Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The essence of gift giving

Hello lovely people,

I came across this amazingly inspiring video about gift giving and receiving and how some gifts have wonderful stories behind them. What a precious act it is to give a gift with a lot of time, care and thought behind it. With all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, it is sometimes easy to forget the true essence of gift giving. This footage says it all....
Click here to view the video. Enjoy, and may you give and receive heartfelt gifts this Christmas season.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My fashion wishlist

I love fashion!!! From dreamy/fantasy vintage style dresses and floppy, oversized hats, to feminine, demure handbags and clutches. This is my fashion wishlist, Etsy style. Enjoy!

The Crochet Queen





just for keeps




Friday, February 12, 2010

A love of 50's vintage frocks

I'm so in love with 50's dresses, you know the ones, with the nipped in waist and the full skirt. They're so feminine and quite flattering. They emphasize your best bits and hide your bumpy bits! They create the illusion of shape and can make your waist look smaller with their beautiful proportions.

Looking at various dresses of that era, I tried to imagine where a young lady of the fifties might wear such dresses, what special event would be linked with that special dress in a girl's wardrobe. I'm sure most females of today reminisce  when they look through their wardrobes. As a result, I've created a series of nostalgic artworks exploring the notion of time and memory in a young girl's life. View more works here

Prom night

First kiss

Lunch date

All artwork © Stella Peterson
Dress pics with permission from Senorita Hollywood


Sunday, February 7, 2010

My jewellery wishlist

I am constantly amazed at the amount and variety of jewellery for sale on the Etsy website! There is a style and a price range to suit everybody. I don't think I'll ever buy from a traditional jewellery store anymore. And if I had endless amounts of money, I'd buy ALL the pieces I have bookmarked as favourites! Alas, the best I can do is share some of them with you. All are beautifully handcrafted and unique creations.