Saturday, 10 December 2011

LisaMonis Autumn / Winter 2011

It's been a while but at last I'm ready to share my Autumn / Winter 2011 range...I have chosen some beautiful rich, warm, jewel colours for this range and have created some new flower shapes for both hairclips and hairpins, but have also kept the rosebud flower which was very popular in the Summer 2011 range.  I've also added some rings in this range which are adjustable in size so should fit most fingers.  As always, I have created all the items from templates I have drawn myself.  I have cut out everything by hand meaning that each item is slightly different and unique.  The buttons and threads I have used have either been sourced specifically for this range or in most cases have been scavenged from my Mum's amazing collection.  Mum inherited all my Grandma's,my Great-Auntie Winnie's and my Great-Antie Myra's sewing boxes and what treasures they are.  I love to sit with my Mum in what we call the "Up Up" and look through the boxes together to see what gems we's like my very own cash in the attic!

Hazy Daisy - Brooch and hairclip

Top row: Coral, Purple, Navy
Middle row: Pink, Grey, Charcoal
Bottom row: Sage, Bark, Beige




 Sage showing haiclip and brooch fastenings 

Hazy Daisy Ring
Clockwise: Charcoal, Coral, Pink, Purple, Thistle, Bark, Sage, Grey, Navy, Beige, Charcoal

Coral back showing adjustable ring


Hazy Daisy Hairpin
Top row: Bark, Pink, Beige
Middle row: Thistle, Coral, Sage
Bottom row: Purple


Rosebud Hairclip
Top row: Navy, Sage, Bark, Thistle
Middle row: Beige, Pink, Purple, Coral
Bottom row: Grey, Charcoal


Button Daisy
Top row: Thistle, Coral, Sage
Middle row: Charcoal, Pink, Grey
Bottom row: Navy, Purple

Hairclip Holders
 Henrietta Hedgehog

 I love how she holds her nose in the air!

 Bridget Bird

 Sleepy eyes and long legs!

 Mellow Mushroom

More pretty buttons 

Chrysanthemum Rings
 Front to back: Purple, Beige, Pink, Sage, Bark, Grey

Sage close up - again the rings are size adjustable

Sakura Hairpins
 Top to bottom: Grey, Pink, Blue, Bark, Purple

Purple close up

Monday, 29 August 2011

Chasing a rainbow

My last blog entry was way back at the beginning of July, wow how times flies when you're having fun! Over the 6 weeks I had my first ever LisaMonis designs stall, we had a fantastic family holiday on the Dorset coast, I've been juggling childcare and work (and generally trying to do more of the playing than working). I will share more soon but it's another sunny day and the outside is calling me...I need to soak up as much of these sunny rays as possible while they last.

The last few days have been very much sunshine and showers yet I've not seen one rainbow but I did find this beautiful one en francais...I love it. (grace hester designs)

Friday, 8 July 2011

Hair Clips and Corsages

Here's a quick run through of my Summer 2011 designs.  There are two colour ranges, Summer Fun

and Summer Dreams

I have designed four flower designs; a small flower clip, large flower clip, rose flower clip and rose flower pin.  I have made all four flower designs in each of the Summer Fun and Summer Dreams colours.

Summer Fun - Large Flower clip

Summer Fun - Large flower clip

Summer Fun - Rose Flower Pin

Summer Fun - Small flower clips

Summer Fun - Large flower clip

Summer Fun - Rose flower clip

Summer Dreams - Small Flower clips

Summer Dreams - Rose flower clip

Summer Dreams - Rose flower clip

Summer Dreams - Rose flower clip

Summer Dreams - Large flower clip

Summer Dreams - Large flower clip

Friday Fun

Bet you can't read this without singing it.....go on you know you want to!!

The Lakes

Obviously I wrote this post before changing the header on my blog.  Until recently I had been using the second photo below as my blog header until having a re-think and re-design.  I wanted the blog header to have a bit more relevance to the content of this blog....yes I've been reading some on-line blog tips!!  I'm going to up my blogging game in 2012!
Lisa x 04/03/2012

In case I haven't said before, the photo at the top of this blog is one I took last summer of Lake Windermere looking at Watershead.  We'd been on a boat trip and the weather had been changing from glorious sunshine to torrential rain hence creating these stunning colours.  We have spent a lot of time in the Lakes ( in particular in and around Ambleside) at different times in the year and the Lake always provides plenty of good photography opportunities.

Thursday, 7 July 2011


I am listening to the Tour de France coverage, I love it all but it gets really exciting once they hit the mountains.
I am eating mushrooms sautéed in garlic and butter, naughty but nice, sweetcorn, fresh pasta and a green salad from the garden.  I love mushrooms but I'm the only one in our house who does, so tonight the girls are in bed, Andy is out a conference in Bath until late and this week's veg box included some really big, flat mushrooms with my name on them....yummy!
I am drinking a glass of diet coke
I am wearing jeans, a pale dusty pink smock top, a beautiful necklace given to me as a gift from a very lovely friend last week, my white Birkenstocks.  I have been wearing a newish pair of light tan wedges for most of the day but I'm kicking back now and I love my birkies.
I am feeling the best I've felt for 4 days as my wisdom tooth has been absolute agony.  I'm on the antibiotics (hence the diet coke rather than a lovely glass of red) and pain killers still but I think things are at last beginning to improve....I really hope so.
I am reading The Little Prince.  I saw it in Pen and Paper in Old Town the other day, I have the original version in French but don't think I've ever read the translation and my French is certainly far too rusty for me to read the French copy now.
In my garden the new turf is doing really well, we have salad leaves galore, a steady crop of courgettes, spinach and radishes, pods beginning top appear on the peas, potatoes which really look ready for harvesting and yesterday we had our first raspberry of the season.
Around the house is where my hoover needs to go!
I am enjoying a rare moment of piece and quiet
I am creating fabric flowers, felt flower hair accessories and corsages for the school summer fete on Saturday.
Outside my window the gazebo in the garden in still in tact after Andy's repair job last night following a battering from the wind.
I am thinking of our summer holidays...can't wait!
I am loving this image...
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