I was absolutely delighted to discover the blog of fabulous photographer and stylist Athena, who hails all the way from Poland! Athena is an incredibly talented lady with a great eye for styling! I love this recent shoot she created with the vintage sewing machine. The craft inspired photos are just stunning.
And these vintage wooden spools with torn fabric ribbons and vintage crochet, lace ribbon, look very effective on the painted wooden backdrop. I still have to create the ‘DIY wooden backdrop’ tutorial that I saved last summer with all the very best intentions! I promise! I bet Athena’s craft supplies box is absolutely fabulous!
This is part of the old Tilda “Sewing Bird” collection. I love these cut outs! They work perfectly with the rest of Athena’s craft style photos.
I absolutely love the pastel colours in this image! Using the fabric tape and the threads together is a great idea as they marry perfectly under a ‘craft’ theme. You can find my favourite washi tapes on my etsy pages.
I absolutely adore crochet hearts, they look great as gift tags, hanging decorations, or string lots together to create an adorable garland! They can be perfect for any time of the year depending on the colours of your lovely hearts. I am also rather enamoured with that “Homemade” mounted, rubber stamp. It looks absolutely marvellous! You could use that to stamp on anything; fabric, ribbons, tags, attach it to handmade quilts by using it to stamp on some woven/twill ribbon. Lots of craft ideas!
I saw this image and was blown away if I’m honest. I love food photography and I have nothing but admiration for people who can style food photography set ups so well! I can’t do it for tuppence. At all. I also love figs. ^_^
All of these flowers are just lovely! As mentioned recently, I’m a huge fan of hydrangeas but the mixture of the different flowers and colours looks great in this photo.
I have a sneaking suspicion that these glass storage boxes are by Lisbeth Dahl! I’ve always wanted these lovely boxes but I’ve never had any idea of what I could store in them that would be beautiful enough. Athena has had a great idea with spools, ribbons and sea shells!
Are these muscari? I love the big pot that these are planted in! I really am getting very excited about spring. Do muscari smell quite strong? I have rather sensitive smell and as beautiful as Hyacinths are, they’re rather potent and almost make me cross eyed when I walk in the room so I’m trying to find some beautiful, alternative spring blooms to fill my home with this season!
I had to include the patchwork quilt! I have a feeling that Athena is rather like me, who loves to craft and has attempted them all ^_^ Although Athena is much more talented in the styling department.
I tried my very first pomegranate 2 years ago and it was the one and only time! hah! They were a lil bitter for my face! I am crazy about the shape, the texture and the colour and they’re FABULOUS to draw! I absolutely love them, if only they weren’t so tart. I am crazy about the white ceramic spoon. Doesn’t it look stunning?!
Athena’s home is absolutely stunning and shabby chic in style. These paper backed books are my favourite aspect of the home as it ties everything in beautifully!
This lamp is just stunning! Where would I find one like this?! Visit the ever so talented Athena over at her blog Drewniana Szpulka (Wooden Spool) a great name for a blog!