April 6th, 2021
I think this is my favourite fabric at the moment – it sews beautifully and comes in many fabulous colours (see selection below). I don’t usually like pink, but I think it’s one of my favourite colours in the Harris Tweed range! Which is your favourite?
September 15th, 2016
Last weekend I spent a fantastic two days at Tuffnell Glass on a lampworking course with Angelika Kaufmann who taught us some new techniques for controlling hair thin strands of glass to draw onto a bead! We started with flower beads before moving onto making butterflies and and owl bead on the first day. Here’s […]
June 30th, 2012
I love handmade items as I can appreciate the time and effort that goes into each piece. So much so that my Mum has recently re-discovered crocheting and bought a new book to make quite a few miniature creations. Needless to say, I received one of these in the form of a snail. Isn’t he cute? […]
May 13th, 2012
I was rather excited to receive my delivery of the new glass from Double Helix called Notos. When I opened the package, I must admit that at first I was slightly disappointed at the pale blue-grey shade of the glass. It didn’t excite me one bit. Anyhow, I though it best to give the glass […]
November 27th, 2011
It’s that frantic time of year for me where I seem to be permanently loading and unloading the car getting ready for each craft fair. I’m usually well prepared and take something to make in between the busy periods – this time Christmas decorations! These decorations are quite therapeutic to make and look lovely on […]
August 21st, 2011
I’ve recently returned from a lovely holiday at Ventnor in the Isle of Wight. It’s been such a relaxing time – sun, sea, reading and rest with the family. Just what I needed. During our stay, which was much shorter than I’d have liked, we visited the Ventnor Botanical Gardens and had a couple of […]
March 31st, 2011
I’ve been busy recently making jewellery for my various retail outlets, not least The Laurels in Staindrop and Gainford. If you’ve never been to the Laurels before, they make delicious cakes and a lovely cup of coffee to go with it. They also make tasty lunches at a reasonable price. I’ve set up a pretty […]
February 4th, 2011
Double Helix are releasing a new silvered glass called ‘Helios’ on 14th February and I can’t wait to see what it can do! Tuffnell Glass are stocking it in the UK, so I think I’ll be placing an order shortly.
January 1st, 2011
Here’s wishing you all a Happy New Year! The website and blog have been updated with a fresh new look for the new year! Hope you like it.
December 11th, 2010
I had a brilliant day selling my hand made jewellery at the Darlington Craft Fair yesterday! After a month of cancelled fairs due to the weather, I’ve made up for it today. The best part was the fact that I thought that the temperature was feeling positively tropical at 6 degrees! It’s been so cold […]