Friday, 9 December 2011

Sew Sew Sew.

An early Christmas treat so I could finally sort out my sewing things and make it all look pretty <3

Wedding Anniversary.

Happy 24th Wedding Anniversary to the folks.

Handmade Christmas.

This year I went a bit mad on a spending spree in work and for this reason most of my treats will be handmade this year. I always think handmade gifts are much more personal and a little something you can keep and remember forever. (Unless its edible of course!) With a circle of crafty friends, handmade treats are often given & received on birthdays & christmasses.
This year I've taken inspiration from a couple of books - 'Chic on a Shoestring' and 'Everything Alice.' I've made necklaces, earrings, brooches, floral corsages & ribbon corsages.

A few sneaky photographs;

Christmas Cards.

So its the season to be jolly & all that jazz...due to being very busy work related and travelling up and down and across the country I haven't drawn my own xmas cards this year, but I have made some the crafty way, with rubber stamps & festive papers. I hadn't really done much rubber stamping before, but I thought I'd give it a bash with some pretty xmas stamps in metallic colours.

And the result...well I really like them, so to a selected few of you lucky ones, you will receive a handmade card this year.


September time I went down to London to visit my good friend Jess & check out her MA show at Chelsea College.

Lovely lovely work, as always Jess never fails to impress me with her beautiful mix of colours with natural dyes, delicate fabrics and detailed mark making. It was wonderful seeing an MA show, as we graduated the year before together and I was looking forward to seeing more of Jess's work. Definitely a name to look out for in the future! Visit her blog for yourself...JESSICA CHAN'S BLOG.

Check out a selection of photographs from her show below;