Saturday, April 25, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

Friends for ever print

now it's computer time
A little sketch
then it's time to cut (the letters are hand cut too)
Starting to take shape

it can be fiddly!
Sunny days, best friends, what a joy!  there's more to come!

(I tore my hair out trying to drag the photos in order, it was impossible, have you found this too?)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Be who you are, wear flowers in your hair, prints

Sometimes I just have the urge to create something very, very girly, these little ladies exude joy!
Our world could always use more, so here we are!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Mr Owl revised design

I woke this morning and had a fresh look at my new Mr Owl paper craft. I came to the conclusion that I really needed to make him a little more manly, so I have substituted the flower with simple diamonds, it's better I think.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Mr Owl paper sculpture paper craft

I know Owls are everywhere! But they are just such wonderful birds that I couldn't resist making one!
You can too if you visit my Etsy shop!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Pretty swans geo bowl, printable

I LOVED making this! it's available now as a printable in my Etsy shop!

Thursday, April 2, 2015


I thought it would be nice to let you know what I have been up to in the last few days. As they say variety is the spice of life so stepping away from my home studio into my dear friend Nancey's lovely sunny studio has been both a treat and a whole lot of fun!
Next week sees the grand unveiling of 10 large mosaic features that we have created to be installed in the foot path in our little village Eastbourne.
They all depict New Zealand native birds. It's been a huge project that we have been working on in between other projects.
Just when we thought we had completed the project we where asked if we would like to design and make one more for the spot where a little plinth talking about them would be erected.
I designed a 2 meter wide half round  showing our beautiful native Pohutukawa flowers,
here it is nearly finished.
I'll show you the rest soon!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Silk scarf!

After a lot of trial and error I have finally achieved the result I am after and found the most beautiful silk scarves manufacturer!
This is my test design which I will be delighted to make available very soon, it features our native Piwakawaka or Fantail,
I've put it around my neck and I don't think I'll ever take it off!

Oh yes! I am THRILLED to say I have been featured on Etsy! what a fantastic week!

Friday, March 6, 2015

My new scarf collection!

It's taken me a while but at last here they are, my very first scarf collection!
I must say, I gasped when I received the fabric to make these.
The colour and detail are amazing! The feel and quality of the fabric is so sumptuous!
I love the way a scarf gives me an instant lift, you'll seldom see me without one.
Perfect for the changing season.
They are available now in my Etsy shop!
Oh yes, aren't my models beautiful, can you believe these photos havn't been retouched.
They are my good friend Nancy's girls, her son's friend and my darling sister. 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Monarch butterfly

Sometimes nature takes my breath away, like this monarch butterfly coming to land in my garden

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

3 little birds new prints

I don't always create simple art but something inspired me to do so and here they are, available now in my Etsy shop!

Friday, February 20, 2015


It's always fun finding out why I have a sudden increase in of the sale of a particular Etsy item. I noticed several orders of my pink printable vase. I couldn't work out why so I asked Ravile (a lovely person who had made a purchase) and she let me know it was YAHOO in their Valentines feature!