Sunday, 29 May 2011

I think I am becoming obsessed with this one image in my head of a great tit landing in my garden. I didnt have time to grab the camera before it disapeared but ever since I have been re-creating this little bird in all types of media.

It started off with a pencil sketch using a twitchers book to help me. I decided to experiment with new media so it developed into a lino print...

I then decided to do a freehand embroidery which I took from my sketch. I have dabbled with embroidery before and failed so I decided to try again and actually finish a piece.

Today I finished my third Great Tit this time using papier mache. I have seen some lovely sculptures using this material some of which are birds and I was really pleased with the end result. I do however need to work on my 3D painting skills, I think I rushed to finish it as I was so excited.

I'm not sure what's next in this story maybe a piece of jewellery or I do like the idea of some sort of ceramic work. As for the little birdie i've only seen him once since that day but my garden is getting some lovely visitors no less... chaffinch, goldfinch, thrush, wren, robin. I'm very lucky!

Fabric Origami Bracelet

I made this bracelet last night by folding fabric and joining it together. I have used bead detailing and also stitching to secure.

I might make a tutorial of this if there is any interest?

Sunday, 22 May 2011


I managed to make it to the car boot sale after my first and dare I say successful night at the dogs. I'm glad I did brave the wind and cold as I bagged some fab treats...

 I couldn't get the little sewing trinket open until I got home and discoverd a measuring tape inside.

I love botanical illustration books great artwork and very interesting too.

What can I say it's too cool!!!

Probably the bargain of the day all this fabric for £4.00 She was selling it at 50p per fabric and some have at least 2 metres or more. She was a lovely lady too.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Feather Fascinator

I made this using feathers and diamanté detailing. Its also features a thrifted brooch that has a vintage feel to it.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Appliqué Patchwork Bag

I've been working on this off and on for a week. I've faffed and fiddled and arranged the flowers lord knows how many times.

I think i'm happy with it. I've used doilies, thrifted shirts, fabric and vintage buttons.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Button Swap

Kitty Ballistic over at has decided to host a button swap and who are we to stop her! I don't need any excuse to raid my button stash or indulge in some button related retail therapy. :)

If you would like to sign up you have until the end of the week. Click the link below for more details... the more the merrier!!!

Monday, 16 May 2011

Back In the Game

No good comes of sitting in a dark room, mumbling and moaning and possibly a bit of rocking too.

So i'm back once again trying to get my craft out there.

I hope you like it!