Art Nouveau Bag

Holla! Ain’t no stoppin’ me. Copywritten, so don’t copy me. I have been making like a crazy lady for upcoming vintage fair thingy AND planning on going to Paris for Sam’s birthday. You know I love all things French: Eric Cantona, Sebastien Tellier, Brie, the phrase ‘ca suffit!’ (that’s enough), Brigitte Bardot, Coco Chanel, Pain […]

It’s a first – I’m making things and teaching AT THE SAME TIME

It’s been an immense week. First of all, I met this guy: http://www.thesumoguy.com/ who is one of the most brilliant and intelligent people I have ever met (he also works with Manchester City FC and Sir Clive Wooward – that’s how good he is), then the kids came back to school, which was lovely – I missed […]

Happy New Year! Here’s some exciting new things that I have made!

Happy new year! New beginnings, fresh starts and exciting new projects to contemplate! Here are some finished works from previous posts (fan necklaces) and new projects (brooches, pendants and books). I will be selling these over in my Etsy shop soon. The weather is awful at the moment. It’s dark and stormy outside – but […]

Chinese Fan Necklaces

The mother of my lovely boyfriend, Sam, went on tour in November with her orchestra. She picked up some beautifully designed origami papers, which I have used for the fans, so I have been spending time with these, a laminator, a sewing machine and some beads. Super. They aren’t all totally finished yet – only the […]

The 20’s revival continues here! Groovy Cloche Hat

My hairdresser is ace. My fixation with Downton Abbey has led me to a 20’s style Amelie bob. Here is my hairdresser: http://hairdesignkingsheath.com/ And here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hair-Design-kings-heath/535737873110212?fref=ts But anyway, I have made a cloche hat in half-double crochet. It didn’t take me long. As always, I have tried to use a pattern, but have had to […]

Butchering, Downton Abbey and More Beading

I admit, when Downton Abbey started a few years ago, I couldn’t see the hype. I’d read Catherine Cookson and knew all about the guilt and heartache of people at the turn of the century. Now my view has changed – if not for the drama, then for the fashion. My last couple of creations […]

Beading 6-hour marathon!

I really wanted to make something glitzy and glamourous today…..something harking back to the 20’s. I decided upon a design and drew it onto light coloured felt (and got pen all over my hands). I cut it out and sewed it onto black felt. Then the beading began! Enjoy! I may make it into a […]