Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Here are a couple of owls I made using things I had hanging around my hobby room.  Metal off cuts from a factory I once worked in, kitchen utensils and even a heart shaped tin.

Monday, October 21, 2013

fabric bangles

These are my latest creations. Saris fabrics twisted and stitched and then embellished with all sorts of beads, buttons, charms and threads.

No two are the same each one is unique in size, shape, colour and decoration.
 Each one can be worn singly or in a multiple stack for a stunningly colourful effect.

There is a definite flavour of the east, India and  the boho gypsies amongst us.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Mosaiced Bird Bath

I made this bird bath using a small cheap cupboard and an old sink. The sink I have mosaiced using lots of beads I'd had for over 5 years.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Pole Painting

I have decided to use some of the branches I cut off the trees in our garden as artwork for my fence.

 These are some of my works in progress. I make the base colourful and then I start to add finer details such as spots, spirals and circles.

   I just let myself paint freehand and made it up as I went along. I have noy yet finished but it is VERY therapeutic and I have really enjoyed myself so far.



Saturday, June 8, 2013

Self made recycled garden decorations

These are my new garden mushrooms I made using the stumps of some trees we had to remove. The caps are made using an old anodised aluminium lamp shade and the other is a sheet of printed tin I had lying around. I shaped the tin over and old glass terrarium bottle.  The tin wasn't as pliable as I wished but I am pleased with the final shape.

I cut the top off an old dolls head and filled it with compost and seeded it. Voila a few days later she has a new crop of green curls :) I also sprayed her a nice garden green colour. I believe she will look better as she ages.

The back fence is being decorated with ''faces'' made from old containers, Just cut the top off an old 5 gallon/liter container and add eyes for ''expression"".


Saturday, April 27, 2013

New Laptop bag for Joann

 A lady called Joann requested a laptop bag in my usual style.........

The front



 Detail of one of front flap patches


 The front under the flap
 The back with pocket

 Detail of more patches.


Now all I need is the lady who asked me to make it to pop up and we can arrange the payment and the address to send it to.......... :)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Doggy Coat number 2

Here is Vader modelling his second coat.

This is made of cotton lined fleece.

I have used a recycled bed sheet and a fleece scarf.
Don't you think he look groovy? :o)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Warm Doggy

I have made my first attempt at making a jacket for my friends dog.

 Armed with only a measurment for the length of his back and the circumference of his chest I made this colourfully jazzy cotton lined fleece jacket.

The owner is happy with the outcome as am I. This is by no means a perfect jacket but hey it fits and he's warm so good result for 2 1/2 hours work :)

Hes quite an old guy.