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Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
I've been making things all my life in some way.....its all I know and all I want to do. You are welcome to follow me on any of the following links...Website, Pinterest, Etsy, Flickr, Tumblr, and Facebook.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Take 5.......









I don't often mention other peoples work on my blog and I really should as that's how I get introduced to some amazing peoples work.
I saw this ...........I just had to share.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Shhhh....

Textile Moths By Mister Finch by ohmisterfinch

Minuit deux amis dans un secret un éclairage tamisé ballet.....

Friday, 17 August 2012

Fungus.....

Here's my new collection of fairytale fungus samples.
Ive been making these for what seems ages and storing them away until I thought I had enough to put a collection together.
All available in my Etsy shop.
Ill let the pictures do the talking as Ive worn myself out!













Thursday, 16 August 2012

Feathers......

Large Needlepoint Moth By Mister FinchDSC_0001 by ohmisterfinch
Another large moth dry today,this one has tapestry wings and tiny brown feathers attached to her antennae.
The needlework was half finished and I had to cut carefully around all the gaps.Let me just say there were lots of gaps.
Lots.
New work out tomorrow hopefully from my A/W collection.
Have been really busy with everything lately which is tiring but really wonderful at the same time.
Have had a logo done by the very wonderful Vladimir Stankovic which has totally made my day!
More on Vladimir soon,check out his work its exquisitely dark.
I also made it onto Etsys face book page as well...
I feel very lucky for lots of things today.
















































Did I mention about the gaps-loads!

Friday, 10 August 2012

Group........

Textile Moths By Mister Finch by ohmisterfinch

My little moth family is dry now so will put some in my Etsy shop tomorrow.........

Big........

Large textile moth by Mister Finch by ohmisterfinch

Here's a pic of the new style moths for A/W. As you can see she's not small!
Ive made a few more but they are drying on the window sill.
I cant lie getting this pattern right has been hard and its still tricky to capture the stance that moths have.
However I am pleased with these and the rest look very similar except they are all different colours of velvets and scraps of upholstery fabric.

I know that these aren't going to be every ones cup of tea as alot of people like butterflies and moths but if the body is large and fat it puts them off.
I understand this body shape issue and I think its the same with spiders the larger and plumper they are the more of a reaction they get.

These have a very strong presence which is ultimately what I'm after that slight second of 'unsure what it is'.

The tradition of witches and wizards having a familiar is always something that growing up always really struck a chord with me.
In the books by Phillip Pullman each person has a daemon which takes on the form of an animal and stays with them,walks by their side or perches on their shoulder.
Although humans are physically separate from their daemons, they are metaphysically connected, and most human-daemon pairs cannot bear to be distanced by more than several yards.

A big fat moth on my shoulder or a plump green spider on my sleeve going everywhere with me.
One can dream.........








































Well actually I have had this moth on my shoulder now for a few hours whilst I get computer work done.
If these walls could talk!

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Bloom.......

Bloom butterflies by Mister Finch by ohmisterfinch

The summer's all in bloom
The summer is ending soon.....

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Collar........

Hare with collar. by ohmisterfinch
One of the hares I've made, its part of my stock for The Yorkshire Soap co who are opening soon in York. I had sneaky peak at the new shop recently.
Just gorgeous,very exciting!!

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Silking........

Silk Spider being silked by ohmisterfinch


Silking a cotton textile spider for cotton thread....