lot it's inspired me and many more
it seems, come see; all over Etsy

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.


There are more delights too from Instagram World
I've seen Ellen Rogers work before and
I'm completely in love with it
So you should go and have a look and see:

And also come follow me:

Here's a photo I recently posted there... I'm posting things there
as I go... so if you'd like to see my items in the making
sneak peeks and behind the scenes snaps, but also diary
shots and regular shoot photographs that's where
they will be, there and then on my Facebook page:

Tales from The Treehouse

There was a caterpillar in my broccoli today.  He played dead.  'How do you do?...' he was smaller than that one though, and bright green... I wonder what kind of butterfly he will be... one of those white ones I think with black spots on that rest on cabbages.
I'm trying to give up coffee, but it's not going very well... think I'm all fuzzy.  Which is good for inspiration; I really want to make some art, proper painting type art, so I'm going to do it.  Soon.  And a book, another book, but a picture book... with a DVD of all my little films and more...
I'm going to paint all the walls too, and cover them in stuff, framed stuff.  I'll find all that on Etsy, because I may as well, as I live there mostly.

Friday, 27 June 2014

We Will Not Grow Up ...


We Made A Little Video
... A Deadcuts / Flutterbydaisy Collaboration ...
and here it is : Deadcuts - DK :

Made with love by Mark and Natanya
... The Alice Dress from the video is now hanging up in my Etsy Shop waiting for someone to give her a home, preferably in an old worn out closet which has magic doors to hidden worlds ...

... She has been hand dyed, tea stained, and covered in stamped black butterflies. 
The back is corseted and the straps tie up in bows

I love our new little video so much I can't stop watching it - I'm all lost inside - definitely not growing up anytime soon - I'm all floaty in Peter Pan and Alice Land
 ... Here are some creepy stills I caught ...

Our inspiration, if you haven't already guessed was Childhood, but that creep spooky kind you find in the eyes of old victorian dolls.  We walked around The Childhood Museum here in London for hours stealing away lots of footage with our phones... I took photos too, and at one point my camera started to flash on its own taking photos of a painting I was vaguely pointing in the direction of; we were definitely being played with.  

"...Ring a Round The Rosie...
a Pocket Full of Posies... 
Ashes! Ashes! 
... We All fall Down..."

There's lots of Childhood inspiration in Etsy Land too...
Here are some of the most recent ones I've stumbled across and loved

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

...and from Instagram World :
I adore this image so much, I'd love to buy a whole series, frame them and put them all over my walls.  I think this lovely photographer can see what the inside of grown up little girls minds look like. definitely a new inspiration - following, following...

Tales From the Treehouse

And so it goes, rolling down hills and bumping our heads.  But there's not quite enough brown paper to fix this and make it better... so I used candy floss.  Brown paper isn't good for you anyway so I've heard.  candy Floss is much much more effective, and tastes like what clouds looks like from above... no apple a day from that Man with a funny face; I'll plant seeds and grow my own instead.  He can just watch while my beanstalk grows out of control and takes over his office.  That will show him. And I don't even like bread; it's nothing at all like spaghetti...

For more of my silly photos :

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Fell in the Flowers again...

Flutterbydaisy Mini Shoot the Churchyard amongst the flowers...
Olive and Tea Stained Sweetheart Dress and Pixie Top
a custom order for a Petal ... order either in your
size and chosen colour(s)

... I've been away a while; it's better to be back
new Dresses/Accessories/Shoots/Blogs
all coming very soon and regularly ...
If you'd like to collaborate get in touch with me, pop by 
to my computer screen for a virtual picnic with tea, cake and magic beans:
Being back inside my own mind means I've been back in Etsy Land finding lots more lovely things to share with you all... here's some bits and bobs I found that reminded me of Aqua Marine and Rose Quartz... and what would my blog be without a bunny or two thrown in for good measure?...

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

I've also been happily lost in the world of Instagram
...follow me from here :
to keep track of frills I post before I hang them up my my Etsy wardrobe
and to see all the beautiful photos I see that inspire me...

(above) My latest Inspiration:

Tales From the Treehouse

...and a long time it's been from here too and then I found myself and then here, somewhere I've never been before, before the thing I thought wasn't so true. But now it's all gone different and new, sometimes upside-down, but always love.

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and so it will be, 
forever keeping the waves from going up my nose and drowning me, 
I'll survive, or die trying.