Saturday, February 6, 2016

pincushon, gypsy style

I use them for brooches too.

 Very old pattern cut in an interesting way
Handmade beads are authentic too, they are paper.

Friday, February 5, 2016

My love of cottages, this one Irish

I paint them, I stitch them, I quilt them and embroider them
Just seeing a cottage excites my artistic side
I grew up in one so I suppose that always is dear to my heart.
It is comfort and nostalgia to me.
Doing a series of this one Irish cottage at present.
 Their numbers are fast disappearing, I hope they find artisans to carry on the traditions.
 Some pieced and painted, others just painted, simpler too!
You may see some of my French cottages and one in NZ
Look back in archives

version one

painted two

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Bag for riding the ' Ghan' in Australia

I won't say "if" but "when" I take the fabulous train across Australia.
This might be a bag to go with me.
I can view the camel trains and the red heart of Australia in comfort.
My Travel bag is for sale in my shop
Luggage tag all ready

Monday, February 1, 2016

Boho bangles

a quick project for a Sunday afternoon in the Islands
set of 3 bangles, worn together and also with others you may own

Friday, January 29, 2016

French trinkets

I saw these in a few markets in Toulouse
Had some chandelier glass prisms so made some at home
One has script and stamped xxs for valentines' day
They are fun to create and my method is here, a bit brief though.
I used glossy accents by Tim Holtz as the glue and sealer.
Then wired on another glass piece and a wired loop
I just threaded ribbon through the loop, but it will be easy to add to a necklace or uses in another way.

the wired Valentine hearts I made for accents
.Let me know if you want me to show how I did them and I may do a tut.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Pink medicine bottle

I decorated some bottles I found, and came up with this Greek/French style
French because of the old paper used
 and Greek because I added a gold piece to the top with

a gold image I call Eros.
 Not sure what it is, but never-mind.

Monday, January 18, 2016

old purse makeover

I had some old coin purses from the family attic, stashed away and lately 'found'
Here is one I altered, see others in previous listings.
Fun to do and charming when added to a Vanity table or included in a shadow box

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Give away winner

winner is Todolwen,  Karen B
hope you enjoy it Karen
 aloha Lilla
 It is the folder in give away shown below this
(this is just something to look at)

a sold journal