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!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

my latest fabrics have arrived!

I don't know about you but I am always a bit nervous opening anything I've bought on line. I have had some major disappointments (silk scarves that looked so, so awful! )
A parcel arrived today and I knew straight away it was fabric that I had ordered for a scarf project I have been developing. I hoped so much that I wouldn't be let down, I needn't have worried, the colours, the detail, the quality of the fabric, perfect!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Mudpuppy illustrations

Sometimes I almost forget about work I've done, Mainly because I can't share projects till they are published and they end up filed away in the dark recesses of my computer!
I found these this morning, they are for a puzzle and notepad  for Mudpuppy.
I had fun cutting these!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

scarf designs

As you may have seen in my past posts, I have been determined to create a collection of scarves featuring my designs and finally here we are! I am sharing the end of the front and back of each of my initial 6 designs as they are too long to show completely.. I've tried to create different looks, for different outfits and moods because being a constant wearer I know how much I enjoy variety!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Finished little Mr and Mrs paper sculptures

As you can see from my previous post, I have added a few details here and there (a handbag and briefcase) To complete them I've also added the top of their heads.
I think they look like they are waiting for the bus to take them into town.
I don't know what the little birds are saying to them but I am sure there is a delicious sandwich in the briefcase!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

My little Mr and Mrs!

my latest paper craft!
what fun, it's my ode to Alexander Girard! not wood but paper.
I think I'll make a whole family!
have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

finished scarf

I'm so sorry for my lack of posts of late, I have been busy working hard on another lovely book, I'm nearly finished so I'm taking a moment to share with you my latest project success!
As you may know, I have been working on a collection of scarves, my first attempt at ordering on line was a complete flop, the company who produces them admits that they won't look the same as the art work, well that's an understatement! they are washed out and the colours have run horribly.
I have had to go back to the drawing board and have decided that to produce truly beautiful quality with a sharp, vibrant print I need to make them myself and so here we are,
This long scarf is made from a sumptuous fabric, not silk, actually nicer in my opinion as it has a lovely weight which makes the scarf sit beautifully,
This design is quite summery the next designs will be suitable for cooler days.
I'll send new designs as soon as they are finished!