Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Photography Tales.

So far the holidays have been just lovely with some sun, some warmth, much chilling out and a fair amount of work to boot. A good mix in all, especially when plenty of scrumptious meals like this are added in.

Today consisted of a lazy start where the coffee pot seemed never-ending and a trip to Penryn Quay was called for in order to get some photos for the website. The light was perhaps a little harsh by the time I got there but it was so good to see these familiar sights - yes, I still have my rope obsession (which is not quite as bad as it may sound!).

How beautiful is this shade of aqua? I have another obsession at the moment based around this colour and we are currently turning out tiny bathroom into an aqua inspired place to dwell where the walls reflect soft tones into the bathwater and a newly laid wooden floor replaces the manginess of earlier and is bliss to walk on....sigh... Oh and if anyone has an old and quite possible tatty cupboard they would like to give me to finish then room then please feel free. Always worth a shot isn't it!

Just love the way these ropes tangle around rusty rings. Even the concrete bollard takes on a more appealing look. No? Ok, I do tend to romanticise wherever possible but it works for me.

I was really there to take some photos of new products such as this new addition to my Lauren Tote range - this colourway is Autumn Leaf and is now available here.

I have quite fallen in love with the russet tones of this one and now feel a need to make some clothes for the autumn based around olives and soft orange but more of my dressmaking adventures another day as I have only got as far as purchasing a pattern so far!

While I was there I had another go at photos of my Cornish Harbour tea cosy as the light had been so bad before. There was the slightest of breezes gently billowing over the harbour and I think I provided a fair bit of amusement for the fishermen on the quay as I raced across the ropes to save the cosy before it hit the water!

Two photos was all I managed before my dignity was completely lost - note to self: DO NOT undertake product photography on a breezy day wearing a short skirt! Anyhoo, here we are: Cornish Harbour Tea Cosy by Pipany.

Hope you're enjoying your day x


  1. I too have aqua love. :)
    Your new bag is just gorgeous!
    Vivienne x

  2. Beautiful aqua....I love the glimpses of somewhere I recognise SO well.

  3. Hi Pipany,

    The weather in Cornwall looks beautiful. We had a rain today :-( Your new bag looks just beautiful. Look forward to see how your bathroom will look once finished.

    Lieve groet, Madelief x

  4. Love your gorgeous bag and your lovely tea cosy pictures, as well as the special Pipany seaside photos! You made me smile describing the difficulties of taking those pictures too!
    Helen x

  5. Love these sun filled photos Pipany - and your autumn leaves tote bag too! x

  6. So wonderful to 'meet' you here! Love your craft & photos - you just ooze talent, girl :)

  7. Really lovely new designs Pip, the bag will fly out of your shop, its smashing.

    Lovely to see the sun out by the sea We're lost in the clouds again!

    Have smashing weekend.

  8. Lovely bag, lovely colours. And lovely aqua too. I'm having a bathroom re-think too as there's a showere being installed soon and it's as good an excuse as any to re-vamp, I can tile and paint for £100 so I'm thinking maybe sea-glass green for mine, a muted sagey sea green...

  9. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! Great to find you too. Love all your gorgeous photographs!
    Going on holiday to Cornwall soon, yippee!
    Yes Vanessa is brill isn't she, so glad I am related to her! Really lucky to have sister in law like her!
    Becca x

  10. Oh, Pipany....your berry tea cozy and your harbor tea cozy are so pretty! And thank you so much for your kind comment.

  11. I do love bold prints like the one on your lovely bag you made, and I love Orla Kiely patterns too, pattern can have an emotional effect on us can't it! And details of rusty rings and the prow of a rowing boat in gorgeous turquoise really do it for me, just my cup of tea! Vanessa xxx

  12. Hope you are all having a wonderful summer Pip!

    Love the new tote bags and I'm still yearning for the Harbour tea-cosy ...


  13. Beautiful images! I love your bag! Cx