Wednesday 30 June 2010

Loving stuffs

I guess that it's quite clear by now that I love rubber stamps: more than to hand carve, I collect them avidly and it is never enough for me! Here I want to present you some new entries of my very personal collection:

Firstly, I want to show these stamp sets by Afrocat, with which I am literally smitten because of their simple and childlike style. These sets are formed by very fun interchangeable stamps with which to create a lot of odd and amazing combinations. There are a lot of little box to be collected, for having an idea you can take a look to the website of Afrocat. Obviously, I am really looking forward to have all of them; indeed, more are the stamps, more are the possibilities to create more and more strange combinations!

This is another precious stamp set of a very talented illustrator, Marc Boutavant. I'm really proud to have into my hands these stamps because I adore the illustrations of this artist that is very able to create dreaming and unique atmospheres, as these ones:

Following these inspirations, I wanted to render homage to another bright illustrator, whose drawings have the extraordinary power to turn me in a good mood thanks to her unique style. This artist is able to tie together an unbelievable cuteness with an irresistible "nerd-pride" humour...

This artist is Gemma Correll, to whom I wish to dedicate these stamps in order to show my deep love for her amazing pugs. And, concerning little and odd dogs, here's an other worthy representative of this category: the boston terrier (or, as seen the resemblance, the bouledogue français):

I've created this rubber stamp inspired directly by the wonderful world of All-Mighty, the website of two sister, Erica and Jen, to which also their lovely boston terrier, Mighty, collaborates actively. I suggest you to check it out because this website is full of super-cute stuffs, which all have in common the great passion for this funny animal, whose heartbreaking cuteness make it impossible to not love!

Tuesday 8 June 2010

La maison de Memi

Today I'd like to open the door of my house and to show where my inspirations take form...

so this is my little attic under the roofs of Paris, at the 6th floor without elevator of old building from the XIX century... all my stuff is very well ranged: buttons, fabrics and colored felts, books and tutorials, rubber stamps and ink pads, brooches and more and more...

... and upstairs, in a little headroom, I have my sewing machine (more than my bedroom)... for me to live here is really as a dream and I'm going to be sad because I will leave it for a while...
...during this summer, indeed, I will come back in Italy. I hope that the beach and the sea could be able to not make me feel missing of home!

and, I was forgetting my cool neighbour who lives in front of me, at the window as usual, I guess he's a kind of solitary poet or writer... or maybe he's simply my power animal!

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