Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Back to black!

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Cuff bracelet, black with grey & white embroidery
Before when I lived in England I used to wear exclusively black clothes.  I suppose on the one hand it was almost a uniform among arty types.  But it also made deciding what to where extremely easy.  I lost the habit while living in Cyprus.  It didn't seem to suit the hot Mediterranean climate and in any case the village widows had pretty much cornered the market on black fashions, so I left them to it and the wardrobe became vastly more vivid.

Now I'm back in England black is making a return, but not exclusively.  White, cream, grey and beige are also part of the mix and today I made a new cuff bracelet to enhance my new look.  This one together with full details is now in my Etsy shop, so I'm going to have to make another one for myself.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Bonnie Boon is back!

To say I've been away longer than I imagined is putting it mildly!  But the move did happen and we're now happily established deep the heart of Shakespeare county and loving our life in England.  

My studio is smaller than I had in Cyprus, but perfectly functional and the daylight job as a painter is continuing as before.  In the evenings I'm in relaxed mode with thread, yarn, fabric, beads, needles and hooks again and I have early signs of a new wearable art collection to show.

I'm being inspired by my love of cuff bracelets.  On the left is an example of one I made way back.  It's quite wide and warm to wear which is why I think this style is most suited to colder weather.  

But I also feel I want a style of cuff bracelet I can wear any time of the year whatever the weather.  So I'm aiming for a lighter, leaner feel and a chic, cool look!  And hope you like what you see.


These new cuffs are hand stitched and embroidered using stranded cotton threads on even weave linen fabrics.  They will fit a variety of wrist sizes by means of a clasp which fastens at any place along the chain extension.  They have individual characteristics and embellishments which are fully shown with photos and descriptions in my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Bonnie Boon is on the move!

I'm very excited to announce that my studio is on the move!  Not only that, but the contents of our house, the managerie of pets, art, crafts and not least, my husband; the whole kit and kaboodle will soon be on their way back to England!

We've been on the island of Cyprus for the last 12 fascinating years and the time is now right to return home.  It will be the beginning of a new adventure.  Life and art will change.  I hope you'll stick with me to see what happens next.  It'll be a surprise for both of us!

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

18 in doll hand-crochet vest waistcoat

18 in doll hand crochet waistcoat vest from Bonnie Boon

A classy sleeveless vest waistcoat sweater for American Girl and other 18 inch dolls. Hand crocheted in a light oatmeal beige light tan yarn featuring pretty shell and rib stitch scolloped edging.

This sweater is made in a wool and acrylic blended yarn, ready to ship immediately. Or if you would like a different colour, just let me know and I will make one especially for your doll in a colour of your choice.

Please click for more information. 

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Jeans jacket for 18 inch doll

Hand crochet knit jacket cardigan for 18 inch doll.
I love the deep indigo jeans jacket I made for myself recently, so I decided my doll ought to have something similar.  I used the same 100% acrylic yarn, this time with a shell, scallop and rib design.  It can be worn open or fastened with rather cute tiny doll-size flower buttons in 3 different shades of blue.  For more details check out my Etsy shop. 

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

My perfect jeans jacket!

Hand crochet knit jacket made to order.
I'm just in love with this jacket I just made.  Usually I knit and crochet for other people.  But this one is just for me!  I wear jeans and pants most of the time and while it's still a little cool here before summer arrives, I just need a little something to slip on when I go to town to keep out the chill and yet look cool and stylish at the same time. Here's my solution!

It's hand crocheted in a beautifully soft acrylic yarn and constructed in a circular design which gives it a flattering draped look.  It can be worn either open, so the reveres drape straight, or fastened with a single button for a snugger fit.  I love the design of the back especially, which shows off the pattern of stitches from where it flares out so attractively.

Because I wear denim so much, for myself I chose a deep indigo blue shade which goes with all my different jeans.  Actually I've worn it with smart pants too and I'm thrilled with the look.

If you would like me to make this jacket for you in another colour and size please let me know.  You can take a look at details in my Etsy shop.

Sea glass hand embroidered pendant necklace

Sea glass embroidered pendant
The sun is shining and the beach is calling me to go collect more seaglass.  Some people call them 'mermaids tears' and aptly the pendant necklace I've just made features a teardrop shaped sea glass gem. 

I've mounted the gem on some of my art canvas, which I've painted abstractly and embellished with red and green hand embroidery.  It is hand-stitched to a matching red felt backing and hangs from a leather thong with silvery accessories and fastenings.  Full details here in my Etsy shop.


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