Sunday, 26 April 2009

christmas cake

i actually got round to making it today. it is really horrible.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

an irish observation...

this is another foundling piece, is entitled
'a white butterfly is said to be the soul of a dead child'

more images on my website; gallery 4.

visual stimulation

things with wings mostly, it seems.

Saturday, 18 April 2009


the installation is complete...the shop counter is in place...and i think i have finished my studio spring clean... i was tempted to go to laura ashley for a roll of delicious wallpaper to line the drawers but i managed to save myself £26 and an hour or so by utilising an upholstery sample book i have been keeping, and after all you can only get a glimpse of it anyway now it's full of 'stuff'!

Thursday, 16 April 2009

five days

i have spent the last 5 days...yes, 5 days, vamping my studio, 3 days longer than expected...all that tidying, sorting, cleaning...but i feel good! well i will after i have unscrewed the VERY neat threads from the wall and shifted a whole area of stuff to the other side of the room in order to be able to install my vintage shop counter...a little advice one should always follow...MEASURE FIRST!

Monday, 13 April 2009

progress in progress

this is approximately 10 hours of embroidery and a tiny part of the does not help that i need pliers to pull the needle through the fabric each and every stitch...i still can't decide if it is worth it...

Thursday, 9 April 2009

new blog

vintage finds: 'du jour'

during the course i went on i made a couple of pieces to adorn the garments produced for my foundling work which is rapidly coming to an end; ...real silver and a real good time.

vintage lifestyle

inspired by my previous post, a recent purchase (!) and all the lifestyle blogs i have become addicted to, i have decided to set up a new blog with daily (this may be a little ambitious) postings of visual vintage treats, name/title suggestions welcomed!
today's treasure i picked up on my way through Manchester on Monday for only £3; an addition to my collection of embossing presses...isn't it sweet

Saturday, 4 April 2009


a new aquisition...a seating arrangement for my hall, a place to throw school bags and shoes at the end of a busy works too...i must collect some old ladies...

Thursday, 2 April 2009

blog hopping

i get lost in inspirational blogs!
hi to my new followers! Polly - check out

am still waiting for a date for my AA2A/ foundling exhibition...i need a deadline! i need closure!... have already got loads of idea's for my next collection, well actually the one after the next!
what i need to do next does not inspire me that much but it shall be a challenge, and hopefully worth doing...still continuing my purses throughout though.

i am going away on a little course next week, am so looking forward to it... 3 days and 2 whole nights away with all meals included and a little bit of craft on the side!
hopefully i will come back with some little treasures! (...and i don't mean babies!)