Friday, 20 September 2013

Spring !

It is nesting time again. 

The birds are getting busy in the garden and I am making some larger nests using twigs to give some added structure.  I love this season. With the warmer days I feel inspired to create, imagine and of course enjoy the garden.  Hope you are too!

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Maps, Maps, Maps

If I can't travel the world I can use the world in my work!  Old atlas pages and maps are becoming swallows as I make garland sets for 'The Maker'.

Pages of text from old vintage books make swallows that are ready to fly across walls! I have simply packaged them in a transparent stitched envelope.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Paper flowers

A friend recently asked me to make her some paper flowers and two small eggs.  She is going to use them to create a mobile for a new 'little poppet' she knows, that was born quite prematurely. On the eggs I have stamped her name and the words cherish and love - now I can't wait to see the mobile come together.

The days are cooling off now and autumn is beginning to reveal its splendour. Perhaps something inspired by autumn will be on the making table next!

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

I have been making text, map and music eggs for a couple of shops since last Easter but recently I found some really large eggs and created a special one as part of a wedding present for a relative. 

Then, of course, I had to cover one in text!

Swallow garlands have also been in demand lately so I have been busy cutting and stitching them from text and maps.

Now it is back to more egg making ready for Easter coming up!

Wednesday, 2 January 2013


A late Christmas message to round the year off and begin the new year!

Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day.  ~Michael Josephson

Here's to a creative and inspiring 2013.