A couple of years ago, for my Christmas cards, I coloured a large number of square teabags with brusho dye and when they were dry, the cloth I’d laid them on, was really attractively marked. Still got it, waiting for inspiration! I’ve been wanting to colour some more teabags in preparation for some collage work … More Teabags

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.