Well I've just managed this before midnight again, I'm getting a real night owl. It's when I seem to have the most going round in my head and I think if I don't get it out I will have forgotten what I was going to say in the morning.
I read a lovely post by Kazzy at a mermaids purse the other day about a canvass she has created inspired by the great Cath Kidston. It's super but she does herself a real disservice by dismissing herself as just a copycat. To start with I think it's quite individual and beautiful and secondly with the current trend by many popular designers, CK herself, Tone Finnangers Tilda books and now Poppy Treffrey in her book Free and Easy Stitch Style, we are being positively encouraged to use their patterns and style to create our own dream objects. The key here of course is 'for our own use and pleasure' although I think that stretches to giving as gifts, but not for any commercial use. Most of these designers anyway get there inspiration from other sources, and Cath Kidston actually shows you in one of her latest magazines how they took inspiration from a vintage bag to create their new small satchell. So I dont think Kazzy should feel at all bad about her inspiration.
A wigwam panel
Save our Stanley
Awful photograph, but you get the idea
Well thats me for now