Monday, 24 January 2011

Wall Graphics - Bunting



It's another 'coming soon' I'm afraid, but couldn't wait to blog about it. After all, it's so gloomy at the moment what's wrong with looking forward to sunnier days? These Bunting Wall Graphics will soon be available at 'Beyond the Fridge' as individual adhesive wall stickers. And listen up (this is the fun bit), you will be able to visualise them on your wall by entering your wall dimensions and then you place, scale and rotate them to get and idea of just how it's going to look. They will go perfectly with our 'Bunting Magnetic Notice Board' (see below). Available in two sizes (100cm x 750cm and 750 x 550cm) www.beyondthefridge.co.uk

Monday, 17 January 2011

In Praise of Papier Mâché

Ever since I made the ubiquitous Papier Mâché Pig with a balloon as the base at junior school, I have loved Papier Mâché as a medium. I even won a handicrafts prize for my efforts. Alas, I have a long way to go before I can create such gorgeous work as Gemma Taccongna (1923-2007). She was a gifted artist who became well known in the 1960's for her iconic doll's heads such as these below. She managed to make her pieces look just like porcelain and they are so beautifully decorated. They are highly sought after now and collected by all kinds of people - but not by me yet (sadly!).




Here is a Papier Mâché Mask that I made a couple of years ago and now hangs in my studio (needless to say I don't wear it out much). I had great fun decorating it with all sorts of things including pistachio shells. Don't ask me why - It's just the kind of thing I like to do!

A great site for more information including  Papier Mâché artists and tutorials is http://www.papiermache.co.uk


Friday, 14 January 2011

Crochet Flower Magnets



I had an urge to make my own fridge magnets, so naturally I decided to crochet some. The flower pattern I used was from Stitch'n'Bitch http://www.knithappens.com/ which came from their brilliantly entitled 'The Happy Hooker' book which I adore http://amzn.to/fMQfcN I just used PVA glue to stick a ferrite magnet on the back which you can buy from http://www.first4magnets.com/


I think that they look really pretty on our Blue Butterfly magnetic board http://bit.ly/6EA8SM. I have even heard that some people use our boards for all sorts of things such as displaying notes, invitations, shopping lists, photos and such like ... whatever next?!

Friday, 7 January 2011

Coming soon - 'Cupcake Plant' Wallpaper


Wallpaper : 'Cupcake Plant' Strawberry/Cream
























I'm in my element at the start of this New Year as I am busy developing designs based on our Magnetic Notice Boards to create Wallpapers. This is a little taste of what we will be featuring on our site www.beyondthefridge.co.uk soon. This particular design is called 'Cupcake Plant' (yes, I know I'm strange) and this colourway is 'Strawberry/Cream' I'm off now to try a Cappuccino version (I'll keep you posted).