Sunday, 17 April 2011


Remember these freestyle stitched studies?

I finally got them back from the framer yesterday!

He's done a smashing job - the grey mount really compliments the piece, I think!

It's for sale in my Folksy shop - just in time for Easter!

Thursday, 14 April 2011

House on the water

I could handle living here, could you?

You can almost smell the sea air and hear the waves lapping...

A washing line made from rusty tacks gives another excuse for polka dots - and a splash of colour...

...and set in a open white-washed frame. Guaranteed to brighten any room!

I've managed to make a few things this week, despite it being half-term!

This wall-hung cottage has a driftwood door and windowsills to match!

I forgot to post about these last week: I've discovered this fab lightweight polka dot linen in red and navy - perfect for more lavender fish! I think they compliment the ticking ones nicely....don't you?
Available in my Folksy shop now!

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Fisherman's cottage with lighthouse

A piece I've made this afternoon. I found the striped bit of wood ages ago, and knew it would make the perfect lighthouse, it's just taken me a while to get other bits together!

I've used a washer to represent the lightbeam.

The cottage was a lovely bit of ply with flaky white paint on one side: I've scratched the paint off at the top to make the 'roof' - and added my trademark nail 'chimneys'! The piece of driftwood along the bottom had paint along one edge, so I've turned that into a sea wall - the paint then becomes the sea!
I'm planning on taking this one to Homespun Fair (Easter Monday - soon be here!), but if anyone is interested in buying it, you can always e-mail me!

There wasn't much wood to be found this weekend - seems alot of it has been used for beach barbeques/fires lately (one drawback to the beautiful weather we've had) but I did find this cute piece (above). Isn't the shape perfect? And in the prettiest shade of blue!

This one is for sale in my Folksy shop!
Hope you're enjoying the Easter holidays so far! xx

Sunday, 10 April 2011


Happy Birthday dear Herbie!
Thank you for making us laugh every single day!

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Happy Mother's Day! my mum (this is her card) my mother-in-law (her card)

...and to mummies everywhere! (This is a very rare shot of me and my monsters!)
Hope you have a lush day!