Thursday, 20 December 2012

Ding dong, ding dong, ding dong, ding, oh, oh...

Wishing all my friends here, a very happy Christmas.
Wonderful Christmas time

Sunday, 16 December 2012

And the peal of a bell and that Christmas Tree smell......

I hope all is well with you and yours.
If you have a mo (which is highly unlikely at this time of year) but, if you fancy a read about my work, please pop of to Ayelet's Blog Lula .  
Ayelet is from Israel and has the most superb design, art and beauty led blog.  A real thrill to see my work put together in such a well crafted post.
A few items still available in my Etsy shop :)
Thanks for stopping by. x
Greg Lake :: I believe in Father Christmas

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Eat, drink and be merry, come along with me, step in Christmas, the admission's free...

just a few little Instagram pics of our newly decorated living room, all ready for Christmas time.
I received this beautiful French style and decoration book from my Sister,
it's absolutely beautiful and very inspiring.
 A few little vignettes from around the room.
I hope that however you spend this time of year, all is well with you and yours.
Thanks for stopping by. x
Step into Christmas :: Elton John

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Someone's knocking at the door, somebody's ringing the bell...

just wanted to tell you how pleased I am with the recycled wooden hearts the current husband and I have collaborated on.
He has done his fret saw thing and I have done my arty thing :)
Looking forward to making more and popping an 'S' onto the end of Dog and Kitty Cat.
They are not in my Etsy shop at the moment, but if you would like to order one,
please contact me. x
 The hearts are recycled wood and are approx 9cm long.  
£8 plus £1 p&p Uk.  £8 plus £3.50 US/Europe. 
I have added a MoP button too, as you do.
I have ideas for other designs too, it's exciting and makes me happy.
Thanks for stopping by. x

Sunday, 2 December 2012

And the music keeps on playing on and on ....

 Well, just of late, the sewing machine has been a whirring, the Fret Saw has been a sawing, the needle has been flying, all in a happy flurry of making.
 I have reacquainted myself with free machine embroidery, thoroughly enjoying wandering around fabrics with the needle going at full pelt.
 Screen printing, painting and free machine embroidering, have been keeping me busy.
 Now, not only has the young lady below got wings, but she also has Bunny ears, alright for some :)
 And here...Bunnies showing off their finest buttons and
 I wonder what she is thinking?
 Finally a Daydream Believer.
Blimey, what a random post, it's all I can muster.  
The brain fog is a real pea souper these days.
A few of these pieces are in my Etsy shop, but if there is something you fancy and can't find it, please do not hesitate to send me a love letter, as I am very happy to help.
Thanks for stopping by.x
Basement Jaxx :: Red Alert

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Please forgive me if I act a little strange, for I know not what I do...

I wanted to show you a few snaps I took last Thursday at the Vintage Christmas Boutique Fair at
The Sculpture Room, Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire...
I can only say that the venue, organisation of the Fair and the stands were stunning.   I took a look around when we arrived and felt a little overwhelmed with the beauty of it all.
 This is Jo's stand of hestanesta ... I felt like I were on the set of Downton Abbey.
 Jo has the most impeccable style and exquisite taste.
 To the right of my stand...
 and to the left!
BettyandViolet ... Ali's stand of exquisite antique clothing.
 Just a little flavour of the other stands.
 We arrived in a Pea Soup Fog and left in the dark, so we didn't get to see much of Woburn.  
Looking forward to making a special visit to see this beautiful place.
Onto my work.  
I have made purses from linen and screen printed subtley shaded birdies.
 Available only in my madebyhandonline shop.
 Brooches in Etsy...
 and onto the next Fair.  
The wonderful Vintage&Handmade Christmas Fair.
I have been working a few new ideas...
Pure linen embellished scarves,
 and cross body bags,
can't wait!
Well, that's me for now.   Thank you for stopping by. x
David Gray :: Please forgive me

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

On the first part of the journey, I was looking at all the life, there were plants and birds and rocks and things....

I like to paint and embroider paper
I now also like to paint and embroider purses
Thanks for stopping by x
America : Horse with no name
Songwriters: BUNNELL, DEWEY

Saturday, 3 November 2012

I'd send you a flower - a sunflower bright, while you cloud my days, messing up my nights...

What is it about old paper?  
I do so hope I have done these old pieces of paper justice.
A date for the diary.  
A week on Thursday 15th November :: 10 - 4pm.
Woburn Abbey.
I will be having a stand here.
Hope to see you there.
Thanks for stopping by. x
Paul Weller :: Sunflower

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

We move like cagey tigers, Oh, we couldn't get closer than this, the way we walk, the way we talk, the way we stalk, the way we kiss...

here is my Sis and I,
(Sis on left)
last Saturday at
A really great day...
just the other side of my stand was the wonderful
 I adore Kathleen's work, quirky, fun and very clever...
 the time and work that goes into every piece is quite something.
 RachelBarker had a stand too.   I adore her beautiful ceramics.
Just two of many fabulous stands at this wonderful Fair.
And now to finish a short bloggy post, with a few needlescases, just popped into my Etsy shop.
Thanks for stopping by. x
Love Cats::The Cure