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 ↑
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 :)

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

New work, a slight change in style with a more muted colour palette.    I wanted to try and capture the texture of summertime road-side verge and the dried grasses and hog weeds.
Screen printed 'Honeythunder Hare' and hand embroidered on a vintage shirt collar.   Hell on the fingers.
I intend to have this professionally framed in a deep box frame.
Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

 Brooches of Virtuosity ... Well, I'm a good girl, are you? 
 I have met and made wonderful new friends, from all over the world through blogging.  You know who you are lovely ladies.   Lately, I have been 'talking' to Nat from Russia, who so very kindly sent me a parcel full of exquisitely wrapped and labelled gifts.  All smelling of coffee.  Such a joy to open.
I was and still am giddy with excitement. 
 How fortunate am I to receive such beautiful handmade and Russian vintage gifts.   I am truly overwhelmed.  
This sails actually turn.
Thank you so very much Nat. X