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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, 19 May 2012

Todays table......

Today's table looks like this........don't even ask me what the colour of my hands are....


Thursday, 10 May 2012

Birds on stands.....

Ive been wrestling with making little 'live' birds for a while now. When I say 'live' I mean not on their back with their little legs in the air.
I adore those images you see of little birds in curiosity cabinets and old museum exhibits of little birds on tiny stands with their own perch.
These are the first two that I have made. Little chirpy fellows.
They look really great under glass domes,lets be honest doesn't everything look great in a glass dome!










Monday, 7 May 2012

Creepy crawlies......

Some new little beetles from a beautiful piece of embroidery that I found recently. It was in the Jacobean style which is the best embroidery style for me. It lends itself beautifully as often you can use the design anyway up.
I managed to get 4 little fellows from it which was a challenge! Parts of the embroidery weren't finished which is often the case with the embroidery I find and use. I do try to use only damaged or embroidery that is distorted from being washed or is becoming fragile from age.







Friday, 4 May 2012

In the deep...........





Fishy things are happening........

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

inky inky.......

Here's some pics of new butterflies I have made....
I know I usually call them moths but when they are colourful I guess that makes the butterflies.
I do appreciate colour but in my work I am in a bit of a white/cream/tea stain rut so I have made and effort to stick a limb out of my comfort zone and try and be more experimental.
I really enjoyed doing them and using inks was refreshing and sparks off lots of ideas for new things.
Lots and I mean lots of trial and error later these are some of the ones that made it.
Just thinking what to do with the casualties of ink war.....



      





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