Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Little me...


little me


a little bird told me


and piggy back

new paper collages on wood all varnished and in my Etsy shop!


Monday, 28 November 2011

Thanks Amy!


Thank you Amy for my gorgeous embroidery! 
I love it!

It's very realistic, the nose is spot on!!
Thanks for your time and talent gone into making me this, I'm made up xxx
See more of Amy's work here and here :)

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Nins and Peedles


It's starting to look a lot like Christmas!

I made these cheeky monkeys over a year and half ago for Carlton Cards for Christmas cards this year! 

I made quite a few hand stitched cards and called the range 'Nins and Peedles' as that's what Sonny says to me if he's been sleeping funny on his hands and they've all gone numb!
(Then I have to rub them and say 'be gone Nins and Peedles!'.... the things we do!)







If you see them in the shops you'll have to let me know!!

Sorry it's been a while posting, I've been busy getting on with Cycle 5 of chemo, which can only mean one thing ,
yes, I've only one more left!
Yes count them, one , just the one, a little number one, (as a apposed to a number two, although at times that's probably the only way to describe it!)
So yip,  
feels good to be on the penultimate, and how fab to celebrate but at Christmas time!
Bring it on!


Monday, 14 November 2011

Arrietty


The Chemo charts mystery prize for the end of cycle 4 was a visit to here with lovely friends to see a showing of Studio Ghibli's version of the Borrowers, Arrietty.
Such a beautifully gorgeous animated film,
you must go see it!

Friday, 11 November 2011

snip snip ...



I did two more wood collages,
and two more in working progress!...



It's therapy snipping away and arranging the shapes!
Have an ab fab weekend!:)


Wednesday, 9 November 2011

experimenting...


I've been experimenting with scissors, PVA, and little wooden boards!...  Do you think I watched too much Blue Peter as a child?..... I never got a badge :( no matter how many competitions I enetered, Ahhhhh,  I'll be talking sticky back plastic next..  ooooo do you remember that!!?...... "come back Shep".... quickly slap me

So
Inspired by Japanese Kokeshi dolls and my screen print Kokeshi girl...



...here's a few I prepared earlier!

I've had a little trouble photographing the boards, 
I think it's the dull natural light and ye oldie worldie camera ( nothing to do with the lack of brain cells and incompetence of the photographer at all at all at all!)

What do you think?

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Holmfirth Art Market


On Sunday the sun was shining, it was a beautiful day and there was no way I was going to spend another day in the house! 
So I slapped on a bit of make-up, had a spoonful of manuka honey and walked down to the Holmfirth art market. 
There were so many gorgeous stalls and talented people. 
I got to meet Jax from Print for the love of wood, which was so lovely, she grabbed me gave a big hug and bubbly chatted away! (couldn't get a word in! thought I could talk! fab:)) So great to meet a fellow blogger in the flesh!


My friend Lisa from Mollie Sash was there with the most gorgeous hats, so beautiful,


and my friend Geraldine from Made at Green View was there with her gorgeous scarves, bags and purses, just so lovely.
The atmosphere was lovely, and Lil got to print her own postcard at Jax stand, we had a great day, a real tonic! 
There's another market this Sunday with different artists, so if your in the area it's well worth a visit!


Friday, 4 November 2011

Friday...




thank goodness!
Have a fantastic weekend, go steady with you're sparklers and enjoy your pie, peas and Parkin xxx