Friday, 29 August 2014

Blog Anniversary- Third!

This time three years ago, I made this and began this blog and my journey as Ouch Flower!
It has been the best decision creatively and socially! 
Many of you have become dear friends and though we haven't met, the hug I'd give you, if we did, would be just as big!

This year, I made this!

Our beautiful Elin Mary Victoria Taylor.
 Elin means 'Light', it has roots in Scandinavia and Wales.
 It is pronounced E-lin(the Norwegian way, thanks Aunty Tove)

Her middle names of Mary for her maternal Great Grandmother and Victoria for my Aunty and Godmother Cheryl.

Born 22nd of August 2014.
At 1913 hrs, weight 2.690 kg (5 lbs, 15oz), length 50 cm.

VBAC, Natural birth.

I did have help with this one! ;)


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Creativity at the Eleventh hour!

 Imagine that? ....a burst of creativity at the eleventh hour #39 weeks!
As some of you may know, I have really struggled to create throughout this pregnancy, maybe our #loveheart has been absorbing all my creativity, leaving me with nothing left?

Well alone came this book
Which I originally bought for my very artistic Niece...but now I will have to buy another!
It has opened up my mind, freed me from selfdoubt and allowed me the gentle time of soothing drawing.

 It's very easy to use, open up the book, look at the flower designs and draw! therapeutic!

I had been wanting to create a special work for the nursery and the idea of illustrating #lovehearts name in floral letters has come to mind.
I have finished one letter, the letter 'i'.
I have used water colour, gouache, copic markers and fineliner.
I'm deliberating as to whether I should add some gold too?

 Now to whether I get this finished in time????

Pippa x

 Note the cactus and sunflower? :)

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Nursery Update!

Just thought I'd do a little nursery update!
The winter light is not great but you get the idea?
It wouldn't be a nursery without some Ouch Flower tassels?
I really do love these gold macrame knot ones, they are rich and substantial.
I still have pictures to frame and such but my pace is slow....I'd forgotten how mammoth like you become at #38 weeks. 
I feel like Mr. Snuffleupagus off Sesame Street but blissful at the same time?

 I will be back with more soon and a list of where I got my goodies from etc....