Cotton Reel Wreath

I think it’s clear that there’s another lockdown and creativity has flown out of the window! The cotton reels are all wired on (see photo below). That isn’t so visible from the front, but thought that the wreath might be fairly short lived (what my mother-in-law would’ve called a ‘dust-collector’!) and I might want to … More Cotton Reel Wreath


Three or four days ago I set up a messy table and started to experiment with gelatos and gesso. In the picture above all the examples (except one, the purple flowers mid left) use a combination of these two media. I’ve had a small pack of gelatos for a while and really liked them but … More Gelatos

Christmas Greetings

This Christmas card was made for a group project for Creative Stitch – one card made and then sent around to everyone in the group via email/Pinterest, instead of our usual Christmas lunch swap. It made a change making one card rather than fourteen! I choose to stitch this kit that I’d kept for some … More Christmas Greetings

Christmas Wreath

Annual wreath making yesterday with a dear friend – must have been a strange light with the snow as our front door is actually pale green! I really like the knobbly ivy heads and there were so many of them in the garden that I thought they made a good alternative to pine cones.


Three narrow mistletoe panels, corded and glued onto some MDF board ready to be displayed at Christmas. At the moment there are no hooks added so ways to display are limited – may simply prop them against a plain wall. I love the colours!

Autumn Leaves

Yesterday I picked up a selection of leaves from the huge pile deposited by the giant Acer in the middle of our garden. The leaves are large, papery and inevitably takes ages to clear at this time of year. I tried to select some with a variety of colours and shapes but my primary aim … More Autumn Leaves