Tuesday, 18 March 2014

The Singing Ringing Tree

             Hi there, welcome back!
                      Very much enjoyed the paper fun this week and pleased with the result :).

            A few weeks ago whilst randomly browsing in a shop I spotted a glass cake stand.

            The lady at the counter asked if I make a lot of cakes............ much laughter :). I

            have given up trying to explain these days that rarely do I buy anything for its

            actual purpose. It's easier just to nod and smile and scuttle home inspired.

            I think my brain works in 3-d. I like to take a flat piece of paper or fabric and build

            something. As it grew, the "Singing Ringing Tree" came into my head..........a

            creepy fairy tale that people of a certain age like me will remember seeing on

            black and white TV. Not creeped by this though.

              The papers are mostly from Graphic45 Secret Garden collection, die cut and

              added to a pre cut tree shape and base (painted with Fresco paints), and

              trimmed with braids and Prima roses.

              Unfortunately the tree grew too tall for the glass cake stand cover.......but never


                            And now........

                                                            BIG BROTHER

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Bring Me Sunshine.....

             Hi there,
                          pardon the absence but (and here comes the excuse!) there was

             SUNSHINE and well I just had to be out in it.

             It was too good to miss. I have however finished this

           It is not best shown on the mannequin as the whole idea is to squish everything in,

           but my live model is away at university and it certainly won't fit me!

           So after all that sewing what next? Something papery methinks........



Saturday, 1 March 2014


.........is the thief of time!

               Blog week 2. What to do? The choice of project is overwhelming.

               Paint the front room.

               No more procrastination! ( such a good word :) )

               Why not begin by finding a U.F.O.* and making it a W.I.P.*

               One of my interests is making costume for amateur drama, living history,

               or just to wear.

Photography by The Studio Colby.

              At the bottom of a drawer I found the beginnings of

               18th century stays (boned bodice) that had been waiting (for ages) to

               be decorated and constructed.

               Think fabric paint for this. Birds maybe............?


                So far so good.

                Will update with the finished bodice soon as!

                * U.F.O.     Unfinished object.
                * W.I.P.      Work in progress.