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Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
I've been making things all my life in some way.....its all I know and all I want to do. You are welcome to follow me on any of the following links...Website, Pinterest, Etsy, Flickr, Tumblr, and Facebook.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Vinyl tablecloth..........

Vinyl tablecloth,sounds awful doesn't it. Generally they are bad. But I do have a certain fascination with the ones that imitate lace.
Do you know which ones I mean? Some of them are truly horrific and they also come in table mats and doilies.
Anyway I had a few metres of it stashed away and it caught my eye the other day so I played around with it.
I think the thing that draws me to it it is that it reminds me of the tablecloths from church growing up and the doilies remind me of collars and halos on religious souvenirs.
It is a little tricky to sew but backed with a strong cotton it holds it shape well.





















I made this little fellow from it....


























I feel minature victorian collars coming on........
Where are those cats.....

Friday, 24 February 2012

Glass bottomed spiders........

Had these glasses with a decorative bases for ages and have been meaning to turn them into spiders for ages.
With the base attached to the spiders body and the glass inserted the other way it becomes a transparent abdomen that you can fill with a little treasure or something precious.
Where they join inside is lined with a little fake fur which has a really lovely luxury edge to them.
They look really pretty in the sunlight.........in my etsy shop now.








Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Interviewed......

Have been interviewed recently by the fab futureFrock........thought you might like to see and read.

http://www.futurefrock.com/latest-posts/mister-finch-interview/

Friday, 17 February 2012

Image transfering.....

Have been playing around with those image transfer sheets.
I did buy some rubbish cheap ones so was a bit disheartened with the results.
But then gave it another go with some better quality ones and I really like the result.
The possibilities are endless really.
I like the spooky photographic edge to them...



Thursday, 16 February 2012

Bird in a bad mood.....

This bird turned out in a bad mood....oh dear...

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Is it Spring yet.......?

Is it Spring yet the other day I saw daffodils....So that means it is ...yes?
Anyway its that time of year then to dig out my little or maybe not so little bulb fellows!!
OK well I have one left the others have gone to pastures new.
This one I kept for myself and hes mine.
I hope the weather is changing for the better where you are...?
Its a bright clear day here which is wonderful and yesterday I sorted out my studio-again...
So I have a clean desk and a well lit room.
Heaven.
Its been a weird start to the new year but I think everyone goes through it in there own way.
Endless colds and that feeling of being washed out.
May my over sized textile bulb remind you that there are always new things waiting to bursts through.
Sometimes you just have to wait for a little snow to melt.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Moths......everywhere.....

New batch of moths dry today and a burst of sunshine which is very welcome.
Just put them in my esty shop.















Saturday, 4 February 2012

Burrowing owl................

Finished this little burrowing owl this morning..........
I love the long legs and the quizzical expressions of these owls.
Hes made from canvas and brown suiting fabric.
It would be very easy to give him a name but I think is is bad as when I do I form an attachment to them.