Sunday, August 19, 2012

Chrissy Foreman C: brooch beauties

Some time ago I heard about the stunning work of an artist and community arts worker right here in Brisbane called Chrissy Foreman Cranitch.

Each of her pieces are infused with such meaning, covering topics such as Life Stories, Nature and Motherhood. She creates original artworks, fine art prints, stationery including cards and stickers, gorgeous hand painted ceramics and fabrics!

All of Chrissy's fabric designs are stunning, but my absolute favourite design is Aquatic Soul Dance.

I just had to buy it at a pop up shop she had at Nook back in May. It quickly became Too Precious To Cut and I simply admired it's gorgeousness from afar. However a new scarf which needed a brooch motivated me to think how I could use. it.

It was so much fun to use King Tut's variegated threads and my free motion foot to "colour in" Chrissy's gorgeous designs!

I also made one for Chrissy herself:

If you are in Australia, you can visit her Made It shop to have her prints shipped to you. For her entire range and for people elsewhere around the world, be sure to check out her Etsy store.

You can also revel in checking out all of Chrissy's creations in real life at the BrisStyle Markets. The next one is 8th December 2012 from 9am - 4pm at St Augustine's Church, Racecourse Rd, Hamilton.

Thank you for capturing your life in art Chrissy, so we can do the same!

Thursday, August 9, 2012


I received a lovely surprise parcel in the mail today - my giveaway prize of two canisters of tea from the generous Shardee from What's That Tea?

You can read more about the inspiration behind What's That Tea on Domestic Artisan's blog post which ran the giveaway.

How cute is the packaging?! Earl Grey and Scottish Breakfast:

I don't usually drink caffeinated beverages as I find they normally make my heart race! However What's That Tea?'s Scottish Breakfast was the perfect mid-afternoon pick-me-up. I think it's time for me to reclaim black tea.

My hubby, a fan of a fine tea, will love the Earl Grey.

And I can't wait to try the sample of their biggest seller Strawberry & Champagne, mmm.

You can shop online on their website or follow What's That Tea's Facebook page.

I love to hear about people following their dreams - wishing you so much success Shardee!