Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Sunday, 12 October 2014

 Very happy to have a small article published by Somerset Holidays & Celebrations
A little celebration of Spring.

Thanks for stopping by x

Saturday, 11 October 2014

I hope all is well with you and yours.
I have enjoyed a thoroughly crafty weekend.
Yesterday I visited The Old Granada Studios at Manchester for the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair   Interesting venue for the Fair...and I wondered just how many hundreds of programmes had been made there.

Headed over to see Julia Jowett and her fabulous work and found Julia talking to the Craft/Art Goddess Hannah Lamb     A coincidence as I had booked on the Cyanotype  workshop at Unit Twelve the next day.   
Julia left, Hannah right.
So, just home from a fabulous day at the workshop .
Hannah was extremely generous with information about her technique and working method.
We all had great fun creating prints with all sorts of small objects from this very old photographic technique.
View of Unit Twelve
 Few prints hanging to dry
My finished work ... paper and fabric prints

Hoping to incorporate this into my work somehow.
That's me for today, thanks for stopping by. x

Sunday, 21 September 2014

long time no post.
What a whirlwind I have been caught up in just of late, all good though.
First of all, the current husband and I visited the huge Braderie at Lille, France, the beginning of September.   A giant boot fair really, with a mix of vile plastic tat and great vintage finds...but you have to look really hard for those.   The fun is in the looking though.   
Then, just enough time to sort my clothes out and off my girl and I flew to Menorca for a week.
I kind of expected it to be lovely and warm, but Menorca is having an unusal heat wave and the temp was 30 degrees with very high  humidy.   Swimming in the crystal clear, amazingly warm, aqua coloured sea was like being in heaven.   I want to go back and soon!
 Colours of Menorca.

 Back home and I wanted to tell you how happy I am to have pieces of my work in
 'Books of the Unexpected' Exhibition,  
'Curated by artist Becky Adams, this exhibition looks at works by artists inspired by the form, structure and content of books.
Exhibiting artists: Karen Apps, Susie Bright, Jessie Chorley, Yvette Hawkins, Alison MogerBetty Pepper, Phiona Richards, Donna Rumble-SmithViv Sliwka and Becky Adams.'   

Exhibition Catalogue
 This is my main piece in the Exhibition.   Based on the story of Thumbelina.
Set in a large vintage tin.   Hand stitched.  All vintage textiles.
and finally, I am now working like the wind towards 'The Chelsea Decorative Living Fair', Chelsea Town Hall, London - Thurs. 2nd October.... The Fair is co-organised by Caroline Zoob   If you plan on visiting, there is a chance to win tickets over at Caroline's web site...click ↑
Well, I think that's me for now...thank you for stopping by. x

Monday, 25 August 2014

Just about recovered from a lovely day at 'Antiques on the Green. Wisborough Summer Brocante'.   
What a day!
So I have been updating the Etsy shop with unsold 'makes' today which include these small hanging, two sided framed, paper and embroidered collages.
Below is a little painting on a wood block, that I had to get out of my system.
Sing, birdy sing.

Thanks for stopping by. x

Monday, 18 August 2014

a last minute reminder that I will be here on Saturday, alongside many, many glorious stands.
Currently panic stricken, as I have so much I would like to do and make.
It's going to be a very special event.
Thanks for stopping by. x

Sunday, 10 August 2014

 Hand printed Kitty jersey knit scarves available over in Etsyland :)