Introducing… ME March 10, 2009Posted by beingbeatrice in Uncategorized.
Tags: abeautifulmess, beingbeatrice, cats, costume jewellery, crafts, embroidery, etsy, flickr, hair accessories, jewellery, julie west, monsters, sublimestitching, twinkie chan, uk scene, ukhandmade
Hello… I’m the real live person behind BeingBeatrice… I’ve been crafting for about a year now, mostly I make jewellery & accessories but i’ve also been known to paint & make monsters. My latest favourite discovery is embroidery… I’m awaiting some new patterns through the post!!!!
Above is a pic of Twinkie Chan whom I absolutely adore… she crochets food themed scarves & other goodies & is just awesome. Check her out at www.twinkiechan.com
Above is a Julie West embroidery pattern. Julie West is without a doubt one of my all time favourite artists. Her work is so so cute & is accessible in many mediums including dolls & embroidery patterns. I’ve ordered the one above & I can’t wait…
Find her at www.juliewest.com
Some of my pieces… 1) Matchstick Love hairclips, 2) Under The Sea (available at http://themonstermaker.etsy.com), 3) Cats Painting.. A wedding present for my brother & sister-in-law & 4) Bertie Lentil… a lentil filled handsewn monster!
I like to work with felt, fabrics (my monsters are made with curtain fabric offcuts that I get for £3 a pop, huge sheets of it!), buttons, beads, acrylic paint, shrinkies & now embroidery threads & muslin. I find so much inspiration online, my favourite sites include www.etsy.com, www.flickr.com, www.abeautifulmess.typepad.com, www.sublimestitching.com, and www.ukhandmade.co.uk.
My favourite colours are purple & pink, I like making brooches, I like tattoos, dolls, flowers & sunshine, my favourite alcoholic beverage is white wine, I love to wear baggy jeans & flip flops, I adore Johnny Cash, I like to read & my favourite movies include Amelie & ET. Enough about me, who are you??!