Tuesday 27 January 2009


I know, I know, the name's a bit corny.
But the little story that goes with it on
my Etsy listing is even worse!!!

Paper Sculpture

I came across this paper artist today,
while I was researching something.
You have to check out his website.
Totally amazing.

Tuesday 20 January 2009

Birdy - Blog Giveaway


I'm having another giveaway.

This time it is in conjunction with Lisa at


And this time I am giving away this little bird brooch.

So if you fancy seeing him perched on your lapel,

please drop me a comment and let me know what

country you are in . This is open to anyone,

as long as you have some way for me to get in touch with

you if you win. Winner will be announced on February the 12th.


So many have entered I am now offering this
heart pendant as another giveaway.
BTW. Thanks to all of you who have dropped by so far.

I have enjoyed visiting your blogs too!

The comments for this drawing

are now closed.

Thanks so very much to all

who entered.......

and the winners are....




Congratulations !

Sunday 18 January 2009

Blog Award

Thanks so much Rena for sending me

the Kreativ Blogger Award.

I am now to nominate 7 people for this award,

and then list 7 things I love.

So here goes...

7 people I would like to nominate...
this was hard, as there are so many
wonderful creative people out there.

Caroline Inkle



Rivka Mizrahi

Martha Lever

the blackbird sings

rozi yunos

...and now for 7 things I love

1. GOD

2.My Husband, kids and the rest of my family

3. friends

(...now I'd just like to point out that there is an

immense chasm between number 3 and the rest of my list -

the first 3 are the really important things in life...)

4. singing, playing music, songwriting

5. creating stuff with my hands/painting

6. writing poetry

7. walking on the beach collecting tidal treasures.

...this looks a bit of a strange mixture I guess!

Thursday 15 January 2009

Birthday Post

That's what I don't want to be this year - LAZY!
(ancient picture from my old watercolour book)

I thought today would be an appropriate day to
set out my crafting goals for this year.
42 today - yikes, how did that happen?
Well, this year I want to add to my Etsy shop.
I am saving up for an archival ink printer,
and then I intend to do some artwork and offer prints.
I have been wanting to get back to the illustrating
for a while, but just haven't quite got there yet,
so I hope this year I'll manage.

I also have some multimedia projects in mind.
Plus I still have to finish decorating my studio.
It's too cold to be out there just now!

Wednesday 14 January 2009

Left, Left, Left....

What on earth possessed me to make all
these birds facing to the left?
I don't think I gave their direction any thought.
They were not all made at the same time.
I guess this is just my preferred direction.

The last three birds I made millefiori canes for
their stylised feathers. They are supposed to be
fairytale birds. The little yellow one is soon
going to have cute little dangly beady legs.
Now my pinbacks have just arrived in
the post, I better get busy with some glue!
(My personal fave is the blackbird.)

Tuesday 13 January 2009


I have several little birdy brooches under construction
at the moment, but nothing to show you yet,
so I thought I'd stick up a picture of an oldy.
I made this fishy brooch to sell, but then ended up
wearing it myself. Anyone else do that -
Make things to sell and end up keeping them,
or giving them away? No wonder I don't earn much!

Friday 9 January 2009


I received the most awesome gift last night!
It's a Kala jazz ukulele.
I've been strumming a cheap toy ( by comparison)
for several years now, and so I am absolutely thrilled
and extremely grateful. It will certainly help with the
songwriting, and I feel rejuvinated and inspired already!
You know who you are - thankyou.
I am so happy with my gift!

Monday 5 January 2009

Happy 2009

Greetings to my readers.
I hope you have had a happy and healthy holiday.
It's been kind of busy here lately,
so I haven't been blogging so much,
but I have been dreaming up some tutorials
for you, so look out for them this year.
The photo is of Mrs Blackbird having her breakfast.
Every morning Gabriella sits at her
window to do a spot of birdwatching.
She already knows many of the names
of the different birds. Smart girl!