17 December 2010

virtual Open day


today's open day here at RUST is much quieter than last week. I have heard about Arctic snow storms outside...which I though was fictional, but seems like it is true and maybe stopping some people from being bothered to venture outside...like me! Soooo, with a little time on my hands, thought I'd take some photos of our workshop, and bring our Open Day to you in your own cosy homes and offices!

above is a piece of art {aka a tape measure} that Nao bought back from his trip to France yesterday. It is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen! {except for every hot mug of tea I've seen}

we found this gate in an antiques market, it leans against the wall behind my desk.

my busy-ness card holder. I like to have a business card, that makes me feel important {that's quite sad actually!}

 these are our new shop cards! we have them printed in Tokyo as it is WAY cheaper than any uk printers I found. Plus, they are nicer too.

we found these rose hip twigs in the meadow {bit naughty to take them I know}, but after a few days, little leaves started sprouting! Does anyone know if I can actually grow them on to be new plants? I love to know as I'm dreaming of this wild rose growing around the door of our {in the future I mean} own house!


 some new items I made last week, with really soft suede strips in delicate chalky colours.

 I also got a bit carried away with the gold spray paint and moss. The moss is actually doing quite well, I put a bit of soil in the bottom of the cup and I keep them under glass bell jars.

 these rose hips are actually 1920s millinery adornments! quite realistic, no?

One-Eared owl now has his ear glued back on! 


 our massive collection of shells and corals have been packed away for a more appropriate time of the year.

 the necklace on the book is kind of new, this one has a large freshwater pearl instead of a stone.

 and of course it wouldn't be christmas without the birds! I love their confused expressions...



and lastly, do you remember this fox? we finally made a mould, and this is a sample made in silver. Not too bad, might need a bit more work but I'm kind of taken by it! I think it will look lovely in gold.
There will be a few more little creatures like this in our new collections coming in the New Year.

Take care everyone in the snow, it's lovely but blimey, it sure is cold out there!