Thursday, 27 February 2014

Dream catchers

I have to admit that I am completely smitten by dream catchers. They're so whimisical and bohemian, all the things I love - so I thought I might make one .. or two!
 You can have some much fun with them; add as much or as little as you want, I tend to go over the top ( I can't help myself).I love them because they are so easy to make and don't require a ton of skill, just wrapping lace and ribbon and fixing the doily in the middle which might be about the trickest part! Anyway hope you like them as much as I do!

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Lovely lace

I love working with lace and especially if you can find the vintage stuff - it can be really beautiful.
I like to take a piece and cut out individual motifs. These two ideas were made from cutting up an old doily and separating out the pieces. I managed to make a necklace and some little bobby pins.

Have a little look at more lace on


Wednesday, 19 June 2013

A few little things

 Here are a few things that I'm working on at the moment. Some new ideas for necklaces using vintage buttons which are my all time favourite mixed with vintage italian lace ribbon and beads

A few other little things that caught my eye was the table top in my daughters room. I took a photo because it looked so interesting. On the picture is a book that was bought for her at the weekend. She really wanted it claiming in quite a grown up way 'that there was nothing suitable for her in the children's section' and I said 'OK if you really like it' and she really did pick well because its such a lovely book OUR SONGBIRDS is  full of fantastic songbird illustrations by Matt Sewell. My daughter loves looking through the pages and then seeing if she can spot a bird in the garden

Monday, 3 June 2013

I love collecting things

When you love creating, collecting is an inevitable part of the whole thing.
 This has both good and bad sides to it. the good side is there may always be that certain something that you really need lurking in the pile of miscellaneous, and the bad side is you just don't have any more space to fit all of it in.
 I have to admit that throwing things away is just not part of my vocabulary when it comes to stuff that can be used in my Jewellery or other creative pursuits, I always like to keep hold of something 'just in case'.

 'Just in case' has served me pretty well really over the years and although I like to keep lots of bits and bobs they usually have a special home to stay otherwise it would be chaotic.
I still find myself pulling out little charms and old stones and trinkets from the seventies; sometimes I do use them, but mostly I just like having them around.
Are you a collector?  do you save a little stash of things to use for your projects? do you find it hard to throw any of it away?
I like to go through them every so often and sometimes they really do come in handy. Of course some of the little items have sentimental value and I suppose this can add some individual charm.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

summery patterns

Not much a summer to speak of really but I've been doing a few pretty summery patterns to compensate!

These little patterns look great for paper ideas and material.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

'Jewellery Crafting with Kids' in 'Make jewellery'

very excited to tell you that 'Make Jewellery' have included an project from 'Jewellery Crafting with kids'
A big thank you to 'Make jewellery'.