I doodle at work sometimes, and just came across these little drawings from last year (8cm square).
Something I’ve been planning on doing for ages (ok, years) is photographing the Salvation Army fields in Hadleigh as the seasons change. The fields overlook the Thames Estuary from Essex over to Kent, and there are some lovely scenes during the year. I finally got around to taken some photos a couple of weeks ago at about 4pm, just as the sun was setting.
Photos of St Barnabas from Oct 2012, taken from my bedroom window. Moon over the bell tower.
These little bat and spider button badges are so cute, and I love the handmade neon paper I found to make them from. The badges have a layer of shimmery or sparkly paper underneath the neon paper, which peeps through to create a lovely effect.
These badges were made from an old brown paper notebook with Alice In Wonderland illustrations in the corners. I have had the notebook for several years but never used it because it just didn’t seem right to spoil the pages, which is rather ironic considering what I have just done to it!
I just finished making these four chunky beaded charm bracelets, and spent far longer than I care to admit fannying around with ideas! However, I am very pleased with the results.
My first foray into beaded bag charms has gone well, with eight different styles.
Photos of St Barnabas from Sep 2012, taken from my bedroom window.
After buying lots of super, bright and cute buttons over the past month I finally had a chance to sit down and play with them!
Photographs taken in Venice, Italy on Tuesday 11th September 2012.
Photographs taken in Padua, Italy on Monday 10th September 2012.
Mummy and I discovered the Botanical Gardens in Padua when we were let loose for the afternoon during our visit to Italy for my brother’s wedding. A beautiful place.
Photographs taken on a day trip out on Sunday 9th September 2012. Starting with Villa Pisani, then boarding a boat at Dolo for a trip along the Riviera del Brenta, visiting Villa Widmann and Villa Foscari (aka “La Malcontenta”) along the way.
Photographs taken in Abano Terme, Italy on Friday 7th September 2012.
Photos taken in my garden on 9th Sep 2012.
I’ve just finished making these 1950’s style make-up bags feature a design called “Dysfunctional Family” by Michael Miller. Each bag differs, as does each side. They measure about 6 x 6 inches, with black zip and black lining.
I’ve been working hard over the last few days on my first large custom badge order for Starlight Dance in Kettering, Northamptonshire. The order includes 90 badges made from 8 different designs.
I’ve just finished making six new makeup bags from some wonderful fabric with 1950’s movie icon faces. They feature one coloured side and one black and white side (with a dash of red to some). There is a choice of six movie icons with two different faces used per bag. They measure 7 x 8 inches.
Here are two lovely felt angel decorations I’ve just finished as a commission. Fun, but fiddly.
Photos taken on my walk around Hadleigh Great Wood in Essex on May 28th 2012.
I’ve just finished making this black velvet coffin purse for a lady in Norway. I hope she likes it!
I made this little blue felt brooch this morning as a birthday present for my mummy-in-law’s friend. I hope she likes it. I haven’t made any brooches for a while, so made a nice change. I love my Cuttlebug!
I made these little mixed fabric and bead shapes last year, and are lovely little things! I’ve turned one into a necklace but haven’t decided what to do with the five yet.
I made this necklace for myself a while ago now, but thought I’d post a picture of it. The felt beads are a bit fiddly to make, but worth it!
Some time ago now (September 2011) I was commissioned to make a floral felt brooch, but never got around to posting an image of it, So here it is.
Here are some earrings I made for my mummy during her visit at the beginning of the month. She was most pleased with them and we had a fun time playing with all my beads too!
Photos taken in my garden on 30th April 2012.
I received my wire coiling gizmo today. No instructions, so after a bit of research on the internet I had a go at making a pair of earrings and am quite pleased with the results for a first try. I’m looking forward to experimenting with ideas now!
I’ve just added eighteen pairs of newly made earrings to my shop.
Photos of St Barnabas from Apr 2012, taken from my bedroom window. A golden sunset.
I’ve just added these large, square crushed velvet coin purses to my shop. They measure approximately 5 x 5 inches and are available in several colours.
I found some wrapping paper in Paperchase with a British theme, just in time for the Olympics and Diamond Jubilee. I thought the retro style faces would make nice badges, and some have glittery hair.
I found some great new wrapping paper for badge making whilst visiting the folks in Bath this weekend, with a striking black and white floral pattern.
Photos of St Barnabas from Feb 2012, taken from my bedroom window. A picturesque snow scene.
I fancied having a go at making some makeup bags using some old pieces of fabric, namely a 1979 Superman pillowcase and an small 1960’s curtain. Each side differs.
These cute little heart button badges and are each unique in design. The background is various coloured sparkly/holographed paper, with either punched hearts or confetti on top.
Photos of St Barnabas from Jan 2012, taken from my bedroom window.
It was such a lovely day on Friday that I nipped outside when I got home from work and took a few photographs of St Barnabas Church before the sun went down.
After much procrastination, I decided to redesign the 1970’s floral bags I made a year or so ago as I made quite a few and sold, well, not so many! I turned most into large square purses, measuring about 5 inches each way, and left a few as neck purses, trimming their length to about 6 inches. I think they look much nicer now and the larger sized purses may be the way forward too!
I’ve just added eighteen pairs of newly made beaded earrings to my shop.