Thursday, April 3, 2014

Feathers and Beads

Inspiration for my latest necklace. Shades of turqouise,blue and lime with a bit of silver to make it shine!

This is a cellini spiral with a few pearls to add to the texture and shape of the necklace. I will be listing it my shop soooon. I don't know why, but I am really struggling to take good photos for my shop listings. My photographs seem to get worse instead of better. Suppose I will have to keep trying.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentines Day

                                               Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Book Art

I know there is nothing new about folding books....I have just never tried it before!
 It is so theraputic, the feel of the paper as you fold it, the different textures and thickness of paper. Some fold beautifully and some resist everyfold, almost as if they are fighting to keep their shape. I also noticed that I can speed read while I am folding! 
 Inspiration, and patterns, taken from Freshly Found and a whimsy willow.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Thank you for showing us the power of forgiveness.....go well Madeba!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Map bags

 I love maps in any shape or form....... prints, globes, paper art, fabric and especially bags.This one is made in South Africa by Rowdy Backpacks. You can find them at‎

This one I found on e-bay. I like the leather trim and vintage map. Both of these were a bit too expensive so I improvised and made my own.
I bought this rucksack in Seoul many years ago and it became my favourite bag. It had a leopard print (forgot to take a 'before' pic) so I stopped using it but couldn't bring myself to throw it away. I found a small piece of fabric with a map printed on it and some matching striped canvas for the back. After a few hours of measuring, cutting, sewing by hand, raw fingertips, this was the result! New life for an old favourite.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Summer Beading

Although it was the end of summer when I was in Spain, the colours were still vibrant in the bright sunshine. Perfect inspiration for a beaded spring necklace!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Mundane Metal

What could be more ordinary than a drain cover, but still beautifully decorated!
The symbol of the shell, hidden beneath the sand or on a pathway, always noticed because it shows you the way of the Camino.