Tuesday, 22 April 2014

I've entered some of my badges in a handmade competition for the Sue Ryder charity


Please have a look and vote for your fave

Monday, 7 April 2014

Shrinkie cards

 I was looking to make a card for my mum for Mothers Day and I liked the idea of my teacup brooches  as a little card decoration.
So I decided to take it a little further and make a few to see how they look.

The first picture is of the drawings on the shrinkie paper already cut out and ready for the oven.

ready for the oven

Then , the bit I love , out come little plastic "jewels"

Sometimes if the shrinkie curls too much in the oven it can mark the finished piece , so there are some losses , also if I'm a bit messy when I'm inking any little mark is amplified when they shrink , so some losses there too.


I had some cream cards from another project and played around with the positioning,
They are quite small but I quite like the large amount of cream space on the cards.
I also inked up a few little 'sayings' under the images just to balance the whole look of the card 

I think they look cute ....Ive posted some in my shop to see how they do x

Thursday, 27 March 2014

kitchen table talent and studio update

view of the pop up market at the country living spring fair 2014

I found a pic of the pop up market on the country living magazines web site , you can just see my stall but I'm not there my husband is !.....it's at the top of the picture sort of in the middle and is a creamy yellow colour !

I've been busy tidying my studio and have sorted a place to stash my stuff. I painted an old sideboard a while ago and it makes a great little temporary home for my fabrics and bits and bobs.
I put my staging from my stall on top and have stuck some works in progress and little bits of inspiration on the walls and the wire work thingy ( don't know what you call them ! )
There is some of my artwork up too and my flying swallows and houses that are available in my shop .

Next I think I'll paint the brick work and sort out my desk so I can get back to sewing .
Just have to wait a while for the plastering to be done then I can paint the walls !
Watch this space ......


Monday, 24 March 2014

shame on me 4 years since my last post !

Well lots has happened in 4 years but I`ll keep it short and sweet ... we have moved to lovely sunny West Sussex and reside in a lovely new home called The Little House.

I will be posting lots of bits and pieces that I am working on and a few pics of my lovely new surroundings.

I am in the process of setting up a studio in our converted garage so I'll start by giving you the insight to how it looks now and hopefully I'll keep you all informed on its development. I was lucky enough to have been picked for the Kitchen Table Talent pop up market for the Country Living Magazine Spring Fair in London but all the photos  were corrupt so until I can recover them I have no pics of my stall ! But the day was brilliant and if I find the pics I hope to share them .  
a display of daffodils from the garden in my coffee pot collection on the studio windowsill
this is the current state of my studio !

Friday, 27 August 2010

family fairy portrait

A while ago I was commissioned by a lovely fellow artist that I ' met ' from my old days selling ACEOs on ebay.
I had previously painted a family portrait for her some years ago but she has since had another child and wanted a new picture .

Cute family of Fairies !

Thursday, 25 March 2010

pepper sketch

This is a mixed media sketch on canvas effect paper of one of my cats. She is very inquisitive and independent and I think this sketch portrays her personality , it really makes me smile!
I am trying to sketch regularly just to try new things and practice drawing. 
It seems Pepper and Theo will be my muses for a while

Thursday, 28 January 2010


This is a new painting .....I haven't painted in a while !!!
I love the poppies ..they were inspired by a card I painted for my sister-in-law ......the girl is a little moodier than usual and I love her hair , although my kids have commented that I always paint bobs!!!
The photo is a bit rubbish I should really try and improve my photographic skills!!!


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