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18 Feb 2010

More pretties *plus giveaway*

When Im making things for my home, I have to think about how it will fit in and the longevity of the style I'm using. I know that sounds ridiculously shallow but once I have a decor in mind, I don't want to faff with having to deal with the differing trends from week to week.

Ive always liked the shabby chic effect but I'm not really into a massive collage effect. Its all horses for courses, isn't it? I do love other peoples art but with your own creations I think we become overly critical. So Ive opted to keep things relatively simple and have decided to make about half a dozen of this style mini sheet canvas style pieces for my dream dining room to be! Its quite similar to yesterdays piece so the plan is to have 6 different colour paint swooshes and vary the colours of the flowers and the print but keep a similar format, somehow.
I made a replica of this piece here for a giveaway so if you would like to own it, leave a comment with a link to your favourite shabby style website/blog for me to drool over. Im thinking along the lines of Cath Kidston meets Anthropologie meets shaker hearts and stars with a tad of victoriana. Go on, I know you would like to win one - you can keep it or give it as a gift!

You see this god damn lemon drizzle cake? We can't get enough of it in this house. Ok, I can't get enough. Debbie Nicholas has a lot to answer for, including my bulging thighs. Its so quick and easy to make and can be shoved down my throat in approximately 7 minutes with copious amounts of tea to swill it down with. This is our 4th cake in as many weeks - yeeep!


And finally, the Daily Mail ran an article on squished up babies today. Ive been trying to explain to my sister in law this is what I plan to do with baby bumpy loo laa which is still cooking in her tum. They are part freaky but part ingenious. The trick is you have to take the pictures pretty soon after birth as newborns are extra squishy and bendy for up to 7 days after they arrive. I love the first one but the second one has quite a knowing face, don't you think?
Either way, my nephew to be is going to be photographed infinitely because I love him too much already **waves to Kerry, my sis in law - do you like the squishvilles on these bubbas?**

Don't forget to put your name in for a chance to win a little piece if Kirsty Art xx

39 comments:

Sue Ramsay said...

Oh I so love those babies lol!
AND your masterpieces - wow xxx

~Kate~ said...

send me cake AND that baby please. Proper postage a must.

xoxoxoxo

LouLou said...

I would love to win that project, ts so english tea room-ish.
I agree about the second baby, it kind of looks rather smug!

Scrapping4fun said...

Now I have to go make that cake!!!!

Wrightboysmum said...

Never seen babies that squishy.
Love the wall canvas and here's my favourite blog link at the moment.
http://tatertotsandjello.blogspot.com/
She makes all sorts of fab things.

Anne said...

First baby is adorable, the second is a tiny bit scary! Count me in for the giveaway please... It'd look great in my (soon to be new) kitchen!

hello gorgeous said...

hey gorgeous, lemon is my FAV kinda cake - well, ANYTHNG lemony! So am REALLY jealous you've had four in as many weeks!!! ;oO

I saw pics of the squishy babies in the Sun yesterday (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2858169/New-born-tot-is-a-real-beanie-baby.html)and it just MELTED my heart....but the first thing I thought of was you and your photography! How fab you will have a little squishy to "play" with soon! ;o)

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx

kirsticoo said...

Love these little works of art Kirsty... We had 3 of those cakes in a week thanks to Debbie...lol..

and as for those babies, I saw one yesterday that had the cutest little bobble hat on in just that pose...

This is my shop link http://shabbylaneinteriors.ca/index.html - have fun browsing...

Sharon said...

Love those babies and off to trawl Debbies blog for that recipe! Lovely give away too.

Anonymous said...

Me wants cake :P
Joanne xx

Dolly said...

Gorge stuff here!
http://www.melodymaison.co.uk/

:)xx

Carmen said...

Oh Gawd those cakes - we had 4 the first week and one a week since. Pancake day we made the drizzle topping and had it over our pancakes *g*

Squishy babies, I'm very much looking forward to the pictures you get of new bubba. That second one looks very cheeky.

The only shabby chic blog I can think of is Debbies so not much point me linking as she already has you under her spell :P

beksynormz said...

Oh my goodness the second one is a little freaky!!! xx

Amelie said...

did you see the pictures of my neice? though she didn't want to be squished up anymore.. i was too late lol.
can't wait for the next baby in the family to arrive!
xxx

Linda said...

Awww those babies are squishalicious... is that a word?? ha ha Anyway, am loving your canvas's and here is a link to a shabby chic blog for you to look at... http://www.abbysgarden.blogspot.com

Would love to be in with a chance to win your super duper prize...

Anonymous said...

I love how you play with paper ? Kirsty you will love these sites

http://jennifercollier.co.uk/JCGALL.HTM

Also the art of Tracey Bush at http://www.notcot.com/images/TraceyBushPostmandetail.jpg
and her botanical flowers made from sweetie wrappers at http://www.traceybush.com/page8.htm

and the magical world of Sue Blackwell at

http://www.sublackwell.co.uk/gallery.php?item=29&id=6#29

and the doyenne of papercutting
at http://elsita.typepad.com/allaboutpapercutting

Please could I have a chance to win your art ?
Tricia in Newcastle upon Tyne
I have also emailed you these web addresses in case my comment box does not work
Hugs from Tricia

Rach said...

Aww how cute are those baby pics!

I have a WW recipe for lemon drizzle cake - really really yum, you wouldn't think it was low fat. Will dig out the recipe and send to you - then you can eat it guilt free!

R xx

becky said...

great pics today! can't wait to see your entire art series & the pics of the new baby in your family -- i know they will be awesome!

Debbie said...

OMG those babies are sooo cute - I am seriously broody and this is not hlping me!! And I already have 4!!!!

Kerry said...

I think my favourite shabby chic has to be Laura Ashley at the moment. I got their new catalogue in the post last week and the front cover just took my breath away.

www.lauraashley.co.uk

We went for a look around one of the stores a few weeks ago and unfortunately my hubby does not agree with my new found taste. His exact words were it looks like an old womans jumble sale. Men eh?

Cath Kidston features strongly in my ideal of shabby chic too.

Deborah said...

The posterettes are great.Love the style. Absolutely love reading your daily musings. My favourite blog with all things shabby chic(although mostly cardmaking ideas)is lilybeanpaperie-Melissa Phillips. Linda Albrecht and Hilary Kanwischer are also very shabby chic girls.I drool over their makes and designs. Keep doing what you do....love it x
debbon@live.co.uk

Cleo said...

Awwww those baby pics are FAB!!!!!
The cake looks too yumm I want some!! :)

Lisa said...

Love it!
This look qute nice
http://www.greengingergallery.com/index.aspx

Lisa xx

Anonymous said...

Kirsty, I put up with endless facebook updates about yukky treats like peanut butter and soreen and lardylardy. I accept you don't like sprouts though they are an absolute christmas must in my eyes, and i don't even shout when you 'make' me spend , spend spend (i'm thinking links here to polka dot cake stands, cath kidston, stamping up etc) but I have to absoultely draw the line st those squished up babies - EEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. EEEEEUUUUURRRRRRGHHH VVOMMMMMM.
They are just about the worst thing I've seen - as my daughetsr would say, "minging" LOL. I will let you off only, and i mean ONLY, if you send me a piece of cake NOW!!!!!!!!!
You normally make me laugh and smile and think and create so much but today, I just want to say YUK!

Regards as always
KarenRel
Blog Stalker

Debbie said...

Kirsty i will feed you all the cake i can muster up if you can make my baby look as cute as that when she arrives!! I cant believe that second picture - its so so cute!! 2 months and counting and number 5 will be here and im sure she will soon be weaned onto the lemon cake too! ;)

Hugs
Debbie
(lemon cake maker!!) lol

Alana said...

Lovely shabby chicness kirsty.
Not sure about the babies...the second one looks like it has done a very satisfying f..t!

Bettyann said...

oh you are so crazzzzy..love it...squish squash..my first grandbabby is due may 15..so maybe I will try your squash photo idea lol...would absolutly die to have one of your prizes..get out of the way girls..it is mine haha..

katy said...

Love the canvas Kirsty ! Okay so my favourite shop is here http://www.emmasapothecary.co.uk/...it's in Skipton Kirsty, if ever you're passing through definately worth a visit...lots of dotty, spotty yuminess...saw the photos in the paper too, the second my fav :) x

Jo E said...

I want another baby just so you can photograph it when it's born! Oh and we are on our 4th Lemon Drizzle Cake here too. It's already made it into my recipe collection (which has a VERY tough selection process). You are to blame for my burgeoning muffin top Kirsty!!

Anonymous said...

are you sure you didnt just make those babies outta fimo? theyre just wrong,wrong,WRONG on so many levels (and vaguely cabbage-patch-like.....)
lovin your chic-au-shabbyness...cath kidston is a goddess-I worship at both your altars....
Love to curlygirl-we miss her....when's she back?????
Lulubelle x

Gabrielle said...

Love that you too have fallen for the subtle seduction of Lemon Drizzle cake! It's like a good love affair - you eagerly anticipate the next time you have one, eat it too quickly and then feel a might bit guilty afterwards! Maybe that's how I feel when I discover I've lost yet another day crafting!!! Love reading your posts and your generous sharing of ideas!

Joanne said...

Those babes are soooo cute, and lemon drizzle cake, a girl after my own heart!

sarah said...

i would love a piece of your artwork please!
please enter me into the draw

Julie M said...

Would love to win the giveaway, Kirsty - would maybe give me the push I need to finish decorating my hallway!!! (Or maybe not!!!) My favourite shabby chic blog is http://hilaryscraps.typepad.com/hilary_kanwischer/

Julie :o)

P.S. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!!

Ruth said...

You had me with the words Kath Kidston....loving those babies too...oh if only i'd had those taken when they were little!!

Angela W said...

I love your art! You should go check the shimmerz paints website, www.shimmerzpaints.com! They have great things to show and share!

Kathy said...

Holy god they are mad pictures, but so cool, I love the first one. I want cake mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Annette said...

WOW - didn't know you could do that with babies!!!!

Love the canvas - here is a link to something I think you will like

http://www.bibbisdillerier.blogspot.com/

Sharon Speakman said...

OMG how cute are those piccies! Wonder if Isabelle is still squishy? Me thinks not although she can chew her toes now (shes 7 months old). Will ring you to fix a lunch date!!!! Quick before the snow starts again ha ha. Love, Sharon x x x