STAR SPANGLED



A few Christmas decs- all being well, currently adoring a tree in the US right now.

STORY MUSEUM OXFORD

Spent a great day in Oxford yesterday catching up with friends.  We stumbled across these intriguing window displays.  After closer inspection we discovered that they belonged to the Story Museum.

Love the Polite Notice (second picture down) which reads: "This shop caters exclusively to Oxford's Fictional Community.  We hope to welcome Real World customers in 2014AD."

 


FLOWERS UPON FLOWERS


Our garden is looking fabby right now.
(I'd love to take the credit, but we only moved in a few months back).
Over the last few weeks I've been sharing the flowers with friends.











ANOTHER 100 DAYS OF 'ON THE MAKE'

Over 200 days into 'On the Make'.  Where is the time going?  Can't quite believe we are in July already.

Here's a round up of some of my favourites from the last 100:

 #113 MORE WOODEN PROPOSALS
(Tuesday 26th March)Wood Collage



#117 EASTER BUNNY SURPRISE
(Sat 30th March) Chocolate 



 #118
(Sunday 31st March)Assorted kitchen related items



 #122 A TRIP TO LONDON (an ode to David Clarke).
(Thurs 4th April)Train tickets, Tape



#143 DRAWING PINS
(Thursday 25th April)Pin Board, Drawing Pins



 #157 FASTENING
(Weds 8th May)Drawing Pins, Elastic Bands, Ruler, Bull-Dog Clip, Steel, Pin Board, Cardboard (not seen)



 #179 BINDING TAPE
(Thursday 30th May)Binding Tape

COPENHAGEN (a great city)

So, here's to jeweller Nanna Grønborg for organising 'From Chaos to Comprehension' in Copenhagen and asking me to be part of it.  


And here are a few pictures which go some way to capturing my week in Copenhagen. 
(A great city by the way).






MAGIC CITY at VELVET DA VINCI


 

 






from top down: outside Velvet da Vinci, the private view, brooches by Lisa Juen, brooches by Katharina Moch, neckpiece (foreground) and ring by Natalie Smith, neckpiece by Yi (Roger) Lui and
brooches by Christine Graf. 

TRIP TO THE US

I've just got back from the States.  It was a bit of a whistle stop tour.  The primary reason we were out there was for the MAGIC CITY exhibition at Velvet da Vinci which I helped put together.  We also managed to fit in a couple of days in New York.  (Well, it'd be rude not too).

I won't bore you with all my holiday snaps, but here are a few images which sum up our time there.


 



 


 

TAPE


This very beautiful tape arrived in the post this morning- looking forward to adding the final touches to the MAGIC CITY catalogue.

SNEAK PEEK

Got back from the printers today with the proof for the MAGIC CITY catalogue.  Still a few more tweaks to make, but feeling pretty chuffed with the results so far.   I can't thank graphic designer and friend Cody Lee, enough for all her hard work.




'NOT BIRTHDAY' PRESENTS

My lovely friend Harriet popped up to see me this weekend with some 'Not birthday' gifts- particularly chuffed with a number-ball-roll thing which she brought back for me from Prague.  Does anyone know what its for?



 

New Office, New Outlook

Any of you who have been following the 'On the Make' developments, will have seen these pieces come into being over the last few months or so.   These little fellas are coming with me to San Fransisco for MAGIC CITY at Velvet da Vinci- More info about this coming soon.

New Office

 New Department

 Nice Colleague

 Promotion 

 
Pay Rise

Staff Party