One of my goals for this year was to start watching more awesome things, instead of just saying I will (and obviously never doing it). So first on my list, had to be something amazing, and boy did I pick a corker... Twin Peaks! I've been so desperate to watch this for years, but I could never commit to something so lengthy (including a two hour pilot episode and feature length film!). Plus my attention span is quite minimal, which doesn't help. So when I was completely hooked by this noir beauty, I was beyond happy that I had stuck with it.
I must admit, I've never seen anything like this show before, and it absolutely blew me away from the very first episode. With its dreamy soundtrack (by the fantastic Angelo Badalamenti), incredible cast, and mysterious story line, there is no wonder why Twin Peaks is hailed as such a classic. It sunk its red painted, coffee stained claws into me, and easily became one of my favourite shows in existence. So it was only fitting that I made a blog post dedicated to some of the amazing handmade items out there for this fine programme (plus shamelessly plugging my own stuff in there, but who cares, its my blog anyway!).
Those of you who are familiar with Twin Peaks will no doubt have a deep love for Dale Cooper. FBI agent extraordinaire and total dreamboat. Even my boyfriend had a crush on this guy, he is just that good. His number one fan however being the beautiful, intelligent and frankly awesome, Audrey Horne. So what better that to team two of the best characters as collar pins?! Well QueenBeansJewelry did just that, and the final piece is easily one of my favourite TP items i've come across!
Everyone will recognise the famous Twin Peaks Black Lodge pattern, and what better way to show off the infamous style, than to buy your own knitted bobble hat from BirgitBlau! If stationary is more your thing, then this awesome 6 pack of quote pencils will be perfect for you. Complete with favourite sayings from the show, this is definitely a subtle way to show your TP appreciation!
Speaking of subtle ways to show your Twin Peaks love, this cute little button pin badge by Hoodratroughdiamond makes a brilliant addition to any jacket, tote or pin board. With some of the funniest and best characters coming straight from the Sheriffs Department, I don't see why anyone wouldn't want to adorn this little number!
Who could forget the two main characters in the word of Twin Peaks? The wonderfully complex and tragic character of Laura Palmer. The driving force behind the series, Laura is someone who we feel instantly close to, someone who, even though you never meet her character alive (until the Fire Walk With Me film), you mourn for along with her family and friends. So to me, this illustration by MichaelJeanrenaud is a beautiful way to remember her character. Not forgetting the father of Twin Peaks himself, David Lynch, who not only created the series, but cast himself as one of the funniest characters, Gordon Cole. Lynch is fantastic throughout his appearances, and definitely brings warmth to a cold world. Ok, I might have a weird crush on him, but how could you not?! He is brilliant! So you can understand why i'm just desperate to own this enamel pin by SleepyMountain!
Finally, we finish with the Women of Twin Peaks tote by BagApart, an awesome black, red and white homage to the amazing female cast of the show. I absolutely love this bag, and how the Black Lodge symbolism of colours are used within the design. Now I obviously couldn't do an appreciation post without including my own work! So the final item on our post is our brand new Damn Fine Coffee mugs! Complete with illustrations of RR Diners famous cherry pie, coffee stains and Dale Coopers favourite black coffee. I'm really happy with how these turned out, and hoping you will be too!
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