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Bags more bags

It’s been a long time blogging , I’ve been busy in my spare time when I’m done with puppets, establishing a brand new venture. It’s called c.Art  , the concept being artworks that you carry around with you in the form of bags. Here’s my latest creations:





This one is called ‘Babies’.  It is a clutch bag , again painted canvas with top stitching details and embroidered text. This bag is painted in a beautiful shade of soft grey to compliment the drawing .babies9

The text reads: Father asked us , ” What was God’s noblest work? Anna said, ” Men,” but I said “Babies”. Men are often bad, but babies never are. A wonderful quote from the classic novel , Little Women , by Louisa May Alcott. This quote perfectly sums up my thoughts on the ‘empty vessel’ theory that I believe children are. We hold so much responsibility for filling them with the right stuff.The image is drawn from a silverpoint engraving of an infant by the great Leonardo Da Vinci.



The inside of the bag is lined with baby pink , and the bag is fastened with a magnetic snap. There are two compartments inside the bag to organise your things nicely. babies5



The next bag is a handsome beast. It is a ‘man bag’. ( I’m not sure what else to call it) although of course, it isn’t restricted to men. It is designed to be worn across the body, the wide canvas adjustable strap with it’s smart satin bronzed buckle, holding it nice and secure. It has a flap front, featuring a beautifully distressed and deliberately drippy image of two lovers kissing, just emerging from the shadows. kiss1

The gender of the couple is not at first clear, but on closer inspection , the two lovers are both male.



The quote : “Make me immortal with a kiss” is from Christopher Marlowe.



I wanted to invoke the beauty found in decay , the accidental masterpiece found on a subway wall, the dark excitement and freedom and tolerance found in the urban sprawl in this piece. The bag is in muted shades of grey/sepia and is selectively over sewn to emphasise elements of the design.


The inside of the bag is equally handsome. I’ve lined it with the most beautifully sumptuous wine coloured satin. It has a lined front pocket under the flap and a zippered pocket in the lining. The bag is fastened with two magnetic snaps .




“The Eye “Make up Ba


For something a little different, here I’ve made a make up bag in pale flesh tones with a big detailed embroidered eye .



It’s lined in pink pearly pvc and is fastened with a chocolate brown zipper.Eye2eye4




So, what do you think?




I’ve been working on the website, hopefully it will be up and running soon.




In the meantime, to keep up with all things c.Art, head over to my facebook page for regular updates.


c.Art on Facebook


Newborn Matinee Jacket and Hat sets

I’ve been hooked back into crochet. I’ve tried distracting myself with a bit of bead work but the good old hook has got me again.

I’ve branched out a little and started making my first garment. Here is my first little matinee jacket and matching hat set for newborn baby girls.

Newborn matinee jacket and hat set pink

A precious little set for a precious little angel.

Detail of the hat decoration

Jacket detail

This little jacket and hat set would fit newborn babies and features crocheted flowers with pink pearl detailing ( crocheted in beads for extra security) and a pretty butterfly wooden button fastening. It is made in really soft raspberry ripple double knit yarn . Both hat and jacket have a frilly picot edging. The set costs just £20 plus p+p .


I’ve also made little boots that would match (£12 a pair)

Cute little boots for tiny little feet. ( Fit up to 3 months)

or for larger feet I’ve made these very popular t bar shoes that would fit up to 6months of age. (£8 a pair)Both boots and shoes come packaged in their own very cute dinky white box.

These and more are available to purchase on my facebook page , if you aren’t a fan of my page yet, please click the like button!

If you’re not a Facebook person, I do have a shop on Folksy:

Crochet Bright and Beautiful on Folksy

so do pop over and have a browse.

Right, I’m off. The hook is calling me again…

I know. I’ve got it bad.

Newborn baby Gift sets

A perfect gift for a brand new little person

There are those times when friends and family announce that they’re going to have a baby. What a joyful occasion!

Such a special time merits a very special gift.

You can’t get more special than a hand made crocheted bootie and hat set, all presented in it’s own cute white shoebox.

Ladybird newborn boxed set.

Kitty cat newborn boxed set

The idea behind these boxed sets is to provide a gender neutral gift that can be given to prospective parents even before they announce whether the stork brought them a fairy or a pixie.

Worked up in colours other than pink or blue, these boxed sets consist of a cute   beanie hat to fit newborn and matching t-bar booties.

Ladybird beanie and booties

Kitty cat set complete with ears and whiskers!

All sets feature unique designs and carefully painted wooden buttons on the booties and matching crocheted appliques on the hats.

Look at the cute kitten faces

Matching cat face on the beanie

Ladybird buttons with matching 3d ladybirds on the hat.

The sets cost just £15 +p&p which I think represents incredible value for a hand crafted unique gift. ( I also try and infuse them all with oodles of love).


UPDate: Brand new sets hot off the hook

Ladybird baby set with super cute antennae

So cute!

Beautiful rainbow shoes with matching rainbow beanie

Definitely bright and beautiful.

Still to come:

Teddy bear





Available to purchase through my facebook page at the minute.

I shall be listing them in my folksy shop as soon as I have made enough.

Right, off I go.


Baby Moccasins: Crochet Cuteness

Another brand new range from Crochet Bright and Beautiful

The more I make, the more I realise I have to make. After making my Fresh as a Daisy range and my Daisy Roots boots range, I had to come back to focusing on cute stuff for boys again.

I had nothing in stock for ages 9-12 months so I decided to make this cute range of crochet moccasins, all with their own unique design/ colour-way.

So here they are, I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

So cute with the 3d bees.

They're the bees knees!

Just quackers! Little ducklings on royal purple slippers.

Would be cute for boys or girls.

Yo ho ho and a whole lot of pirate shoes.

Smile! You've got the cutest shoes on the block!

Car moccasins , check out the details!


All of the Moccasins are available on my facebook crochet page , £9/£10 a pair. Just leave a message on the relevant picture and I’ll get back to you .

Right, I’m off to crochet.



Here’s the result.

For every cheeky monkey out there.